Category Archives: KEXP Premiere

Video Premiere: Small Feet – Rivers

Simon Stålhamre may be the creative force behind Small Feet, but it was not until he found the assistance of his band mates Jacob Snavely and Christopher Cantillo along with the inspiration of an island cabin residence that he was able to create music without self-sabotaging. It’s a good thing he finally did, and theRead more…

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KEXP Premiere: Ceremony – The L-Shaped Man

A bad breakup rarely calls for celebration, but it is a cause for Ceremony. The Bay Area band builds their fifth full-length around singer Ross Farrar’s recent romantic split, narrating his loss and resulting loneliness almost chronologically. The L-Shaped Man isn’t all about doom and gloom, though, and as the band continues their transformation awayRead more…

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KEXP Premiere: Barna Howard – Quite A Feelin’

I love this record. Barna Howard is my new favorite artist. His previous, acoustic self-titled debut, which I played some last year, only hinted at this Missouri native, now Portland based artist’s easy songwriting skills. His latest, Quite A Feelin’, is already in the running for my album of the year for so many reasons:Read more…

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Album Premiere: Nightmare Fortress – The Wanting

Since their inception in 2011, Nightmare Fortress has kept KEXP under a spell. Today, we’re excited to bring you an exclusive premiere of the Seattle band’s dark debut full-length, The Wanted, self-released next Tuesday, May 12th. Famed local producer Erik Blood (Shabazz Palaces, THEESatisfaction, Crypts) takes their dancefloor darkwave to new heights. KEXP Music DirectorRead more…

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Song Premiere: Motopony – Daylights Gone

If you were listening to the Morning Show with John Richards on Monday, you heard the world premiere of the latest single from Seattle band Motopony. “Daylights Gone” is the first glimpse from their upcoming sophomore LP, Welcome You, due June 23rd on Fast Plastic / eOne Music, and it’s glimmering one. On air, JohnRead more…

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KEXP Premiere: KAIROS remixes

The innovative releases continue for Lena Simon’s band, KAIROS. Who doesn’t like it when one masterful band takes the work of another for the sake of reinterpretation and homage? And today, we have two examples of this collaboration: a Cock & Swan remix of the KAIROS track, “Can / Cannot” and a Blush Cut (aRead more…

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Video Premiere: East India Youth – Beaming White

For as far and wide as East India Youth has traveled over the past couple of years, it’s surprising that William Doyle still hasn’t really left his bedroom. After wowing listeners with his genre-bending self-produced debut, Total Strife Forever, a pleasantly strife-free auditory adventure, the Londoner has returned with Culture of Volume, a more polishedRead more…

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Song of the Day and Video Premiere: American Wrestlers – Kelly

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. With today’s selection, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, you get a bonus! Not only do we offer a podcast of “Kelly” by American Wrestlers from their 2015 album, I Can Do No Wrong, onRead more…

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Video Premiere: Cataldo – Gilded Oldies

It’s been a long journey for local artist Cataldo (aka singer/songwriter Eric Anderson), and part of that drive has been beautifully captured in today’s video premiere: KEXP is excited to present the debut of “Gilded Oldies,” the title track off his most recent self-released full-length. The video was filmed last year by director Tyler Kalberg,Read more…

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KEXP Premiere: Israel Nash – Fearless

Last month, in a powerful, heartfelt and sonically stirring set live in the KEXP studio, Israel Nash and his band had given it their all… well, just about all, anyway. The Dripping Springs, Texas-based musician and his band re-entered our studio shortly after their live session was over and practiced their own version of PinkRead more…

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