Author Archives: Janice Headley

Song of the Day: Born Ruffians – We Made It

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “We Made It” byRead more…

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Live Video: Luna

When frontman Dean Wareham sings, “don’t know why I can’t stop smiling,” he echoes the thoughts of thousands of Luna fans grateful to have the band back together after a decade apart. The beloved New York (well, now L.A.) band called it quits in 2004, but with Captured Tracks reissuing their first five albums onRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Austin-based group Shearwater, led by singer/songwriter Jonathan Meiburg (above), share a clip for the track “Quiet Americans,” off their forthcoming ninth full-length Jet Plane And Oxbow. Director Alex Rapine captures a dapper Meiburg at his most sinister. Jet Plane And Oxbow will be out January 22nd via Sub Pop, and KEXP presents the band onRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Local duo Chimurenga Renaissance (aka Tendai Maraire of Shabazz Palaces and Hussein Kalonji) debut a new track today titled “Girls With Gunz,” a song they say was inspired by African assassin Grace Maseva, a woman who fought in the Second Chimurenga, the war that ended white rule in Zimbabwe. Local writer Charles Mudede explained onRead more…

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Fish in the Percolator: A Birthday Video Roundup for David Lynch

The owls may not be what they seem, but neither does David Lynch. As a director, writer, musician, actor, artist, even furniture designer, he truly does it all. It’s no surprise that his surrealistic influence extends to the music world, so on today, his 69th birthday, KEXP pays tribute to Lynch with a roundup ofRead more…

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Song of the Day: I Don’t Cares – King of America

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “King of America” byRead more…

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Out This Week 1/8 + 1/15

2016 is off to a slow start for music, so we’ve combined the past two weeks of new releases. One undeniable highlight is the final album from the late, legendary David Bowie, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, making it his first No. 1 album ever. KEXP Music Director Don YatesRead more…

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Monday Music News

Local duo ODESZA share a clip today for “It’s Only” [ft. Zyra], a track from their 2014 release In Return. Writer and director Dan Brown explains his inspiration, noting the track “speaks to something elemental, fire, water, love, but from a viewpoint that seems removed. Things happen, good or bad. So it goes. This inspiredRead more…

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Song of the Day: Nicola Cruz – Colibria

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Colibria” by Nicola CruzRead more…

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Live Review: DeVotchKa with the Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall 1/12

From smaller clubs like The Crocodile and the Tractor Tavern to the luxurious concert venue of Benaroya Hall. “This is quite a step up from where we started in Seattle,” joked Nick Urata, frontman for DeVotchKa, as he stared out at the expansive room, seemingly sold out from floor to third tier balcony. And it’sRead more…

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