Author Archives: Jacob Webb

Live Video: Trampled By Turtles

There are two main takeaways from Trampled By Turtles‘ KEXP in-studio session last October: that these guys have serious technical chops and that they’ve got the songs to put them to use. The Duluth, Minnesota, quintet’s latest album, Wild Animals, features some of their most emotionally resonant songwriting to date, and when they stopped byRead more…

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Song of the Day: Melody’s Echo Chamber – Shirim

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 “Shirim” by Melody’s Echo ChamberRead more…

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Live Video: Allo Darlin’

Although the title of the band’s new album, We All Come From The Same Place, isn’t referring to a specific place, geographic location seemed to be on the minds of Allo Darlin‘ when they stopped by KEXP in October. The Australian/English quartet’s songs shimmered with an honed precision, allowing Elizabeth Morris and Paul Rains’ voicesRead more…

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Song of the Day: Restorations – Separate Songs

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 “Separate Songs” by Restorations fromRead more…

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Live Video: Owl John

The roots of Owl John lie in the idea that to save something, sometimes you need to walk away from it. That’s what caused Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchinson to take a break from the Scottish indie rock group and return to writing songs the way he did when he started the band a decadeRead more…

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Song of the Day: The Twilight Sad – Last January

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 “Last January” by The TwilightRead more…

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Live Video: Mirel Wagner

Mirel Wagner has an uncanny ability to conjure haunting atmospheres with little more than an acoustic guitar and her chilling, sparse vocals, but what’s even more striking is the narratives she chooses to craft with those talents. Mortality, family, and love are just some of the themes that colored in the singular, disarmingly-hushed songs fromRead more…

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Song of the Day: Sleater-Kinney – Bury Our Friends

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 Cheryl Waters, is “Bury Our Friends” by Sleater-KinneyRead more…

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Song of the Day: Flake Music – Spanway Hits

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Spanway Hits” by Flake Music from the 2014 reissue of the 1997Read more…

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Song of the Day: Wampire – Bad Attitude

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 Cheryl Waters, is “Bad Attitude” by Wampire fromRead more…

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