Archive for the ‘KEXP’ tag
Spineriders plugged via Magnolia Electric Co + KEXP + Under the Radar + The Line of Best Fit + Exclaim!
Spineriders (the old band of Jason Molina) have been getting more love. Misra is releasing Spineriders “Hello Future Tinglies” (MSR070) on cassette on 8/27. All proceeds to Musicians Emergency Medical Association. Head to the Misra Store and support a great cause! Once this artifact becomes a rarity (pressing of 300), sell it and donate again!
Sleeping States were recently featured on a KEXP podcast: Music That Matters, Vol. 362 – Big Gay Podcast 2013. This is in light of the band’s recently released LGBT Pride Release: Sleeping States “Old vs. New” EP b/w Holopaw “Through ‘Til the Morning” EP.
The split 12″ is pressed on 45 RPM pink vinyl and a portion of proceeds go to the Point Foundation. Both Sleeping States and Holopaw are fronted by openly gay men. Thanks so much to both KEXP and John Grant!
Via KEXP’s John Grant:
“Never underestimate the power of sharing music. Songs and artists with something to say can shape so much: identity, politics, political identity, identity politics… you catch my drift. When I was a teenager, just coming to terms with my homosexuality, the mix tapes my adult friends Steve and Robert made for me pointed toward different, more promising possibilities beyond the day-to-day grind of adolescent life in smalltown Virginia.
While I don’t imagine The Heist booming through the chambers of the Supreme Court, the impact of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ viral smash “One Love” certainly presaged our nation’s evolving opinions on marriage equality and presaged Wednesday’s historic rulings. That video continues to find new audiences and touch listener’s lives, and that’s what I aim for when compiling KEXP’s annual Big Gay Podcast. You’ll find a variety of genres and viewpoints amidst the 18 selections this year, from a woozy, night bus remix of John Grant’s “Black Belt” to the fist-pumping indignation of Kathleen Hanna and the Julie Ruin. Hopefully, one or more of these selections resonates with you and you’ll pass along the 2013 Big Gay Podcast and share the love. Trust me—it can make a big difference.”
Music That Matters, Vol. 362 – Big Gay Podcast 2013
Phosphorescent recently played Pickathon 2012 out in Happy Valley, OR. The wonderful folks at KEXP filmed frontman Matthew Houck performing Randy Newman’s “Days of Heaven” live in the Pendarvis House on the grounds of the festival. Oh, do listen here.
Great Praise continues to roll in for Southeast Engine, including a phenomenal piece by Andrew Gilstrap of PopMatters called “Fear and Hope in the Great Depression,” as well as a beautiful acoustic video of “Ruthie” (off SEE’s Canary). The video was filmed live at Pickathon by the kindhearted badasses of KEXP in Seattle and The PopMatters article addresses the themes of both Canary (2011) and its companion EP Canaanville (2012).
In addition, the band had some wonderful new photos taken by the wildly talented Alison Vagnini while they were touring through Denver, CO on their way to Pickathon 2012. The first is up there for all to see.
Above >>> The Black Swans play Columbus, Ohio’s Lost Weekend Records to celebrate the release of Occasion for Song.
Our beloved Black Swans have been receiving some phenomenal press for their new album Occasion for Song. It was released yesterday and you can purchase it [here]. Your support means a great deal to all of us.
Quick Listen [link]: ”Portsmouth, Ohio”