Author Archives: Gerrit Feenstra

Album Review: How To Dress Well - “What Is This Heart?”

Tom Krell has always been a thinker. On 2010 debut Love Remains, Krell introduced us to his unique blend of slow jam R&B and heady philosophy (what he studied at school in Brooklyn and Cologne, Germany) with an unforgettable collection of heartbreaking magic. On 2012 breakthrough Total Loss, Krell contemplated the death of a closeRead more...

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Album Review: Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence

Whatever your personal opinion of her may be, there is one fact that is truly undeniable: Lana Del Rey is in a league of her own. If you don’t believe me, read her fantastically revealing cover piece with Fader. If you don’t feel like it, listen to her albums, watch her videos, read other interviews,Read more...

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Song of the Day: Trust - Capitol

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part 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 DJ Cheryl Waters, is “Capitol” by Toronto synthpopRead more...

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Live Review: The Faint with Reptar and Grave Babies at Neptune Theatre 5/30/14

Fresh off of the release of sixth studio album, Doom Abuse, Nebraska synth and dance punk band The Faint brought one hell of a Friday night to the Neptune. While Doom Abuse is the band’s first new record in six years, the band hasn’t lost any steam in time away - least of all inRead more...

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Album Review: Blackbird Blackbird - Tangerine Sky

San Francisco’s Mikey Maramag has a gift for painting landscapes. As Blackbird Blackbird, Maramag has made our heads spin with dense texturing and ear-worm hooks that take you far away to a place untainted by the imperfections of daily life. Always alternating between driving pop accessibility and ambient impressionism, Blackbird Blackbird follows in a proudRead more...

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Album Review: Hercules & Love Affair - The Feast of the Broken Heart

Maybe it’s just me, but there seems to be a phenomenally awesome trend happening right now where dance bands are accompanying thumping tracks with a lyrical message of higher understanding and deeper self-knowing. Last fall, Cut Copy gave us Free Your Mind, a record musically inspired by rave culture godfathers like the Happy Mondays thatRead more...

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Live Review: SOHN with Mr. Little Jeans at The Crocodile 5/21/14

4AD has been on a roll this year with unique new signees that are bringing the atmospheric R&B game to the next level. I guess this isn’t terribly surprising, considering 4AD has been on the forefront for, I don’t know, 35 years. But between last month’s sleeper hit Lo-Fang set and last week’s incredible CrocodileRead more...

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Live Review: Gardens & Villa with Tom Eddy at Barboza 5/13/14

Santa Barbara synthpop group Gardens & Villa have been on the road for nearly four months straight. Ever since their sophomore LP Dunes dropped on Secretly Canadian, they’ve been road-tripping around this county and others, showing off what a new batch of tunes and a refined live show have to offer. Both the album andRead more...

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Album Review: Little Dragon - Nabuma Rubberband

A rubber band is the perfect picture to fit Swedish electronic outfit Little Dragon. Up to this point, the band has been carving a unique sound that occupies a haunting modern space somewhere between historical influences like Massive Attack and Bjork. After singer Yukumi Nagano made an appearance on the 2010 Gorillaz album, Plastic Beach,Read more...

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Live Review: Childish Gambino at Paramount Theater 5/10/14

Writer, actor, director, songwriter, rapper, and all around entertainment superman, Donald Glover is a man who wears many hats. His hip-hop career under the moniker Childish Gambino hit full stride in back in 2011 with his Glassnote debut, Camp, which took his general awareness from niche rapper to mainstream success in a matter of months.Read more...

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