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KEXP Q&A: Benjamin Doerr of St. Paul de Vence

Benjamin Doerr is the sweetheart frontman for the Seattle-based band St. Paul de Vence. The group’s newest album will be released October 1, and it comes on the heels of their WWII-inspired album - the songs of which written with Ben’s grandfather and his stories of war. The band will be LIVE on KEXP tonight,Read more...

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Music That Matters Podcast: Spotlight on Decibel Festival 2014

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. 426 - Spotlight on Decibel Festival 2014 DJ Alex shinesRead more...

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Top 12 Spotlight: Kevin Cole’s 12 Favorite Musical Innovators

KEXP wants to know: “Who are your Favorite Artists of All Time?” Pick out a dozen musicians, bands, projects, and share them with us before Friday, September 19th at 6:00 PM PST. And then tune in during KEXP’s Fall Fundraising Drive, September 26th through October 3rd, to hear which artists your fellow members of theRead more...

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Friday Music News

The Stroke’s frontman Julian Casabanca‘s new album, Tyranny, is now available to stream in its entirety. This is the first album with Casabanca’s backing band The Voidz, and they’ve described their new material as “an in-between area in music that hasn’t been explored.” Listen, below. [CoS]

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Live Video: The Reverend Horton Heat at Bumbershoot Music Lounge

Call it rockabilly, psychobilly, punkabilly... whatever kind of “billy” you want to call it... The Reverend Horton Heat practically sets fire to the stage whenever he performs. After nearly 30 years and 11 albums, the Heat hasn’t lost the spark, and still packs the house with fans of all ages and tastes, just as heRead more...

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Friday on My Mind: Songs About Falling

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. I’m somewhat sad to inform you that Fall is officially arriving next Tuesday. The first day of the equinox fluctuates from yearRead more...

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Song of the Day: Deep Sea Diver - One By One

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 “One By One” by Seattle’sRead more...

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Thursday Music News

This morning, Flying Lotus continued the rollout of preview tracks from his forthcoming fifth album, You’re Dead!, with the release of “Coronus, The Terminator”, a jazzy, smooth three minute track from the album’s middle section. The track follows the release of the FlyLo/Thundercat/Herbie Hancock collab “Moment of Hesitation” and the Kendrick Lamar-featuring “Never Catch Me“.Read more...

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Review Revue: The Zoo: Uncaged 1978-1982

I know I’ve tried to think of a name for this phenomenon before – maybe even on this very blog – but what do you call a super group in reverse; i.e., a relatively obscure and unsuccessful band whose members go on to achieve great things? How about a pour grepus? (Think about it.) OneRead more...

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Live Video: Sylvan Esso

It’s the classic peanut butter meets chocolate kind of story. A chance meeting, or really, a shared bill, brought Amelia Meath (of the harmonizing folk trio Mountain Man) and Nick Sanborn (of psychsters Megafaun and his own electronic project, Made of Oak) together. A conversation led to the two sharing their separate talents on aRead more...

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