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KEXP Exclusive Interview: St. Vincent

In the middle of her two night stand at The Moore Theatre here in Seattle, St. Vincent stopped by the KEXP studios to share songs from her latest LP, Masseduction (with a fan-favorite from 2011’s Strange Mercy thrown in for fun). With just an acoustic guitar and her powerful voice, St. Vincent (real name: AnnieRead more…

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KEXP Exclusive Video Premiere: Buffalo Tom – “Roman Cars”

Last year, alt-rock veterans Buffalo Tom released a 25th Anniversary Edition of their breakout album Let Me Come Over. And now in 2018, the long-running band are releasing their first new album in six years, Quiet and Peace, due March 2nd via Scrawny/Schoolkids Records. Today, KEXP is excited to premiere the video for the trackRead more…

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Song of the Day: Black Nite Crash – The Things We Do

By Sam Goldner 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 “TheRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Beck has shared a new (but not first) cover of The Velvet Underground’s “I’m Waiting For The Man,” off The Velvet Underground and Nico. The song is for Spotify’s “Music Happens Here” series, which has previously included songs from Local Natives, Twin Peaks, and Allen Stone. Beck previously recorded a cover of “I’m Waiting ForRead more…

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Throwaway Style: Parisalexa Grows Up and Searches Through Love on Bloom

Throwaway Style is a weekly column dedicated to examining all aspects of the Northwest music scene. Whether it’s a new artist making waves, headlines affecting local talent, or reflecting on some of the music that’s been a foundation in our region; this space celebrates everything happening in the Northwest region, every Thursday on the KEXP Blog. “MyRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: Knox Fortune

Knox Fortune is a Chicago-based, Grammy Award-winning artist and producer that’s been a prominent behind-the-scenes figure within his home city’s vibrant music scene over the past couple years. First making waves on collaborations with fellow Chicago artists Chance the Rapper, Joey Purp, Vic Mensa, and Towkio, Knox Fortune stepped more clearly into the spotlight lastRead more…

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Review Revue: The Frenz Experiment and I Am Kurious Oranj

Welcome to Review Revue, where every Thursday I dig through the KEXP stacks to share DJ reviews and comments written on the covers of LPs (and occasionally CDs) in the ’80s and ’90s, when the station was called KCMU, the DJs were volunteers, and people shared their opinions on little white labels instead of theRead more…

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Upstream Music Fest + Summit Announces 2018 Guest Curators

Upstream Music Fest + Summit returns to Pioneer Square for its second year on June 1-3. As festival goers may remember from last year, one of the most unique parts about Upstream is its utilization of guest curators to build out their club stages. It’s a tradition they’ll cement this year with a roster ofRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: Eugene Fauntleroy

Eugene Fauntleroy is an enigmatic figure on the Seattle underground electronic scene, known for his skills behind the decks, his vast record collection that spans the gamut of quality house and techno, and his deft ability to string sleek rhythms together in a seamless sophisticated fashion. He’s currently a resident DJ alongside Brian Lyons andRead more…

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Song of the Day: Calexico – Voices in the Field

By Beverly Bryan 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 “Voices inRead more…

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