Author Archives: Gerrit Feenstra

Album Review: Class Actress – Movies

When we were spinning Rapprocher back in 2011, we knew it was only a matter of time before Class Actress became a full-fledged pop star. There’s just something magical about the high tension melancholy Elizabeth Harper has on her records. It’s a very “this is where I find myself for better or worse” type ofRead more…

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Live Review: Purity Ring with BRAIDS and Born Gold at Showbox SoDo & Q Nightclub 6/16/15

Want a great example of how to get hugely popular as a band without losing your soul? Look no further than Alberta electronic duo Purity Ring. The band’s 2012 debut, Shrines, was an instant classic, mixing dark Canadian electronic textures with essences of hip-hop, all graced by the soaring vocal prowess of Megan James. CorinRead more…

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Album Review: DJ Koze – DJ-Kicks

This year, !K7 Records celebrates a massive milestone, entering the twentieth year of their ongoing DJ-Kicks series and releasing the fiftieth entry in the series. Over its fifty entry catalogue, DJ-Kicks has carved a niche that no other electronic serial really taps into. For Fabric, it’s the club translated to a recording. For Back toRead more…

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Live Review: Sufjan Stevens with Helado Negro at Paramount Theatre 6/11/15

Sufjan Stevens is an artist who doesn’t make many whimsical steps. Whether it be a proper record or a side project or a live tour or a Christmas album, each time Sufjan steps into the spotlight, you are almost guaranteed a proper glance at the current state of the artist. When we last saw SufjanRead more…

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Song of the Day: Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love

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 Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Multi-Love” by Unknown MortalRead more…

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Album Review: FFS – FFS

FFS, the eponymous debut album from the collaboration project between Franz Ferdinand and Sparks, feels a bit like a beautiful car crash in slow motion. I say slow motion because the two objects that make up the collision seen here have been careening towards each other since the good old days of 2002. For Sparks,Read more…

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Live Review: Jungle with Beat Connection (DJ) at Neptune Theatre 5/20/15

True to style, every year, there are one or two bands that manage to navigate the Sasquatch! Music Festival contracts and squeeze in a Seattle date right before they head east. For 2015, that band was UK electronic showcase Jungle. While they absolutely wowed crowds with their Sasquatch! set on Day 1, they took theRead more…

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Live Review: Shy Girls with P. Morris at Barboza 5/28/15

Something felt different in the Neumos basement last week as the crowd packed in to see Shy Girls. The Portland electronic act, led by Dan Vidmar, has been around for a couple years, dropping lush EPs including the lauded Timeshare, making earnest love songs for the introspective bedroom-ridden listener. But the crowd tonight wasn’t hereRead more…

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Album Review: Hot Chip – Why Make Sense?

“Connection… correction.” If you summed up UK dance veterans Hot Chip in an obscure two word phrase, I think this bridge from “Love Is The Future” would do quite nicely. It’s between these two poles of connection and correction that Hot Chip have operated for over a decade. From “I Was The Boy From School”Read more…

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Live Review: Unknown Mortal Orchestra with Nurses at Barboza 5/9/15

For almost five years now as Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Ruban Nielson has been learning how to give himself away. On his eponymous debut, it was from behind the closed door of a bedroom, where we heard psychedelic funk gems muffled through the wall and wanted to know more. On 2013’s II, the door cracked aRead more…

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