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Song of the Day: Mitski – Your Best American Girl

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 Morning Show with John Richards, is “Your Best American Girl”Read more…

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Friday Music News

On September 9, Local Natives will drop their third album, Sunlit Youth. Today, they’ve shared a dreamy lyric video for their new album track called “Coins.” It’s a bright and lively look at relationship struggles. There’s no wonder why the band describes it as “one of their favorite songs to play live.” Catch them atRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Vibrations 8/28

This Sunday, August 28th, from 3-10 pm at the Volunteer Park Amphitheater marks the final edition of Cairo’s Vibrations Festival, an afternoon of free all-ages fun in the sun showcasing local music and art. Oh, and strawberry popsicles! (fingers crossed) Plucky DIY Capitol Hill fixture Cairo – the music, arts and retail venue tucked awayRead more…

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Song of the Day: Explone – Born at the Wrong Time

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 “Born at the Wrong Time”Read more…

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Review Revue: De La Soul – Three Feet High and Rising

In anticipation of tomorrow’s 3 Feet High and Rising deep dive, it seemed only appropriate to share our DJs’ thoughts from back when this delightful hunk of vinyl slid in the door almost three decades ago. I would say more, but I think the KCMU crew pretty much covers it all (and more) below. TuneRead more…

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Thursday Music News

It had been a five years absence before Canadian electro-pop twosome Junior Boys released their latest, Big Black Coat, earlier this year. Now, just over five months later, they share a new EP which you can stream in its entirety below. Kiss Me All Night features four tracks — three new, and one a coverRead more…

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Song of the Day: Petite League – French New York

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 “French New York” by PetiteRead more…

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This Friday: Concerts at the Mural w/ Industrial Revelation, Kyle Craft, Pickwick

Can you believe it? This Friday, August 26th is the last concert of the 2016 Concerts at the Mural series. It’s been an amazing summer of free, all ages music on the lawn of the Mural Amphitheatre! We’re gonna close out August with another amazing line-up, and, it’s Donor Appreciation Night, so wear your KEXPRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: Joey Webb

Seattle-based DJ Joey Webb has been bringing his charismatic energy to the turntables as a steady sound selector behind a wide variety of house, funk, and soul nights. Gaining wisdom and a deep collection holding down parties in previous home bases of New York, Texas, and California, Joey is currently active throwing the recurring JIVERead more…

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Album Review: Factory Floor – 25 25

If there is one singular takeaway from 25 25, it’s this: Factory Floor are done introducing themselves. A lot of young bands feel immense pressure coming into their first full-length record, and there’s no doubt that the duo of Gabe Gurnsey and Nik Colk Void (then also joined by Dominic Butler) felt this in full.Read more…

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