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Ev’rybody’s Gonna Be Happy: KEXP’s Ray Davies Birthday Video Roundup

Research by DJ Abbie Gobeli, on the air Wednesdays 1 AM – 6 AM If you were listening to The Morning Show on KEXP this morning, you may have caught that it’s the 73rd birthday of Sir Ray Davies, founding member of The Kinks. Alongside his brother and bandmate, Dave, Davies helped the influential UKRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Sylvan Esso released their sophomore LP What Now in April and today the band has shared a video for the song “The Glow.” The song is a celebration of young love and the video directed by Elise Tyler follows the lives of various young couples in New York who end up at a Sylvan Esso concert.Read more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: FR FR (Mixed by Matson + HansmJustin)

Spearheaded by recent NYC transplant and longtime Seattle DJ, musician, and writer Andrew Matson alongside Seattle DJ, musician, and designer HansmJustin, FR FR is a low-expectation, low-maintenance monthly rap party currently going down first Saturdays at Speckled + Drake on Capitol Hill. Known for their top-notch track selection, infectious energy, and communal vibe that bringsRead more…

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Song of the Gay: Courtney Barnett – How To Boil An Egg

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. All this week we are celebrating Seattle Pride and PrideFest 2017 by featuring all LGBTQRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Grandaddy released their first album in over a decade, Last Place, back in March and today they’ve shared a video for the track “Brush with the Wild.” The video, directed by Aaron Beckum, follows the story of a heartbroken man who tries to throw out all the things that remind him of his ex, only toRead more…

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KEXP Exclusive Interview: Peter Perrett

Back in 1989, The Replacements covered the song “Another Girl Another Planet,” originally by late ’70s UK power-punk band The Only Ones, and it never would’ve happened if not for their former manager Peter Jesperson, who put the song on a mix tape for the tour van. Jesperson will be familiar to KEXP listeners —Read more…

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Oh My Virgin Ears!: Soundgarden’s Superunknown

Chris Cornell had been dead for two days when I heard his scream. A man in a Seahawks jersey was blasting “The Day I Tried to Live” within the walls of his beat-up Honda Accord, idling next to me at an intersection in Ballard. “Nice music,” I called over from my bike. The driver reachedRead more…

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Song of the Gay: CocoRosie – Smoke ‘Em Out (feat. ANOHNI)

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. All this week we are celebrating Seattle Pride and PrideFest 2017 by featuring all LGBTQRead more…

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Monday Music News

Local electronic duo ODESZA had a meteoric rise in 2014 with their sophomore album In Return and it shows with their new large-scale cinematic video for “Line of Sight” off of their upcoming third album A Moment Apart. Directed by Daniel Brown, the video tells the story of a young boy  wandering a war-ravaged jungle fullRead more…

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In Stores Now 6/19

It’s been six years since we last heard from Seattle-bred band Fleet Foxes, and the group return with their third LP this week. KEXP Music Director Don Yates says the album’s “expansive folk-pop is their most adventurous work to date, featuring a rich, ornate sound on sprawling, shape-shifting songs with complex arrangements and impressionistic lyrics.”Read more…

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