Category Archives: KEXP Premiere

Video Premiere: Ty Segall at Pickathon 2013

Pickathon, an innovative weekend music festival located in the aptly-titled Happy Valley, Oregon, will open on the 1st of August and run through the 3rd. Over the course of the weekend, you can see bands like X, Parquet Courts, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Courtney Barnett, Angel Olsen, Warpaint, Jonathan Richman, Mac DeMarco, and many others. RecentlyRead more...

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KEXP Premiere: PUJOL - Circles

After releasing his debut album, United States of Being, on Saddle Creek Records in 2012, Daniel Pujol, mastermind behind the group PUJOL, stitched together KLUDGE, an epic punk-rock album. In terms of composition, Pujol spent weeks in a Mt. Juliet, Tennessee mall recording from 5pm to 6am. Thus, KLUDGE presents itself as a masterful DIYRead more...

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Video Premiere: Parquet Courts at Pickathon 2013

Last week, we suggested Pickathon as a must-do this summer. The Portland-area festival is announcing its 2014 lineup this month, revealing just a few bands each day. This morning, they’ve announced the return of Parquet Courts, a favorite of KEXP listeners and DJs in 2013, and one of last year’s highlights at Pickathon. Their encoreRead more...

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Album Premiere: Battleme - Future Runs Magnetic

The future is definitely running bright for artist Matt Drenik, the mastermind behind Battleme. His sophomore release, Future Runs Magnetic, out March 11th on El Camino Records, is his first with a full band behind him, resulting in what KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes as “a bigger, more muscular rock sound inflected with glam,Read more...

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Video Premiere: Ghost Wave - Orb

New Zealand band Ghost Wave blew us away with their hypnotic set of moody psych-rock songs at our CMJ broadcast last year, so we’re especially thrilled to debut the band’s music video for the track “Orb.” The closing track off their debut Flying Nun Records release, Ages, “Orb” finds the group of Auckland youngsters evokingRead more...

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Video Premiere: Snorri Helgason - Summer Is Almost Gone

You’re not alone if the crummy weather this season makes you wish it were a different time of year. It’s what makes sharing today’s exclusive video premiere even more special. For “Summer Is Almost Gone”, Icelandic singer-songwriter Snorri Helgason ventures to New York City on a hot summer day, walking the streets, busking on sidewalks,Read more...

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Cumulus: Song of the Day + Video Premiere

Since forming in 2007, Seattle’s Cumulus – comprised of Alexandra Niedzialkowski, Lance Umble and Leah Julius – have only recently released their debut album, I Never Meant It To Be Like This, last month. But the wait was well worth it! The record is tight and rife with cheerful pop music, from singer Niedzialkowski’s luminousRead more...

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Song Premiere: Damien Jurado - Silver Timothy

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 DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, premiered on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “Silver Timothy” by DamienRead more...

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Video Premiere: Ravenna Woods - Live Alone

With a song titled “Live Alone” and a brand new album titled The Jackals, it’s clear something is dark and foreboding in Ravenna Woods these days. The Seattle quartet admits: “This album has an underlying current of fear, greed, distrust and malevolence. It’s someone talking in their sleep about rampant industrialization, dirty politics, old money,Read more...

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Song Premiere: Wild Cub - Blacktide

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 DJs think you should hear. This week, we’re featuring songs exclusively from artists playing the 2013 Capitol Hill Block Party.Read more...

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