Category Archives: Interviews

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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Live Video & Interview: Bear Ceuse @ CMJ

Kudos to Brooklyn boys Bear Ceuse for kicking off our CMJ broadcast with a roar, and then sticking around to chat about zombies, French lullabies, and their excellent debut album Don Domestique, out now on Medical Records. Watch their ferocious session below. I’m sure you’re going to get sick of this question as your careerRead more…

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Live Video & Interview: Cub Sport @ CMJ

KEXP was excited to present the US radio debut of Brisbane, Australia quintet Cub Sport from our CMJ Broadcast. In fact, it was the young band’s first time playing in the States at all! Watch their performance below, and check out our chat with these young Aussies over jealous dogs, vengeful youth organizations, and more.Read more…

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KEXP Suggests: DRILL: SEATTLE w/ Wire + Interview with Colin Newman

Earlier this year, post-punk legends Wire conceived of a music festival, DRILL. Frontman Colin Newman explains, “The concept is simple: it’s an unpretentious city festival featuring artists from across all genres actively curated by Wire with a lot of input from local, informed media partners. The concerts take place in small venues with great soundRead more…

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KEXP Q&A: Star Anna

Star Anna has many inspirations – and that’s a good thing given all the trouble she’s gone through lately, from not knowing whether her new album, Go To Hell, would come to fruition, to going through a difficult, somewhat public break-up. But Star Anna, the woman with the stormy voice, who has worked with myriad localRead more…

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Live Video & Interview: HAERTS

During our CMJ broadcast last month, KEXP was excited to host a performance from New York’s own HAERTS, a band clearly on the brink of something big. With just a couple of singles and one EP to their charmingly-misspelled name, we felt fortunate to share some of their unreleased tracks with the world. Watch theirRead more…

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