Category Archives: KEXP

KEXP programs an innovative, eclectic music mix you can’t find anywhere else. Rock, hip hop, electronic, country, blues, world and in-depth specialty programs.

Music That Matters Podcast: The Slow-Burning, Dark, Hypnotic, Shimmering, Hazy, Atmospheric, Buzzing, Grungy, Quirky, Anthemic, Jangly, Churning, Fuzzy-Shoegazer Podcast (In That Order)

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. 445 – The Slow-Burning, Dark, Hypnotic, Shimmering, Hazy, Atmospheric, Buzzing,Read more…

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Friday Music News

Last night during a performance in Melbourne, Australia FKA Twigs debuted a brand new track. Thanks to Dazed Digital you can watch her performance of the song, reportedly titled “Figure 8,” below. [Pitchfork]

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Live Video: Dan Mangan + Blacksmith

What a great way to kick off 2015: our very first in-studio session of the year was with Canadian musical craftsmen Dan Mangan + Blacksmith. On his fourth album, Club Meds, out now on Arts & Crafts, the Juno Award-winning singer/songwriter expands into new sonic soundscapes with his band, Blacksmith. “It was a long adventure,”Read more…

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Song Of The Day: NAVVI – Stay

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. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole is “Stay” by NAVVI from theRead more…

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Thursday Music News

We never would’ve guessed from yesterday’s jaw-dropping history-making performance from Rose Windows at the site of KEXP’s New Home, but the band had just endured some bad news: guitarist Chris Cheveyo had his favorite guitar — a ’56 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue #67361 — stolen from his apartment. He writes on his Facebook page: “TellRead more…

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KEXP Premiere: Courtney Barnett – Pedestrian at Best

Nothing Courtney Barnett has done so far has been “pedestrian” — which is why KEXP is thrilled to present the track “Pedestrian at Best,” a sneak peek at the Australian sweetheart’s full-length debut, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, out March 24th via Mom+Pop. Watch the (somewhat heartbreaking) clip below. (Courtney,Read more…

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Review Revue: Dumptruck – For the Country

It seems I keep picking Boston bands even when I don’t know I’m doing it. I had the slightest tickle of a memory at the band name Dumptruck – they were based in my hometown and dissolved amidst one of the crappiest legal B.S. stories I’ve ever heard when I was in my early teensRead more…

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KEXP New Home Ground Breaking … Wow!

Yesterday, you made KEXP history. Thank you. Every day your passion inspires us to seek out and connect you to more “music that matters” —whenever, wherever, however you want to enjoy it. When we learned a few years ago that we had to vacate our current studio and find new digs, that same passion inspiredRead more…

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Song of the Day: Flight Facilities – Two Bodies

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. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Two Bodies (feat. Emma Louise)”Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

Northwest chanteuse Neko Case plans to reissue her 2006 album Fox Confessor Brings the Flood for Record Store Day. The re-release will be pressed on limited edition red vinyl by Anti- Records, and to celebrate, Case will perform a mini-tour in our corner of the country, including stops in Bellingham and Spokane. (No Seattle date…Read more…

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