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Friday Music News

In honor of Janet Jackson releasing her highly anticipated Unbreakable album today, Tin Angel Records has dropped a tribute album called Dear Janet. The album features a variety of indie artists, who each cover one of 16 Janet classics. For instance, Deradoorian takes on “The Pleasure Principle”, LAKE tackles “Escapade”, and tUnE-yArDs handles “What HaveRead more…

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Friday Music News

Chris Cornell‘s new album Higher Truth is out today. Thanks to Spotify, you can stream the entire album below. The 16-track record, produced by Brendan O”Brien (AC/DC and Bruce Springsteen), is Cornell’s first solo offering since 2009’s Scream. Six years is a long time, but it’s well worth the wait. [CoS]

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, September 14th: • Sage Francis, Onry Ozzborn, Stage, Transit at Neumos // 21+ (more info) • Mac McCaughan + The Non-Believers, Mike Krol, Flesh Wounds at the Tractor Tavern // 21+ (more info) • Ben Folds at The Moore // All Ages (more info) • “Weird Al” Yankovic at Washington State Fair Events CenterRead more…

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Live Video: Toro Y Moi

If Chaz Bundick, a.k.a. multi-instrumentalist/producer Toro Y Moi, is one of the founding fathers of chillwave, he seems to have defected in recent years to a rogue nation operating under somewhat looser rules and conditions. In this new land, framed by Bundick’s most recent LP, What For?, a greater range of pop music thrives, albeitRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2015, Day 2: Kinski, Giraffage, Zoolab, Toro y Moi

Day 2 of Capitol Hill Block Party started with more gray clouds and drizzling rain. But a packed lineup full of variety kept all gloomy feelings at bay. Local band Kinski kicked off the day with a birthday celebration and beat smiths Giraffage and Zoolab upped the energy in the late afternoon before Toro yRead more…

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Thursday Music News

When Surfer Blood stopped by the KEXP studios last month, they surprised us with a great cover of the Polaris song “Hey Sandy” (which you can watch here). Now, they’ve released a cover of the Outkast hit “Hey Ya” for an upcoming compilation titled Amazon Acoustics, a collection of 30 exclusive covers and original songsRead more…

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Song of the Day: Toro Y Moi – Empty Nesters

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as 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. Today’s song, featured on The Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Empty Nesters” by ToroRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Last night, Conor Oberst’s old band Desaparecidos stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers in support of their sophomore release (and first new release in 13 years) Payola. Watch them rip through the track “City on the Hill,” and keep track of all these late-night musical highlights with KEXP’s TV Eye column. Desaparecidos stop byRead more…

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Music That Matters: The Breeze

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 464 – The Breeze Summer is here with warm weather,Read more…

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Out This Week 4/7

It’s a throwdown for album of the week, and The Mountain Goats just might come out on top with their fifteenth full-length Beat the Champ. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it, “a fascinating set inspired by professional wrestling though often dealing with notions of identity, justice, death and other weighty subjects. The album’s expansiveRead more…

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