Category Archives: KEXP Premiere

Album Premiere: Israel Nash – Israel Nash’s Silver Season

Plum Creek Sound at Dripping Springs in Texas Hill Country – it sounds like the setting of a story too idyllic to be true. And it almost is. There, in a Quonset hut studio on his own 15-acre ranch about 20 miles outside of Austin, Israel Nash has recorded a work of heart-swelling beauty. TheRead more…

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KEXP Premiere: Úlfur Eldjárn – Poyekhali!

“Music” and “space” form an undeniable symbiosis. We use each word to describe the other all the time, yet in truth, the one cannot exist in the other. The only sound of the spheres is in our minds. But what great imaginations we have. Over the years, many sonic explorers have reached far into theRead more…

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KEXP Album Premiere: Kurt Vile – b’lieve i’m goin’ down…

The forthcoming Kurt Vile album may be titled b’lieve i’m goin down…, but the songs on this release only reveal an artist on the rise. KEXP is excited to premiere the streaming debut of Vile’s sixth (and strongest) full-length, out September 25th on Matador Records. The Philadelphia-based artist has seemingly grown up before our veryRead more…

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KEXP Album Premiere: Wand – 1000 Days

Considering their output (3 albums in 13 months), you won’t be surprised to learn that Wand are pals with Ty Segall. The LA trio released their debut, Ganglion Reef, in August last year on Segall’s Drag City imprint, GOD?, which they followed up in March this year with Golem, on Ty’s sometime label In TheRead more…

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Song of the Day & Video Premiere: T. Hardy Morris – My Me

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “My Me” by T.Read more…

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KEXP Video Premiere: Mr. Silla – Breathe

It’s hard to describe our anticipation for the full-length debut from Mr. Silla. We’ve featured Sigurlaug Gisladóttir, a longtime member of Icelandic band múm, with her own project for the past few years — recording her first in her own Reykjavik studio in 2011, then during our broadcast at Iceland Airwaves in 2013, and againRead more…

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Video Premiere: Mac McCaughan – Box Batteries

KEXP is excited to premiere a new video from Superchunk-frontman Mac McCaughan for the track “Box Batteries,” off his debut solo full-length Non-Believers, out now on Merge Records. The clip brings you face-to-face with its director, Brooklyn-based performance artist Anya Liftig, whose big blue eyes stare at you from the screen as her nose twitches,Read more…

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Album Premiere: Imaginary People – Dead Letterbox

On their forthcoming full-length debut, Imaginary People make a very real noise. The NYC five-piece are quick to becoming storied superstars with their unscripted blend of kicking roots rock, moody post punk, synthy electro-pop, and anthemic new wave, which they themselves dubbed “dance Americana” with the release of their previous self-titled EP. Now with anRead more…

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Song Premiere: Crayon Fields – She’s My Hero

When Australian band Crayon Fields first formed, they were scrappy high school students with a love for jangle-pop music. After two excellent full-lengths, many worldwide tours, and one KEXP performance from SXSW, the band took a five-year hiatus that ends this September with the release of their third album, No One Deserves You. Today, KEXPRead more…

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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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