Friday on My Mind: Favorite Recent KEXP In-Studios!

photo by Dave Lichterman

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News.

The weather here in Seattle is out of control super summer awesome. And what makes a sunny summer day even better? Brand new music as a soundtrack companion. We here at KEXP are able to witness, record, and share with all of you the very best that there is in the music world. It’s amazing the amount of high caliber artists that grace our tiny studios here at Dexter & Denny. Check out some of our favorite recent KEXP in-studios as captured by our amazing video team.

Spoon – Rent I Pay (Live on KEXP)

KEXP has championed Spoon ever since their very first EP, back in 1994 when we were still KCMU. They’ve been by KEXP multiple times. In our opinion, their brand new album, They Want My Soul, is their strongest effort to date. When they were in town a few weeks ago to play this year’s Capitol Hill Block Party, they stopped by the station to record a live session and it ended up being a doozy. They went above and beyond the usual song set and graced us with nine songs both old and off of their brand new effort, They Want My Soul. Here is their performance of “Rent I Pay”:

Courtney Barnett – Avant Gardener (Live on KEXP)

Melbourne based Courtney Barnett has become a favorite of KEXP. If you don’t already heard of her, you will. She just performed at the 2014 Pickathon and is currently working on a follow up to EPs she’s released via her own label Milk! Records. She was kind enough to perform for KEXP’s VIP Club Members at The Triple Door this past June. Here is footage from that performance:

Dean Wareham – The Dancer Disappears (Live on KEXP)

Dean Wareham has had an amazing career. His previous bands, Galaxie 500 and Luna, continue to influence artists to this day. Continues to write and release new material with his wife and musical partner Britta Phillips. This past March he released a solo album under his own name. He stopped by KEXP at the end of June and performed the song, “The Dancer Disappears” off of the new album:

Honorable Mention:

Woods – Shepherd (Live on KEXP)

Though we’ve been playing them for years, this is the first chance we’ve had to get them in. Well worth the wait…

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