Author Archives: Gerrit Feenstra

Album Review: Sleigh Bells – Jessica Rabbit

Sleigh Bells have changed. I still remember the afternoon that my friend introduced me. “It’s like a pep rally for gladiators”, she said, laughing, pointing me to the self-titled EP, “their cover looks like Jimmy Buffett but their Myspace says they like Korn”. It was a reasonable introduction, effortlessly embodying the dichotomy that was SleighRead more…

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Album Review: Ricky Eat Acid – Talk To You Soon

With his work as Ricky Eat Acid, Say Ray functions inside a sporadic group of bedroom production geniuses, whose works are as intentional and impactful as they are fleeting. Under an output heavy Bandcamp-driven new model, the line between album, EP, mixtape, or otherwise is blurred or disregarded in favor of real experience. We gotRead more…

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Live Review: Gallant with Eryn Allen Kane at Crocodile 10/25/16

It’s a fact proven time and time again by the emerging stars of our time – if you pay close enough attention to the masters, eventually, their greatness will rub off on you. Tonight at the Crocodile, the two stars of the evening had, at the very least, one master in common: Prince. Tributes toRead more…

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Album Review: The Radio Dept. – Running Out of Love

Swedish indie pop band The Radio Dept. have never been optimists, but with new record Running Out of Love, they are really going out of their way not to see any silver linings. “There’s nothing gracious about our kind”, Johan Duncanson sings on opener “Sloboda Narodu” (yes, that is the famous Yugoslav Partisan motto), asRead more…

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Live Review: Christine and the Queens with Lemolo at Showbox at the Market 10/19/16

“You’re born naked and the rest is drag.” That’s one of several RuPaul quotes that Héloïse Letissier has written on her wall, and it encapsulates, in such fitting form, the spirit of her musical identity as Christine and the Queens. A stage identity apart from herself, Christine is a reflection of Letissier with unshakeable confidence,Read more…

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Live Review: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Death From Above 1979 with Deap Vally at Showbox SoDo 10/20/16

“How about this?” Julie Edwards screamed from the drum set halfway through Deap Vally’s set, “Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and DFA 1979! This is the friggin’ rock n roll circus man!”. Edwards remark couldn’t be more true – truly, tonight’s sinfully good double feature is a match made in heaven. At first, the combination mightRead more…

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Live Review: She Wants Revenge Debut Album 10 Year Anniversary at Showbox 10/21/16

“How much is your 15 year old self flipping out right now?” That’s the text I got from Brittany right after we saw the date go up. She Wants Revenge, celebrating the 10th birthday of their 2006 debut by playing the album in its entirety at the Showbox. Wait, 10 years? Has it already beenRead more…

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Album Review: Swet Shop Boys – Cashmere

Timely does not even begin to describe the new record from NYC rappers Heems and Riz MC, a.k.a. Swet Shop Boys. While it’s depressing as hell, these two dudes seriously could not have picked a better week to drop an album about basic human rights being put up into contention. As the race towards VotingRead more…

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Song of the Day: El Perro Del Mar – KoKoro

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 comes from Swedish indie pop artist El Perro Del Mar. “KoKoro” is theRead more…

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Live Review: James Blake with Moses Sumney at Moore Theatre 10/12/16

Nine decades deep into the electronic music genre, and the most startling and effective instrument it uses is still the human voice. From the earliest days of sampling and vocal splicing to the revolutionary vocal manipulations of Bruce Haack and Kraftwerk up through the live vocal looping we’ve enjoyed so deeply for the last fifteenRead more…

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