Category Archives: KEXP Premiere

Video Premiere: Prism Tats – Pacifist Masochist

We should consider ourselves lucky to call Prism Tats “local”, however briefly. Though Garett van der Spek hails from Durban, South Africa, he conceived this solo project after moving to Seattle. The Emerald City is in fact where he also formed the duo Koko and the Sweetmeats with his then sweetheart and now wife, Laura,Read more…

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Album Premiere: Marlon Williams – Marlon Williams

Though a relative unknown here in the states, singer/songwriter Marlon Williams is a star in his native New Zealand and his recently-adopted home of Australia. At the age of 17, he, some high school classmates, and their apparently-pretty-cool science teacher formed the band The Unfaithful Ways. In 2011, Williams formed a duo with acclaimed countryRead more…

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Album Preview: Radiation City – Synesthetica

Things haven’t always been sunny for Radiation City. The Portland band may not have been able to illuminate our days with another album had founding couple Cameron Spies and Lizzy Ellison not set aside their differences to reignite their songwriting process. Their third LP, Synesthetica (out this Friday on Polyvinyl Records), is a fresh takeRead more…

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KEXP Premiere: Posse – Perfect H

Over the years, KEXP has been watching local trio Posse evolve, from their 2012 performance at our Concerts at the Mural series to their 2014 Audioasis session in support of their self-released album Soft Opening. Today, we present the latest chapter in the young Seattle band’s story as we premiere the song “Perfect H.” InRead more…

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KEXP Premiere: The Cave Singers – Christmas Night

Beloved local trio The Cave Singers return early next year with their fifth full-length, Banshee, and today, KEXP presents a holiday treat: the album track “Christmas Night,” which you can stream below. Frontman Pete Quirk says of the single: Something that found us one afternoon while we were dreaming. Found photos of an apocalyptic life,Read more…

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Song Premiere: High Highs – Boxing

Last month, Brooklyn via Sydney, Australia, duo High Highs announced their long awaited sophomore LP with a debut of the title track to Cascades, due February 5th next year. The gentle yet lively “Cascades” glowed brightly through the song’s haze, promising an upbeat return to the dreamy harmonic sound on the band’s 2013 debut LP,Read more…

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KEXP Premiere: David Bowie – Blackstar

Every day, KEXP is excited to break new music from emerging artists, but today we have the honor of presenting a new song from a long-time legend: David Bowie. For his 69th birthday, on January 8th, 2016, the Thin White Duke will release his 25th studio album ★ (pronounced “Blackstar”). In a profile for UKRead more…

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Song Premiere: Emily Wells – Judas

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Emily Wells. The NYC-based singer, performer songwriter and producer released her full-length debut, Mama, back in 2012, and surprisingly has yet to follow it up with a proper sophomore LP. But that’s not to say she hasn’t been busy. Since then, Wells released an acoustic version ofRead more…

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Video Premiere: Say Hi – Transylvania (Torrents Of Rain, Yeah)

Just in time for Halloween, KEXP is thrilled to debut the video for Say Hi‘s “Transylvania (Torrents Of Rain, Yeah),” a track off his latest full-length, Bleeders Digest, out now on Barsuk Records. The fantastically-fun clip shows just why the ladies (and gents) find frontman Eric Elbogen so irresistible: a funky bassline and disco beatRead more…

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Album Premiere: Israel Nash – Israel Nash’s Silver Season

Plum Creek Sound at Dripping Springs in Texas Hill Country – it sounds like the setting of a story too idyllic to be true. And it almost is. There, in a Quonset hut studio on his own 15-acre ranch about 20 miles outside of Austin, Israel Nash has recorded a work of heart-swelling beauty. TheRead more…

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