Category Archives: KEXP

KEXP programs an innovative, eclectic music mix you can’t find anywhere else. Rock, hip hop, electronic, country, blues, world and in-depth specialty programs.

TV Eye: Week of 1/26

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, January 26th: Late Show with David Letterman: The Lone Bellow The Tonight Show Starring JimmyRead more…

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Live Video: Ex Hex

All throughout her conversation with Stevie Zoom, Mary Timony kept mentioning how Ex Hex “just came together”. You’d be forgiven for thinking a band so fierce and tight could never be assembled so serendipitously, but when you’ve got a trio of D.C. punk lifers in the same room, there’s no other possible outcome. Timony, BetsyRead more…

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Album Review: John Carpenter – Lost Themes

This week, Sacred Bones invites a second filmmaker into their musical midst. Much like his label predecessor David Lynch, John Carpenter has influenced numerous generations across every genre with both his films and his music. Afrika Bambaataa sampled the Assault on Precinct 13 soundtrack on “Bambaataa’s Theme”. Chromatics paid homage on tracks like “Tick ofRead more…

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Song of the Day: Stag – She + Me

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 “She + Me” by SeattleRead more…

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Album Review: Viet Cong – Viet Cong

When’s the last time you listened to a record and thought to yourself, “Wow, that’s a sound you don’t hear every day”. Calgary based post-punk quartet Viet Cong (featuring members of now-defunct Calgary act Women) drop their self-titled first LP this week on Jagjaguwar, and it’s one of those records. I’m not saying that theyRead more…

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KEXP Q&A: Skyler Ford of Snuff Redux

Snuff Redux has burst on the scene, wooing the hearts of KEXP DJs, with their EP, Toy Kingdom. Comprised of Daniel Chesney (bass), Dylan Arlick (guitar), Alex Paulino (drums) and Ford (guitar, vocals), this young, fresh-faced four-piece seems ready to take on the world. KEXP caught up the group to talk about living together, makingRead more…

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Video Roundup: The Secret Past of KEXP DJ Kevin Cole

You know him as host of the Afternoon Show and Senior Director of Programming at KEXP, but before moving to Seattle in 1998, Kevin Cole was the house DJ at First Avenue in Minneapolis, started and managed record stores, helped build and launch the legendary radio station Rev 105, and started one of the country’sRead more…

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Music That Matters Podcast: Don’t Sleep The Days Away

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. 444 – Don’t Sleep The Days Away Variety mix hostRead more…

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Friday Music News

Richard David James, better known as, Aphex Twin is now streaming his entire new EP Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt2 on Spotify. Check out the playlist below. The album will be officially released on January 23. [Pitchfork]

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Friday on My Mind: KEXP Is Breaking Ground!

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. The time has finally come. It’s time to start building KEXP’s new home. This is a good thing since we need toRead more…

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