Author Archives: Gerrit Feenstra

Album Review: Beach House – Depression Cherry

There’s a highly discernible trajectory between the first four albums by Baltimore dream pop act Beach House, from the bedroom whispers of their debut to the mountaintops of Bloom, the duo have, with each subsequent effort, come a bit more out of their shell, turning up the volume, fleshing out textures, and adding more reverbRead more…

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

Album Review: Gardens & Villa – Music For Dogs

The future is cold. It’s a lifeless and impeccably chrome place where imperfection is sought after and annihilated. Evolution has been replaced with a “Refresh” key on your keyboard. The modern world sits still in front of a screen waiting for another notification to pop up, telling us that there is something else out there,Read more…

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

Live Review: Tei Shi at Barboza 8/6/15

Brooklyn pop singer Tei Shi is on the come up like nobody else in her league. Earlier this year, Valerie Teicher dropped her second EP, Verde, doubling her sonic dynamic, upping her lyrical prowess, and giving us three addictive singles with “Bassically“, “Go Slow“, and “See Me“. Between this and her debut EP Suadade, TeicherRead more…

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

Live Review: METZ with Big Ups at Neumos 8/4/15

If there were baseball cards for Sub Pop bands, Toronto hardcore band METZ would be the 1.0 benchmark for live performance batting average. They just don’t make ‘em like METZ every day. No matter where they play, whether it be a massive festival stage (like Sub Pop’s own Silver Jubilee several years ago) or anRead more…

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

Album Review: HEALTH – Death Magic

At long last, this week, LA noise rock act HEALTH drop their third proper LP. It’s a record I’ve been wanting to hear for almost six years i.e. as soon as their second, Get Color, left heavy rotation in the fall of 2009 after weeks and weeks of repeat listens. But HEALTH haven’t left usRead more…

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

Album Review: Mac DeMarco – Another One

Though he performs ceaselessly with superhuman energy, though he’s already dropped two records this year (Demos Vol. 1 and last week’s Some Other Ones) and this will be his third for 2015, and though his character and charisma both shine like a demigod of whimsy, Mac DeMarco is more human than all of us. LastRead more…

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

Album Review: Mas Ysa – Seraph

Thomas Arsenault is not afraid of feeling. He did it in droves on his debut EP Worth, and he does it again on this week’s full length effort Seraph. On song after song, Mas Ysa brings joy, pain, abandon, doubt, and suffering in quantities that most bands hope to capture once in their career. Meanwhile,Read more…

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

Capitol Hill Block Party 2015, Day 3: Father John Misty, Chastity Belt, Lower Dens, & Porter Ray

Capitol Hill Block Party 2015 Sunday brought two things: rain and totally incredible music, and both in plentiful volume. But hey, this is Seattle right? Naturally, everyone has a jacket in their back seat/pocket and nothing about the festival seems to be missed under grey skies. The drop in temperature and the insane amount ofRead more…

Posted in Capitol Hill Block Party, KEXP, Live Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Live Review: Heems with Spank Rock at Sunset Tavern 7/20/15

It’s only the end of July, but it’s already been an eventful year for Heems. The New York rapper dropped his first proper solo LP, Eat Pray Thug back in March, an excellent record that tells a heavy-handed story of what it’s like to like in a perpetually post-9/11 New York as a person ofRead more…

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

Capitol Hill Block Party 2015, Day 2: Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Com Truise, The Physics, and Snuff Redux

More clouds? More rain? When have these things ever mattered to Seattle? Capitol Hill Block Party 2015 ventured onwards with nothing but smiles as time for Day 2 arose. Between Jamie xx and Built to Spill yesterday, Saturday had a high bar to clamber over. But the festivities got underway very quickly, with early mainRead more…

Posted in Capitol Hill Block Party, KEXP, Live Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment
Donate Now!

Donate to KEXP Today!
where the music matters

The KEXP Blog

  • Listen Live:

    High Quality AAC+
    Excellent for PC, Mac, iPhones/iPads, Android Devices, tablets, 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

  • KEXP AND THE UW

    The University of Washington Logo KEXP is an
    affiliate 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