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KEXP programs an innovative, eclectic music mix you can’t find anywhere else. Rock, hip hop, electronic, country, blues, world and in-depth specialty programs.

Live Review: RL Grime with Lunice at Neptune Theater 1/22/15

The problem with cool stuff is there’s always a process by which it becomes uncool. A handful of true artists perfect a craft and then an uncanny number of hackneyed copycats sample bits and pieces out of context and bastardize the whole thing to no end. This is maybe no better exemplified than with modernRead more…

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Song of the Day: Objekt – Ratchet

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 “Ratchet” by Objekt from theRead more…

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Out This Week 1/27

It’s uncanny that yesterday just happened to be Australia Day, and the highlights of this week’s new releases are dominated by the down under! Merge Records release the latest from Melbourne pop quartet Twerps, which KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes is, “a masterful album of jangly indie-pop reminiscent at times of Yo La Tengo,Read more…

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Tuesday Music News

Tom Krell, better known as How to Dress Well. and newcomer TĀLĀ have collaborated on a new single as part of Pitchfork’s Songs From Scratch series, which gives artists only 24 hours to create and record a song. Below you can hear both artists’ versions of their track “The One.” [Pitchfork] Last week we sharedRead more…

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Live Video: The Vaselines

For a band that’s distinctly Scottish, The Vaselines couldn’t be more “Northwest”, and now more so than ever. Formed by current members, Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee, the Glasgow group released only one album before breaking up in 1989. That might have been the end for their catchy, quirky, charmingly disaffected sound, but, as mostRead more…

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Live Review: Death Cab for Cutie with Say Hi at The Crocodile 1/20/15

Death Cab for Cutie is a band that embodies change. From the light-hearted melancholy of “Photobooth” to the heavy-handed post-marital blows of “Cath…”, Death Cab have shown us hundreds of ways in which circumstances shift and we find ourselves to be different people when the light changes. We might discover newfound strength through the painsRead more…

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Song of the Day: Garden City Movement – Entertainment

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 “Entertainment” by Garden City Movement fromRead more…

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Video Roundup: Happy Australia Day!

Today is Australia Day, the country’s celebration of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales, and the raising of the Flag of Great Britain at that site by Governor Arthur Phillip. In honor of their national holiday, KEXP salutes the great music to come from thisRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, January 26th • KEXP, Decibel, and Neumos Presents Andy Stott + Kowton with Raica at Neumos // 21+ (more info) Tuesday, January 27th • Stickers, Tracers, VHS, Red Liquid at Narwhal // 21+ (more info) • Kishi Bashi String Quartet at The Neptune // All Ages (more info)

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Monday Music News

The unstoppable Dan Boeckner is back with a new synthpop smash from his dance project Operators. Stream the single “Ecstasy In My House” below, out now via Last Gang Records. A full-length album will be out later this year. In the meanwhile, watch last year’s KEXP in-studio session here. [Stereogum]

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