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Best New Music: Watch Out for PJ Harvey, Beat Connection, Frank Ocean and More!

From PJ Harvey performing her next record live in London, to the brilliantly deconstructed path of Kanye West, 2015 promises to be a great year for music. Here are my top picks for the year to come. 1. PJ Harvey will perform behind a glass wall to a lucky, small audience at Somerset House in … Continue reading »

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Top Dance Tracks of 2014 (So Far): Jack White, Sharon Jones and More

On the air Friday night on KEXP 90.3 FM Seattle. Photo by Eve Cooke. Every Friday I spend all day looking through new releases to find uptempo, dance-worthy songs for my show on KEXP. There are lots of emo (slow, sad) songs in alternative radio, and though many are good, I’m looking for propulsive tracks. … Continue reading »

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Best New Band: Temples: UK Psychedelic Rock

Stepping into the colored psychedelic light, UK band Temples are tuned in. You can hear the influence of 60s psychedelic rock innovators the Byrds and the Beatles in the band’s first full-length Sun Structures. There’s a different texture in Temples’ music that you’d never find in landmark vintage bands. A closeness in sound never technologically possible during … Continue reading »

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Top Dance Tracks of 2014 (So Far): Jack White, Sharon Jones and More

Every Friday I spend all day looking through new releases to find uptempo, dance-worthy songs for my show on KEXP. There are lots of emo (slow, sad) songs in alternative radio, and though many are good, I’m looking for propulsive tracks. My favorite have soulful vocalists or lyrics. I play every show as if it … Continue reading »

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