Tag Archives: Ted Leo

In Stores Now 9/11

Beloved Brooklyn band The National are back with their seventh album. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it “another masterful set of brooding rock that injects a bit more electronic experimentation along with an occasional welcome return to rock aggression. As beautifully crafted and intricately arranged as always, the album is a powerful depiction ofRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Holger Czukay, co-founder of the influential Krautrock band Can, has passed away at the age of 79. Cause of death is currently unknown. Via Facebook, his bandmates have written: We are very sad to confirm that Holger passed away yesterday, in his home, the old CAN Studio in Weilerswist. His wife U-She passed away onlyRead more…

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Song of the Day: Ted Leo – You’re Like Me

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 Morning Show with John Richards, is “You’re Like Me” byRead more…

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Live Review: Aimee Mann w/ Rhiannon Giddens at the Woodland Park Zoo 7/18

For her latest album Mental Illness, Aimee Mann stripped her music down to the bare essentials and created a collection of music that hides seriously mournful themes behind agrarian harmonies. It’s a beautiful combination and, once you scratch below the surface, you realize that Aimee is struggling with her own demons. During the introduction toRead more…

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Thursday Music News

It’s been a long wait for Ted Leo fans, who haven’t gotten new material from him since 2010’s Brutalist Bricks, but hope is on the horizon. His next LP The Hanged Man will be released on September 8 and he’s offered us the lead single “You’re Like Me.” The single is a dark detailing ofRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats is on a creative streak. His second novel Universal Harvester just placed on the New York Times Bestseller List, and now we have news about a new album, the fantastically-titled Goths, out May 19th via Merge. The band will be talking more about the album at 1:00 PM PT/4:00Read more…

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Monday Music News

They’ve been teasing us with the news for a while now, but today, we finally have new music from Bon Iver to share! Two new songs, in fact. Check out the creatively-spelled tracks “22 (OVER S∞∞N)” and “10 d E A T h b R E a s T ⚄ ⚄” below. (Your move, M.I.A.!)Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

Following their soulful set at last weekend’s Capitol Hill Block Party, the Northwest’s own Unknown Mortal Orchestra share a very theatrical video for “Ur Life One Night,” off their latest release, Multi-Love. The clip was directed by Manoj Leonel Jahson, who told Rolling Stone, “I am deeply inspired by the quirky Indian magical-realism from ourRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Ted Leo and Aimee Mann, aka The Both, stopped by Late Night With Seth Meyers last night for a rousing rendition of “Volunteers of America” off their self-titled debut collaboration. Drummer Matt Mayhall, who you may recall from their Bumbershoot Lounge performance, joined the fun. Watch below, and keep watch on KEXP’s TV Eye columnRead more…

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Live Video: The Both at Bumbershoot Music Lounge

What brought two already well known and respected artists together to collaborate on a new project? The internet, of course. Though Aimee Mann and Ted Leo shared a casual friendship and a liking for each other’s music, they bonded over things “#dumb” on Twitter. Eventually, a 140-character comedic repartee turned into a tour, and aRead more…

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