Author Archives: Nick Heinlein

Live Review: Grimes with Born Gold @ Sunset Tavern 2/20

Canadian Claire Boucher has been making tidal waves in the indiesphere of late as Grimes, an experimental electro-pop act whose 3rd full-length, Visions, recently got a Best New Music nod from Pitchfork Media and is trending at a solid 80 on review aggregate site Metacritic. While her self-proclaimed “post-internet” synth pop thrills through speakers, it’sRead more...

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Song of the Day: Jonathan Wilson - Can We Really Party Today?

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 tracks, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on theRead more...

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Song of the Day: Hospitality - Betty Wang

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. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on the AfternoonRead more...

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Monday News Roundup

The times, they are a-changin’: months ago, The New York Times quoted Bon Iver‘s Justin Vernon as saying “We should not be gathering in a big room and looking at each other and pretending this is important,” in reference to the Grammy Awards (and Bon Iver’s four nominations). Then, the above promotional poster surfaced. NoRead more...

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Song of the Day: Doomtree - Bangarang

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. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s song, featured on the Morning ShowRead more...

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Song of the Day: Canyons - My Rescue

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 tracks, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on theRead more...

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Live Video: The Rosebuds

North Carolina’s premier indie-folk quartet The Rosebuds have accumulated quite the repertoire since their conception in 2001. The talented multi-instrumentalists signed to Merge in late 2003 and have released five albums since, including last year’s Loud Planes Fly Low, which was met with strong critical acclaim. Fans of Bon Iver and Other Lives may recognizeRead more...

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Monday News Roundup

Cee Lo Green spent New Year’s Eve covering John Lennon‘s classic “Imagine” on live TV, albeit with a little lyrical improvisation. After altering the lyrics from “Nothing to kill or die for / And no religion too” to “Nothing to kill or do for / And all religion’s true,” Green was subjected to a torrentRead more...

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Live Video: Stephanie

Seattle-based quartet Stephanie have been making waves with a few choice tracks uploaded to their Bandcamp for free, and a short album for GGNZLA. Combine that with captivating live performances, and you’ve got the recipe for an underground sensation. The band’s lo-fi pop hooks and Casio synth riffs are mixed with soulful vocals, calling toRead more...

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Live Video: Grieves & Budo

Now based in Seattle, Grieves exploded onto the hip-hop scene in 2007, and when the time came for his follow-up, he teamed up with producer Budo. Together, they’ve crafted two albums that push the boundaries of conventional hip-hop, the latter of which, Together/Apart, dropped earlier this year. Combining horn, guitar, and keyboard elements with traditionalRead more...

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