Author Archives: Anna Kaplan

Album Review: Jagwar Ma – Every Now & Then

Back in 2013, Noel Gallagher said he was too busy talking about Jagwar Ma to reform Oasis. That was before their first record was even released, and once their debut, Howlin, hit the airwaves, Sydney’s Gabriel Winterfield and Jono Ma quickly entered the ranks of Tame Impala and Django Django. Jagwar Ma scoured a fewRead more…

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Live Review: Phantogram with The Range at Paramount Theatre 10/7/16

At the Paramount Theatre last week, Phantogram opened their set without even being on stage. After they performed two songs obscured from the audience, a screen fell shortly thereafter, revealing the New York duo behind the fourth wall to fervently shake the physical walls of the venue. Going from playing Chop Suey the first timeRead more…

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Song of the Day: Hoops – Cool 2

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of 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 “Cool 2″ by Hoops, fromRead more…

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Song of the Day: Ever So Android – Pretty Teeth

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of 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 “Pretty Teeth” by Ever So Android,Read more…

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Song of the Day: FKL – Elliott

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of 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 Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Elliott” by FKL, from the 2016Read more…

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Song of the Day: Middle Kids – Edge of Town

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of 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 Morning Show with John Richards, is “Edge of Town” byRead more…

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Song of the Day: Speedy Ortiz – Death Note

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Death Note” by Speedy Ortiz fromRead more…

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Live Video: Bombino

For Bombino, making music is not only a form of expression – it is also a political statement. Born in Agadez, Niger, a small desert town in the Tuareg region of Africa, Omara Moctar creates music under the name Bombino despite the near deadly dangers posed by strict government rule. After having to flee fromRead more…

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Song of the Day: Caveman – Never Going Back

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “Never Going Back” by CavemanRead more…

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Live Video: Wild Nothing

“There’s so many kinds of music I’m interested in that I just never let into my own songwriting, so in a way with this record, it was kind just of like opening the curtains and letting stuff come in,” Jack Tatum of Wild Nothing says of Life of Pause. Continuing with his style of creatingRead more…

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