Tag Archives: Tom Waits

2011 Top Ten List Spotlight: Greg Vandy

The KEXP DJs hear thousands of albums every year, but in 2011, which ten really stood out for them? Find out as KEXP looks at each DJ’s list through the month of December, leading up to our 2011 Top 90.3 Countdown, as voted on by YOU, the KEXP listener! Voting ends on Monday, December 19th,Read more...

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Sonic Roundup 11/9

Vaudeville rocker Tom Waits made headlines earlier this year with the announcement of his seventeenth studio album Bad As Me, which was released last month, on October 21st. It’s Waits’ first album of entirely new material since 2004′s Real Gone, and has since received an aggregate score of 89/100 from Metacritic. Now, catch a newRead more...

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Thursday News Roundup

The buzz has been building for the release of El Camino, the new Black Keys album that is set to hit shelves December 6 via Nonesuch Records. The album’s first single, “Lonely Boy,” was release digitally yesterday, and will be released as a 12″ vinyl on November 25, supported by “Run Right Back” on theRead more...

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Out This Week 10/25

This week, the seven-year wait is over! Bad As Me, the latest from Tom Waits, tops this week’s list of new releases. For the typically idiosyncratic musical vagabond, the new album seems more of a journey through his previous styles than an outrageous step in a new direction -- and that’s not at all aRead more...

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Thursday News Roundup

A slew of noteworthy artists this week have announced they’ll be releasing new albums: A new album from Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox’s side project Atlas Sound will be coming out on November 8. Click here for a track listing and to listen to the new song “Terra Incognita,” which will be featured on the album...Read more...

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Sonic Roundup 8/24

Florence and the Machine hit the big time with their massive debut Lungs, and now they’re set to follow up with an as-yet untitled album due out November 7th in the UK (no US release date yet). You can preview the first single, “What the Water Gave Me,” below, in all its choir-infused glory.

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Tom Waits’ Private Listening Party

As promised ... or warned, or predicted, presumed, heralded, devined, sussed, soothsaid, prognosticated or just wondered about, Tom Waits today has revealed a peak into the boudoir of his forthcoming album, and his first full studio album in seven years, Bad As Me, out on Anti- Records on October 25th. Be one of the fewRead more...

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KEXP Documentaries: “Poets and Music” - Tom Waits

Greetings, Michele Myers here, producer of KEXP Documentaries. Our current series, “Poets & Music” explores the interplay between the beat and the word with profiles on poets who record with music like William S Burroughs, Saul Williams, Gil Scott-Heron,  Jack Kerouac, Patti Smith, Ursula Rucker and Ken Nordine. And today we focus in on TomRead more...

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Monday News Mash-Up

Were you a kid of the 90s who wondered what a collaboration between Beck and Stephen Malkmus would sound like? You may get your answer next year as it’s been reported that Malkmus and his band, The Jicks, were recording with Beck before Malkmus began touring with the recently reunited Pavement. Hopefully this doesn’t leadRead more...

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Thursday News Threads

It has been revealed that Jay Reatard died a couple weeks ago of “cocaine toxicity, and that alcohol was a contributing factor in his death.” Stay away from the cocaine/alcohol combo, kids.

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