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Wednesday Music News

Yo La Tengo have announced their new album is titled Fade and will be released by Matador on January 15. It’s their first since 2009′s Popular Songs. Check out their website for the full track list or to pre-order the album. “Stupid Things” from September’s Stupid Things EP will be on the album, albeit in a different form. In the wake ofRead more...

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Thursday Music News

photo by Christopher Nelson

You can’t have Halloween without vampires. Vampire Weekend performed on Jimmy Kimmel last night (dressed as skeletons, ironically enough) and treated the audience to “Oxford Comma” and a new song called “Unbelievers.” The quartet has been working on a new album for the past year, and hopefully we’ll hear more good news from them soon.Read more...

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SIFF “Face The Music” Preview: Under African Skies

Under African Skies Directed by Joe Berlinger (USA/South Africa 2012, 101 minutes) Festival Screenings: Sunday, May 20, 6:30 p.m. at the Egyptian Tuesday, May 22, 4:30 p.m. at SIFF Cinema Uptown At the core of this documentary about the recording of the Graceland album by Paul Simon and whole batches of cherished South African musicalRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio is releasing a solo EP under the name Baio. The Sunburn EP will be an electronically-driven project with Vampire Weekend’s usual prep/tropical vibe seen throughout. The EP comes out on May 21st. Listen to the lead track “Tanto” below, featuring Matias Aguayo: Despite Damon Albarn’s recent claims that the bandRead more...

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Music News: 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival lineup announcement

The initial lineup of the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival has just been announced! On Friday, July 13 through Sunday, July 15, a whole host of indie bands take to the field of Chicago’s Union Park. Among those announced are KEXP favorites Vampire Weekend, Grimes, Feist, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Hot Chip, and Cloud Nothings. NoRead more...

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Ezra Koenig Covers Paul Simon

Vampire Weekend‘s Ezra Koenig has turned his considerable talents to the tribute game, covering Paul Simon‘s 1972 track “Papa Hobo” for new film Ceremony. The rest of the film’s soundtrack, curated by Fruit Bats‘ Eric D. Johnson, features contributions from The Animals, Pete Townsend, and Star. Hear the Koenig cover (via Stereogum) and watch theRead more...

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Song of the Day: Jonquil - Fighting Smiles

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. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on theRead more...

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Thursday Music News Revelations

We showed you a few months ago the Kanye West track “Monster,” which featured Bon Iver (among a slew of other R&B and rap artists). Now the two are at it again with a leaked track title “Lost In The World.” The song uses a sample of Bon Iver’s “Woods” throughout the song. Here’s yourRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

It’s going to be a really busy week for live music around Seattle. Even without the highly anticipated Decibel Festival and the 23rd Annual Rockabilly Ball, there are some heavy hitters making their way through the Northwest. Here’s a quick rundown: Tuesday, September 21st HOT HOT HEAT with 22-20s and Hey Rosetta @ Chop SueyRead more...

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Thursday News VS The World

Three years of Swedish folk troubadour and guitarist extraordinaire Jose Gonzalez‘s life will be shown to the massed in the documentary titled The Extraordinary Life of Jose Gonzalez. The film follows Gonzalez as he records his album In Our Nature. This documentary certainly looks off-beat. Check out the link to see the trailer.

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