Author Archives: Andrew Corey

Song of the Day – Tap Tap

Photo courtesy of Tap Tap Every Monday-Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. The podcast features exclusive in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent musicians that KEXP DJs think listeners should hear, along with songs from more well-known artists. Today’s featured selection is from Lanzafame byRead more…

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Northwest Spotlight on Man Plus

Photo courtesy of Man Plus “Solid debut EP (and second release) from the blossoming local quartet led by singer/songwriter Jared Sprinkle. With lyrics that are emotionally-wrenching but palatable, and melodies that are undeniably infectious, Man Plus’ dark pop concoctions frequently look back to the 60s while utilizing a 21st century mentality. Their initial reliance onRead more…

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Song of the Day – Bound Stems

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rflqtWuAZ5Q Every Monday-Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. The podcast features exclusive in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent musicians that KEXP DJs think listeners should hear, along with songs from more well-known artists. Today’s featured selection is ‘Andover’ from Appreciation Night by Bound Stems.Read more…

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KEXP Suggests Beat Beat Beat!

Photo courtesy of Beat Beat Beat “This Atlanta band debuts with a promising album of old-school punk brightened with some memorable pop hooks for a sound reminiscent of bands like the Briefs or more vintage ones like the Saints.” – Don Yates Living in the Future is out now. Download a song from the newRead more…

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Song of the Day – Cold War Kids

Cold War Kids at the Bowery in NYC, 11/1/06 Photo courtesy of Tammylo Every Monday-Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. The podcast features exclusive in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent musicians that KEXP DJs think listeners should hear, along with songs from more well-knownRead more…

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Frank Black photos, live at KEXP

Frank Black at KEXP – 11/13/06, courtesy of Greg Perez Yesterday we had a real treat… Frank Black performed live and chatted with Kevin for nearly an hour. Most in-studio performances are about half that long, but he was really funny and affable. Most of the artists we have at the station spend a lotRead more…

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NW Spotlight on the Exploding Hearts

“This young Portland band’s 2003 debut album was one of the best Northwest rock records of this decade. Guitar Romantic was an astonishingly accomplished set of memorable songs and guitar hooks that combined old-school punk and power pop with youthful exuberance. A few months after the album was released, the band was returning to PortlandRead more…

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Song of the Day – Tokyo Police Club!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zabvp5vZoE Every Monday-Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. The podcast features exclusive in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent musicians that KEXP DJs think listeners should hear, along with songs from more well-known artists. Today’s featured selection is from A Lesson in Crime the debutRead more…

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Music we can’t play on the air.

The Gits at the Off Ramp – Seattle 1993, courtesy of The Gits Music That Matters Vol. 30 is available now. John Richards hosts the first of a series of podcasts featuring music that he would like to share with listeners, but cannot play due to FCC regulation against profanity on the airwaves. You’ll hearRead more…

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KEXP Suggests Bole2Harlem!

Photo courtesy of Bole2Harlem “This New York-based project led by producer/percussionist David Schommer combines various Ethiopian styles with hip hop, funk, electronic, reggae, rai and more for some fresh and distinctive dance-friendly songs.” – Don Yates Volume 1 is available now. Download a song from the new record… Amet Bale – (MP3) Learn more aboutRead more…

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