Tag Archives: Destroyer

Song of the Day: Destroyer – Tinseltown Swimming in Blood

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 Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Tinseltown Swimming in Blood”Read 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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Wednesday Music News

Gord Downie, founder and frontman for influential Canadian band The Tragically Hip, has passed away at the age of 53. Downie had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer last year, but he didn’t let it hold him back, going on to tour that summer in support of the band’s 14th studio album Man Machine Poem.Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

Jessi Zazu of Those Darlins has passed away at the age of 28. As we reported back in December 2016, Zazu was diagnosed with cervical cancer just one week after finishing her final tour with Those Darlins. In a statement on the band’s Facebook page, her bandmate Linwood Regensburg reports: “She maintained a sense ofRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Dan Bejar is releasing his 12th solo album as Destroyer on October 20 via Merge, ken, and today he shared the lead single, “Sky’s Grey,” a genial jam that makes the bold claim, “I’ve been workin’ on the new Oliver Twist!” Bejar describes the name for his new album like this, “Sometime last year, I discovered that the original name forRead more…

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Do You Like American Music?: KEXP’s Fourth of July Video Roundup

We like all kinds of music! And today, on Fourth of July, we’re celebrating “Independence Day” with just that! (As an aside, don’t forget that KEXP’s DJ Troy Nelson is leading a Violent Femmes sing-a-long this summer at Timber! Outdoor Music Fest. But, we digress.) As you gather around the BBQ with your friends andRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

We can’t say the song title on the air, but we sure can on the KEXP Blog! So, check out the clip for the track “Shithole” from Toronto stand-outs Weaves. Director Trevor Blumas fixes his lens on frontwoman Jasmyn Burke. In a press release, Burke says, “We shot this video on a hot Summers dayRead more…

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America! F*** Yeah!: A KEXP Fourth of July Video Roundup

It’s the Fourth of July, aka “Independence Day,” and KEXP is celebrating our freedom to play all the independent music we want! This great country has inspired songwriters over the years, even ones in other countries from Sweden (First Aid Kit) to Iceland (FM Belfast). While you’re firing up the BBQ and lighting up theRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Need to chill? Moby‘s got you covered with this four hour mix titled Long Ambients 1: Calm. Sleep. He explains, “it’s really quiet: no drums, no vocals, just very slow calm pretty chords and sounds and things for sleeping and yoga and etc.” Hey, if it works for a busy dude like Moby…! Download itRead more…

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El Sonido: Carnaval de Bahidorá

This week in El Sonido we review Bahidorá. Rana San and I traveled to the festival this February to check it out, here’s what we found. Text by Rana San: The creatives behind Carnaval de Bahidorá are geniuses; they found an oasis, curated a festival experience, and are thus cultivating a dedicated community of mindfulRead more…

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