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Wednesday Music News

For Thurston Moore fans, it truly is the “best day” as the former Sonic Youth frontman shares the title track from his forthcoming solo album, The Best Day, out October 21st via Matador Records. As we mentioned earlier this month, Moore’s supporting band consists of longtime collaborator Steve Shelley, My Bloody Valentine’s Debbie Googe, andRead more...

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KEXP Suggests: Gigantic Bicycle Festival 8/23-24

Seattle has increasingly become a more bike-friendly town. For the past few years, KEXP has proudly hosted an Energizer Station during “Bike to Work Day.” And now, this weekend, August 23rd and 24th, the Gigantic Bicycle Festival continues to combine bikes and beats at Centennial Fields Park in Snoqualmie, Washington. Sure, you can get inRead more...

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Out This Week 8/19

After a blistering in-studio session at KEXP, young Benjamin Booker has released his self-titled debut album, which KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates calls “a powerful blend of energetic garage rock and postpunk with gritty blues and soul, featuring a variety of visceral songs with explosive guitar riffs, rollicking organ and often-frenetic rhythms accompanying Booker’s raspyRead more...

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Monday Music News

We’re about a month away from the release of the fifth Interpol album El Pintor, and the New York City trio have shared the third single from the upcoming release. Stream the track “Ancient Ways” below. El Pintor hits stores September 9th via Matador Records, and the boys will hit the Paramount Theatre on Tuesday,Read more...

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Song of the Day: BRONCHO - Class Historian

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 “Class Historian” by BRONCHO,Read more...

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Song of the Day: Kingdom of the Holy Sun - Thirteen Eyes

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 DJ John Richards, is “Thirteen Eyes” by KingdomRead more...

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Live Video: Cloud Nothings

When it comes to songwriting, Cloud Nothings frontman Dylan Baldi has a solid plan. “I think about trying to getting better,” Baldi explains to DJ Cheryl Waters, adding with a laugh, “I don’t want to get worse!” It’s a technique that is clearly working out for for the young Cleveland-based musician. From his early daysRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Bay Area bad-ass Ty Segall appeared on Conan last night to perform “Feel” from his upcoming release, Manipulator, out August 26th on Drag City. Check out his performance below, and check out KEXP’s exclusive debut of the track “Susie Thumb” on the KEXP Blog. [Under the Radar]

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Live Video: Wye Oak

It took losing her voice for Wye Oak to rediscover theirs. On the heels of their successful previous album, Civilian, the Baltimore duo were playing arenas, opening for acts like The National and The Decemberists. And then, sadly, frontwoman Jenn Wasner developed vocal-cord nodules, and under doctor’s orders, was forced to stop singing. The health-inducedRead more...

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KEXP Presents: The 2nd Annual Columbia City Blues Festival 8/15-17

You’ll be happy to have the blues this weekend! KEXP is proud to team up with The Royal Room, The Columbia City Theater, and American Standard Time to present the 2nd Annual Columbia City Blues Festival in Seattle this Friday, August 15th through Sunday, August 17th. Together, we’re bringing together some of Seattle’s finest bandsRead more...

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