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Out This Week 4/15

Highlights this week include the first new album in 16 years from veteran rockers, The Afghan Whigs. KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes their latest, titled Do To the Best, as “a strong return-to-form of brooding, soul-inflected rock with atmospheric guitars and keyboards and occasional strings accompanying Greg Dulli’s husky vocals and dark, often-ominous lyricsRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

Twin Shadow has shared his new song “To The Top,” an intense, pounding percussion anthem about starting over. His statement about the song offers a glimpse into the song’s inspiration. He said, “What is it when you realize that someone isn’t right for you? Or when you find that you do not and can notRead more...

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2014: Initial Lineup Announced!

Every summer, the streets of Capitol Hill fill with thousands of fans screaming for their favorite bands. The Seattle neighborhood is wild enough, but when the Capitol Hill Block Party takes over in late July (25th-27th), it’s a heck of a good time. Today, the celebrated local festival offers the first glimpse of the 2014Read more...

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Song of the Day: Craft Spells - Breaking the Angle Against the Tide

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 DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Breaking the Angle AgainstRead more...

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Monday Music News

Black Keys band member Patrick Carney played the title track for the duo’s new album, Turn Blue, today. This is the second song, along with “Fever”, to be released from the new record. The bluesy tune features rumbling drums and a thoughtful lyrical tone. The new record is also a collaboration between the Black Keys andRead more...

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KEXP Suggests: 2014 EMP Pop Conference, 4/24-4/27

After three years roaming, the 2014 EMP Pop Conference returns to Seattle on April 24-27, with the theme Go! Music and Mobility, appropriately enough. The Pop Conference is an amazing opportunity for fans and musicians to reflect on where we’ve been and where we’re headed. Hosted by EMP Museum and the University of Alabama, thisRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, April 14th • ScHoolboy Q, Isaiah Rashad, Vince Staples at Showbox SoDo // All Ages (more info) • Tinariwen at Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall // All Ages (more info) • Goat, Holy Wave, Midday Veil at Neumos // 21+ (more info)

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Song of the Day: AJ Davila - Salvajes

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 DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Salvajes” by AJ DavilaRead more...

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Music That Matters Podcast: There’s Really No Excuse

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. 403 - There’s Really No Excuse DJ Alex continues hisRead more...

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The Song That’s Shaking Me with Nic Colk Void of Factory Floor

KEXP asks musicians, “What’s the song you can’t stop playing over and over again, right now?” Nic Colk Void: “I like ‘Bera Range’ by Gunnar Haslam. It’s dance music that sounds live. It’s got this raw energy to it.” Factory Floor‘s self-titled debut album is out now on DFA Records/Rough Trade.

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