Author Archives: Jim Beckmann

Song of the Day: Eagulls – Skipping

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 “Skipping” by Eagulls from theirRead more…

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Song Premiere: Plants and Animals – No Worries Gonna Find Us

For Plants and Animals, growth can take time. The adventurous Montreal trio took four years to release their fourth album, double the time between each of their previous ones. After years of prolonged touring and rapid recording, the childhood friends Nic Basque, Matthew Woodley, and Warren Spicer decided to slow down, to enjoy the livesRead more…

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Song of the Day: Samaris – Wanted 2 Say

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 “Wanted 2 Say” by Samaris fromRead more…

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Live Video: M. Ward

Just about the last thing we’d ever ask for in Seattle is “more rain” – unless of course that’s the name of the latest album by M. Ward. On his eight studio LP, the Portland based musician doesn’t let the Pacific Northwest’s soggy gloom get him down, and dares the clouds away with his initiallyRead more…

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Live Video: Battleme

Portland band Battleme are lovers not fighters. Frontman Matt Drenik may have fueled his project’s perpetually punchy new LP with hard-hitting beats and muscular rhythms, but Habitual Love Songs is Battleme’s billet-doux to ’70s-steeped power-pop and glam guitar rock, populated with characters from Drenik’s past. For his third time live on KEXP, Matt brings hisRead more…

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Song of the Day: Hippo Campus – South

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 “South” by Hippo CampusRead more…

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Live Video: HÆLOS

Though there weren’t divine circumstances by which HÆLOS formed, the London trio nevertheless seems preordained to make a heavenly sound. While each pursuing careers of their own, Arthur Delaney, Dom Goldsmith and Lotti Benardout turned their casual connections to holy writ as they joined forces to spark an undeniable, and ultimately danceable, blend of atmosphericRead more…

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Song Premiere: Pinemen – Predictions

Last month, we introduced you to a new group called Pinemen, whose late 2015 debut EP, Pleasant Pain, offered a much needed dose of jangly surf-rock psychedelia. More than just a taste, our featured Song of the Day, “That Certain Flavor”, suggested a wider palate that the young Stockholm band might offer. As you wouldRead more…

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Video Premiere: Prism Tats – Pacifist Masochist

We should consider ourselves lucky to call Prism Tats “local”, however briefly. Though Garett van der Spek hails from Durban, South Africa, he conceived this solo project after moving to Seattle. The Emerald City is in fact where he also formed the duo Koko and the Sweetmeats with his then sweetheart and now wife, Laura,Read more…

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Song of the Day: Damien Jurado – Exit 353

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 “Exit 353” by DamienRead more…

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