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Friday Music News

Australian psych-rock five-piece POND have a new video out for “Colder Than Ice,” off their seventh studio album The Weather, released earlier this summer. The video is simplistic in nature, with director George Foster following the band around while they goof off. It also features fellow Australian musician Kirin J Callinan, who recently toured withRead more…

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Music That Matters: Runcast, Vol. 10

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. 583 – Runcast, Vol. 10 John Richards wraps up theRead more…

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Live Review: Fleet Foxes at The Paramount Theatre 9/15

As I walked into The Paramount, soft shades of yellow and orange illuminated the stage, as shapes slowly changed and morphed into other forms. The colors reflected off of The Paramount’s chandeliers and ornate decorations, and the crowd stood and stared at various points through the venue that glowed bright gold. Fleet Foxes’ projections beganRead more…

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We Can Be Heroes During KEXP’s Fall Fundraising Drive!

There was once a magical creature named Bowiecorn whose job was to protect a special place in the forest. This spot was where people come from all over the world came to gather, sing, dance, share music, and be themselves. It’s hard to believe such a place exists, but it does! When you find it,Read more…

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Song of the Day: Dot Comet – Shut Eye

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 Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Shut Eye” by Dot Comet fromRead more…

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Throwaway Style: AJ Suede Bridges Seattle and East Coast Energies on Gotham Fortress

Throwaway Style is a weekly column dedicated to examining all aspects of the Northwest music scene. Whether it’s a new artist making waves, headlines affecting local talent, or reflecting on some of the music that’s been a foundation in our region; this space celebrates everything happening in the Northwest region, every Thursday on the KEXP Blog. WeRead more…

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Review Revue: 10,000 Maniacs – In My Tribe

I figured it might be nice to have a post featuring a band that needed no introduction for a change, so today I bring you In My Tribe, the album that properly launched 10,000 Maniacs into the spotlight thirty years ago (give or take a couple months), where they remained for several years until NatalieRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Angel Olsen is following up 2016’s MY WOMAN with a new album of B-sides, rarities, and demos called Phases. Due out November 10 via Jagjaguwar, the album will also include some previously unreleased tracks, including the song “Special,” shared with us today. Other unreleased tracks on the album include “How Many Disasters” and “Sans.” She’s alsoRead more…

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Song of the Day: Hiss Golden Messenger – When The Wall Comes Down

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 Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “When the Wall ComesRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Arcade Fire have been touring behind their latest album Everything Now, released earlier this summer. At some of those shows, including Lollapalooza, they’ve covered John Lennon’s 1973 song “Mind Games.” They’ve now done an official studio recording of the cover for the latest installment in the Spotify Singles series. The cover is relatively straightforward, with an added signatureRead more…

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