Author Archives: Jim Beckmann

Song of the Day: Júníus Meyvant – Hailslide

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 DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Hailslide” by Júníus MeyvantRead more…

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Live Video: Purity Ring

It’s not difficult to assay Purity Ring‘s latest album, Another Eternity. Based on the first three singles, the sophomore effort was undoubtedly pure gold in its alchemic union of Corin Roddick’s beats and production and Megan James’s resonant voice. The Edmonton duo have added further luster to their name through their brilliantly illuminated and choreographedRead more…

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Live Video: Bowling with Shakey Graves

Raising money is fun! As we think of new ways to connect KEXP supporters with their favorite artists during our KEXP’s New Home campaign, no idea is off the table – not even bowling with Shakey Graves. As it turns out, the young Texas troubadour and his band are big-time bowlers, so much so thatRead more…

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Song of the Day: Vaadat Charigim – Ein Li Makom

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 DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Ein Li Makom” byRead more…

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Live Video: Vaadat Charigim

Israeli shoegaze – it’s no idle navel-gazing. Even amid intense political struggle and ongoing war, daily life has a way of proceeding in its usual vagaries, making mundane moments as likely as impassioned ones. Boredom, in fact, is a much part of Israeli life as it is anywhere else and is maybe of even greaterRead more…

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Live Video: TORRES

On Sprinter, the latest album by TORRES, Mackenzie Scott does not run away from the big issues. The 24-year old Brooklyn-based artist has clearly grown from her Southern Baptist upbringing, outpacing the usual “country girl meets big city” timeline but not so quickly that she dodges heavy themes of identity, mortality, religion and dissolution. WhileRead more…

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Song of the Day: Thee Oh Sees – Web

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 DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Morning Show with John Richards, is “Web” by Thee OhRead more…

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Live Video: The Helio Sequence

When a band self-titles an album midway through their career, it’s usually for one of two reasons: they’ve either run out of ideas or they’ve taken a significantly new tact. For Portland duo The Helio Sequence, the reason is obvious. Rather than mull over songs in their usual slow-going and contemplative process, they took inspirationRead more…

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Live Video: Other Lives

“Let’s get heavy,” Other Lives frontman Jesse Tabish jokes before launching into the principle dichotomies behind the creation of their latest release, Rituals. But whether they’re conflating old and new styles or humanity’s primal nature and our technologically isolating modern world, the surprising thing about the Portland-via-Stillwater, Oklahoma band’s densely layered songs is actually howRead more…

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KEXP Premiere: Ceremony – The L-Shaped Man

A bad breakup rarely calls for celebration, but it is a cause for Ceremony. The Bay Area band builds their fifth full-length around singer Ross Farrar’s recent romantic split, narrating his loss and resulting loneliness almost chronologically. The L-Shaped Man isn’t all about doom and gloom, though, and as the band continues their transformation awayRead more…

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