Category Archives: Interviews

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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Interview: Pearl Jam with Director Judd Apatow

When you’re a band as big as Pearl Jam, do you really need to do interviews? Nah, probably not. What if you’ve got a new album titled Lightning Bolt, due out October 14th on their own label Monkeywrench? Well, okay, fine then. As a band that has legendarily made their own rules throughout their decadesRead more…

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Exclusive KEXP Interview: ADULT. at the 2013 Movement Festival

by DJ Sharlese and Chris Aldrich Back in May, KEXP was lucky enough to make our first ever trip out to Detroit, MI, for the 2013 Movement Festival. Now in its 13th year, this largely techno-centric festival has dialed itself down to a science, with production values reaching an all-time high on both the visualRead more…

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Exclusive KEXP Interview: Sir Paul McCartney

How does arguably the most beloved musician in the world kill time as his limo races through the streets of Seattle with full police escort? He waves to his thronging mobs of fans with one hand and calls KEXP with the other. Ever the industrious overachiever! Sir Paul McCartney wanted to check in with SeattleRead more…

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