Thursday Music News

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Janice Headley
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  • Scottish group Young Fathers took the Barclaycard Mercury Prize yesterday with their debut album, Dead, beating out artists like Damon Albarn and FKA Twigs. The winner is selected each year by a panel of UK music critics and industry figures. Watch the band perform LIVE in the KEXP studios back in May of this year: [Pitchfork]

  • Just in time for Halloween: PJ Harvey covers the ominous track "Red Right Hand" by her former paramour, Nick Cave. (Yes! The two dated back in the mid-'90s.) Harvey's rendition was recorded exclusively for the second series of BBC TV show Peaky Blinders. Listen below, and listen to KEXP all day tomorrow, on Halloween, as one of our DJs will surely spin either version of this classic creepy track: [Consequence of Sound]

  • Speaking of Nick Cave, this Saturday, Austin City Limits will air an episode he and the Bad Seeds recorded for them over the summer. Today, the show shares Cave's web exclusive performance of "Stagger Lee." Keep track of all of the television musical highlights with KEXP's TV Eye column. [Under the Radar]

  • East coast punks Big Ups won us over with their debut album, Eighteen Hours Of Static, and today they share a track from an upcoming 7" single. Check out the track "Not Today" below. The single, a split with Brooklyn band Washer, comes out 11/18 on Exploding In Sound. [Stereogum]

  • Seattle band Stickers share the video for their track "Sacajawea," a highlight from their debut release, Swollen, out now on End Of Time records. Directed by drummer Emily Denton, the clip shows the band in dreamy close-up. Check it out below. Stickers play this Saturday, November 1st at Barboza with Pissed Jeans. [Cultist]

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