Author Archives: Dusty Henry

Local Artist Spotlight: Caspar Babypants

Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week we’re highlighting Seattle children’s music project Caspar Babypants, who play KEXP’s Music Heals: Beyond Cancer this Thursday from 6 to 8 PM in the KEXP Gathering Space. Savvy Seattlites will quickly recognize Chris Ballew, akaRead more…

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In Stores Now 1/29

The ever-prolific Ty Segall returns with his 10th solo release, Freedom’s Golbin, which KEXP Music Director Don Yates says “brings together the many sides of Segall’s music, from blistering garage-punk, driving psych-rock and chugging glam to wistful folk-rock, Beatlesque psych-pop and even a woozy barroom sing-along.” London’s Dream Wife comes through with a promising self-titledRead more…

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Announcing the 2018 Pickathon Lineup

Pickathon won’t just return to Happy Valley, Ore. this August 3-5, but it will also mark 20 years of this staple Northwestern festival. More than just gathering your favorite artists in the same place, Pickathon provides a whimsical forest setting with intricately designed stages, yoga sessions, craft beer, and more. In celebration of this momentousRead more…

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Throwaway Style: Parisalexa Grows Up and Searches Through Love on Bloom

Throwaway Style is a weekly column dedicated to examining all aspects of the Northwest music scene. Whether it’s a new artist making waves, headlines affecting local talent, or reflecting on some of the music that’s been a foundation in our region; this space celebrates everything happening in the Northwest region, every Thursday on the KEXP Blog. “MyRead more…

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In Stores Now 1/22

January is starting to pick-up the pace with a swath of thrilling releases from new and old favorite artists. Swedish Folk outfit First Aid Kit returns with their fourth LP, Ruins, which KEXP’s Music Director Dan Yates calls the duo’s “most accomplished album to date is a beautifully crafted set of emotive folk-pop inflected withRead more…

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Surfer Blood Cover Pavement’s “Box Elder” (KEXP Premiere)

There’s history to bands covering Pavement’s “Box Elder.” When The Wedding Present recorded their interpretation of the track from Pavement’s Slay Tracks (1933–1969) EP track back in ’89, it caught the ear of renowned BBC DJ John Peel and helped generate buzz for the release abroad. Nearly three decades later, the song is still resonatingRead more…

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Hibou Announces New Album Something Familiar, Shares “Fall Into” Music Video

Hibou, the moniker of Seattle songwriter Peter Michel, returns with a new LP entitled Something Familiar out March 2 via Barsuk Records. The album follows up on the project’s 2015 self-titled debut, which Michel recorded in a walk-in closet. This time around he’s recorded with a full-band at Chris Walla’s Hall of Justice recording studio,Read more…

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Throwaway Style: Droning Out the Noise with Tiny Vipers, Norm Chambers, and Pink Void

Throwaway Style is a weekly column dedicated to examining all aspects of the Northwest music scene. Whether it’s a new artist making waves, headlines affecting local talent, or reflecting on some of the music that’s been a foundation in our region; this space celebrates everything happening in the Northwest region, every Thursday on the KEXP Blog. TheRead more…

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In Stores Now 1/15

Northwest supergroup Unlikely Friends (featuring members of BOAT and Math and Physics Club) have returned with their sophomore album, Crooked Numbers. The LP follows up on 2016’s Solid Gold Cowboys and KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it “another impressive set of buoyant power-pop with jangly guitars, soaring keyboards, bouncy rhythms, alternating lead vocals andRead more…

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R.I.P. Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries

Irish songwriter Dolores O’Riordan, most famously of The Cranberries, has passed away at the age of 46. A statement from her publicist says that O’Riordan was in London for a recording session, but not further details are available at this time.

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