Author Archives: Jasmine Albertson

Wednesday Music News

After all the drama that ensued after this year’s Grammy’s on Sunday, you may have missed that Father John Misty won the award for Best Recording Package for 2017’s Pure Comedy. Josh Tillman unsurprisingly skipped attending the ceremony, but last night during a concert in Sydney he belatedly gave his acceptance speech. The incredibly Tillman-esque ramblingRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Sleigh Bells frontwoman Alexis Krauss has released a new benefit single called “Our Land” to raise awareness about President Trump’s efforts to attack America’s parks and monuments. Proceeds from the song go to the nonprofit organization Utah Diné Bikéyah’s fight to protect the Bears Ears National Monument, which was lost recently due to the current administration. Krauss saidRead more…

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Monday Music News

Los Angeles indie band Local Natives are celebrating the 5-year anniversary of the release of their sophomore album Hummingbird today. They’ve done a few different things in its honor including launching a Tumblr dedicated to the album and sharing a series of video behind the making of the album. The band has also unveiled a sprawling,Read more…

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Friday Music News

James Blake has shared his first new original song since his 2016 LP The Colour In Anything. “If the Car Beside You Moves Ahead” is a chopped and pitch-shifted odyssey that comes with a perfectly paired video by Alexander Brown of a spacey night drive. Blake previously shared a cover of Don McLean’s “Vincent” in December, whichRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Beck has shared a new (but not first) cover of The Velvet Underground’s “I’m Waiting For The Man,” off The Velvet Underground and Nico. The song is for Spotify’s “Music Happens Here” series, which has previously included songs from Local Natives, Twin Peaks, and Allen Stone. Beck previously recorded a cover of “I’m Waiting ForRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

San Francisco experimental indie band Deerhoof have contributed a cover of Madonna’s “Live to Tell” to a new benefit compilation called Post – Trash: Volume Three. The proceeds of the compilation are benefitting the Maria Fund, which is a relief agency to help those affected by the hurricane in Puerto Rico last year. Deerhoof’s takeRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

This year’s Oscar nominations rolled out this morning and some very familiar names to KEXP are on the list. Indie-folk genius Sufjan Stevens is nominated in the Best Original Song category for one of the two songs he contributed to Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me Be Your Name, “Mystery Of Love.” Stevens is up against R&BRead more…

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Monday Music News

Over the weekend, on the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration, the National shared a politically-focused video for “Walk It Back,” off of last year’s Sleep Well Beast. Directed by Casey Reas, the video featues grainy footage of politicians, with Reas saying: “The video documents the performance and spectacle of governance. It captures the pompRead more…

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Friday Music News

Former Gossip frontwoman Beth Ditto has shared her take on Tommy James & The Shondells’ 1968 song “I’m Alive.” Ditto said of the cover: “Being alive is radical right now. So let’s live!” Ditto released her solo debut Fake Sugar last year. Catch Ditto at the Showbox on Thursday, March 29. [ SPIN ]

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Thursday Music News

Indie veterans Yo La Tengo have announced a new album slated for release in March called There’s a Riot Going On. In a press release written by writer and critic Luc Santé, the album title is an intentional nod to Sly and the Family Stone’s 1971 album of the same name, as well as a remarkRead more…

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