Category Archives: KEXP

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Music That Matters: New Sounds From All Arounds

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. 475 – New Sounds From All Arounds Variety Mix hostRead more…

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Friday Music News

Today, Foals have dropped their new album, What Went Down, the follow up to 2013’s impressive Holy Fire. The 10-track collection was recorded in France and produced by James Ford, who’s worked with artist such as Florence and the Machine and the Arctic Monkeys. What Went Down can be streamed in its entirety below viaRead more…

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Song of the Day: Golden Gardens – Mirror of Silver

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “Mirror of Silver” byRead more…

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Thursday Music News

More new music from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis! In this fun video for the track “Downtown,” Macklemore takes hip hop pioneers Grandmaster Caz, Kool Moe Dee and Melle Mel on a stroll through the streets of Spokane. (And keep your eyes peeled for a glimpse of Mariners’ Ken Griffey Jr., too.) The duo will debutRead more…

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Review Revue: Doll Congress – Doll Congress EP

I learn so much writing these blog posts! For instance, did you know that Michael Penn (whom you probably first heard about for his delightfully earwormy 1989 hit “No Myth,” but has since done many serious and critically acclaimed things – not that there’s anything unserious about “No Myth,” that’s a straightup pop gem rightRead more…

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Photo Gallery: Raw Power KEXP at Pike Place Market 8/23

KEXP made Seattle music history last weekend by featuring the first band ever to play on the roof of the historic Pike Place Market: Raw Power KEXP! The Seattle supergroup featured local legends Mike McCready, Duff McKagan, Barrett Martin and Mark Arm covering the classics of Iggy Pop and the Stooges. Over 8,800 music loversRead more…

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Live Video: Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba are set on changing the way we think about world music. Pushing the limits of traditional West African instruments themselves to embrace western styles and a more versatile melodic range, Bassekou Kouyate is proud of the modern innovations he’s made with the ngoni, a traditional stringed instrument, and rightly so. For generationsRead more…

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Song of the Day: Drinks – Laying Down Rock

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “Laying Down Rock” byRead more…

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Album Review: Beach House – Depression Cherry

There’s a highly discernible trajectory between the first four albums by Baltimore dream pop act Beach House, from the bedroom whispers of their debut to the mountaintops of Bloom, the duo have, with each subsequent effort, come a bit more out of their shell, turning up the volume, fleshing out textures, and adding more reverbRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

We’ve got more new music to share from the highly-anticipated new album from Telekinesis (aka Seattle’s own Michael Benjamin Lerner): stream the track “Sleep In” below, a fantastic synth-pop ode to everyone’s favorite activity. The song will appear on his fourth album, Ad Infinitum, out September 18th on Merge Records, which was recorded in theRead more…

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