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Thursday Music News

Run the Jewels have released a powerful new music video today for the track “Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck).” Director A.G. Rojas shows actors Shea Whigham (“Boardwalk Empire”, “Agent Carter”) as a cop and Keith Stanfield (Short Term 12, Snoop Dogg in the upcoming N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton) as an unarmed manRead more…

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Review Revue: Barry Adamson – Moss Side Story

You might not know the name Barry Adamson, but if you’re a KEXP listener you’ve likely heard him – if not any of his excellent solo work, then as a member of bands such as Magazine and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. (Those are, in fact, the two things that anybody knows about Adamson,Read more…

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Live Videos: The Sidekicks

Armed with a fine assortment of tracks from their new Seattle-recorded release, Ohio band The Sidekicks unleash their brand of hooky rock in the KEXP live room. On Runners in the Nerved World, they’ve branched out from their punkish roots and now take pleasure in crafting out songs that are invigoratingly fresh and full ofRead more…

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Song of the Day: Ivan & Alyosha – All This Wandering Around

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 Morning Show with John Richards, is “All This Wandering Around”Read more…

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KEXP Suggests: Treefort Music Fest 2015 3/25-3/29

The name says it all with Boise’s Treefort Music Fest — think intimate clubhouse, and since this is the Northwest, think very big tree. The line-up is tremendous: not just national acts, such as Foxygen, TV on the Radio, Viet Cong, Rubblebucket, Trampled by Turtles, and hometown heroes Built to Spill, but emerging artists fromRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Musical magician Merrill Garbus, aka tUnE-yArDs, shares a new video today for the track “Wait for a Minute,” a soulful piece from last year’s album Nikki Nack. The clip, directed by SNEAL, features a pixelated Garbus singing behind an overlay of distortion, effects, and images. Watch: [Under the Radar]

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Immigrant Songs: Chimurenga Renaissance

Seattle duo Chimurenga Renaissance is generating heat in both International Music and Hip-Hop. They are musical royalty and prodigal sons who have managed to cross-pollinate the traditional and the modern, bridging two continents, two cultures, two generations and two genres. The band came about through collaborations between Tendai Maraire from Shabazz Palaces and Hussein Kalonji,Read more…

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Album Review: Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly

“I remember you was conflicted, misusing your influence – sometimes I did the same.” Kendrick Lamar dug himself a bit of a hole on his explosive 2012 breakthrough LP, good kid, m.A.A.d city. His problem? He’s a fantastic storyteller. Actually, he’s likely one of the best we’ve ever had. In two and a half years,Read more…

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Song of the Day: Duke Evers – Lions

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 Morning Show with John Richards, is “Lions” by Duke EversRead more…

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Out This Week 3/23

Spring is springing with excellent new releases, including the highly-anticipated debut (of sorts!) from Melbourne, Australia artist Courtney Barnett. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls the release, “a masterful set that improves upon her promising early releases with even sharper songwriting and a more urgent and confident sound. The diverse set of songs ranges fromRead more…

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