Category Archives: KEXP Premiere

Video Premiere: The Away Days – Calm Your Eyes

KEXP is especially proud to premiere the video from Turkish dream-pop band the Away Days during Pride Month. The clip for the track “Calm Your Eyes” follows a gay couple who are very much in love. KEXP’s DJ Shannon will air the song tonight (Thursday, June 25th) at 10:00 PM PST, and you can watchRead more…

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Video Premiere: Trails and Ways – Jacaranda

A mysterious glowing orb stalks a young skater girl in this video for the track “Jacaranda” by Oakland-based band Trails and Ways. KEXP is excited to present the world premiere of this sci-fi storyline single off the band’s debut full-length, Pathology, out now on Barsuk Records.

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Song Premiere: Telekinesis – In A Future World

If you were just listening to The Morning Show on KEXP, hopefully you caught the world premiere of this new track from Seattle’s own Telekinesis (a.k.a. Michael Benjamin Lerner). And if not, check it out below:

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Song Premiere: Say Hi – Creatures of the Night

KEXP is delighted to sink our fangs into the worldwide premiere of a new track from Seattle’s own Say Hi, a.k.a. Eric Elbogen. Elbogen follows up his 2006 vampire concept album Impeccable Blahs with the sun-shy sequel, Bleeders Digest, a continuation on the exploration of their lives, through song. Today’s debut is appropriately titled “CreaturesRead more…

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Video Premiere: Broken Water – Beach

It’s been three years since we last heard from Olympia, WA-based trio Broken Water. Not only did it take a few years to create their latest album, Wrought, but it took just as long for them to craft this video. KEXP is proud to present the worldwide premiere of the video for “Beach,” shot overRead more…

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Video Premiere: Small Feet – Rivers

Simon Stålhamre may be the creative force behind Small Feet, but it was not until he found the assistance of his band mates Jacob Snavely and Christopher Cantillo along with the inspiration of an island cabin residence that he was able to create music without self-sabotaging. It’s a good thing he finally did, and theRead more…

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KEXP Premiere: Ceremony – The L-Shaped Man

A bad breakup rarely calls for celebration, but it is a cause for Ceremony. The Bay Area band builds their fifth full-length around singer Ross Farrar’s recent romantic split, narrating his loss and resulting loneliness almost chronologically. The L-Shaped Man isn’t all about doom and gloom, though, and as the band continues their transformation awayRead more…

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KEXP Premiere: Barna Howard – Quite A Feelin’

I love this record. Barna Howard is my new favorite artist. His previous, acoustic self-titled debut, which I played some last year, only hinted at this Missouri native, now Portland based artist’s easy songwriting skills. His latest, Quite A Feelin’, is already in the running for my album of the year for so many reasons:Read more…

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Album Premiere: Nightmare Fortress – The Wanting

Since their inception in 2011, Nightmare Fortress has kept KEXP under a spell. Today, we’re excited to bring you an exclusive premiere of the Seattle band’s dark debut full-length, The Wanted, self-released next Tuesday, May 12th. Famed local producer Erik Blood (Shabazz Palaces, THEESatisfaction, Crypts) takes their dancefloor darkwave to new heights. KEXP Music DirectorRead more…

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Song Premiere: Motopony – Daylights Gone

If you were listening to the Morning Show with John Richards on Monday, you heard the world premiere of the latest single from Seattle band Motopony. “Daylights Gone” is the first glimpse from their upcoming sophomore LP, Welcome You, due June 23rd on Fast Plastic / eOne Music, and it’s glimmering one. On air, JohnRead more…

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