Author Archives: Anna McClain

Song of the Day: Dana Buoy - Preacher

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 is “Preacher” by Dana Buoy from the 2014 album Preacher (EP) on Middle West. Dana Buoy -Read more...

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Song of the Day: Flyying Colours - Not Today

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 Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Not Today” by Flyying Colours from the 2014Read more...

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Song of the Day: Tom Vek - Sherman (Animals In the Jungle)

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 DJ John Richards, is “Sherman (Animals In theRead more...

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Song of the Day: Conor Oberst - Zigzagging Toward The Light

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 “Zigzagging Toward The Light” byRead more...

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Song of the Day: Gambles - Angel

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 “Angel” by Gambles from the 2013 self-releasedRead more...

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Song of the Day: Chantal Acda - Arms Up High

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 “Arms Up High” by Chantal Acda fromRead more...

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Live Review: Damien Jurado w/ Naomi Wachira at Neptune Theatre 1/17/14

Thinking of those who define the present-day Seattle music scene, musicians like Damien Jurado, who not only call the city home but who have influenced, promoted, and produced other local artists’ music, come to mind. Jurado’s soul-searching folk ballads have earned him a wholehearted embrace from his fans. What better way to kick off hisRead more...

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Album Review: Damien Jurado - Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son

I first listened to Damien Jurado‘s 11th album, Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son, while walking through our shared hometown of Seattle on a particularly rainy day. The first formidable moments of “Magic Number,” transported me into a movie full of earnest life truths. Like his 2012 album, Maraqopa, Brothers and Sisters has instant cinematicRead more...

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Live Video: Minor Alps

“There are so many mountains in the world, but not all of them are on the top 10 list... but if you stand on top of one, you feel like you’re on the highest point on earth.” This is the concept behind super-duo Minor Alps. Multi-talented musicians Matthew Caws of Nada Surf and Juliana HatfieldRead more...

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Live Video: Kingdom Crumbs

Drum machines, laptops and keyboards don’t generally lend themselves to physical expression in music. In many cases, the minute adjustments that can change an entire track are invisible to audiences during electronic performances. The Seattle group Kingdom Crumbs, on the other hand, is captivating to watch live. Their visual appeal could be a product of theirRead more...

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