Author Archives: Sheryl Witlen

KEXP at CMJ, Day 3: Cults

When this punk rocker and this psychedelic surf enthusiast met in film school, they probably spent hours dissecting their favorite TV shows, movies, books and, most importantly, albums. Somewhere along the way, one of them might have tossed out the idea of writing something together. And from there, the Cults was born. With their loveRead more…

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KEXP at CMJ, Day 3: Glasser

Next time you’re annoyed by the sound of your neighbor’s wind chimes, try to remember that they have their good qualities, too. In fact, they’re completely underrated as a musical accompaniment. Fortunately, there’s Glasser, which has elevated the wind chime to art form on its debut album, Ring. With Cameron Mesirow’s crystalline voice and velvetyRead more…

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KEXP at CMJ, Day 2: Bloodgroup

Bloodgroup could be this year’s The XX, if enough people take the time to stop and listen. Hailing from Iceland, that mystical land of musical magnificence, this rock outfit has a smooth, electronic-produced dance-pop vibe that bubbles over like steaming water from an underground fjord. The band got their start in 2006 when siblings Halex,Read more…

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KEXP at CMJ, Day 1: DOM

It would be such a cop-out to introduce DOM with lyrics from their most well known song, “Living In America,” but this foursome from Worcester, Massachusetts, knew all the right and wrong moves it takes to make waves in today’s saturated and self-important indie rock scene Sex sells — even when it is ironic andRead more…

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Song of the Day: Late Of The Pier – Space & The Woods

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 featured selection, chosen by Afternoon Show host Kevin Cole, is “Space & The Woods” byRead more…

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Song of the Day: Of Montreal – An Eluardian Instance

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 featured selection, chosen by Midday Show host Cheryl Waters, is “An Eluardian Instance” by Of MontrealRead more…

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Live in San Francisco, Day 3: Odawas

photos by Chad Syme You know a bands is mysterious, yet fetching when every review and biography you can find barely scratches the surface of the incandescence that their music casts. Like sitting beside a brilliantly bold and wild fire on the freshest of winter days Odawa’s music washes over you, gracing you with theirRead more…

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Live in San Francisco, Day 1: The High Decibels

photos by Chad Syme Middle school is a time during most people’s lives that they would never want to revisit once it has passed. Filled with awkwardness and uncomfortable situations for most young teenagers, it is a constant quest to simply fit in and co-exist. Now join us and travel back in time to meetRead more…

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Song of the Day: Threatmantics – Big Man

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 featured selection, chosen by Morning Show host John Richards, is “Big Man” by Threatmantics fromRead more…

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Song of the Day: Anathallo – Cafetorium

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 featured selection, chosen by Afternoon Show host Kevin Cole, is “Cafetorium” by Anathallo from theRead more…

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