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Wednesday Music News

After all the drama that ensued after this year’s Grammy’s on Sunday, you may have missed that Father John Misty won the award for Best Recording Package for 2017’s Pure Comedy. Josh Tillman unsurprisingly skipped attending the ceremony, but last night during a concert in Sydney he belatedly gave his acceptance speech. The incredibly Tillman-esque ramblingRead more…

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Song of the Day: Sufjan Stevens – Tonya Harding (in Eb Major)

By Michael Tedder 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 Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Tonya Harding (inRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Sleigh Bells frontwoman Alexis Krauss has released a new benefit single called “Our Land” to raise awareness about President Trump’s efforts to attack America’s parks and monuments. Proceeds from the song go to the nonprofit organization Utah Diné Bikéyah’s fight to protect the Bears Ears National Monument, which was lost recently due to the current administration. Krauss saidRead more…

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Song of the Day: Gord Downie – A Natural

By Jason Anderson 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 Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “A Natural” by Gord Downie, aRead more…

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In Stores Now 1/29

The ever-prolific Ty Segall returns with his 10th solo release, Freedom’s Golbin, which KEXP Music Director Don Yates says “brings together the many sides of Segall’s music, from blistering garage-punk, driving psych-rock and chugging glam to wistful folk-rock, Beatlesque psych-pop and even a woozy barroom sing-along.” London’s Dream Wife comes through with a promising self-titledRead more…

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Monday Music News

Los Angeles indie band Local Natives are celebrating the 5-year anniversary of the release of their sophomore album Hummingbird today. They’ve done a few different things in its honor including launching a Tumblr dedicated to the album and sharing a series of video behind the making of the album. The band has also unveiled a sprawling,Read more…

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Song of the Day: Martha – The Winter Fuel Allowance Ineligibility Blues

By Annie Zaleski 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 Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “The Winter FuelRead more…

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Announcing the 2018 Pickathon Lineup

Pickathon won’t just return to Happy Valley, Ore. this August 3-5, but it will also mark 20 years of this staple Northwestern festival. More than just gathering your favorite artists in the same place, Pickathon provides a whimsical forest setting with intricately designed stages, yoga sessions, craft beer, and more. In celebration of this momentousRead more…

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Friday Music News

James Blake has shared his first new original song since his 2016 LP The Colour In Anything. “If the Car Beside You Moves Ahead” is a chopped and pitch-shifted odyssey that comes with a perfectly paired video by Alexander Brown of a spacey night drive. Blake previously shared a cover of Don McLean’s “Vincent” in December, whichRead more…

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Music That Matters: Cooperating with the Energies of the Unseen World

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. 600 – Cooperating with the Energies of the Unseen WorldRead more…

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