Category Archives: Interviews

KEXP Q&A: Sallie Ford

Sallie Ford recently – and amicably – split up with her bandmates from The Sound Outside. She says of the decision, “It was a mutual decision and there are no bad feelings... It was just time for the next thing, which for me is an all girl band.” As a result, KEXP wanted to catchRead more...

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The Song That’s Shaking Me with Howler

KEXP asks musicians, “What is your favorite song, old or new, that you can’t stop listening to lately?” Jordan Gatesmith (vocals/guitar): Mine’s “Appetite” by Prefab Sprout. I’m obsessed with that song. Actually, I think all of us are — Ian Nygaard (guitar): No, no, no — mine would be “Wood Beez” by Scritti Politti. MaxRead more...

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The Song That’s Shaking Me with Ben Greenberg of The Men

KEXP asks musicians, “What is your favorite song, not of all time, but right at this second?” Ben Greenberg: “Oh, that’s easy... [pulls out his iPhone and shows me]. It’s ‘Alison’ by Slowdive, off their album, Souvlaki. Not for any particular reason, except that it’s so beautiful.” The Men‘s fifth album, Tomorrow’s Hits, is outRead more...

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KEXP Q&A: Goodbye Heart

We caught up with Nila K Leigh and Sam Ford of Goodbye Heart to converse about some new projects, gain a little insight into the band’s history and, of course, discuss their fascination with Tina Turner. The Seattle-based synth-pop duo just recorded an album, Restless Nights, with Shawn Simmons at Studio Litho. Recently, we featuredRead more...

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The Song That’s Shaking Me with Samuel Herring of Future Islands

KEXP asks musicians, “Old or new — what is your favorite song RIGHT NOW?” Samuel T. Herring: “There’s this guy, he used to go by the name of Sach. He was a member of The Nonce, which was an early ’90s hip-hop group. They were only able to put out one album. Then he wasRead more...

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The Song That’s Shaking Me with Nic Colk Void of Factory Floor

KEXP asks musicians, “What’s the song you can’t stop playing over and over again, right now?” Nic Colk Void: “I like ‘Bera Range’ by Gunnar Haslam. It’s dance music that sounds live. It’s got this raw energy to it.” Factory Floor‘s self-titled debut album is out now on DFA Records/Rough Trade.

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KEXP Q&A: Modern Kin’s Andrew Grow

Portland’s Modern Kin recently released their debut self-titled record, a 12-track rocking album from the booming trio. The band is not afraid to experiment, either, having tried out a seven-show in 24-hours idea, streaming the performances live from Mississippi Studios in their hometown, Portland, Oregon. KEXP had a chance to chat with Modern Kin frontmanRead more...

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KEXP Q&A: La Luz’s Shana Cleveland

La Luz has been through a lot since their debut EP Damp Face hit the airwaves and internets. From a U.S. tour, to playing with Of Montreal and The Head and the Heart, to sustaining serious injuries after getting hit by a semi while on the road, to releasing their new LP, It’s Alive, to replacing theirRead more...

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KEXP Q&A: Melodie Knight

interview by Tara Kelly Kearns Although she now lives in Paris, France, Melodie Knight is a name that still rings throughout Seattle’s recent music history. Graced with a lovely voice, dynamic stage presence, and a charismatic personality, it doesn’t take long for people to be drawn to her. These traits have afforded her many opportunities,Read more...

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The Song That’s Shaking Me with Mas Ysa

KEXP asks musicians, “What is your favorite song, not necessarily of all time, but right at this freakin’ moment?” Mas Ysa: “It’s been this for about a year, and it’s “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” the Sinead O’Connor version. The live version is unbelievable. The lyrical content is really beautiful, y’know? It’s a nice apologyRead more...

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