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Song of the Day: The Parrots – Jame Gumb

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 “Jame Gumb” by TheRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Are you going hungry… for Seattle grunge nostalgia? Supergroup Temple of the Dog (comprised of Chris Cornell of Soundgarden, Eddie Vedder, Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, and Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, and drummer Matt Cameron of both bands) are reuniting for the 25th anniversary of their self-titled (and only) LP. They’ll be reissuing that albumRead more…

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Win A Trip to Iceland Airwaves 2016!

We can think of dozens of reasons why you should enter the 2016 Iceland Airwaves flyaway contest, but today let’s concentrate on the big one: MUSIC. Every year, music lovers like you return from Reykjavik and rave to us about the cool new bands they discovered at Iceland Airwaves. Longtime KEXP donors Kathleen and Gene,Read more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: Chrissy

Chicago DJ and electronic producer Chrissy (real name Christopher Shively) has been a prolific provider of exciting underground electronic rhythms over the last 10 years. Beginning with his debut EP in 2005 under the Chrissy Murderbot alias, his steady evolution in sound has witnessed multiple new monikers (Chris E Pants, currently just Chrissy) and amassedRead more…

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Song of the Day: The Big Pink – Hightimes

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 “Hightimes” by The BigRead more…

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Album Review: Clams Casino – 32 Levels

There are few producers on the scene today with as much silent sway as Clams Casino. Over the last six years especially, the New Jersey beat-maker has completely changed the approach to emotion and empathy in beat-making. Artists like A$AP Rocky, Mac Miller, and Vince Staples have been able to thrive thanks to his uniqueRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Wilco‘s upcoming, and tenth, studio album, Schmilco, drops on September 9. They’re latest song “If I Ever Was a Child” and is available for immediate download if you pre-order the album on iTunes. Thanks to Spotify, you can check out the track below. [Pitchfork]

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El Sonido: Conciertos de Verano

This week in El Sonido, guest writer Aarin Wright recommends some upcoming modern Latin concerts in Seattle. (¡in English y en español!): Summer has come to Seattle (though the persistent rain and gray would beg to differ) and the concert boom is upon us. And for us fans of modern Latin music, the boom isRead more…

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Live Video: Kevin Morby

At just 27, singer-songwriter Kevin Morby has accomplished much, both as a band member of NYC-based projects such as Woods and The Babies and as a solo artist. The songs on the third album under his own name, Singing Saw, are his sharpest and also most spacious, reflecting the divide between city and nature, fromRead more…

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Live Review: Mitski, Japanese Breakfast and Jay Som at the Crocodile 07/13/16

There was a palpable moment of anticipation in the crowd right before Mitski Miyawaki hit the most pivotal D chord in the evening, the one that kickstarts the massive chorus of “Your Best American Girl”, song-of-the-year candidate and the track pushed the Brooklyn musician’s buzz from slight rumbling to deafening. And when the audience wasRead more…

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