Category Archives: Free Music!

2014 Top Ten List Spotlight: The Best in Free

As another year of declining CD sales hits us, music distribution continues to move in a progressively liberal direction. Sure, vinyl might be making a temporary comeback in sales, but for the most part, what little is left of the intake for small artists in terms of direct music sales is taken from streaming servicesRead more…

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Song of the Day: Apparat – Ash/Black Veil

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. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today‚Äôs selection, featured on theRead more…

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Ezra Koenig Covers Paul Simon

Vampire Weekend‘s Ezra Koenig has turned his considerable talents to the tribute game, covering Paul Simon‘s 1972 track “Papa Hobo” for new film Ceremony. The rest of the film’s soundtrack, curated by Fruit Bats‘ Eric D. Johnson, features contributions from The Animals, Pete Townsend, and Star. Hear the Koenig cover (via Stereogum) and watch theRead more…

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Sonic Roundup 3/31

It’s been four years, but French bangers Justice have finally dropped a new single, following their lauded debut Cross. Seattle’s 107.7 The End posted a stream of the track, called “Civilization,” which you can listen to here: Holy Ghost! has another sneak peek at their upcoming with “Wait & See,” a new-wavin’ synth pop jamRead more…

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Video Premiere: Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band – Leaving Trails

Seattle locals Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band have gained a significant cult following since their inception. After signing to Dead Oceans (whose roster includes Akron/Family and John Vanderslice) supporting their infectious indie rock with North American tours opening for Bishop Allen and performances at the Gorge’s Sasquatch! Festival. Though the young quintet is well-traveled, thatRead more…

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Download a free Robin Pecknold EP

Seattle’s favorite folk-revivalists Fleet Foxes are set to release their sophomore LP Helplessness Blues in May, but perhaps to make the wait more bearable, frontman Robin Pecknold has discreetly released a three-song EP via the @FleetFoxes twitter account. Says Robin, “these aren’t Fleet Foxes songs, but I didn’t know where else to disseminate it.” OneRead more…

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Free Music Blowout From Your Friends At KEXP

Happy New Year! We hope you’re starting off 2009 in a great way, and we’d love to make it just a little bit better with even MORE free MP3’s. I’ve been spotlighting some of my favorite songs of 2008 (if you missed any previous installments, just check the KEXP Blog, and this is the grandRead more…

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What? More Free Music From KEXP?

We’ve got another batch of free music for you today, part of our End-of-the-Year music gift to you of 50 Free MP3’s Just a little way of showing our appreciation for your support, a great way to introduce you to some artists you may have overlooked over 2008, and an introduction to our excellent FREERead more…

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Even More Free Music From Your Friends At KEXP

And we’re continuing our gift to you of 50 FREE MP3’s, — just our way of saying “thanks” for your support! If you’ve missed any of these installments, be sure to check out past entries on the KEXP Blog. And if you missed out on ANY of this excellent free music over the year, thenRead more…

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More Free Music From Your Friends At KEXP

KEXP is helping you kick off the week with 50 FREE MP3’s of some of my favorite songs from 2008 — just our way of saying “thanks” for your support! If you missed last Friday’s installment, be sure to check it out here. And if you missed out on ANY of this excellent free musicRead more…

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