Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists.
FM Belfast during KEXP’s Iceland Airwaves broadcast in 2012 // photo by Jim Bennett
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Music That Matters, Vol. 432 - Iceland Airwaves 2014 Preview
DJ Kevin Cole and Online Content Manager Jim Beckmann preview the 2014 Iceland Airwaves Music Festival with a diverse mix of tracks from 17 Icelandic artists including FM Belfast, Sóley, Kiasmos, and Low Roar.
1. Prins Póló - Hamstra sjarma
2. FM Belfast - Gold
3. Uni Stefson - Manuel
4. Fufanu - Circus Life
5. Júníus Meyvant - Color Decay
6. Just Another Snake Cult - I Know She Does
7. Kimono - Specters
8. Kiasmos - Dragged
9. Oyama - Old Snow
10. Low Roar - Easy Way Out
11. Börn - Ef
12. Pink Street Boys - Sleazus
13. Kælan Mikla - Mánadans
14. Cell7 - Gal Pon Di Scene
15. Young Karin - Sirens
16. Sóley - Halloween (Live on KEXP)
17. Sin Fang with Seattle Rock Orchestra Quintet - Young Boys (Live on KEXP)
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Posted in Friday on My Mind, John In The Morning, KEXP, Video Roundup Tagged Bauhaus, Bear Ceuse, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Dead Kennedys, Jamie T, Joy Division, M83, Mudhoney, Siouxsie and The Banshees, Spinanes, Stars, Sufjan Stevens, Tegan and Sara, The Coffinshakers, The Flaming Lips, The Misfits, The Smiths
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Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Say My Name (feat. Zyra)” by Seattle duo ODESZA from the 2014 album In Return on Counter.
ODESZA - Say My Name (feat. Zyra) (MP3)
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Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Last Half Hour” by The Vaselines from the 2014 album V For Vaselines on Rosary Music.
The Vaselines - Last Half Hour (MP3)