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Lucky Sevens: A KEXP 1977 Video Roundup

The music world struck it rich in 1977. It was ground zero for punk, with debut albums from the Sex Pistols, The Damned, and Dead Boys, to name a few. And not just one, but two albums each from David Bowie and The Ramones. The year was so notable, The Clash wrote a song aboutRead more…

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Monday Music News

Father John Misty shares a new track today — stream the standalone single “Pure Comedy” below, an apt look at the world today, and, as he sings, whether now’s the time to bring a kid into the world or not. Director Matthew Daniel Siskin drives the message home with this collage-style video, punctuated with animatedRead more…

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In Stores Now 4/25

This week, you can pick up the latest from the self-described “best punk band in Toronto,” The Greys. KEXP Music Director Don Yates declares it a “more expansive, dynamic and melodic take on the band’s anthemic posthardcore sound, with consistently strong songs exploring themes of identity, racism, depression and other weighty subjects.” Reunited UK bandRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Since R.E.M.‘s 2011 break-up, we haven’t seen much of frontman Michael Stipe. But, last night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, he returned to the spotlight for a haunting performance of David Bowie‘s “The Man Who Sold the World.” He’ll likely reprise his cover, or perhaps do a different one, for the Music ofRead more…

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Review Revue: A.C. Marias – One of Our Girls

Angela Conway, the force behind A.C. Marias, doesn’t seem to have been particularly prolific as an artist, but what she lacked in quantity she more than made up for in quality – as evidenced by the KCMU gang’s high regard for One of Our Girls, the sole A.C. Marias full-length. Conway collaborated extensively with Wire’sRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Local lad Will Toledo — better known to KEXP listeners as Car Seat Headrest — shares a new video today for the track “Vincent” off the upcoming Matador Records release Teens of Denial, out this Spring (not to be confused with the previous release, Teens of Style). As the YouTube caption states: “Will plays guitarRead more…

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Live Review: Wire at Neumos 5/27/2015

text and photos by Alan Lawrence For almost 40 years, art-rockers Wire have been pushing the sonic envelope. Their first three albums (Pink Flag, 154 and Chair Missing) make up one of the best trilogies in modern music. These albums took post-punk to a dimension not fully understood for decades to come. Now touring underRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, May 25th: • Sasquatch! Festival at The Gorge, George, WA // All Ages (more info) • Northwest Folklife Festival at the Seattle Center // FREE, All Ages (more info) • KEXP Presents Heaven Adores You: the Elliott Smith Story at Northwest Film Forum // All Ages (more info)

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Review Revue: Minimal Compact – Raging Souls

This week’s post is actually, completely by coincidence, somewhat timely! I had somehow missed the news that the English punk/post-punk heroes Wire had just released a new album called Wire (because once you’ve been a band for almost forty years, why not go the self-titled route at long last?). The band, and singer Colin Newman,Read more…

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Thursday Music News

Björk opens her heart to the world today… literally! Check out the video for “Lionsong,” a stunning track from her latest Vulnicura. The video was created in collaboration with Björk, Inez & Vinoodh, and visual effects production house Framestore, and features the Icelandic artist dancing in elaborate costume, natch. Inez & Vinoodh explained, “She isRead more…

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