Author Archives: KEXP

The Music of Twin Peaks: The Return: James Hurley

[ SPOILERS AHEAD ] David Lynch loves music the way “Big” Ed Hurley, Jr. loves Norma, and it’s reflected in the soundtrack for Showtime’s Twin Peaks: The Return. Most of the episodes end with a band performing at the Bang Bang Bar aka The Roadhouse, the local bar in the city of Twin Peaks. InRead more…

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Music That Matters: I Know You’re Charming

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 576 – I Know You’re Charming Cheryl Waters’ summer rollsRead more…

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Pickathon 2017 Live Video Stream Schedule

While we can’t recommend enough that you actually go to Happy Valley, Oregon, to witness Pickathon for yourselves, we’re very happy that those of you who can’t make it out there can still watch over 12 hours per day of live entertainment, broadcast directly to your screen from six different stages on the festival grounds.Read more…

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Song of the Day: Mhostly Ghostly – Bleed Over

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 “Bleed Over” by SeattleRead more…

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KEXP Exclusive Interview: Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails

From humble beginnings cleaning toilets in Cleveland, to being a Grammy Award-winning, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame-nominated artist, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails is an inspiration. With the release of a new EP, Add Violence, out now via Reznor’s own label The Null Corporation, KEXP DJ John Richards had a chance to chatRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: StrummerJam 2017 8/1-8/31

KEXP listeners know: we love The Clash. We love them so much, we declared February 7th to be International Clash Day, a holiday not only to celebrate their influential punk rock sound but to acknowledge the band’s activism and political messaging. Over at The Joe Strummer Foundation, a similar mission is upheld. Founded in 2002Read more…

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In Stores Now 7/28

The highly-anticipated new album from Arcade Fire is finally here. KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates notes, “Like their last album (2013’s Reflektor), this one features a more dance-oriented sound… with takes on consumerism, social media, and content overload.” The latest release from the Death Cab For Cutie frontman Benjamin Gibbard is part of Turntable Kitchen’sRead more…

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The Music of Twin Peaks: The Return: Chromatics

[ SPOILERS AHEAD ] David Lynch loves music the way Benjamin Horne loves that bike his Dad bought for him, and it’s reflected in the soundtrack for Showtime’s Twin Peaks: The Return. Most of the episodes end with a band performing at the Bang Bang Bar aka The Roadhouse, the local bar in the cityRead more…

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Music That Matters: Runcast, Vol. 8

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 575 – Runcast, Vol. 8 The eighth installment of theRead more…

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The Music of Twin Peaks: The Return: Nine Inch Nails

[ SPOILERS AHEAD ] David Lynch loves music the way Dougie Jones loves coffee, and it’s reflected in the soundtrack for Showtime’s Twin Peaks: The Return. Most of the episodes end with a band performing at the Bang Bang Bar aka The Roadhouse, the local bar in the city of Twin Peaks. In an ongoingRead more…

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