Category Archives: KEXP Premiere

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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Video Premiere: Bod – Gigantor

Seattle band Bod flex their musical muscles on their debut EP, Party Drug. KEXP is excited to present the worldwide premiere of their video for the opening track “Gigantor,” which you can stream below. Bod formed in late 2013, comprised of members of BOAT, Cumulus, Oberhofer, and Slowwave. With a lineage as diverse as that,Read more…

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Song Premiere: Summer Cannibals – Show Us Your Mind

Portland quartet Summer Cannibals are hungry for more, returning with their sophomore release Show Us Your Mind, self-released via their own New Moss Records on March 3rd. Recorded and mixed by the famed Larry Crane at Jackpot Recording Studios, the album features the sharp Northwest punk-pop sound you fell in love with on their 2013Read more…

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KEXP Premiere: Courtney Barnett – Pedestrian at Best

Nothing Courtney Barnett has done so far has been “pedestrian” — which is why KEXP is thrilled to present the track “Pedestrian at Best,” a sneak peek at the Australian sweetheart’s full-length debut, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, out March 24th via Mom+Pop. Watch the (somewhat heartbreaking) clip below. (Courtney,Read more…

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