Tag Archives: Yeah Yeah Yeahs

In Stores Now 10/23

Vancouver, BC artist Dan Bejar — better known as Destroyer — returns with his 11th album, which KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes as “a powerful set of dark,’80s-steeped New Wave/post-punk with prominent percussive synths, gleaming guitars and occasional strings and horns accompanying his dramatic glam-pop vocals and dark, aphoristic lyrics revolving around depravity, decadenceRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Perennially nice guy Mac DeMarco has put four test pressings of his 2012 EP Rock and Roll Night Club up for sale via Discogs. Each pressing is unique, featuring different doodles and signatures by DeMarco. And proceeds will go to benefit Waves for Water, a Caribbean hurricane relief initiative. (DeMarco’s label Captured Tracks have sweetenedRead more…

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Monday Music News

Last week, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs announced that they would be reissuing their classic debut album, 2003’s Fever To Tell. The reissue comes with two never before released songs from that time, “Phone Jam” and “Shake It,” as well as a documentary called There Is No Modern Romance. The trailer for the documentary has nowRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Cleveland post-punk band Cloud Nothings are following up this year’s Life Without Sound with a new track, “Relief.” The previously unreleased demo is a contribution to a forthcoming benefit compilation, Taking It To Heart, Volume Two, which is raising money for the Heart And Stroke Foundation. Frontman Dylan Baldi said of the stripped down, lo-fi track, “IRead more…

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Monday Music News

During a two-night stand at Manchester’s O2 Apollo this past weekend, The National paid tribute to hometown heroes New Order with a cover of the band’s 1985 single “Love Vigilantes.” Watch as frontman Matt Berninger does his best Bernard Sumner impersonation, and even walks down to the audience. The band are currently on tour inRead more…

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Song of the Day: Songhoy Blues – Voter

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 DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Voter” by Songhoy Blues from Résistance, out nowRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Local hip-hop heroes Shabazz Palaces have been slowly rolling out single after single from their two forthcoming albums Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines for the past couple of months. So far they’ve shared “Shine a Light (feat. Thaddillac),” “Since C.A.Y.A.” (which features Thundercat), and “When Cats Claw,” from Born on aRead more…

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Video Roundup: Groundhog Day

February 2nd is Groundhog Day. As you might recall from the 1993 Bill Murray film, the infamous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil will emerge from hibernation on this day. Legend has it, if he sees his shadow, he’ll freak out, retreat back into his burrow, and winter will continue for six more weeks. If he doesn’t seeRead more…

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Thursday Music News

We love when one of our favorite bands remixes another favorite band, and that’s just what we’ve got with the track below: hear Wye Oak‘s take on “Need A Friend,” a single from EL VY, the collaboration of Matt Berninger of The National and Brent Knopf of Menomena and Ramona Falls. Find the original versionRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night to discuss her new memoir, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl. Watch their chat below. In an extra backstage clip, Brownstein also talked about her “love” of traditional English folk ballads, like the song “The Hunter and His Pallid Bride” which sheRead more…

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