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Wednesday Music News

Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke has announced a new solo album called Fatherland to be released in October. Back in May, he shared a new solo song “Yemaya” and now he has shared the single “Streets Been Talkin” which he describes as “a bittersweet ode to romance and the passing of time.” Okereke’s last soloRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Swedish experimental rock outfit Goat have unveiled their latest track “Alarms.” It’s an otherworldly, psychedelic number that is completely befitting of the masked misfits. Their new album Requiem is out on October 7 via Sub Pop. [Stereogum]

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In Stores Now 6/20

Brooklyn band Caveman are back with their first new album since their 2013 self-titled LP. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it “a well-crafted blend of driving, War On Drugs-style rock and atmospheric, ’80s-steeped pop-rock.” We can’t wait to hear the new songs live when the band perform at Concerts at the Mural on Friday,Read more…

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KEXP Photographers Top 10 Albums of 2015

This week, as we continue to post KEXP DJs’ Top 10 Albums of 2015 lists, we also want to share the favorites of KEXP’s extremely talented and dedicated volunteer photographers, who generously donate so much of their time and talent to give everyone direct access to the hundreds of live sessions, concerts and events atRead more…

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Friday Music News

Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O has shared “I Shall Rise.” her contribution to the video game Rise of the Tomb Raider. It builds steady into a forceful and empowering anthem. Karen O herself calls the song her version of Gloria Gaynor’s classic “I Will Survive.” Check it out below. [Stereogum] Grimes is gearing up forRead more…

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Sasquatch 2015, Day 2: Will Butler

Will Butler, best known as a core member of Arcade Fire, opened up the second day of Sasquatch on the main stage with a fun set of driving rock. Butler is a multi-instrumentalist, and seems equally confident on guitar, keys, or just playing the front man and singing. Indeed, his dynamic stage presence is a bigRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Beloved Bay Area band Thee Oh Sees release their sixth full-length, Mutilator Defeated At Last, on May 18th via Castle Face Records. You can stream the album in its entirety below. A press release notes that on the new one, “synths and acoustic guitars wind throughout the album like veins of gold through granite,” addingRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

The fabulous Jon Spencer Blues Explosion are back with their latest garage-rock freak-out Freedom Tower – No Wave Dance Party 2015, out March 24th via Mom + Pop. The boys go drag in this John Waters-inspired video for the track “Betty Vs. The NYPD”, directed by Michael Lavine. Check it out below, and tune inRead more…

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Album Review: Will Butler – Policy

If you call yourself an Arcade Fire fan and have seen the band at least once in the live setting, there’s a good chance that you need absolutely no introduction to Will Butler. When Arcade Fire skyrocketed to the moon amongst the Reflektor hype of 2013, it was clear that the one facet of theirRead more…

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Out This Week 3/10

This week, soulster Matthew E. White unleashes his sophomore full-length Fresh Blood, which KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes as “a well-crafted set of soul-inflected pop, featuring a warm, full-bodied though intimate sound, impeccably arranged with lush strings, soulful horns, piano, soft vocals and effervescent harmonies.” (Hear for yourself when White is LIVE on KEXPRead more…

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