Tag Archives: Vampire Weekend

Friday on My Mind: Sasquatch! Music Festival 2013

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind, our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. It’s finally here: Sasquatch 2013. This festival has grown to be one of the premier festivals not just in the Northwest, butRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

If any weekend were to officially signal the start of the Spring/Summer Concert Festival season in the Northwest it has to be Sasquatch Music Festival weekend! Running from Friday thru Monday, Sasquatch is sure to have some surprises in store with a fantastic lineup this year. Of course, KEXP will be broadcasting from the festivalRead more...

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Album Review: Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City

In March 2012, Girls mastermind Lena Dunham told NY Mag, that “[Millennial] lostness and that questioning — I wish I could say that it completely went away when you were getting to do the thing you wanted to do, but unfortunately, that’s not the truth.” The most recent season of Girls featured a number ofRead more...

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Out This Week 5/14

While we’re all waiting for the warm weather to officially take hold (we’ve been given an enticingly cruel taste of it here in Northwest), Vampire Weekend has created the perfect summer album to fuel your anticipation. At times wistfully nostalgic, percolatingly peppy and even fiercely energetic, Modern Vampires of the City is undoubtedly one ofRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis made an appearance on The Colbert Report last night to play “Same Love” and also dish on various questions about their independent release of The Heist, the music biz, fame, and how hip-hop is evolving from its misogynistic and homophobic past. Colbert asks the poignant question “Old rap people say thingsRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

The XX have a new slow burning sultry track “Together” created for the upcoming film adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Unlike previous songs this one for the film becomes almost drone like - “together” they sing over and over, while a backing score swells over, classically dramatic in the most perfect cinematic way. Also interestingRead more...

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Monday Music News

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds also participated in Record Store day this weekend - they’ve released a previously unheard song, “Animal X,” from the studio session for Push The Sky Away. Somethings screeching in the background, while Nick Cave’s signature almost spoken vocals grate over the top. [Pitchfork] Earlier today the prolific folk guitarist and singerRead more...

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Video Roundup: Earth Day 2013 Playlist

Preceding the mass media’s adoption of the “green” movement by almost forty years, Earth Day celebrates and demonstrates support for environmental protection. Now in its 43rd year, the initially proposed date for the internationally-observed holiday was March 21 - the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere - but the established date was chosenRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis just released the official music video for “Can’t Hold Us” featuring Ray Dalton. Watch it now: One album we still can’t get over from last year is Parquet Courts Light Up Gold - the Brooklyn punk that came from the melding of members of Fergus & Geronimo and Teenage Cool Kids. NoiseyRead more...

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Monday Music News

Minneapolis band Poliça released their single “Tiff” from their upcoming album, and the song features Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon. The track a synth pop dream - darkly lit by the echos of Vernon’s voice in the background. [Pitchfork]

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