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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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Live Review: 2:54 with Widowspeak and Piano Piano @ The Crocodile 6/21

Most shows begin and end with the house lights switching on or off. It’s an efficient way for the venue to notify the audience to head away from the bar and towards the stage, and then that the encore is over and the band is done with their set. On Thursday night, however, the houseRead more...

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KEXP Suggests: 2:54 with Widowspeak at The Crocodile

It would be easy to pigeonhole 2:54 as being the xx’s moody, overdramatic cousins. Both bands are from London, rely heavily on yearning vocal melodies, and have a keen sense of atmosphere that elevates their songwriting. However, where the xx cut their teeth on early ’90s R&B jams where the protagonist eventually finds love afterRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

We’ve got a great week of shows ahead, starting with a very important benefit at the Tractor for the Victims Families of The Cafe Racer Tragedy featuring Wages of Sin, Bucharest Drinking Team, The Bad Things, Miss Mamie Lavona, Hounds of the Wild Hunt, The Great Um Millionaires Club, Dexter Street Stompers, Cast Iron Maidens. There’s alsoRead more...

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Live Video: KEXP at CMJ, Day 2

The second day of our live broadcast from Ace Hotel New York, sponsored by Toyota Free Yr Radio, was filled with some of the very best bands performing the 2011 CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival. Brooklyn trio Widowspeak started the morning in the lobby of the Ace with a moody yet charming set ofRead more...

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KEXP @ CMJ 2011, Day 2: Widowspeak

Brooklyn three-piece band Widowspeak play delicate and often desolate indie pop highlighted by front woman Molly Hamilton’s airy vocals that have drawn favorable comparisons to Mazzy Star’s Hope Sandoval. Originally from Tacoma, Hamilton and drummer Michael Stasiak moved to Brooklyn in 2010 where they started playing with guitarist Robert Earl Thomas. The collaboration resulted inRead more...

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Upcoming: KEXP @ CMJ 2011, Day 2

Day 1 of KEXP’s series of live performances from the lobby of the Ace Hotel in New York as part of the CMJ Music Marathon, and presented by Toyota Free Yr Radio, went off splendidly, with amazing performances from Zola Jesus, We Are Augustines, Portugal. The Man, and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. While WednesdayRead more...

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Out This Week 8/9

Based on their first album, 2007′s Strange House, it could have been easy to write off British band The Horrors as little more than a costume band imitating the look and sound of goth and garage bands before them. Fortunately, with each consecutive release they just keep getting better. On their third album, Skying, toppingRead more...

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