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Thursday Music News

It’s been a couple of months, so it’s time for new music from Ty Segall. On January 22nd, the prolific artist releases his eighth (or tenth, who really knows) solo full-length, Emotional Mugger, via Drag City. Listen to an album stream below. This is actually the record’s second iteration: it was previously released last NovemberRead more…

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Live Video: Albert Hammond, Jr.

It’s hard to lament The Strokes hiatus when their guitarist Albert Hammond, Jr. keeps putting out such great solo releases. On his third full-length, Momentary Masters, he delves into an unintentional new wave inspiration (“I don’t really know how to put it into categories,” he tells DJ Troy Nelson. “But that sounds good, I likeRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Girls That Shred Benefit for Skate Like a Girl

It’s gonna be a busy weekend for Seattle grassroots organization Skate Like A Girl! Not only are they partnering with KEXP to present the 16th Annual Expansions MLK Unity Celebration on Sunday, January 17th, but on Friday, January 15th, we’re teaming up with them to present the 3rd Annual Girls That Shred Benefit at theRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

2016 is off to a great start for M. Ward. The beloved Northwest singer/songwriter made a surprise appearance at the Sasquatch! 2016 Launch Party earlier this week, and today, he shares a video for “Girl From Conejo Valley,” a single from his upcoming release, More Rain. The clip, directed by Ward and Carlos Forster, featuresRead more…

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Live Review: Patti Smith at The Moore Theatre 1/5

“I’M FUCKING OLD!” shouted Patti Smith, the legendary Godmother of Punk, to the crowd at The Moore Theatre, her tiny fists raised to the ceiling. “And I hope I get even older!” In fact, when Smith shared her age to the audience (69 years old, as a matter of fact), it was hard to believe.Read more…

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Song of the Day: Nada Surf – Believe You’re Mine

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 Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Believe You’re Mine” byRead more…

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Monday Music News

When Courtney Barnett sings about “Three Packs a Day,” she’s not talking about smoking. (I mean, c’mon. Haven’t you listened to the lyrics of “Avant Gardener“? She’s not that good at breathing in.) Instead, the brand-new single from the Australian singer/songwriter is an ode to ramen. While dietitians may disagree with the title, the trackRead more…

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KEXP Premiere: Posse – Perfect H

Over the years, KEXP has been watching local trio Posse evolve, from their 2012 performance at our Concerts at the Mural series to their 2014 Audioasis session in support of their self-released album Soft Opening. Today, we present the latest chapter in the young Seattle band’s story as we premiere the song “Perfect H.” InRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Karl Blau Benefit Show at Black Lodge + Victory Lounge 1/8

Last month, beloved local troubadour Karl Blau lost all of his instruments and recording gear in an accidental fire that destroyed the Anacortes Music Channel, an all-ages DIY art space, concert venue, recording studio, and online radio station that he established last year in Anacortes, Washington. Ever the community-minded optimist, Blau wrote on his FacebookRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Tomorrow, not only will iconic rocker David Bowie celebrate his 69th birthday, but he releases his 25th studio album ★ (pronounced “Blackstar”) via Columbia Records. Today, he shares the video for the track “Lazarus,” which features the influential artist, well, hallucinating in a mental hospital. Watch the clip, directed by Johan Renck, below, and tuneRead more…

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