Category Archives: Album Reviews

New Music: NAVVI – In Gold / Polychrome

This week, Seattle electronic duo NAVVI returns with “In Gold”/”Polychrome”, the first new, original material we’ve seen from them since the II EP of last fall, and some of their strongest work yet. NAVVI introduced themselves to us only two short years ago with “Weekends”, and since that minimal, driving groove, the band has onlyRead more…

Also posted in KEXP, Local Music | Tagged | Leave a comment

Album Review: Beat Connection – Product 3

Tomorrow, Beat Connection drop their new LP, Product 3, on ANTI- Records. Everything about that sentence makes me want to run outside shouting for joy and hug the first person I see. Beat Connection fans, both in their home town of Seattle and afar, have been waiting on Product 3 for a minute now. TheRead more…

Also posted in KEXP, Local Music | Tagged | Leave a comment

Album Review: Neon Indian – VEGA INTL. Night School

“Change of coast, change of heart”. Last time we heard from Neon Indian, he was changing time zones on the Grand Theft Auto soundtrack. Turns out, now two years later, he wasn’t kidding. The only thing I can think of to make Alan Palomo’s bizzare, eclectic electronic productions any more mind-bending is adding the backdropRead more…

Also posted in KEXP | Tagged | Leave a comment

Album Review: Ryan Hemsworth & Lucas – Taking Flight

Working with friends is the best. That’s essentially the mantra behind eccentric Halifax producer Ryan Hemsworth’s project Secret Songs. With it, Ryan has worked hard to curate and collaborate with some incredibly talented individuals to release music in a concentric and life-giving way (plus, it’s all free). Ryan has his hand in a bit ofRead more…

Also posted in KEXP | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Album Review: New Order – Music Complete

Is there any band that has defined the sounds of early 80s like New Order? From the post-punk roots of “Ceremony” to “Age of Consent”, and the new-wave brilliance of “Blue Monday” to “The Perfect Kiss”, New Order are the figurehead of an era. They extended their reign through 1993’s Republic, where Factory Records cameRead more…

Also posted in KEXP | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Album Review: Skylar Spence – Prom King

Self discovery can be euphoric. Finding yourself can lead to a tidal wave of confidence, and that confidence is infectious. This confidence isn’t based in complete knowledge of the future or perfect success without any mistakes – rather, it stems from an overpowering believe that whatever happens, you are going to figure it out. It’sRead more…

Also posted in KEXP | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Album Review: Say Hi – Bleeders Digest

If we’ve learned anything from the fact that teen paranormal romance is now a legit genre of modern literature, it’s that we love relating to the unknown. Or, more specifically, the undead. Eric Elbogen, a.k.a. Say Hi has been keen to this fact since the summer of 2006, when dropped Say Hi’s breakthrough LP ImpeccableRead more…

Also posted in KEXP, Local Music | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Album Review: Beach House – Depression Cherry

There’s a highly discernible trajectory between the first four albums by Baltimore dream pop act Beach House, from the bedroom whispers of their debut to the mountaintops of Bloom, the duo have, with each subsequent effort, come a bit more out of their shell, turning up the volume, fleshing out textures, and adding more reverbRead more…

Also posted in KEXP | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Album Review: Gardens & Villa – Music For Dogs

The future is cold. It’s a lifeless and impeccably chrome place where imperfection is sought after and annihilated. Evolution has been replaced with a “Refresh” key on your keyboard. The modern world sits still in front of a screen waiting for another notification to pop up, telling us that there is something else out there,Read more…

Also posted in KEXP | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Agitated Atmosphere: Helen – The Original Faces

helentheoriginalfaces

As major labels continue to exist behind the times, artists and labels with little capital and lesser reputations are producing some of the most innovative, interesting, and inspiring music. Whether it’s creating a new niche in digital technology or looking to once obsolete formats, Agitated Atmosphere hopes to pull back the curtain on a wealthRead more…

Also posted in Agitated Atmosphere, KEXP | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment
Donate Now!

Donate to KEXP Today!

Donate to KEXP Today!
where the music matters

The KEXP Blog

Sponsored By
Become a KEXP Sponsor!
  • KEXP Post Categories