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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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Throwaway Style: Droning Out the Noise with Tiny Vipers, Norm Chambers, and Pink Void

Throwaway Style is a weekly column dedicated to examining all aspects of the Northwest music scene. Whether it’s a new artist making waves, headlines affecting local talent, or reflecting on some of the music that’s been a foundation in our region; this space celebrates everything happening in the Northwest region, every Thursday on the KEXP Blog. TheRead more…

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Review Revue: Violent Femmes – Violent Femmes

Welcome to Review Revue, where every Thursday I dig through the KEXP stacks to share DJ reviews and comments written on the covers of LPs (and occasionally CDs) in the ’80s and ’90s, when the station was called KCMU, the DJs were volunteers, and people shared their opinions on little white labels instead of theRead more…

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Song of the Day: Roadkill Ghost Choir – Classics (Die Young)

By Will Hagle 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 Morning Show with John Richards, is RoadkillRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

The Decemberists have announced a new album to be released this March entitled I’ll Be Your Girl. The album is said to be a departure from their signature indie folk and takes on a synth pop, glam sound courtesy of super-producer John Congleton, who the band is working with for the first time. In advanceRead more…

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Song of the Day: Superchunk – What a Time to Be Alive

By Michael Tedder 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 Morning Show with John Richards, is “What ARead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Beck released the effervescent pop album Colors this past fall and today he’s shared a cute video for the track “Fix Me.” Directed by Brook Linder, the clip focuses on the true story of a little girl in Japan named Mame who lives with three poodles that dress up in a variety of costumes. The four ofRead more…

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Song of the Day: Makeness – Loud Patterns

By Stuart Berman 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 Morning Show with John Richards, is “Loud Patterns”Read more…

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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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Monday Music News

Prolific Garage-rock force Ty Segall gave an interview with Stereogum that offered some interesting new tidbits of information about the musician. For one, he no longer lives in San Francisco. Secondly, he’s not a huge fan of smoking weed. But most interestingly, he’s very interested in making a hip-hop album and wants legendary producer andRead more…

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