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Midnight In A Perfect World: et aliae

Raised in Singapore and currently based in London, et aliae is a talented pianist, electronic producer and composer who makes refined and progressive electronic pop. Her debut song came out in 2014 as part of Ryan Hemsworth’s initial Secret Songs compilation, leading to a significant rise in her profile, soon applying her sonic touch onRead more…

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Music That Matters: Midday Mix

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 518 – Midday Mix Cheryl Waters presents a mix ofRead more…

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Friday Music News

Radiohead have shared a new video inspired by their song “Identikit,” from their recently released album A Moon Shaped Pool. The short film was directed by Dogtooth director Yorgos Lanthimos, watch below. [Pitchfork]

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R.I.P. Ralph Stanley

We are all people of constant sorrow today as we learn that one of country music’s biggest legends and a pioneer of bluegrass is gone. Yesterday, Dr. Ralph Stanley died at 89 of what his publicist said to be “difficulties with skin cancer”. Along with his brother, Carter, he performed as the Stanley Brothers andRead more…

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Live Review: Flight of the Conchords with Eugene Mirman at Marymoor Park 6/22

Well, Seattle, it looks like we’ve corrupted Flight of the Conchords. Jemaine Clement, the gap-toothed glasses-wearing half of the New Zealand duo, confessed to the audience: he ate half a banana… and just left the other half sitting backstage! WHOA. “I’m the Iggy Pop of the band,” he admitted ruefully. Later, his guitar blipped aRead more…

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Song of the Gay: SassyBlack – Comicon

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. All this week we are celebrating Seattle Pride and PrideFest 2016 by featuring all LGBTQ artistsRead more…

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Thursday Music News

case/lang/veirs — the lowercased super-group of Neko Case, k.d. lang, and Laura Veirs — share a video for the track “Atomic Number,” a highlight from their self-titled debut, out now via Anti- Records. Director Kangmin Kim explains, “This animation is inspired by the search for a soul-mate with the same atomic number, 42. We areRead more…

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Review Revue: Invaders of the Heart – Without Judgement

The bass-wielding demigod known as Jah Wobble (né John Wardle, renamed by Sid Vicious, who also allegedly gave him his first bass) should need no introduction, especially around these parts, but here’s the quick version: First heard holding down the low end with PiL, he soon moved on to his own varied, multigenre projects, probablyRead more…

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Macefield Festival 2016 lineup

Macefielders, come out and play! That’s the rallying cry for the independent music and arts festival in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood each fall. Good news for those ready – the Macefield Music Festival, named for Edith Macefield, the fiercely-independent Ballard resident who refused to sell her home to developers, just announced their 2016 lineup, which featuringRead more…

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Live Video: The Thermals

Now on their seventh album, The Thermals show no sign of fading away, despite the title of their latest We Disappear, out now on Saddle Creek. With beloved producer Chris Walla behind the boards for the fourth time, the Portland punk trio continue to incite riots with their anthemic, fist-pumping songs. Here in the KEXPRead more…

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