Category Archives: KEXP

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Live Video: Drenge

Though they hail from the small village of Castleton, UK duo Drenge is anything but quaint. Brothers Eoin and Rory Loveless load an explosive arsenal of potent hooks to their 2015 release, Undertow, featuring a surprising mixture of metallic riffs and Morrissey-like melodicism. Recently in-studio at KEXP, the Loveless brothers arrive in formidable form andRead more…

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Song of the Gay: Jimmy Somerville – Freak

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. All this week we are celebrating Seattle Pride and PrideFest 2015 by featuring all LGBTRead more…

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Out This Week 6/23

Kick off the summer solstice with these great releases! UK band Wolf Alice release their debut full-length, which KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates describes as “an expansive blend of ethereal dream-pop, shoegazer psych-rock, bristling grunge-pop and much more, with a dynamic, wide-ranging sound on smartly constructed songs ranging from ethereal folk balladry to feral grunge-punk.”Read more…

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Tuesday Music News

On September 11, Minnesota band Low will release their 11th studio album, Ones and Sixes via Sub Pop. The album was co-produced by the band and BJ Burton at Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon’s studio in Wisconsin. Listen to the record’s first single “No Comprende” below. [CoS]

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Midnight in a Perfect World: David Gedge

A founding member and leader of seminal British indie rock band The Wedding Present, David Gedge and his music have long been championed on alternative radio, from the late, legendary BBC DJ John Peel in their early years to steady support from KEXP over the past two decades also with his band Cinerama. Gedge’s exclusiveRead more…

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Song of the Gay: Baby Dee – I Am A Stick

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. All this week we are celebrating Seattle Pride and PrideFest 2015 by featuring all LGBTRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, June 22nd: • KEXP’s Wo’Pop Presents Freshlyground at the Triple Door // All Ages (more info) • Bootsy’s Rubber Band at Neptune Theatre // All Ages (more info) • What The Festival 2015 at Wolf Run Ranch, Dufur, OR // All Ages (more info) Tuesday, June 23rd: • KEXP’s Audioasis Presents Beneath the Block:Read more…

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TV Eye: Week of 6/22

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, June 22nd: Late Night with Seth Meyers: Belle and Sebastian Last Call with Carson Daly:Read more…

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Monday Music News

Synthpop pioneers New Order return this fall with their first new album in a decade, appropriately titled Music Complete. Founding member Peter Hook does not appear on the release, but Gillian Gilbert, another original member, returns to the fold for the first time since 2001’s Get Ready. The band mostly produced the album themselves, withRead more…

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Live Video: Vaadat Charigim

Israeli shoegaze – it’s no idle navel-gazing. Even amid intense political struggle and ongoing war, daily life has a way of proceeding in its usual vagaries, making mundane moments as likely as impassioned ones. Boredom, in fact, is a much part of Israeli life as it is anywhere else and is maybe of even greaterRead more…

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