Author Archives: Christy Thacker

Song of the Day: Retribution Gospel Choir - Hide It Away

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. Each and every Friday, we deliver songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on theRead more...

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Out This Week 2/2

This week features some unusual new releases with Texan electro folk band Midlake stealing the spotlight. The former high school jazz band kids diverge from the 70′s-esque, psych-pop sound of their 2006 breakout album, The Trials of Van Occupanter, and adopt a more organic, haunted vibe with The Courage of Others (they’re playing Portland’s WonderRead more...

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Album Review: Phantogram - Eyelid Movies

Street beat, trip pop duo Phantogram teased North America for almost a year with a mere, but terribly addictive, five song EP. The pair from Saratoga Springs, New York, may have left groove junkies everywhere without a fix, but just as they promised, their debut album, Eyelid Movies, is almost here (out February 9 onRead more...

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Out This Week 1/26

Music fanatics everywhere can breathe once again as this week’s new releases promise only the most excellent albums to come in 2010. Prolific folk artist Stephin Merritt has created yet another masterwork with Magnetic Field’s new album, Realism. Releasing 19 albums in 19 years under several get-ups, Realism is as inspirational and instrumentally seductive asRead more...

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Album Review: Beach House - Teen Dream

Dream pop duo Beach House proves the third time is truly the charm with their Sub Pop debut and third studio album, Teen Dream (out tomorrow!). Vanishing for a month with all their instruments and producer Chris Coady, Alex Scally and vocalist/keyboardist Victoria Legrand shut themselves away in a converted New York church called Dreamland.Read more...

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Song of the Day: Hallelujah the Hills - Allied Lions

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. Each and every Friday we deliver songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on theRead more...

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Out This Week 1/19

This week features everything from long anticipated albums to new releases of the underrated and obscure. Austin’s indie darlings Spoon took a step back from their Top 10 Billboard 200 record Ga, Ga, Ga, Ga, Ga with their seventh studio album Transference. In fact, the quartet turned inside-out this time around, trading in their signatureRead more...

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Songs of Remberance, Celebration & Hope: commemorating the birthday of Martin Luther King

Today, we celebrate the life and legacy of one of time’s greatest revolutionaries, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Songs like Odetta’s “Glory Halleluja” and Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are A-Changin” remind us to honor those who fought for their freedom and equality as human beings during the Civil Rights Movement. Michael Franti’s “Hey WorldRead more...

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Join KEXP for Expansions’ live broadcast and 10th Annual MLK Unity Party this Sunday

A whole decade later and KEXP Expansions’ annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is still one of the hottest nights of electronic music in town! This Sunday, January 17, come down to Neumos and commemorate the holiday with our very own DJ’s Riz, Masa and Kid Hops, and very special guests SunTzu Sound.

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Song of the Day: Sleigh Bells - Crown On The Ground

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. Each and every Friday we deliver songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on theRead more...

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