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Live Video: Tacocat

It would be great to construct this write-up as a complete palindrome, but probably only Tacocat could pull that off! Instead, let it suffice that this Seattle four-piece is hella charming — from the new ice cream flavor coming out under their name all the way down to their latest album title, NVM, a nod toRead more...

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Live Review: OFF! with Cerebral Ballzy and NASA Space Universe at El Corazon 4/13/14

“This is a really beautiful city”, Keith Morris remarked halfway his El Corazon set with super punk supergroup OFF!. He was talking to the punk kid who had fought his way to the very front of the crowd, sweating profusely through the leather jacket he dared not remove in the pit. “You don’t know thatRead more...

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Song of the Day: Sun Tunnels - Notice Me

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 Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Notice Me” by SeattleRead more...

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Live Video: The Afghan Whigs

The boozy blues of obsession and regret never sounded so good... at least not in the last 16 years. It’s been that long since The Afghan Whigs released an album and its members turned their attention elsewhere. Yet, while other 90′s bands are now cashing in on their notoriety with 20- and 25-year anniversary reunionsRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

In quite possibly the best music news of the day (IMHO), Parquet Courts have unveiled the music video to the track “Sunbathing Animal,” starring the inspiration for that song, Frida, beloved cat companion to frontman Andrew Savage. The song is also the title track of the band’s forthcoming album, out June 3rd in the U.S.Read more...

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The Song That’s Shaking Me with Samuel Herring of Future Islands

KEXP asks musicians, “Old or new — what is your favorite song RIGHT NOW?” Samuel T. Herring: “There’s this guy, he used to go by the name of Sach. He was a member of The Nonce, which was an early ’90s hip-hop group. They were only able to put out one album. Then he wasRead more...

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Live Review: Odesza with D33J and Kodak to Graph at Neumos 4/12/2014

Last September, ODESZA were slotted for Saturday night of Decibel Festival at Neumos, along with Slow Magic and a headlining set from Gold Panda. Set to open the night’s festivities up, the boys were a bit nervous. As our photographer Dave Lichterman recalls from a conversation with Harrison, they were concerned about stage presence, consideringRead more...

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Song of the Day: Cloud Nothings - I’m Not Part Of Me

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 Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “I’m Not Part ofRead more...

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Out This Week 4/15

Highlights this week include the first new album in 16 years from veteran rockers, The Afghan Whigs. KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes their latest, titled Do To the Best, as “a strong return-to-form of brooding, soul-inflected rock with atmospheric guitars and keyboards and occasional strings accompanying Greg Dulli’s husky vocals and dark, often-ominous lyricsRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

Twin Shadow has shared his new song “To The Top,” an intense, pounding percussion anthem about starting over. His statement about the song offers a glimpse into the song’s inspiration. He said, “What is it when you realize that someone isn’t right for you? Or when you find that you do not and can notRead more...

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