Category Archives: KEXP Premiere

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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Video Premiere: Young Fresh Fellows – A Fake Hello

Although not all members of the band currently live in Seattle, long-time local garage pop/rockers Young Fresh Fellows continue to make “the fabulous sounds of the Pacific Northwest.” Out tomorrow, 8/21, on Yep Roc records is their new album, Tiempo De Lujo, possibly their 13th, and the cohesive result of a 12-hour jam session thatRead more…

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Video Premiere: James Apollo – The Days

KEXP is proud to premiere the new video from rising roots-rock icon James Apollo. Apollo has a new release out now called Little War, Little Less, and this video is for the last track on the album, “The Days.” As Apollo’s drummer tells the story, most of these songs were first sketched in complete isolationRead more…

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Listen to the new Sigur Rós album tomorrow!

Tomorrow, Thursday, May 17, Icelandic band Sigur Rós is throwing a worldwide listening party for the forthcoming album, Valtari (due May 29). No matter where you are, whatever time zone, the hour-long full-album stream will be available at 7PM. If that wasn’t exciting enough, or if you’re just too anxious to wait until 7PM, tuneRead more…

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Video Premiere: Mark Lanegan Band – Harborview Hospital (4AD Session)

Although he may have traded the misty forests of Washington for the sunny beaches of southern California, Mark Lanegan just can’t seem to shake the influence of the Northwest. On one of the standout tracks on his excellent new album, Blues Funeral, the former Seattleite has a foreboding yet mystical experience at Seattle’s public hospital,Read more…

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New Song Premiere: Exitmusic – Passage

Today on the Morning Show, John Richards debuted the brand new single “Passage” by indie electro-pop group Exitmusic. The band is made up of married couple Aleska Palladino and Devon Church, and whatever single-word, genre-inducing monikers that might be slapped onto this duo’s sound are essentially meaningless after a couple trips through this track. ExitmusicRead more…

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