Author Archives: Gerrit Feenstra

Live Review: Pharmakon with Garek Jon Druss, Pink Void, and DJ Sharlese at Kremwerk 2/20/15

Seattle noise fans know when you see “Debacle Records presents” at the top of a show poster, you are in for something. New York’s Pharmakon may be on the fantastic Sacred Bones Records, but I think she’d be welcomed with open arms into a lasting relationship with Debacle Records, who supplied the rest of theRead more…

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Album Review: Future Brown – Future Brown

Calling Brooklyn dance outfit Future Brown‘s debut LP an album is almost depressing. Future Brown is less of an album and more of a flawless collection of singles curated in the most listenable form possible for maximum sonic impact. There is no slow middle section. There’s no one track you’ll pass on considering for yourRead more…

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Album Review: Ibeyi – Ibeyi

2015 has now officially seen its first perfect debut of the year, and the award goes to Ibeyi. Last year, we got a wonderful double A-side introduction to the twin duo of Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz with the Oya EP, together with “River”. Now, we have a full 46 minutes of pure magic and mysteryRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Body Language at Barboza 2/17/15

Brooklyn electronic group Body Language will be throwing a dance party in Barboza. You need to be there. If you are unfamiliar, jump to the band’s Soundcloud and begin familiarizing. The band has grown in leaps and bounds over the last couple years, not because they needed a ton of practice, but because even withRead more…

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Live Review: Ariel Pink with Jack Name at Neumos 2/10/15

Where do you draw the line between the man Ariel Rosenberg and Ariel Pink, the rock icon and sex god character he’s brewed up to give to all of us over the last 15 years? That’s not a rhetorical question – honestly, I couldn’t tell you. I don’t think there’s a good answer. But thenRead more…

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Song of the Day: Viet Cong – Silhouettes

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 Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Silhouettes” by Calgary post-punk groupRead more…

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Sasquatch! 2015 Launch Party with Ty Segall, TacocaT, & The Young Evils at Neptune Theatre 2/2/2015

Every year, Seattle gets a small taste of Sasquatch! Music Festival at home four months before the festival takes place. Sasquatch! Launch Party is a great event every single year, both with or without context. As the rain beats down on the dreariest months of the Seattle year, we all dream of Memorial Day weekend,Read more…

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Album Review: Unlikely Friends – Solid Gold Cowboys

Unlikely Friends is a band that really is described by anything but the band’s name choice. Honestly, I’m a bit surprised the band hasn’t existed up until this point. A collaboration between D. Crane of BOAT and Charles Bert of Math and Physics Club with the help of Chris Mac on drums seems like aRead more…

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Album Review: Big Noble – First Light

Twelve years ago, a New York band called Interpol released a song called “NYC“. The third track on the band’s debut LP Turn on the Bright Lights and the song that makes reference of the album’s title within, it’s the first of many emotional high points on the record. But more importantly, it’s a distinctRead more…

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Live Review: Bass Drum of Death with Chastity Belt and Bad Motivators at Tractor Tavern 1/28/15

A mosh pit of all smiles is a beautiful and wonderful thing. Real mosh pits are great to start with. Not fake circle pits where following the leader dominates any true form of atomic self expression, but a real “I drank a little too much and don’t mind being throw around by the couple peopleRead more…

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