Category Archives: KEXP Premiere

Video Premiere: Shelby Earl – James

Shelby Earl‘s voice is a coveted gift. Google her name plus the word “heartbreaking” and you’ll get endless results. With her mournful vibrato and aching howls, it’s no wonder she’s an artist many turn to in their most aching moments. However, that’s just one facet of what Earl’s capable of. On her latest album, TheRead more…

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Video Premiere: Pickwick – Turncoat

Seattle band Pickwick has always been a band that embraces change. In their earliest incarnations, they were an ambient-folk group before falling in love with the hypnotic grooves of R&B that would be the foundation for their 2013 full-length debut, Can’t Talk Medicine. Even still, the band continues to evolve and adapt. In 2015, they wrote andRead more…

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Video Premiere: Lemolo – One to Love

While local dream-pop project Lemolo is often talked about as a Seattle band, its roots stretch across Elliott Bay to Poulsbo, WA. Songwriter Meagan Grandall’s affection for her hometown is on full display in Lemolo’s new video for “One to Love”, the opening track to her 2015 LP, Red Right Return. Shot in town along the band’s namesake, LemoloRead more…

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Song of the Day & Premiere: JFDR – Wires

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, unrealeased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Wires”, by JFDR fromRead more…

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Song of the Day: Matt Pond PA – Louisville

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, unrealeased 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 “Louisville” by Matt PondRead more…

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Album Premiere: Manatee Commune – Manatee Commune

Forget anything you might already think about Northwest electronica. For all of our gloomy and rain-sodden days and our fern-covered evergreen terrain, we sometimes produce bubbly and even tropical music. Take, for instance, Bellingham producer/multi-instrumentalist Grant Eadie, who with his project Manatee Commune is among the latest rising stars, not just from our upper-left cornerRead more…

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KEXP Premiere: My Goodness – Islands

Seattle power duo My Goodness are back! And KEXP is excited to premiere the single “Islands,” the title track from their forthcoming EP out Friday, November 4th via Votiv Music. Keep it tuned to The Morning Show on KEXP as DJ John Richards launches the track at 8:00 AM PT. This will be the band’sRead more…

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KEXP Premiere: Deep Sea Diver – Fantasy

Leave it to Deep Sea Diver to make a Mariah Carey ’90s pop hit KEXP-friendly. While the glitter-adorned R&B diva isn’t an artist we usually champion here, she is an artist Deep Sea Diver frontwoman Jessica Dobson grew up with. “I’ve loved Mariah Carey since I was a little kid. Her song ‘Hero’ was theRead more…

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Video Premiere: Ages & Ages – They Want More

While the standout track of Ages & Ages‘ 2014 sophomore album, Divisionary, surely still has you singing “Do The Right Thing” in grandiose fashion, the Portland group has not been content to sit idly behind the success of a past project. Instead, they have been hard at work crafting their third album, Something To Ruin,Read more…

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KEXP Premiere: The Wedding Present – Bear

With over thirty years of music and a slew of singles, EPs, live albums, and full-lengths, it’s clear the influential UK band The Wedding Present aren’t “going” anywhere. Instead, on their forthcoming ninth full-length, titled Going, Going…, the long-running indie icons take us on a musical road trip across the USA. Today, KEXP is excitedRead more…

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