Author Archives: Jim Beckmann

Song of the Day: SUÐ – Plastgea

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. This week, we are featuring songs by Icelandic artists performing Iceland Airwaves 2016. SUÐ – PlastgeaRead more…

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Song of the Day: Singapore Sling – Let It Roll, Let It Rise

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. This week, we are featuring songs by Icelandic artists performing Iceland Airwaves 2016. Singapore Sling –Read more…

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Live Video: Atmosphere

As you’d expect after 20 years of performing together, Atmosphere bring a boatload of topics to their new LP, Fishing Blues. The personal and political wind throughout the hip hop duo’s emotive songs, which flow between Slug’s sharp rapping and Ant’s soulful production. Recently, the Minneapolis vets docked in Seattle to perform live on theRead more…

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Bob Dylan Wins 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature

Congratulations to Bob Dylan, winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature! Also a critically acclaimed memoirist, Dylan was awarded the prize “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”, and he’s the first American to win the prize in over 20 years! The 75-year old icon’s impact on music throughoutRead more…

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Live Video: JFDR at Iceland Airwaves

This Saturday, KEXP presents Reykjavik Calling, the sister city showcase featuring some of the best bands and artists emerging from Seattle and Reykjavik. It’s our seventh year featuring this cross-cultural musical exploration, and one of the two acts traveling here from Iceland is long-time KEXP favorite Jófríður Ákadóttir, who has performed many times on ourRead more…

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Song of the Day: My bubba – Charm

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, selected by Midday Show host Cheryl Waters, is “Charm” by My bubba from their 2016Read more…

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Song of the Day: Goat – Try My Robe

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 “Try My Robe” by Goat from theirRead more…

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Album Premiere: Manatee Commune – Manatee Commune

Forget anything you might already think about Northwest electronica. For all of our gloomy and rain-sodden days and our fern-covered evergreen terrain, we sometimes produce bubbly and even tropical music. Take, for instance, Bellingham producer/multi-instrumentalist Grant Eadie, who with his project Manatee Commune is among the latest rising stars, not just from our upper-left cornerRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: One More Time With Feeling at SIFF Cinema

To say that fans of Nick Cave have mixed feelings this week is an understatement. Tomorrow, the sixteenth studio album by the much-revered Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds will be released, accompanied by a feature-length film of performance and conversation, shot in both black-and-white and colour, and shown in both 3D and 2D. WhileRead more…

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Song of the Day: Preoccupations – Anxiety

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 “Anxiety” by Preoccupations from their self-titled 2016Read more…

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