Category Archives: In Stores Now

In Stores Now 1/15

Northwest supergroup Unlikely Friends (featuring members of BOAT and Math and Physics Club) have returned with their sophomore album, Crooked Numbers. The LP follows up on 2016’s Solid Gold Cowboys and KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it “another impressive set of buoyant power-pop with jangly guitars, soaring keyboards, bouncy rhythms, alternating lead vocals andRead more…

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In Stores Now 1/8/18

Former Bomb The Music Industry frontman Jeff Rosenstock returns with his sixth solo LP, Post-, and maybe the first major album to come out in 2018 with a New Year’s Day release. KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes the record as “ranging from soaring, anthemic punk-pop to wistful indie-rock and epic, prog-tinged punk, combining crunchyRead more…

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In Stores Now 12/18

Seattle band Special Explosion release their second album, To Infinity, which KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls “a softer, dreamier and more melodic take on the band’s dynamic, ’90s-steeped Northwest rock, combining jangly guitars, shape-shifting rhythms, emotive lyrics and shimmering pop melodies.” Belle and Sebastian returns with How To Solve Our Human Problems, Pt. 1, the first in aRead more…

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In Stores Now 12/4

L.A. artist Miguel shares his fourth full-length, an album KEXP Music Director Don Yates declares “a potent set of psych-tinged R&B and funk featuring a hazy, groove-driven sound with echoing psych-rock guitars, spacey keyboards, and blunted beats accompanying his soulful vocals and lyrics of transcendent love as a balm for these troubled times.” B-52s vocalist/foundingRead more…

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In Stores Now 11/27

It may have been a holiday weekend, but some new releases still hit the stores, including the highly-anticipated ninth album from Icelandic icon Björk. Seattle’s own Dude York shares a full-length holiday album, featuring mostly original material. And Sufjan Stevens shares a collection of demos, remixes, and four previously unreleased outtakes dating from his 2015Read more…

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In Stores Now 11/20

This week sees new albums from two soul greats. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings share their seventh and final album, recorded before Jones passed away from cancer in November 2016. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it “a strong set of buoyant old-school soul and funk, with songs mostly written by members of the Dap-KingsRead more…

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In Stores Now 11/13

We’ve been sharing sneak peeks at the new Angel Olsen album in our Music News Roundups, and now we have the complete collection of b-sides, cover songs, previously unreleased recordings, and other rarities. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it “a first-rate collection…ranging from bristling folk-rock to stripped-down country-folk.” Ian Svenonius (of The Make Up,Read more…

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In Stores Now 11/6

A long-awaited U-Men 2-CD set has hit the streets. KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes the compilation “collects the complete 1984-89 recordings of this legendary Seattle band, whose pre-grunge sound was a feral, adventurous blend of pounding post-punk, raucous Sonics garage-rock, psychobilly and more.” Daphni — the dancefloor-focused project of Canadian producer/multi-instrumentalist Dan Snaith (akaRead more…

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In Stores Now 10/30

Earlier this week, Fever Ray surprised fans with a new album, the first in eight years for this solo project from Karin Dreijer Andersson, frontwoman for the Swedish duo The Knife. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it “an excellent set of adventurous, noise-addled electro-pop combining buzzing synths and a variety of inventive beats withRead more…

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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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