Category Archives: Interviews

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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KEXP Q&A: Dude York’s Andrew Hall

Dude York, the power trio from Seattle, play music that rocks, music that makes you move, music you’ve never quite heard before. They are an amalgamation of musical inspirations and this has never been more evident than on their new record, Dehumanize. KEXP caught up with drummer Andrew Hall to talk about the band, their influencesRead more…

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KEXP Q&A: Cock & Swan’s Johnny Goss

Cock & Swan members Johnny Goss and Ola Hungerford make beautiful, yet mysteriously herky-jerky music. They compose songs in a dazey space and admit that’s the realm in which they like to inhabit. Along with their own music, they’ve recorded and helped to produce albums for many Seattle bands, including La Luz and Lonesome Shack.Read more…

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The Song That’s Shaking Me with Richard Buckner

KEXP asks our favorite musicians, “What is the one song that is ruling your world right now?” Richard Buckner: That would have to be “Now That I Know” by Ted Lucas. It’s a song from the mid-’70s. He made one record, and now he’s not here anymore. On the record, it’s him and an autoharp.Read more…

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Live Video & Interview: Au Revoir Simone @ CMJ

Brooklyn synthpop trio Au Revoir Simone are back after a four year hiatus, and we were thrilled to have them as part of our CMJ broadcast from Judson Memorial Church. After a lovely walk around Washington Square Park with their young superfan, we stopped for a chat about parenthood, ’80s beats, and the importance ofRead more…

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Live Video & Interview: Weekend @ CMJ

Weekend the band are much like their music: intense, a little intimidating, but you can’t help but be drawn in. The dark, moody songs from their sophomore album, Jinx, were perfect in the gothic interiors of New York’s Judson Memorial Church. KEXP managed to grab the guys for a quick chat after their blistering session,Read more…

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KEXP Q&A: J. Pinder

Seattle artists often talk about the beauty and inspiriting nature of the Emerald City, that leaving town for a while is understandable but there is always that hope of returning home. This is no different for Seattle native J. Pinder, but it’s not every day a young rapper has the chance to work in LosRead more…

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