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Wednesday Music News

San Francisco experimental indie band Deerhoof have contributed a cover of Madonna’s “Live to Tell” to a new benefit compilation called Post – Trash: Volume Three. The proceeds of the compilation are benefitting the Maria Fund, which is a relief agency to help those affected by the hurricane in Puerto Rico last year. Deerhoof’s takeRead more…

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R.I.P. Mark E. Smith of The Fall

Mark E. Smith, leader of influential UK post-punk band The Fall, passed away this morning at home at the age of 60. His manager Pam Van Damned states, “A more detailed statement will follow in the next few days. In the meantime, Pam & Mark’s family request privacy at this sad time.” The band canceledRead more…

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Song of the Day: Ought – These 3 Things

By Michael Tedder 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 Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “TheseRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

This year’s Oscar nominations rolled out this morning and some very familiar names to KEXP are on the list. Indie-folk genius Sufjan Stevens is nominated in the Best Original Song category for one of the two songs he contributed to Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me Be Your Name, “Mystery Of Love.” Stevens is up against R&BRead more…

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Song of the Day: Bette Smith – I Found Love

By Stephanie Garr 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 Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “I FoundRead more…

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Monday Music News

Over the weekend, on the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration, the National shared a politically-focused video for “Walk It Back,” off of last year’s Sleep Well Beast. Directed by Casey Reas, the video featues grainy footage of politicians, with Reas saying: “The video documents the performance and spectacle of governance. It captures the pompRead more…

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In Stores Now 1/22

January is starting to pick-up the pace with a swath of thrilling releases from new and old favorite artists. Swedish Folk outfit First Aid Kit returns with their fourth LP, Ruins, which KEXP’s Music Director Dan Yates calls the duo’s “most accomplished album to date is a beautifully crafted set of emotive folk-pop inflected withRead more…

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KEXP Exclusive Interview: Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols

For many of us who grew up in the punk era, the sound of the Sex Pistols — that power, energy, propelled by a sneer — was life-changing. For me, it was those guitar chords. That sound — copied over and over by legions of guitarists since — changed my life on a cold, sunnyRead more…

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Pearl Jam Announce The Home Shows at Safeco Field

Rumours have been buzzing all weekend about Pearl Jam‘s 2018 North American tour schedule — today, we can confirm at least two of those shows. On Wednesday, August 8th and Friday, August 10th, our hometown heroes will take the stage at Safeco Field as part of their series The Home Shows. It’s been five yearsRead more…

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Surfer Blood Cover Pavement’s “Box Elder” (KEXP Premiere)

There’s history to bands covering Pavement’s “Box Elder.” When The Wedding Present recorded their interpretation of the track from Pavement’s Slay Tracks (1933–1969) EP track back in ’89, it caught the ear of renowned BBC DJ John Peel and helped generate buzz for the release abroad. Nearly three decades later, the song is still resonatingRead more…

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