Author Archives: Dylan Portelance

Album Review: The Morning Benders – Big Echo

From Phil Spector to The Beatles, taking simple lyrics and adding sonic complexity below has been a formula for success. The wall of sound, a hodgepodge of washed out guitars, strings, horns and countless other forms of aural amusement, empowers bands to communicate triumphs and tribulations galore. Berkeley’s The Morning Benders, with the help ofRead more…

Posted in Album Reviews, KEXP | Tagged | Leave a comment

Album Review: Fang Island – Fang Island

To begin, the vinyl player crackles. Synths mixed with electric guitar crescendo tonally but haphazardly in fanfare, only to disappear in favor of vocal harmonies. Majestic, folk-like vocals set the stage. Triumph and pride resonates with the opening lines, “They are all within my reach/ they are free.” But enough of that little prelude —Read more…

Posted in Album Reviews, KEXP, New York | Tagged | Leave a comment
Donate Now!
where the music matters

The KEXP Blog

  • Listen Live:

    High Quality AAC+
    Excellent for PC, Mac, iPhones/iPads, Android Devices, tables, iTunes, Winamp, and VLC. High quality audio, low bandwidth

    MP3 Stream
    Best for computers running OSX or Windows with iTunes or the open source VideoLAN Player installed

  • Breaking New Ground Together!

    Help Build Our New Home!
  • KEXP AND THE UW

    The University of Washington Logo KEXP is a service of the
    University of Washington
  • iTunes and KEXP

    iTunes Logo
    You can now find KEXP under "Eclectic" in iTunes after the demise of the "Public" category, to better represent the diversity of our daytime variety shows and numerous specialty programs.
Sponsored By
Become a KEXP Sponsor!
  • KEXP Post Categories