Category Archives: KEXP

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.

Wednesday Music News

Musical magician Merrill Garbus, aka tUnE-yArDs, shares a new video today for the track “Wait for a Minute,” a soulful piece from last year’s album Nikki Nack. The clip, directed by SNEAL, features a pixelated Garbus singing behind an overlay of distortion, effects, and images. Watch: [Under the Radar]

Also posted in Local Music, Music News | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Immigrant Songs: Chimurenga Renaissance

Seattle duo Chimurenga Renaissance is generating heat in both International Music and Hip-Hop. They are musical royalty and prodigal sons who have managed to cross-pollinate the traditional and the modern, bridging two continents, two cultures, two generations and two genres. The band came about through collaborations between Tendai Maraire from Shabazz Palaces and Hussein Kalonji,Read more…

Also posted in Immigrant Songs, Local Music, Wo' Pop | Tagged | Leave a comment

Album Review: Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly

“I remember you was conflicted, misusing your influence – sometimes I did the same.” Kendrick Lamar dug himself a bit of a hole on his explosive 2012 breakthrough LP, good kid, m.A.A.d city. His problem? He’s a fantastic storyteller. Actually, he’s likely one of the best we’ve ever had. In two and a half years,Read more…

Also posted in Album Reviews | Tagged | 1 Comment

Song of the Day: Duke Evers – Lions

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 “Lions” by Duke EversRead more…

Also posted in Local Music, Song of the Day Podcast | Tagged | 1 Comment

Out This Week 3/23

Spring is springing with excellent new releases, including the highly-anticipated debut (of sorts!) from Melbourne, Australia artist Courtney Barnett. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls the release, “a masterful set that improves upon her promising early releases with even sharper songwriting and a more urgent and confident sound. The diverse set of songs ranges fromRead more…

Also posted in Out This Week! | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tuesday Music News

Dan Deacon has shard a psychedelic music video for his Gliss River track “When I Was Done Dying.” The wild animation, created by Jake Fried, Caleb Wood, Anthony Fransisco Shepherd, and many more, follows the lyrics pretty literally. I still have no idea what’s going on, but I bet that’s the point. [Pitchfork]

Also posted in Music News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Live Video: Courtney Barnett

Okay, this is going to seem kind of weird. It’s late March now – Spring is finally upon us – and here we are presenting Courtney Barnett and her band decked out in costume. There’s actually a pretty good reason for it. When the Australian indie sensation stopped by the KEXP studio last Halloween toRead more…

Also posted in Live Video | Tagged | Leave a comment

Midnight in a Perfect World: JD Twitch

Hailing from Glasgow, Scotland, Keith McIvor, a.k.a. JD Twitch, established himself as an internationally-renowned DJ as one-half of Optimo, also the name of the dynamic duo’s legendary club night where he served as a resident DJ alongside JG Wilkes. Known for their adventurous, eclectic, body-moving sets and equally wild parties, Optimo became a hotbed forRead more…

Also posted in Midnight In A Perfect World | Tagged | Leave a comment

Album Review: Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit

Regardless of whether you consider the new release by Courtney Barnett her sophomore effort or first official LP, there’s no denying it’s a terrific album. In fact, if you were a fan of last year’s Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas, I’m happy to tell you that Sometimes I Sit and Think, and SometimesRead more…

Also posted in Album Reviews | Tagged | Leave a comment

Live Video: Wolf Alice

Even after releasing a pair of EP’s, Wolf Alice has yet to show their teeth. The young London four-piece have grown from a folky duo into a gnashing, shoegazy, guitar-heavy band steeped in 90’s alternative rock but with a freshly energized take. But their past singles “Fluffy” and “Moaning Lisa Smile” have only hinted atRead more…

Also posted in Live Video | Tagged | Leave a comment
Donate Now!

Donate to KEXP Today!
where the music matters

The KEXP Blog

  • Listen Live:

    High Quality AAC+
    Excellent for PC, Mac, iPhones/iPads, Android Devices, tables, iTunes, Winamp, and VLC. High quality audio, low bandwidth

    MP3 Stream
    Best for computers running OSX or Windows with iTunes or the open source VideoLAN Player installed

  • KEXP AND THE UW

    The University of Washington Logo KEXP is an
    affiliate of the
    University of Washington
  • iTunes and KEXP

    iTunes Logo
    You can now find KEXP under "Eclectic" in iTunes after the demise of the "Public" category, to better represent the diversity of our daytime variety shows and numerous specialty programs.
Sponsored By
Become a KEXP Sponsor!
  • KEXP Post Categories