Author Archives: Jim Beckmann

Song of the Day: Amber Arcades – Right Now

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 “Right Now” by Amber ArcadesRead more…

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Song of the Day: Vök – Waiting

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 “Waiting”, a new self-releasedRead more…

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Song of the Day: Gangly – Fuck with Someone Else

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 “Fuck with Someone Else”Read more…

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Live Video: Nada Surf

Nobody does wistful like Nada Surf. The veteran NYC band have long made longing a thing, crafting some of the most loveably poignant pop melodies you’re likely to hear. (Even their “Happy Kid” ain’t so happy.) Thankfully, age hasn’t settled them, and two decades after their debut, they return with You Know Who You Are,Read more…

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Live Video: Daughter

Daughter – the word alone inspires feelings of love, protection, fostering, sharing and hope. For KEXP listeners and viewers, there’s even a stronger bond, as the band Daughter have become, since their first appearance on our airwaves in 2012, one of the most endearing bands to ever perform live in our studio, accruing over twoRead more…

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Song of the Day: Kevin Morby – I Have Been to the Mountain

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 “I Have Been to theRead more…

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Live Video: Parquet Courts

Anxiety, nausea, discord – they’re not just the frequent subjects of Parquet Courts‘ songs, but the feelings their fans get while waiting between albums. Usually, the wait’s never too long, as the Brooklyn group eases jitters by alternating albums and EP’s in quick succession. The extra months it took for their latest LP to hitRead more…

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Song of the Day: Kyle Craft – Pentecost

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 “Pentecost” by Kyle Craft from hisRead more…

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Live Video: JD McPherson at Pickathon, Logging Road Sessions

It’s the start of Pickathon’s 2016 Spring Season. Each week, the rustically set, Portland-area festival is running an ambitious program of four new episodes. Through twelve individual channels of content, you can experience this one-of-a-kind festival in the most intimate of ways… you’ll go, On The Farm, up to The Pumphouse, across to The Slab,Read more…

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Live Video: Wussy

Collectors of kitsch and arcane Americana in their private lives, Cincinnati’s Chuck Cleaver and Lisa Walker are also accumulators of high praise with their band, Wussy. Over the past 15 years, from when they first formed as a duo, the now five-piece has built a loyal fanbase and gathered a wealth of critical reviews, including,Read more…

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