KEXP Presents: Shovels & Rope

May 20, 2014

For such a good-natured duo, Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent can sound darker and more dangerous than you might imagine. As Shovels & Rope, they play gritty, boot-stomping roots-rock that spans rousing sing-alongs, heartwarming ballads and harrowing tales of vengeance.

World Cafe Next: Haley Bonar

May 19, 2014

This week's World Cafe: Next artist is 31-year-old Minnesotan Haley Bonar. She was discovered at 19 by Alan Sparhawk of Low at an open mic in Duluth, Minn., and is about to release her fifth album, Last War. Here, we play two of its tracks, which you can download at the audio link.

Post Updated 1:45 a.m. ET Tuesday:

Macklemore posted an apology on his website late Monday. He said he picked out items that he could use to disguise himself so he could move freely around an event. "I wasn't attempting to mimic any culture, nor resemble one. A 'Jewish stereotype' never crossed my mind," his post reads.

Metropolis: 5/17/14

May 19, 2014

This Week's Tracklist

  • Chrome Sparks, "Enter The Chrome Forest" (Future Classic)
  • Kiesza, "Hideaway" (Bixel Boys Remix)" (Lokal Legend)
  • Junior Jack, "Thrill Me (Infinity Ink Mix)" (Defected)
  • Basement Jaxx, "Unicorn (Original Mix)" (Atlantic Jaxx)
  • DJ Dan, "Cut The Midrange"
  • Lana Del Rey, "West Coast (Four Tet Remix)" (Interscope)
  • Tom Vek, "Sherman (Animals In The Jungle)" (Moshi Moshi)
  • Special Request, "Hackney Parrot" (Houndstooth)