Category Archives: KEXP Premiere

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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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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