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Tuesday Music News

North Carolina indie rock legends Superchunk have dropped a new limited edition 7″ featuring the anthemic original track “Break the Glass” on the A-side (featuring vocals from A Giant Dog‘s Sabrina Ellis), and a cover of Corrosion of Conformity’s “Mad World” on the B-side. The band released another 7″ earlier this year but haven’t releasedRead more…

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Song of the Day: Florist – What I Wanted To Hold

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 “What I Wanted ToRead more…

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Live Review: The War on Drugs with Phoebe Bridgers at the Moore Theatre 10/9

Last Monday, at the first of two sold-out shows at The Moore, Philly’s The War on Drugs delivered nothing short of a visually and viscerally stunning display of dream rock dopeness with their cascading waterfall of sound. It’s like multiple shots of Nixon-defying dope coursing through your veins that makes you in-the-moment bliss out, forget your surroundings, cavort inRead more…

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Monday Music News

The eternally sarcastic Father John Misty has created a country version of the title track off his latest album Pure Comedy. Clearly intentioned as parody, Josh Tillman puts on a country accent and changes the instrumentation, adding the exclaim: “That’s right boys, bring it on home!” He even accidentally lets out a laugh at oneRead more…

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In Stores Now 10/16

On her fifth full-length, Dallas-bred, New York-based artist St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) “successfully combines bigger production with some of her most personal songs to date,” notes KEXP Music Director Don Yates. “The album’s diverse sound ranges from frenetic New Wave and slinky funk-pop to lush, string-laded ballads on songs combining an intricately textured, denselyRead more…

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Song of the Day: Wilsen – Garden

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 “Garden” by Wilsen, fromRead more…

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Friday Music News

Charly Bliss has shared a new video, perfect for Friday the 13th, for Guppy track “Scare U.” Directed by lead singer Eva Hendricks and Andrew Costa, the clip is inspired by an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer called “Doublemeat Palace” from season six of the show. It casts Hendricks as a trainee at aRead more…

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Music That Matters: Voyage

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 586 – Voyage Audioasis host/Expansions rotating host Sharlese spins aRead more…

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KEXP Exclusive Interview: Josh Rawlings

From a patio overlooking the foothills of the Cascade Mountains near Leavenworth, WA, Seattle musician, Josh Rawlings, prepares himself for a month-long writing session with famed Seattle music producer, Ryan Lewis. Rawlings, who has toured with the golden-voiced Allen Stone and is one-fourth of the award-winning neo-jazz band, Industrial Revelation, has grown into a covetedRead more…

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Live Review: Modest Mouse/Built to Spill at the Washington State Fair 9/21

As a born and bred Northwesterner, seeing a dual lineup of my teenage (and adult) favorites Modest Mouse and Built To Spill play at the fair I went to every single year from the time I was a child until I was a pre-teen, the Puyallup Fair (I’m sorry, but it will never be theRead more…

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