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Song of the Day: Shredders – Fly As I Dare

By Annette Barlow 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 Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Fly As I Dare”Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

Destroyer, aka Dan Bejar, shared a new video today for “Stay Lost” from his 2017 album ken. Directed by and starring Maxwell McCabe Lokos, formerly the keyboardist of Deadly Snakes, the clip seems initially to focus on a man likely building a house but as the video continues we see that he’s on to somethingRead more…

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KEXP Premiere: Raven Hollywood – IRL

Seattle songwriter Raven Matthews goes by many names, from his birth name to RVN and now Raven Hollywood. With each new moniker, you can feel his progression as an artist. On his latest EP, IRL, the Raven Hollywood name aptly embodies the grand and murky folk noir visions. Following up last year’s emotionally transparent GREYNEON,Read more…

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Photo Gallery: Help the Hoople Benefit for Scott McCaughey 1/5 + 1/6

This past weekend in Portland, a benefit concert was held for beloved local artist Scott McCaughey, who suffered a stroke back in November. As we mentioned last month here on the KEXP Blog, the two nights (Friday at the Star Theater, Saturday at the Wonder Ballroom) featured an all-star bill including members of R.E.M., CorinRead more…

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Song of the Day: Nabihah Iqbal – Saw U Twice

By Sam Goldner 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 Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Saw U Twice” by NabihahRead more…

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KEXP DJs Pick Their Most Anticipated Albums for 2018

2017 has officially come to a close, which means it’s time to start looking ahead to some of the exciting new records ahead of us in 2018. We asked some of KEXP’s DJs which albums they’re most looking forward to in the coming year, both confirmed and alluded to by the artists themselves. From legendaryRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Only last year, legendary shoegaze band Ride released their first album in 21 years, Weather Diaries. Thankfully, we won’t have to wait another 21 years for their next release. Today the band has announced a new EP entitled Tomorrow’s Shore that will be dropping next month. It’ll include the single “Pulsar” that was shared in November asRead more…

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Song of the Day: Tús Nua – Fight!

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 Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Fight!” by Tús Nua from the self-released albumRead more…

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In Stores Now 1/8/18

Former Bomb The Music Industry frontman Jeff Rosenstock returns with his sixth solo LP, Post-, and maybe the first major album to come out in 2018 with a New Year’s Day release. KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes the record as “ranging from soaring, anthemic punk-pop to wistful indie-rock and epic, prog-tinged punk, combining crunchyRead more…

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Monday Music News

Today would have been David Bowie‘s 71st birthday and in honor of that, a previously unreleased demo of his 1983 hit “Let’s Dance” has been unearthed by producer Nile Rodgers. The song was recorded in 1982 in Montreux, Switzerland and included a group of local musicians whose identities are unknown. Rodgers released a statement, saying:Read more…

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