Author Archives: Anna McClain

Album Review: Cumulus - I Never Meant It To Be Like This

The debut album, I Never Meant It To Be Like This, from Seattle’s Cumulus has been a long time coming. After establishing themselves in the local music scene playing alongside fellow Northwest artists like Wild Flag, Gold Leaves and Pickwick, honing their sound and piquing fan interest, the trio launched a fundraising page in early 2013 in orderRead more...

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Live at MFNW 2013, Day 3: The Thermals

The Thermals may have moved to Saddle Creek Records for their latest album, but frontman Hutch Harris showed some Seattle pride at the Doug Fir, sporting a Hardly Art shirt, which, along with the rest of Harris, was inevitably soaked by the end of their live set.

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Live at Bumbershoot 2013, Day 2: Beats Antique

Oakland’s Beats Antique debuted in 2007 with their unique blend of the world fusion and electronic genres, performance art and live instruments. Muti-instrumentalist David Satori seamlessly brings a variety of world influences into the mix, from Middle Eastern styles to afro-beat. The group’s dancer, Zoe Jakes, further experiments with a variety of dance forms such asRead more...

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Live at Bumbershoot 2013, Day 2: Matt Pond

With 9 LPs under his belt as part of the group Matt Pond PA, Matt Pond has dropped the “PA” to undertake a solo career. This East Coast born-and-raised singer/songwriter began playing music during college and eventually scored gigs opening for bands like Bikini Kill and Superchunk. While his debut solo album , The Lives InsideRead more...

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Live at Bumbershoot 2013, Day 1: Robert Glasper Experiment

Having worked with artists like Q-Tip, Kanye West and J. Dilla, it’s safe to say that Texan jazz pianist and producer Robert Glasper is well connected. His quartet, the Robert Glasper Experiment, includes three talented and multi-influenced musicians; bassist Derrick Hodge, Casey Benjamin on vocoder and saxophone and drummer Chris Dave. The group’s fifth album,Read more...

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Live at Bumbershoot 2013, Day 1: Gary Numan

text by Gerrit Feenstra and Anna McClain Our fourth guest in the KEXP Bumbershoot Music Lounge today kicked things off with some great tunes and a whole lot of nostalgia. Gary Numan pioneered his way through the late 70s and into the 80s with an electronic sound unlike any other. Part goth, part new-wave, partRead more...

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Bumbershoot Begins!

As the first day of Bumbershoot Music Festival kicks off, KEXP is busy preparing for our live broadcast from the Bumbershoot Music Lounge! Starting at noon you can hear performances from Thao and The Get Down Stay Down, ZZ Ward, Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, Gary Numan and the Robert Glasper Experiment. Didn’t get aRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Along with a delightfully handwritten note detailing her intentions in creating her upcoming album, Glasser (Cameron Mesirow) released a new track, “Shape,” as a prelude to the album which is due out in October. Cameron writes, “I have been thinking about space. Not only outer space and physical boundaries but also inner mental space...I thought about architecture,Read more...

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This Friday: Concerts at the Mural Decibel Festival Night with Lusine, Natasha Kmeto, and Vox Mod

KEXP and Seattle Center present the final night in this year’s series of Concerts at the Mural of 2013 this Friday with a special Decibel Festival lineup! This free show at Seattle Center’s Mural Amphitheater will feature some of the awesome talent at this year’s Decibel Festival. Lusine, Natasha Kmeto and Vox Mod will eachRead more...

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Song of the Day: My Goodness - Back Again

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 “Back Again” by My Goodness from theRead more...

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