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Wednesday Music News

Northwest indie icons Modest Mouse go medieval in the clip for “The Ground Walks, With Time in a Box,” a highlight from their latest full-length Strangers to Ourselves. In the video, frontman Isaac Brock portrays a maniacal ruler in a post-apocalyptic world, with a dagger for a microphone and a broken lightbulb for a scepter.Read more…

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Video Roundup: O Canada!

There’s over 20 live videos from Canadian bands listed below, and that’s just scratching the surface of how many of our neighbors to the North have stopped by KEXP. And, whaddya know, our very own DJ Cheryl Waters just happens to also book these in-studios… coincidence? Cheryl has long championed Canadian bands, and today onRead more…

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Immigrant Songs: Blitz the Ambassador

On this installment of Immigrant Songs, I had the great pleasure of interviewing the Ghanaian-American Hip Hop artist Blitz the Ambassador. Blitz (a.k.a. Samuel Bazawule) represents a modern perspective on the immigrant experience: deeply colored by the internet and mobile technology, and a with a nuanced awareness of the current African scene. In past generations,Read more…

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Song of the Day: Vaadat Charigim – Ein Li Makom

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 “Ein Li Makom” byRead more…

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Out This Week 6/30

With Independence Day right around the corner, it’s great to see so many new releases out this week on independent labels! Highlights include the debut album from former Late Of The Pier frontman Sam Dust (aka LA Priest). KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes it as “a fine set of eccentric, psych-tinged electro-pop ranging fromRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Electronic singer-songwriter and producer, Santigold has shared her contribution for the upcoming film Paper Towns soundtrack. It’s a bright and catchy pop track that’s perfect for summer. The soundtrack drops on July 10 and features music from Son Luxxe, HAIM, The War on Drugs, Twin Shadow, and more. [SPIN]

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KEXP announces partnership with OFF Festival

“Discover new music at KEXP”. You’ve probably heard those words countless times while listening to KEXP and watching our videos. In our relentless pursuit to achieve this goal, we search deeply within the Northwest community and more broadly around the world. Sometimes along the way we find not just great new bands but also fellowRead more…

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Midnight in a Perfect World: Cuushe

Cuushe is a Kyoto-raised, Tokyo-based vocalist and electronic producer that has emerged as one of the finest artists in the world of intimate dream-pop, unleashing four releases that have found homes on Japan’s tastemaker label flau and most recently offering an EP via flau and America’s premiere dream-pop label, Cascine Records. Her exclusive mix forRead more…

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Song of the Day: Waxahatchee – Under A Rock

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 “Under A Rock” byRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, June 29th: • Iceage, SSDD at Neumos // All Ages (more info) • Orgone, The Nth Power at Nectar Lounge // 21+ (more info)

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