Tag Archives: The xx

KEXP Suggests: The xx and Jacques Greene

It’s been nearly three years since the xx released their now modern-classic debut, and since then, they’ve lost a member, played essentially every festival on Earth, won the Mercury Music Prize, and producer Jamie xx has made his name as one of the most forward-thinking producers in electronic music. To say that the anticipation forRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

We hope you’ve got a little bit of energy left from the Block Party weekend to enjoy some great shows this week.  On Monday, there’s a highly anticipated show at the Showbox with two amazing bands: Dirty Projectors and Wye Oak. On Wednesday, Big K.R.I.T., Casey Veggies, Big Sant, and Tito Lopez shake things up at Neumos,Read more…

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Monday Music News

After pulling an all-nighter working on their new album, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis appeared on the Morning Show today with an announcement about new music from the duo. The Seattle-based duo announced that their debut album, The Heist, will be released on October 9th and to support it, they’ll be embarking on an extensive (56Read more…

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Tuesday Music News

Handsome Furs may have called it quits, but member Dan Boeckner has started a new band with the help of Britt Daniel of Spoon and Sam Brown of New Bomb Turks. The band will called themselves Divine Fits and will release a record on Merge later this year. Yeasayer have announced a new record thatRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Today’s featured artist on our Song of the Day podcast, Best Coast, stopped by Letterman last night to play the title track off new record The Only Place! The performance is delightful. If you were thinking about going to see them next Tuesday at the Neptune, perhaps this will convince you to buy your ticketsRead more…

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Album Review: John Talabot – fIN

It’s difficult to wake up one day and decide you want to be an electronica artist. Fruity Loops and other music production freeware have improved to a point where it is relatively easy to make bedroom dubstep or house. You can string a song together with a handful of drum loops and some synth lines,Read more…

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Thursday Music News

Real Estate have announced a Spring tour and will be playing at Neptune Theater on April 20th. While they haven’t officially announced an opener for their Seattle show yet, most American dates are being backed by Melbourne band Twerps. If you haven’t checked out Real Estate’s excellent 2011 release Days yet, do so now. OnRead more…

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Thursday News Roundup

It’s been a while since usually-frequent news makers The Flaming Lips have graced the world with a 27-minute long free-form jam, some gaping vaginas emitting rainbows, gummy fetuses, concert posters decorated with human blood, or some other bit of psychedelic grotesquerie. Wayne Coyne and Co. are notorious for their New Year’s Eve bashes, however, andRead more…

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Sonic Roundup 3/2

Visions of the future cloud memories of the past in the ethereal new clip from Keep Shelly in Athens. Jamie Harley crafts a musty dreamscape of a video for new single “Hauntin’ Me.” The downtempo poptronic gem is out now on a 7″ single via Transparent. Watch below: Beloved electropop quartet Ladytron are releasing aRead more…

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Song of the Day: Teeel – Dark Passenger

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song a part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on TheRead more…

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