Category Archives: KEXP Premiere

KEXP Premiere: The Dip – Atlas

Amongst the fervent Seattle soul scene, The Dip stands out as one of the most exciting and joyous acts to emerge in recent years. The seven-piece act fronted by Beat Connection‘s Tom Eddy emerged in 2015 with their decadent self-titled debut LP and have kept the momentum going with last year’s Won’t Be Coming Back EP and a slewRead more…

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KEXP Premiere: The Replacements – Color Me Impressed

Tomorrow, Friday, October 6th, Rhino Records are releasing The Replacements For Sale: Live At Maxwell’s 1986, a two-disc set capturing The Replacements at their mid-career best. Last month, KEXP premiered the live version of “Takin’ A Ride,” and today, we share the band’s ramshackle take on “Color Me Impressed.” Tune in today to The AfternoonRead more…

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KEXP Premiere: Who Is She? – Seattle Freeze

How often have you heard about this idea of the “Seattle Freeze?” It’s a concept that suggests that Seattle and the people in it have trouble connecting. People who transplant to the city are most often to point it out and quickly complain about how hard it is to make friends in a city whereRead more…

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KEXP Premiere: The Replacements – Takin’ A Ride (Live)

February 1986. Four scrappy dudes from Minneapolis — Paul Westerberg, Bob Stinson, his brother Tommy Stinson, and Chris Mars — took the stage at Maxwell’s, the now legendary (and defunct) Hoboken venue. It was a memorable show for the now legendary (and defunct) band The Replacements. They had just made their major label debut withRead more…

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KEXP Premiere: Scott Yoder – Ways of Love

Scott Yoder knows a thing or two about embracing his psych tendencies. Yoder spent years fronting the local garage-pop outfit The Pharmacy, crafting some of the most expansive and delightfully freaky music in the city, and now finds himself writing and performing under his own name. He’s been putting out solo material since 2015, including last year’s Looking BackRead more…

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KEXP Track Premiere: Dog Mountain – Purity

With a name like Dog Mountain, how could you ever fail? The Bellingham indie rock quartet doesn’t need the name as a crutch — they match both the majesty of mountains and dogs by crafting powerful, tastefully arranged guitar-heavy tracks that aptly blend the band’s humor with their own introspective tendencies. With a new album inRead more…

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Video Premiere: Merso – Serial Killer

When Seattle prog-rock purveyors Merso released last year’s Red World, they sought to examine what it’s like to become a monster, drawing heavily from Alan Moore’s iconic run of the Swamp Thing comics. Monsters can be a hard thing to define. They’re not always the mythic beasts we see in literature or in film. As the band’s new music video forRead more…

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Video Premiere: Tomo Nakayama – Fourth of Julivar’s

There’s something about Tomo Nakayama‘s voice that feels like an old friend. The Seattle singer-songwriter doesn’t just sound great, that’s undeniable, but the way he softly sings is comforting — especially paired with his wistful, floating finger-picking. In the music video for “Fourth of Julivar’s”, off his upcoming LP Pieces of Sky, Nakayama doesn’t just hear thoseRead more…

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KEXP Premiere: Pegboard Nerds x Motopony – Free

What do you get when you combine “glitch folk” locals Motopony with Euro-electropop duo Pegboard Nerds? You get “Free,” a new single making its world debut today on The Morning Show with John Richards. It’s a surprising collaboration: Norwegian DJ Alexander Odden and Danish DJ Michael Parsberg have been active in the EDM scene asRead more…

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KEXP Premiere: Chong the Nomad – you’re really pretty

Composing great dance music is more than just choosing the right beats per minute and finding a catchy synth patch. It’s about capturing an emotional impulse in the groove – that indescribable, wordless “something” that resonates beyond how it booms out the speakers. It’s an idea that Seattle producer Alda Agustiano aka Chong the NomadRead more…

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