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Song of the Day: Warm Soda – Cryin For A Love

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 “Cryin For A Love”Read more…

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SIFF Face The Music 2015 Preview: Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll

Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll USA | 2015 | 106 minutes | John Pirozzi May 23 | 2:15PM | Renton IKEA Performing Arts Festival June 2 | 3:15PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown June 3 | 3:00PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown A stunningly told and peerlessly edited documentary about the Phnom Penh-basedRead more…

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Out This Week 5/19

It’s an especially exciting week for new releases. Beloved Portland duo The Helio Sequence release their sixth self-titled album. KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes it as “another impeccably crafted set of atmospheric pop-rock with shimmering guitars, ethereal synths, hazy vocals, soaring harmonies and sparkling song hooks.” Keep an eye out for 20-year-old Las VegasRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Last night, former-Seattleite Father John Misty stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers in support of his sophomore release I Love You, Honeybear. Watch him perform the tracks “True Affection” and “Nothing Good Ever Happens at the Thirsty Crow” below, and keep track of all these late-night musical highlights with KEXP’s TV Eye column. FJMRead more…

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Midnight in a Perfect World: Yppah

Happy backwards, Yppah is the music project of Long Beach, CA-via-Texas producer and multi-instrumentalist Joe Corrales Jr. Over three albums on the esteemed Ninja Tune label, Yppah has become a KEXP favorite with his lush and psychedelically welcoming sound that uniquely blends downtempo, shoegaze, post-rock, soul, and pop into his own immersive style. An artistRead more…

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Live Video: Mikal Cronin

Showcasing tracks from his recently released MCIII on Merge Records, Californian singer-songwriter Mikal Cronin fills the KEXP live room with his most realized, beautifully arranged, and well-crafted works to date. With an ear for melody and and a knack for emotional resonance, tracks like the opener “Turn Around” or the immaculate “say” exhibit his trademarkRead more…

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Song of the Day: Jacco Gardner – Find Yourself

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 “Find Yourself” by JaccoRead more…

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SIFF Face The Music 2015 Preview: Itsi Bitsi

Itsi Bitsi Denmark | 2014 | 107 minutes | Ole Christian Madsen May 21 | 9:30PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown May 27 | 8:30PM | Lincoln Square Cinemas May 31 | 9:30PM | AMC Pacific Place 11 I think it was Julian Cope (Teardrop Explodes), musician-connoisseur and critical master of the psyche-rock arts, who putRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, May 18th: • Grant Lee Phillips, Steve Poltz at The Triple Door // All Ages (more info) Tuesday, May 19th: • Passion Pit, HOLYCHILD at The Showbox // All Ages (more info) • Timber Timbre, Xiu Xiu at Neumos // 21+ (more info) • The Helio Sequence at Easy Street Records // All Ages,Read more…

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TV Eye: Week of 5/18

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, May 18th: Late Show with David Letterman: Eddie Vedder The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon:Read more…

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