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Wednesday Music News

You may have seen those “Life of Pedro” tees that Kanye West has been selling. Well, now Father John Misty offers his own version: Life of Padre. The sleeves also read “Juan” and “Misty,” I guess because he couldn’t find a Spanish version of the word “Misty.” It may be a joke, but it’s alsoRead more…

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Song of the Day: Field Mouse – The Order of Things

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part 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 “The Order of Things” by Field Mouse fromRead more…

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Photo Gallery: Concerts at the Mural with The Mynabirds, Radiation City, Crater

Seattle, you never cease to amaze us with your passion for music, and we love you for it! Despite rare high temperatures in the mid-90s, over a thousand of you came out last Friday for the latest edition of Concerts at the Mural. And, a little heat was so worth it with the great billRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Sharon Van Etten wrote and recorded a new song inspired by the horrible events of the Pulse Club shooting in Orlando back in June. “Not Myself” is a beautiful and haunting tribute to the victims. Proceeds will go to the gun control nonprofit Everytown for Gun Safety. [Pitchfork] In her statement, Van Etten wrote: IRead more…

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Live Review: Band of Horses at KEXP’s Gathering Space 8/17/16

Throughout Band of Horses‘ intimate semi-acoustic set at the KEXP Gathering Space, frontman Ben Bridwell repeatedly mentioned that the group’s origins were only a few blocks away in a rehearsal space. “This is one of the first songs I wrote for Band of Horses, and I wrote it right down the street in Belltown,” saidRead more…

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Album Review: Crystal Castles – Amnesty (I)

Like me, you may be nervous about the prospect of a new Crystal Castles album after the departure of Alice Glass in October of 2014. Alice’s departure came with an excellent statement: “My art and my self-expression in any form has always been an attempt towards sincerity, honesty, and empathy for others”, she said. UnderRead more…

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Song of the Day: Yeesh – Limbo District

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 Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Limbo District” by Yeesh from theirRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, August 22nd: Boris performing Pink at Neumos // 21+ (more info) Buena Vista Social Club Presents Omara Portuondo & Eliades Ochoa at the Moore Theatre // All Ages (more info) The Highwaymen, Country Dave at the Tractor Tavern // 21+ (more info)

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In Stores Now 8/22

Windy City singer/songwriter Ryley Walker shares his third album this week, which KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls, “his strongest and most sophisticated set to date, combining fluid guitar lines, intricate rhythms and elliptical lyrics on expansive songs that masterfully blend elements of folk-rock, psych, jazz and more.” Out of Colorado Springs, um, springs newRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 8/22

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, August 22nd: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: De La Soul Late Night with SethRead more…

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