Category Archives: KEXP Premiere

Album Premiere: The Shivas - You Know What To Do

Ever since Portland band The Shivas blew us all away at the 2013 MusicFestNW broadcast, we’ve been eagerly awaiting a follow-up to their outstanding release, White Out, on K Records. Today, KEXP proudly presents an online stream of their latest album, You Know What To Do — and the title says it all. One listenRead more...

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Song Premiere: Purling Hiss - Forcefield of Solitude

When you name your album Weirdon, you set an expectation, and the Philly-based lo-fi project Purling Hiss certainly deliver on the track “Forcefield of Solitude,” which KEXP is proud to premiere on air at 1PM today. The album hits shelves September 23rd on Drag City Records. Purling Hiss began in 2009 as a solo home-recordingRead more...

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Song Premiere: Kevin Morby - Parade

Don’t expect to take the title of the second solo album by Kevin Morby literally. Still Life was written during a particularly busy time in his life, which included touring with two bands -- Woods (his former band) and The Babies (his project with Vivian Girls’ Cassie Ramone) -- and switching coasts, as he movedRead more...

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Song Premiere: Elliott BROOD - Jigsaw Heart

After a dozen years and now five albums, there’s no doubt about it: the BROOD are all grown up. On their newly announced forthcoming album, Work and Love, Ontario trio Elliott BROOD turn from the historical subjects they depicted with great poignancy on their previous albums, like 2011′s Days Into Years and 2008′s Mountain Meadows,Read more...

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Song Premiere: The Rural Alberta Advantage - On the Rocks

Toronto-based trio The Rural Alberta Advantage burst onto the scene back in 2006, racking up countless awards and accolades with each release: two Juno Award Nominations (Best New Group, Video of the Year), a long list nomination for the Polaris Music Prize, and rave reviews across the board. KEXP is excited to debut a trackRead more...

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Song Premiere: Ty Segall - Susie Thumb

It’s been a year since we heard from Ty Segall, which, for the prolific Bay Area songwriter, may as well have been a decade. But don’t worry, he’s hardly been slacking off. Following up his two albums from last year, Sleeper and his self-titled debut with Fuzz, Segall is finally offering his newest LP laterRead more...

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Video Premiere: Joe Henry - Slide

Late last year, legendary singer/songwriter Joe Henry stepped into the KEXP studios, where he debuted a couple new songs from his then-untitled thirteenth album. Today, KEXP is proud to share the video debut of “Slide,” a track from that album, now titled Invisible Hour, released last month on his own label, Work Song. As heRead more...

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Song Premiere: EDJ - For The Boy Who Moved Away

We were afraid when Eric D. Johnson announced the demise of the beloved indie pop band Fruit Bats that we’d heard the last of him. But as he put that project to bed, during a recent in-studio, he assured KEXP listeners he’d be back with more music. We just had no idea how soon! BarelyRead more...

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KEXP Premiere: The Barr Brothers - Even the Darkness Has Arms

“If you ever woke up in a bed without somebody, and you didn’t know the bed or the room or the city, this song might be for you,” says guitarist and vocalist Brad Barr of the new song we’re premiering today by The Barr Brothers. Any discomfort, though, is less than temporary. “Even the DarknessRead more...

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KEXP Premiere: Merchandise - Little Killer

KEXP is thrilled to present the worldwide premiere of new music from Florida band Merchandise. A favorite band on The Midday Show on KEXP, DJ Cheryl Waters (a Florida native, herself) debuted the track “Little Killer” today, a staticy, sonic blast of melodic power pop. For their upcoming third full-length, frontman Carson Cox told NME.com,Read more...

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