Author Archives: Jim Beckmann

Live Video: Shabazz Palaces

Shabazz Palaces sound like no one else. Whether you call it “sci-fi”, “way-out”, “weirdo” or even “planetarium” rap, the Seattle duo’s music might as well be in outer space considering how far off they sound from their contemporaries. But it’s not like they don’t want anyone else to follow. In its eighteen songs divided intoRead more...

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Song of the Day: Allah-Las - Had It All

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. Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Had It All” by Allah-LasRead more...

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Song of the Day: Benjamin Booker - Violent Shiver

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. Today’s song, featured on The Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Violent Shiver” by Benjamin BookerRead more...

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Live Video: Valerie June at Pickathon

Earlier this month, KEXP returned to the magical space of the Bunny Glade during Pickathon 2014 to capture intimate acoustic sessions in this wooded oasis. Each of the 17 exclusive performances were special, but one of the most endearing moments for sure took place during Valerie June‘s set when a very young and enthusiastic listenerRead more...

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Song Premiere: Elliott BROOD - Jigsaw Heart

After a dozen years and now five albums, there’s no doubt about it: the BROOD are all grown up. On their newly announced forthcoming album, Work and Love, Ontario trio Elliott BROOD turn from the historical subjects they depicted with great poignancy on their previous albums, like 2011′s Days Into Years and 2008′s Mountain Meadows,Read more...

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Live Video: Shakey Graves

We’ve recorded him several times in the woods, but for his first in-studio at KEXP, Shakey Graves shook the dust off (unfortunately, on our floor) for a rowdy set of blues fueled rock live on the Morning Show. Sure, it was early for Alejandro Rose-Garcia and his co-producer and collaborator Chris Boosahda but damn ifRead more...

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Live Video: Broken Bells

It’s hard to imagine a better indie pop dream team than this – a multi-Grammy winning producer Danger Mouse (a.k.a. Brian Burton) and a beloved singer-songwriter James Mercer (of the Shins), each responsible for some of the most infectious songs you’ve heard in the past ten years, joining to create blissful music together. Unsurprisingly, theirRead more...

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Live Video: Benjamin Booker

Like fire from the bayou, word of mouth is spreading fast about Benjamin Booker. The young New Orleans based singer-songwriter hasn’t even released his full-length debut (it’s due next Tuesday), but he’s already made appearances on Conan and Letterman and currently is touring across the country. On his stop in Seattle, Booker brought his palsRead more...

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Live Video: Foxygen

It had been almost a year to the day when Sam France of Foxygen fell off stage, canceling their 2013 tour just as it was getting started, but now he and songwriting partner Jonathan Rado are back with a vengeance... a glittery, glammy vengeance. The duo just announced the followup to their epic We AreRead more...

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Song Premiere: Ty Segall - Susie Thumb

It’s been a year since we heard from Ty Segall, which, for the prolific Bay Area songwriter, may as well have been a decade. But don’t worry, he’s hardly been slacking off. Following up his two albums from last year, Sleeper and his self-titled debut with Fuzz, Segall is finally offering his newest LP laterRead more...

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