Author Archives: Gerrit Feenstra

Live Review: ODESZA w/ Hayden James & Louis Futon @ Paramount Theater 12/6/15

Last week, Seattle sons Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight took their hometown for three straight sold-out nights at the Paramount Theater. It is truly mind-boggling how quickly and how flawlessly ODESZA has skyrocketed over the last three years. The band’s debut album Summer’s Gone came out only three short years ago, and thanks to anRead more…

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Live Review: Gardens & Villa with De Lux at The Crocodile 11/16/15

There are lots of reasons for two bands to tour with each other. For example, they might have a similar fanbase. Or, they might have a similar sound, and can cater to a single collaborative night of music fairly easily. Or, in the case of Los Angeles pairing Gardens & Villa and De Lux, theyRead more…

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Live Review: Telekinesis and Say Hi with NAVVI at Neumos 11/7/15

Five and a half weeks and thirty one dates later, Telekinesis and Say Hi return to Seattle. These two local veterans embarked on an epic co-headlining tour back at the beginning of October, and Saturday night, they wrapped it up with an unforgettable stop at Neumos. Both of their new records dropped on the sameRead more…

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Live Review: EL VY with Hibou at Neumos 11/4/15

Among other things, Matt Berninger is known for making a live show count. Whether it’s embodying the introverted distance of his work with The National in straightjacket contortions or diving into furious anger, throwing wine glasses into the air and crushing them under his feet, in all things, Berninger is a vivacious wonder. The bitterRead more…

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Album Review: Rustie – EVENIFUDONTBELIEVE

Can someone tell Rustie to slow down, please? His last LP for Warp, Green Language, barely came out a year ago. In the meantime, he’s played a world tour, including a Sasquatch! date, dropped a free EP of music, and produced a track from a hospital bed. Russell Whyte does not let up on theRead more…

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New Music: Chromatics – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Chromatics have had an unprecedented 2015. The world has been talking about their upcoming LP Dear Tommy since December. We’ve been listening to its singles since February when we got “Just Like You“, quickly followed by “I Can Never Be Myself When You’re Around“. In April, we got the massive “In Films” and Johnny Jewel’sRead more…

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New Music: NAVVI – In Gold / Polychrome

This week, Seattle electronic duo NAVVI returns with “In Gold”/”Polychrome”, the first new, original material we’ve seen from them since the II EP of last fall, and some of their strongest work yet. NAVVI introduced themselves to us only two short years ago with “Weekends”, and since that minimal, driving groove, the band has onlyRead more…

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Song of the Day: Beat Connection – So Good

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 Morning Show with John Richards, is “So Good” by Seattle danceRead more…

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Album Review: Beat Connection – Product 3

Tomorrow, Beat Connection drop their new LP, Product 3, on ANTI- Records. Everything about that sentence makes me want to run outside shouting for joy and hug the first person I see. Beat Connection fans, both in their home town of Seattle and afar, have been waiting on Product 3 for a minute now. TheRead more…

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Live Review: Hudson Mohawke with The-Dream at Crocodile 10/14/15

In the haze of the smoke machines and blue lighting at the Crocodile, as a packed in crowd at a sold out show danced relentlessly to the bass-heavy tracks booming from the stage, we collectively celebrate one thing: brilliant songwriting. If there’s one commonality between the two acts on the bill tonight – Glasgow electronicRead more…

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