Tag Archives: Wye Oak

Live Video: Wye Oak

It took losing her voice for Wye Oak to rediscover theirs. On the heels of their successful previous album, Civilian, the Baltimore duo were playing arenas, opening for acts like The National and The Decemberists. And then, sadly, frontwoman Jenn Wasner developed vocal-cord nodules, and under doctor’s orders, was forced to stop singing. The health-inducedRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, July 14th • KEXP’s Seek and Destroy & The Crocodile Present Wolves In The Throne Room, Nommo Ogo, Heiress at The Crocodile // All Ages (more info) Tuesday, July 15th • Wye Oak, Pattern is Movement at Neumos // 21+ (more info)

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Thursday Music News

Garage-rock duo The Black Keys announced their world tour this morning, including a November 1st stop at Key Arena with Jake Bugg. Their eighth studio album, Turn Blue, comes out May 13th on Nonesuch. You can watch the bizarre “press conference”-style announce video below. [Pitchfork]

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Out This Week 4/29

It’s a strong week for new albums, including the long-awaited solo debut from Blur frontman (and Gorillaz leader) Damon Albarn. KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes the release as “a mostly dark, brooding set of eclectic, beat-driven pop with a stripped-down, dub-influenced sound combining haunting piano, mournful strings, glitchy beat loops and occasional other instrumentationRead more…

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Monday Music News

Has it really been 23 years since the last Pixies album? On April 29th, the influential band end the streak with the release of Indie Cindy via their own Pixiesmusic label. The full-length compiles the previously-released EP-1, EP-2, and EP-3, all recorded without founding member Kim Deal. Stream the whole dang thing below. [The Guardian]

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Wednesday Music News

A documentary about beloved singer/songwriter Elliott Smith is scheduled to make its world premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival on May 5th. Director Nickolas Rossi describes the film as “an intimate, meditative inquiry into the life and music of Elliott Smith.” Titled Heaven Adores You, the film features unreleased songs and rare footage,Read more…

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Song of the Day: Wye Oak – The Tower

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. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “The Tower” by WyeRead more…

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Monday Music News

In sad news, drummer Scott Asheton, a.k.a. “Rock Action” Asheton, of The Stooges passed away over the weekend at the age of 64. Along with his brother, guitarist Ron Asheton, he helped form the influential punk band in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1967. In a statement on the band’s Facebook page, frontman Iggy Pop said:Read more…

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KEXP at SXSW This Week

KEXP is excited to return to Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop in Austin, TX for SXSW! Join us for these FREE, all ages sessions — each performance is open to the public, and no wristband is required to attend! Not in Austin this week? Let us bring the scene to you with exclusive photos and reportsRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Baltimore duo Wye Oak will release their next album, Shriek, on April 29 through Merge, and you can check out the track “The Tower” below. The twosome have also released a batch of US tour dates — no Seattle show yet — and in a press release, frontwoman Jenn Wasner states they’ll donate $2 fromRead more…

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