Tag Archives: Yeasayer

Album Review: Yeasayer – Amen & Goodbye

There’s a great scene in Richard Linklater’s film Boyhood where Mason Jr. (Ellar Coltrane) is about 10 or 11 years old and is in Houston sleeping over at his dad’s place when he asks him this great question. “Dad, there’s no, like, real magic in the world is there?” Mason Sr. (Ethan Hawke) asks himRead more…

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In Stores Now 4/4

Local band Tacocat lead the pack in a very busy week of new releases. KEXP Music Director Don Yates says “this Seattle band’s third album is an excellent set of punkish power-pop with crunchy, occasionally surfy guitars, energetic rhythms, sugary melodies and often-biting, wickedly humorous lyrics skewering sexism and other societal ills while celebrating friendsRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Malik Taylor, aka Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest, passed away yesterday at the age of 45, as a result of complications due to diabetes. Taylor formed A Tribe Called Quest with his childhood best friends in 1985, releasing their now-legendary debut People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm in 1990. His familyRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Scottish band Frightened Rabbit share a video for the song “Get Out,” a single off their upcoming album Painting of a Panic Attack. The poignant clip, directed by Greg Davenport, was shot in Kiev, Ukraine, and captures the struggle of two women in love. Painting of a Panic Attack was produced by Aaron Dessner ofRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

We’ve got more new music from Portland punkster trio The Thermals: check out the single “My Heart Went Cold” below. The track will appear on the band’s seventh full-length We Disappear, produced by former Death Cab for Cutie member Chris Walla. We Disappear hits stores on March 25th via Saddle Creek. [Consequence of Sound]

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Go Your Own Way: A Rumours Tribute Video Roundup

It was on this day in 1977 that soft rock icons Fleetwood Mac released their most successful album ever, Rumours. The now-classic LP won the Grammy Award for “Album of the Year” in 1978, and is easily one of the best-selling albums of all time. With this generation growing up on their parents’ beat-up vinylRead more…

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Song of the Day: Yeasayer – I Am Chemistry

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 Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “I Am Chemistry” byRead more…

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Music That Matters: Eyes on You

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 497 – Eyes on You Midday Show host Cheryl WatersRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Tomorrow, not only will iconic rocker David Bowie celebrate his 69th birthday, but he releases his 25th studio album ★ (pronounced “Blackstar”) via Columbia Records. Today, he shares the video for the track “Lazarus,” which features the influential artist, well, hallucinating in a mental hospital. Watch the clip, directed by Johan Renck, below, and tuneRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Two weeks after the death of Stone Temple Pilots’ ex-frontman Scott Weiland, his surviving bandmates have shared a moving tribute video. Guitarist Dean DeLeo, drummer Eric Kretz, and bassist Robert DeLeo chose to showcase one of their favorite songs, “Atlanta,” which they recorded with Scott 16 years ago. Weiland’s raw vocals and the band’s commentaryRead more…

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