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Immigrant Songs: Winston Jarrett

Can you believe there was once a time where Reggae wasn’t a word everyone recognized? In the musical world you have to really be in awe of how a sound from a tiny island in the Caribbean has propelled itself into the Global Consciousness. The legendary Reggae singer Winston Jarrett can clearly remember when theRead more…

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Song of the Day: Nevermen – Mr. Mistake

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 “Mr. Mistake” by NevermenRead more…

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Album Review: Porches – Pool

You’d be hard pressed to find a list of 2016’s most anticipated albums without Porches on it. The moniker of New York’s Aaron Maine and friends makes its Domino debut this year with Pool, a record that sounds and feels like a breakout ready to happen. Here, Maine ditches the lo-fi indie rock basement soundsRead more…

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Live Video: Operators at Iceland Airwaves

Dan Boeckner is far from new to Iceland Airwaves, having played in 2006 as Wolf Parade and in 2008 as Handsome Furs. With his most recent project Operators, Boeckner brought in a packed crowd to KEXP’s stage at KEX hostel and an energy that made the normally reserved Airwaves crowd dance so hard it felt likeRead more…

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Agitated Atmosphere: German Army, Gold Muse & California Bungalows

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As major labels continue to exist behind the times, artists and labels with little capital and lesser reputations are producing some of the most innovative, interesting, and inspiring music. Whether it’s creating a new niche in digital technology or looking to once obsolete formats, Agitated Atmosphere hopes to pull back the curtain on a wealthRead more…

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Music That Matters: Warm Impermanence

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. 498 – Warm Impermanence Afternoon Show host Kevin Cole turnsRead more…

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Friday Music News

Singer-songwriter Andrew Bird will drop his latest album Are You Serious on April 1 (no it’s not an April Fool’s joke). A deluxe box set will also be available, the set includes 4 brand new tracks and a 64-page book with artwork for each song. Listen to the album’s first single “Capsized” below. [Pitchfork]

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KEXP Presents: International Clash Day New Home Benefit at The Skylark 2/6

The station “where the music matters” is paying tribute to the “the only band that matters” this Friday on the air, but the party doesn’t stop there: on Saturday, February 6th, The Skylark in West Seattle hosts an International Clash Day Concert to benefit KEXP’s New Home! Seattle favorites Polyrhythmics, Skullbot, The Dumps, Solvents, HotelRead more…

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International Clash Day: Interview with Director Julien Temple

Throughout the history of punk, director Julien Temple was there to film it. His very first short film was Sex Pistols Number 1, a documentary of the band from 1976-1977 that led to the 1980 mockumentary The Great Rock And Roll Swindle, and subsequently The Filth and the Fury. In addition to his filmography, TempleRead more…

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Video Clash: An International Clash Day Video Roundup

You’re going to hear plenty of songs all day as we celebrate International Clash Day today from 6AM to 6PM, featuring the The Clash‘s officially released songs plus rarities, side projects, and an exclusive interview with Julien Temple, but that’s just part of the picture. The band’s fame was earned also because of their popularRead more…

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