Category Archives: KEXP Premiere

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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Video Premiere: Little Children – The Wake Up

He might look like a tough guy in the photo above, but 28 year old Swedish singer-songwriter Linus Lutti performs under the disarming moniker Little Children and creates lush, calming pop in the vein of Junip and Nick Drake. The songs on his recently released EP, In Hau, tend to be somber without seeming dullRead more…

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Album Preview: Amor de Días – The House at Sea

It’s hard to feel sad about British band The Clientele’s uncertain future and potentially permanent hiatus while Amor de Días glows brightly. With songwriting partner Lupe Núñez-Fernández (also of the duo Pipas), Clientele frontman Alasdair MacLean continues to carry the torch of happy-sad songs of brightly performed melodies and melancholic lyrics. Finished in a fractionRead more…

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KEXP Album Premiere: Indians – Somewhere Else

This summer we were treated to an early look at Indians, a new one-man project by Denmark’s Søren Løkke Juul, who dropped by KEXP to preview four new songs during a recent in-studio session. Already, with just a rough demo, the Copenhagen-based artist had thrilled so many with his wholly accessible, airy blend of ambientRead more…

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KEXP Debut: The Head And The Heart – Josh McBride (78 rpm single)

Today on the Afternoon Show, Kevin Cole will be debuting a new 78 rpm single by The Head and the Heart. Recorded using all vintage analog gear by Seattle’s groove-O-matic, who operate under the premise that “Recordings made from 1953 to 1965 tend to sound better than recordings made before or since,” the new singleRead more…

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Song Premiere: The Cave Singers – Have to Pretend

If 2011’s No Witch was The Cave Singers‘ “rock album”, then on their forthcoming album, Naomi, the Seattle band lets it roll. At first listen, the songs seem breezier than those recorded with Black Mountain producer Randall Dunn, though they’re hardly insubstantial at all. In fact, Naomi is rich and full, thanks to the warmRead more…

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