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Capitol Hill Block Party 2015, Day 2: Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Com Truise, The Physics, and Snuff Redux

More clouds? More rain? When have these things ever mattered to Seattle? Capitol Hill Block Party 2015 ventured onwards with nothing but smiles as time for Day 2 arose. Between Jamie xx and Built to Spill yesterday, Saturday had a high bar to clamber over. But the festivities got underway very quickly, with early mainRead more…

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Music That Matters: Multi-Love

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. 468 – Multi-Love Join Midday Show host Cheryl Waters forRead more…

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Song of the Day: Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love

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 “Multi-Love” by Unknown MortalRead more…

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Live Video: Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Although they hit you immediately, the depth of Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s songs belies their urgency. Underneath a pulsating rhythm or Ruban Nielsen’s expressive vocals is always a subtle, just-as-infectious keyboard melody or a texture that alters Nielsen’s voice. On the Portland group’s latest album, Multi-Love, that mastery of nuance serves Nielsen well as he exploresRead more…

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Out This Week 5/26

Everyone’s recovering from the long Memorial Day weekend, including the music industry, but there are still some excellent new releases awake today. One of the highlights is the third full-length from Portland band Unknown Mortal Orchestra. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it “an adventurous, impressive blend of prog-rock, psych-pop, funk and R&B, with aRead more…

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Live Review: Unknown Mortal Orchestra with Nurses at Barboza 5/9/15

For almost five years now as Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Ruban Nielson has been learning how to give himself away. On his eponymous debut, it was from behind the closed door of a bedroom, where we heard psychedelic funk gems muffled through the wall and wanted to know more. On 2013’s II, the door cracked aRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, May 4th: • Doldrums, Moon King at The Sunset // 21+ (more info) • Ivan & Alyosha at Sonic Boom Records // All Ages, FREE (more info) • KEXP Presents Seoul, Ballet School at Barboza // 21+ (more info)

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Wednesday Music News

Musical magician Merrill Garbus, aka tUnE-yArDs, shares a new video today for the track “Wait for a Minute,” a soulful piece from last year’s album Nikki Nack. The clip, directed by SNEAL, features a pixelated Garbus singing behind an overlay of distortion, effects, and images. Watch: [Under the Radar]

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Thursday Music News

Ugh, not again: another beloved local musician has been the victim of theft. Producer/musician extraordinaire Erik Blood had his South Seattle studio robbed yesterday. He reports on Facebook, “The thieves attempted to remove the door to the studio, but were only able to pry it open a small amount, hence the lack of items missing,Read more…

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Video Roundup: Pickathon 2014

This Friday, August 1st through Sunday, August 3rd marks the 16th Annual Pickathon Music Festival at Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon, and every year, the festival continues to live up to its city’s name! The festival features a line-up of over fifty joy-inducing bands — including The War on Drugs, Warpaint, Valerie June, Foxygen,Read more…

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