Just when I thought KEXP couldn’t get more awesome, they’ve announced their latest live compilation, Live at KEXP, Volume Seven! The Tallest Man On Earth makes an appearance with his song “A Field of Birds.” Check out the video above for a little taste.
Although we release Destroyer’s music outside of North America, we’re pleased to see them included, as well as Sharon Van Etten, who is signed with our sister-label Jagjaguwar. Congratulations to everybody and a big thank you to KEXP for all the love.
At SXSW, KEXP set up shop at Mellow Johnny’s, a store owned by Austinite Lance Armstrong. John Vanderslice performed a set, and KEXP recently posted a video of White Wilderness standout “Convict Lake.” JV embarks on a lengthy North American tour next week, check out the full list of dates. No word on whether Lance was in attendance or not.
Sun Airway’s fall tour saw them on the road with the likes of Bear in Heaven, Lower Dens and Twin Shadow. They visited Daytrotter (session coming soon!), KEXP (check out the video above) and Yours Truly (which, if you have not seen, stop what you are doing and watch). And, now they are about to head back out on the road, visiting Chicago for the Tomorrow Never Knows Festival, touring with Cults, Asobi Sesku and Small Black, and visiting SXSW. Check out all of the dates below.
Pitchfork just posted a killer remix of “American West” by Ireland’s Solar Bears. You have to listen to this. Go here and jam it.
KEXP has been in Portland, Oregon this week at MusicFestNW, and they are going to be broadcasting a live session from the Doug Fir with The Tallest Man on Earth today, Sept 10th at 2:30 PM Pacific Standard Time. If you live in Portland and you’re reading this, the show at the Doug Fir is free and open to the public! It’s first-come, first-served, though, so you might want to get there early. Click here for more info and where to listen.
His official MusicFestNW performance is tonight at the Doug Fir at 11:55pm on the Toyota Antics and KEXP stage. Perhaps he will play tunes from his new, surprise EP???
I leave you now with this video I found of Kristian playing “King of Spain” in Germany a couple of weeks ago. What the hell, this dude is a star and never ceases to amaze me.
Next week Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band kick off a six week national tour in support of their new album Where The Messengers Meet. During the tour Mt St Helens will perform alongside David Bazan, Dead Confederate, and Portugal, The Man. Last week the band celebrated the release of their new album with a free show at the Mural Ampitheatre in Seattle. The show wrapped up KEXP’s summer concert series at the mural and boasted the largest crowd of the season. The fine folks at KEXP captured the show on video and you can check out Mt St Helens performing “En Fuego” from their self-titled debut above. You can find more photos from the Mural concert HERE. You can also stream a recording of the performance at the KEXP website HERE. Check out the tour dates below and find out when Mt St Helens Vietnam Band will be in your neck of the woods.
09/08/10Spokane, WA -- Empyrean Coffee House w/ David Bazan 09/10/10Boise, ID -- Neurolux w/ David Bazan 09/11/10Salt Lake City, UT -- Urban Lounge w/ David Bazan 09/12/10Denver, CO -- Larimer Lounge w/ David Bazan 09/14/10Omaha, NE -- The Waiting Room w/ David Bazan 09/15/10Columbia, MO -- Mojo’s w/ David Bazan 09/16/10Chicago, IL -- Empty Bottle 09/17/10Toledo, OH -- Mickey Finns Pubb 09/18/10Toronto, ON -- The Drake Hotel 09/21/10Philadelpia, PA -- Johnny Brenda’s 09/23/10Akron, OH -- Musica w/ Dead Confederate 09/24/10Pittsburgh, PA -- Rex Theatre w/ Dead Confederate 09/28/10Brooklyn, NY -- Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Dead Confederate 09/29/10Washington, DC -- Rock and Roll Hotel w/ Dead Confederate 09/30/10Carrboro, NC -- Cat’s Cradle w/ Dead Confederate 10/01/10Charlotte, NC -- Snug Harbor w/ Dead Confederate 10/05/10Urbana, IL -- Canopy Club w/ Portugal. The Man 10/07/10Fayetville, AR -- George’s Majestic Lounge w/ Portugal. The Man 10/08/10Fort Worth, TX -- Aaardvark 10/09/10Austin, TX -- The Mohawk 10/11/10Houston, TX -- Fitzgerald’s 10/14/10Birmingham, AL -- WorkPlay Soundstage w/ Portugal. The Man 10/15/10Athens, GA -- 40 Watt Club w/ Portugal. The Man 10/16/10Asheville, NC -- Orange Peel w/ Portugal. The Man 10/17/10Nashville, TN -- Mercy Lounge w/ Portugal. The Man 10/20/10Lawrence, KS -- Bottleneck