Category Archives: KEXP Premiere

Video Premiere: Bread & Butter – Cool In the Water

Listening to Bread & Butter is the aural equivalent of the proverbial “cracking open a cold one with the boys.” The vibrant guitar hooks, the upbeat rhythms, and the shout-along melodies are basically pre-packaged to be your ultimate summer soundtrack. In the new video for “Cool in the Water”, from their recently released self-titled debut on Killroom Records,Read more…

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Video Premiere: Western Haunts – Saved 4 Me

Listening to Seattle band Western Haunts is like stepping into a hazy, disorienting dream. The powerful thuds of percussion against the airy, translucent synthesizers and guitars are amorphous and almost comforting. It’s a mood that’s perfectly captured and expanded on in the sugar-high video for their song “Saved 4 Me”, off their 2017 LP, Problem Pop. The band squeezeRead more…

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Local Artist Spotlight and Album Premiere: CHARMS Grapple with 21st Century Anxiety on Human Error

Droning feedback. Static. The mechanical thrust of distorted, blown out drums. These are the first few sounds you hear on CHARMS’ debut album, Human Error, out June 16 on Killroom Records (which you can stream below). Even before the song descends into a flurry of manic, sharp riffs and guttural synthesizer wallops, these first fewRead more…

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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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