Author Archives: Matt Pritchard

Song of the Day: Brownout presents Brown Sabbath - The Wizard

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 Morning Show with DJ John Richards, is “The Wizard” by BrownoutRead more...

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Live Video: The Bamboos

Bamboo is known for its uncanny ability to spring up from the ground, growing tall against all odds while covering everything in its path. With each sprout though, the stalks’ compositions change, and an altogether different group of shoots emerge. Like the plants themselves, The Bamboos, a resilient Australian soul/funk band, since their inception inRead more...

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Live Video: Chimurenga Renaissance

Already, between the blazing Seattle sunlight and constant music he’s been cranking out, it’s been a solid summer for Chimurenga Renaissance‘s front-man and activist Tendai Maraire. After having released his album riZe vadZimu riZe in March, an ambitious collage of contemporary rap and traditional Zimbabwean instrumentation, he’s finishing up Shabazz Palaces‘ highly-anticipated Lese Majesty andRead more...

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Song of the Day: Garotas Suecas - Bucolismo

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 DJ Kevin Cole, is “Bucolismo” by Garotas SuecasRead more...

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Live Video: Yann Tiersen

With his eighth album, Infinity, on store shelves, international sensation Yann Tiersen, with his current collaborative outfit and a dazzling array of multicolored bells, toy pianos, and obscure woodwinds, cleverly crammed themselves into the studio for a cinematic live set, bringing the highly-acclaimed artist’s sound to our eager listeners’ ears. A violinist since his youngerRead more...

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KEXP Suggests: Chive Fest Seattle 7/12

So far, it’s been a total scorcher this summer, the weather giving outdoor enthusiasts and festival-goers alike strong reasons for enjoying the cloudless skies. Whether it be hiking, biking, or touring the amazing music scene, Seattle, to say the least, is a great place to pass time underneath the sun’s rays. As a service toRead more...

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Live Video: Nikki Lane

Singer-songwriter Nikki Lane, elated with country spirit and outlaw enthusiasm, recently popped into the KEXP studio again (you can see her first session here) to feature some songs from her new album, All Or Nothin’. With whatever endeavor she’s pursuing, Lane simultaneously appeals to the great canon of country music, citing influence from artists likeRead more...

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Song of the Day: Atmosphere - Flicker

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 DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Flicker” by Atmosphere from the 2014Read more...

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Live Video: Goodbye Heart

Having just played an exquisite showcase for the Ballard Day Hood-to-Hood Celebration, Nila Leigh and Sam Ford of Goodbye Heart are ready to take over Seattle and its surrounding areas, provided you let them. Well-versed musicians, the outfit has been making music since 2007, back when they lived in NYC and performed under the nameRead more...

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Live Video: Drowners

Leather-clad bad boys, Drowners, rushed over to the KEXP studio for a live session so great, it left us all gasping for air. Taking their name from a Suede song, the group cites influence from one of the greatest Brit-pop supergroups, often reaching the high bar of their namesake. Perhaps its the combination of theirRead more...

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