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Song of the Day: Craft Spells - Breaking the Angle Against the Tide

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 “Breaking the Angle AgainstRead more...

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Monday Music News

Black Keys band member Patrick Carney played the title track for the duo’s new album, Turn Blue, today. This is the second song, along with “Fever”, to be released from the new record. The bluesy tune features rumbling drums and a thoughtful lyrical tone. The new record is also a collaboration between the Black Keys andRead more...

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KEXP Suggests: 2014 EMP Pop Conference, 4/24-4/27

After three years roaming, the 2014 EMP Pop Conference returns to Seattle on April 24-27, with the theme Go! Music and Mobility, appropriately enough. The Pop Conference is an amazing opportunity for fans and musicians to reflect on where we’ve been and where we’re headed. Hosted by EMP Museum and the University of Alabama, thisRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, April 14th • ScHoolboy Q, Isaiah Rashad, Vince Staples at Showbox SoDo // All Ages (more info) • Tinariwen at Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall // All Ages (more info) • Goat, Holy Wave, Midday Veil at Neumos // 21+ (more info)

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Song of the Day: AJ Davila - Salvajes

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 “Salvajes” by AJ DavilaRead more...

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Music That Matters Podcast: There’s Really No Excuse

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. 403 - There’s Really No Excuse DJ Alex continues hisRead more...

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The Song That’s Shaking Me with Nic Colk Void of Factory Floor

KEXP asks musicians, “What’s the song you can’t stop playing over and over again, right now?” Nic Colk Void: “I like ‘Bera Range’ by Gunnar Haslam. It’s dance music that sounds live. It’s got this raw energy to it.” Factory Floor‘s self-titled debut album is out now on DFA Records/Rough Trade.

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KEXP Q&A: Mindie Lind of Inly

Mindie Lind has a timeless voice. She has a silky, sultry, smokey sound that transports you to the place of dark night clubs, cigarette smoke and charm. She also fronts the new Seattle band Inly. KEXP caught up with Mindie to see what was up with the new project, what singers inspire her and howRead more...

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Live Video: Temples

“It happens to be the most played album on the Afternoon Show this year”, Kevin Cole gushed about Sun Structures, the shimmering debut by Temples. The young UK group has been touted by Brit pop luminaries no less than Johnny Marr and Noel Gallagher, and though they may not yet be Top of the Pops,Read more...

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Friday Music News

Last night Nirvana was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with enthusiasm and fanfare fit for one of the most influential bands of our time. With the 20th anniversary of frontman Kurt Cobain‘s death barely behind us, there was the question of who would fill in for him at the induction ceremony.Read more...

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