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KEXP Q&A: Julia Shapiro and Lydia Lund of Chastity Belt

Seattle’s Chastity Belt play energetic indie rock ‘n roll. They are sarcastic, sharp and both complex and simple all at once. They are also an all-female band. But does gender matter when it comes to the music they produce? Does it matter for the bands Childbirth, Lemolo or La Luz? You get the sense it’s something they jokeRead more...

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KEXP Q&A: Patrick Fitzgerald of Kitchens of Distinction on Record Store Day, KEXP In-Studios, and Why Radio Still Matters

In the wake of their 2013 full-length Folly, the first new album from Kitchens of Distinction in 19 years, the UK trio celebrates Record Store Day with the limited-edition 10-inch single “Extravagance,” featuring two B-sides culled from the band’s KEXP in-studio session last year. I asked Patrick Fitzgerald of Kitchens of Distinction to tell meRead more...

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KEXP Q&A: Mindie Lind of Inly

Mindie Lind has a timeless voice. She has a silky, sultry, smokey sound that transports you to the place of dark night clubs, cigarette smoke and charm. She also fronts the new Seattle band Inly. KEXP caught up with Mindie to see what was up with the new project, what singers inspire her and howRead more...

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KEXP Q&A: Cataldo’s Eric Anderson

Cataldo‘s Eric Anderson writes big, beautiful songs that begin with just a hum or a whistle. His new album, Gilded Oldies, is full of tracks with bright melodies and powerful percussion - jungles from small seeds. It’s a particularly strong record that has been received in Seattle with open arms. We had a chance to catchRead more...

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KEXP Q&A: Modern Kin’s Andrew Grow

Portland’s Modern Kin recently released their debut self-titled record, a 12-track rocking album from the booming trio. The band is not afraid to experiment, either, having tried out a seven-show in 24-hours idea, streaming the performances live from Mississippi Studios in their hometown, Portland, Oregon. KEXP had a chance to chat with Modern Kin frontmanRead more...

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KEXP Q&A: La Luz’s Shana Cleveland

La Luz has been through a lot since their debut EP Damp Face hit the airwaves and internets. From a U.S. tour, to playing with Of Montreal and The Head and the Heart, to sustaining serious injuries after getting hit by a semi while on the road, to releasing their new LP, It’s Alive, to replacing theirRead more...

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KEXP Q&A: Melodie Knight

interview by Tara Kelly Kearns Although she now lives in Paris, France, Melodie Knight is a name that still rings throughout Seattle’s recent music history. Graced with a lovely voice, dynamic stage presence, and a charismatic personality, it doesn’t take long for people to be drawn to her. These traits have afforded her many opportunities,Read more...

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KEXP Q&A: Sam Anderson

Many know Sam Anderson from the band Hey Marseilles. But most don’t know him for his new solo project, Arkomo. Well, not yet, anyway. Anderson, who plays guitar, keys and stringed instruments, is a multi-talented musician working to build Arkomo into something — what that is, specifically, is not 100-percent clear. But that won’t deterRead more...

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KEXP Q&A: Dude York’s Andrew Hall

Dude York, the power trio from Seattle, play music that rocks, music that makes you move, music you’ve never quite heard before. They are an amalgamation of musical inspirations and this has never been more evident than on their new record, Dehumanize. KEXP caught up with drummer Andrew Hall to talk about the band, their influencesRead more...

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KEXP Q&A: Benjamin Verdoes

Iska Dhaaf’s Benjamin Verdoes recently released a solo album called The Evil Eye. It is an auto-biographical record responding to the myriad trials he’s experienced in his personal life. The album is sweet, poignant and wonderfully composed, even using Somali words to help express his thoughts. KEXP had the chance to chat with Benjamin about hisRead more...

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