Author Archives: Jim Beckmann

Live Video: Father John Misty at Columbia City Theater

These days, we all want love letters from Father John Misty. While the stage persona of former Seattle based songwriter Josh Tillman rose to indie stardom following his somewhat calculated invention and an inventive debut filled with 70’s inspired soft rock, expansive folk melodies and nearly excessively smart but always expressively conceived lyrics, he trulyRead more…

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Song of the Day: Swervedriver – Winter Depths

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 “Winter Depths” by SwervedriverRead more…

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Song of the Day: Vök – If I Was

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 “If I Was” byRead more…

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Live Video: Briana Marela

Although the title of Briana Marela‘s debut derives from a kids book about the physical world around us, the album itself best describes our state of adulthood in immaterial ways. In recording All Around Us, the Seattle native sought the elven shores of Iceland and the sprightly touch of Sigur Ros producer Alex Somers, whoRead more…

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Live Video: Calexico at Robert Lang Studio

Recently, KEXP returned to the grotto-esque space of Robert Lang Studios for another intimate session with one of our favorite bands. This time, veteran Tucson band Calexico performed an exclusive set for KEXP donors, featuring songs from their terrific new release, Edge of the Sun, plus an older favorite, and talked in length about theRead more…

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Live Video: Built to Spill

For as cosmic as their jams can be and as free floating as their new album title appears, Built to Spill have never seemed more grounded. On Untethered Moon, their eighth studio album and their first in six years, the veteran indie rockers haven’t drifted away from their roots but, thanks to producer Sam CoomesRead more…

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Song of the Day: Jaill – Getaway

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 “Getaway” by Jaill fromRead more…

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Song of the Day: Weed – Stay in the Summer

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 “Stay in the Summer”Read more…

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Album Premiere: Imaginary People – Dead Letterbox

On their forthcoming full-length debut, Imaginary People make a very real noise. The NYC five-piece are quick to becoming storied superstars with their unscripted blend of kicking roots rock, moody post punk, synthy electro-pop, and anthemic new wave, which they themselves dubbed “dance Americana” with the release of their previous self-titled EP. Now with anRead more…

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Live Video: Houndmouth

When Houndmouth hears the call, it’s not from way up the north but from southern shores, namely the Pacific and Gulf coasts. The Louisville-area pack (technically New Albany, Indiana) mingle breezy SoCal harmonies, gritty roots rock, anthemic sing-alongs and swampland stomp to make their defiant, free-wheeling sophomore album, Little Neon Limelight, a perfect summer soundtrack.Read more…

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