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Album Review: Beach House – Depression Cherry

There’s a highly discernible trajectory between the first four albums by Baltimore dream pop act Beach House, from the bedroom whispers of their debut to the mountaintops of Bloom, the duo have, with each subsequent effort, come a bit more out of their shell, turning up the volume, fleshing out textures, and adding more reverbRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

We’ve got more new music to share from the highly-anticipated new album from Telekinesis (aka Seattle’s own Michael Benjamin Lerner): stream the track “Sleep In” below, a fantastic synth-pop ode to everyone’s favorite activity. The song will appear on his fourth album, Ad Infinitum, out September 18th on Merge Records, which was recorded in theRead more…

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Photo Gallery: Concerts at the Mural with Justin Chan, Sassy Black, Pillar Point & The Coup 8/21

For the third Friday evening in our free Concerts at the Mural series, on Donor Appreciation Night, clear sunny skies and sweet tunes beckoned fans to fill the Seattle Center lawn. KEXP truly is a community effort, and Friday night showed what the community is all about. Justin Chan won a chance to play forRead more…

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Video Roundup: 80’s Ladies

Time to break out the AquaNet, blue eyeshadow, and leg warmers. Today, we take a trip back in time on KEXP. From 6AM to 6PM, DJs John Richards, Cheryl Waters, and Kevin Cole celebrate ’80s Ladies Night, a benefit for KEXP’s New Home, with 12 hours of music solely from the ’80s. Although the show tonightRead more…

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Song of the Day: Noah Gundersen – Jealous Love

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 DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “Jealous Love” by NoahRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Tuesday, August 25th: • Modest Mouse at the Paramount Theatre // All Ages (more info) • Prayers, Nightmare Fortress, KA at the Crocodile // All Ages (more info) • Out to Lunch Summer Concert Series presents Pico BLVD at IBM Building // All Ages, FREE (more info) • Twin Shadow, LANY at Neumos // AllRead more…

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Live Video: Father John Misty at Columbia City Theater

These days, we all want love letters from Father John Misty. While the stage persona of former Seattle based songwriter Josh Tillman rose to indie stardom following his somewhat calculated invention and an inventive debut filled with 70’s inspired soft rock, expansive folk melodies and nearly excessively smart but always expressively conceived lyrics, he trulyRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

British rockers Django Django shared the video for their Born Under Saturn song “Pause Repeat.” Bassist Jimmy Nixon and director Dan Brereton were able to create the artsy, stop motion effect with a cellphone. Born Under Saturn is available now. [Stereogum]

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Midnight in a Perfect World: 1080p

1080p is a prolific and highly-respected independent music label based in Vancouver, BC, run by New Zealand-born DJ + curator Richard MacFarlane. Heavy purveyors of fuzzy, off-kilter, leftfield electronic music, 1080p has become a hotbed for underground talent that consistently explores thrilling sonic territory. Richard’s exclusive 1080p mix for Midnight In A Perfect World isRead more…

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Album Review: Gardens & Villa – Music For Dogs

The future is cold. It’s a lifeless and impeccably chrome place where imperfection is sought after and annihilated. Evolution has been replaced with a “Refresh” key on your keyboard. The modern world sits still in front of a screen waiting for another notification to pop up, telling us that there is something else out there,Read more…

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