Author Archives: Jacob Uitti

Live Video: Chad Valley

It’s been about two years since Hugo Manuel, a.k.a. Chad Valley, last released a record. “I’ve written a lot over the last year, I’ve just got to hone it down,” says the angelic-voiced Hugo, who recently spent time in a house in France writing and writing (and biking to the nearest town for bread and cheese forRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: A Benefit for the Oso Mudslide Victims at Tractor Tavern 5/12

Seattle literary and arts magazine, The Monarch Review, is hosting a benefit show for the victims of the Oso mudslide. The event, May 12th at the Tractor Tavern, will feature Mary Lambert, La Luz and Star Anna. All the money raised will go to the Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation. The evening will be hosted byRead more…

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Live Video: White Denim

Intricate and soulful, White Denim visited the KEXP studio recently, where they displayed that which makes them so popular: vocals like a smooth cowboy crooner, rhythms like outer space and guitar solos like smokey 70’s rock clubs. Joining DJ Morgan, the Austin four-piece played tunes from their new album, Corsicana Lemonade, and recounted stories about theirRead more…

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KEXP Q&A: Meagan Grandall of Lemolo

Meagan Grandall, the talented songstress behind the Seattle band Lemolo, is in the midst of recording a new album, fresh off the heals of The Kaleidoscope. Equipped with one of the sweetest voices in the city, coupled with enough mystery to drive Sherlock Holmes batty, Grandall is working late, late nights to keep up with herRead more…

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Song of the Day: Withered Hand – Fall Apart

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 “Fall Apart” by Withered HandRead more…

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Live Video: Golden Gardens

Seattle duo Golden Gardens aim to infultrate a meaningful part of your mind. The beauty of the band, however, is that it is not obvious which part of your psyche they have in their sights. It is a constant journey for you, the listener, to figure out what’s in their scope as you continue toRead more…

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KEXP Q&A: Julia Shapiro and Lydia Lund of Chastity Belt

Seattle’s Chastity Belt play energetic indie rock ‘n roll. They are sarcastic, sharp and both complex and simple all at once. They are also an all-female band. But does gender matter when it comes to the music they produce? Does it matter for the bands Childbirth, Lemolo or La Luz? You get the sense it’s something they jokeRead more…

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Live Video: Tacocat

It would be great to construct this write-up as a complete palindrome, but probably only Tacocat could pull that off! Instead, let it suffice that this Seattle four-piece is hella charming — from the new ice cream flavor coming out under their name all the way down to their latest album title, NVM, a nod toRead more…

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Monday Music News

Black Keys band member Patrick Carney played the title track for the duo’s new album, Turn Blue, today. This is the second song, along with “Fever”, to be released from the new record. The bluesy tune features rumbling drums and a thoughtful lyrical tone. The new record is also a collaboration between the Black Keys andRead more…

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KEXP Q&A: Mindie Lind of Inly

Mindie Lind has a timeless voice. She has a silky, sultry, smokey sound that transports you to the place of dark night clubs, cigarette smoke and charm. She also fronts the new Seattle band Inly. KEXP caught up with Mindie to see what was up with the new project, what singers inspire her and howRead more…

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