Author Archives: Sam Hart

Live Video: La Luz

Armed with a tidal wave of talent and tracks from their new release, Weirdo Shrine, Seattle’s surf rock songstresses La Luz light up KEXP with this stunning live session. With their dark, reverb coated strings and organic tones, the band delve deeper into the fabric of their sundrenched sound – with tracks like “Sleep TillRead more…

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Live Video: Mommy Long Legs

As lighthearted as they are lethal, Seattle’s Mommy Long Legs stepped into our live room to rock out a handful of tracks from their debut release, Life Rips, comprised of clever, hooky punk rock that mixed furious righteousness with a wicked sense of humor. Songs like “Horrorscope” and the title track “Life Rips” turn theRead more…

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Graphic Nature: Strange Wilds – Subjective Concepts

On Subjective Concepts Olympia trio Strange Wilds have produced a faultless full length of feedback ridden, jagged jams that have helped bring a riotous, rebellious renaissance to Seattle’s notorious label, Sub Pop. To discuss the cover art, steeped in the same tightrope tension as the music, KEXP caught up with vocal/guitarist Steven to talk aboutRead more…

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Live Video: Eternal Summers

Embracing the season, KEXP opened its live room for a shimmering live session with Eternal Summers. With a selection of cuts from their new Gold and Stone LP, the Virginia trio create a vast current of sonics that splash the ears with ditties are as deep as they are dangerous. From the tranquil nostalgic melodiesRead more…

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Live Video: Jacco Gardner

Multi-instrumental maestro Jacco Gardner brightens up the KEXP live room with a selection of highlights from his newly released Hypnophobia LP. From the opening keys of the self-titled track to the closing vocal hum of “Find Yourself”, Jacco and his talented backing band amalgamate the perfect mixture of psychedelica, folk and pop. What this alluringRead more…

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Live Video: Ryley Walker

Chicago guitarist/songwriter Ryley Walker blows back into the Emerald City to bring a little Windy City whimsy into the KEXP live room. Drawing likely comparisons to Tim Buckley and Ray Lamontagne for his heartfelt folk style, Walker treats us to four fabulous cuts from his sophomore LP, Primrose Green. Breathing life back into ’60s folk,Read more…

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Graphic Nature: NAVVI – //

Since introducing NAVVI to the world in October of 2013, Seattle’s Kristin Henry and Brad Boettger have released a steady stream of seductive sonics, culminating in the tempting textures captured in their latest 2014 EP, //.  KEXP caught up with the duo to discuss the visual qualities concealed within a hazy Kodak cover art. “WeRead more…

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Graphic Nature: Nightmare Fortress – The Wanting

With their new release The Wanting, Seattle’s Nightmare Fortress have created the perfect blend of somber and emotionally intense sonic streams of grandiose grave wave soundscapes. Enthralled by this ambiguous and unnerving artwork, KEXP caught up with guitarist Cassidy Gonzales to discuss the macabre mixed media imagery that covers the bleak but beautiful audio within.

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Live Video: Drenge

Though they hail from the small village of Castleton, UK duo Drenge is anything but quaint. Brothers Eoin and Rory Loveless load an explosive arsenal of potent hooks to their 2015 release, Undertow, featuring a surprising mixture of metallic riffs and Morrissey-like melodicism. Recently in-studio at KEXP, the Loveless brothers arrive in formidable form andRead more…

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Live Video: Speedy Ortiz

Cooking up a rich mixture of fuzzed out indie jams and smart lyrics, Massachusetts’s Speedy Ortiz knows how to make the tastily technical sound effortlessly easy in this catchy KEXP live session. Showing off a selection of tracks from their new release, Foil Deer, Dupuis controls the room with her loose vocals and lush tones.Read more…

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