Author Archives: Jim Beckmann

Song of the Day: All Them Witches – Talisman

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 “Talisman” by All ThemRead more…

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Song of the Day: Cloud Cult – No Hell

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 “No Hell” by CloudRead more…

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Live Video: Ought

When it comes to young bands making self-assured, thoughtful and influence-referencing music, Ought already do. The Montreal-based four-piece formed just three years ago amid a burgeoning DIY scene in the city’s Mile End district and, while drawing heavily from sonic inspirations like Talking Heads, Sonic Youth and The Fall, have fashioned a sound of theirRead more…

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Song of the Day: Fast Romantics – Julia

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 “Julia” by Fast RomanticsRead more…

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Midnight in a Perfect World: Pat Lok

Vancouver, BC electronic producer Pat Lok has been on a hot streak in 2015, bubbling up with a prolific streak of fresh dancefloor singles and remixes that showcase his affinity for classic house, future funk, slick R&B, and infectious pop. His exclusive mix for Midnight in a Perfect World tests out a bunch of hisRead more…

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Song of the Day: Morning Harvey – Smith Street Swap Meet

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 “Smith Street Swap Meet”Read more…

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Live Video: Mammút

In the microcosm of Iceland’s music scene, where bands tend to germinate, blossom and wither as if viewed on time-lapse, the young twenty-somethings of Mammút might be seen as practically prehistoric. The five members literally grew up together during their decade as one of Iceland’s most critically acclaimed bands and, with the release of River’sRead more…

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Live Video: Ukryte Zalety Systemu

Today, we conclude our weekly series of Polish bands KEXP recorded while at the OFF Festival in Katowice with a bang. Wrocław trio Ukryte Zalety Systemu, whose name translates to “Hidden Benefits System”, clearly reference bands like Gang of Four as they decry the erosion of individualism in the face of political deceit, pervasive commercialismRead more…

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Song of the Day: Æla – Your Head Is My Ground

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 artists performing KEXP’s broadcast at Kex Hostel in ReykjavikRead more…

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Song of the Day: GusGus – Obnoxiously Sexual

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 artists performing KEXP’s broadcast at Kex Hostel in ReykjavikRead more…

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