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Out This Week 9/16

It’s another busy fall week, but KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates definitely spots some highlights, like the latest from NYC’s The Juan Maclean. Now “officially” a duo, producer/musician Juan MacLean and vocalist Nancy Whang share “a strong set of muscular disco, house and related styles, combining bright synths, occasional fiery guitars, propulsive rhythms and Whang’sRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

Folk songstress Angel Olsen will release a deluxe edition of her successful album Burn Your Fire for No Witness on November 18. Today she has shared “All Right Now,” one of the album’s five new bonus track. You can also check out her self-directed video for “High and Wild,” below. [Pitchfork]

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Live Video: The Both at Bumbershoot Music Lounge

What brought two already well known and respected artists together to collaborate on a new project? The internet, of course. Though Aimee Mann and Ted Leo shared a casual friendship and a liking for each other’s music, they bonded over things “#dumb” on Twitter. Eventually, a 140-character comedic repartee turned into a tour, and aRead more...

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Song of the Day: JJ - All White Everything

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 “All White Everything” by JJRead more...

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KEXP Top 12 Spotlight: El Sonido

KEXP wants to know: “Who are your Favorite Artists of All Time?” Pick out a dozen musicians, bands, projects, and share them with us before Friday, September 19th at 6:00 PM PST. And then tune in during KEXP’s Fall Fundraising Drive, September 26th through October 3rd, to hear which artists your fellow members of theRead more...

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KEXP Top 12 Spotlight: DJ Chilly

KEXP wants to know: “Who are your Favorite Artists of All Time?” Pick out a dozen musicians, bands, projects, and share them with us before Friday, September 19th at 6:00 PM PST. And then tune in during KEXP’s Fall Fundraising Drive, September 26th through October 3rd, to hear which artists your fellow members of theRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, September 15th • Zammuto at Barboza // 21+ (more info) Tuesday, September 16th • Interpol, Rey Pila at Paramount Theatre // All Ages (more info) • Jose James, Gizmo, DJ AC Lewis at The Crocodile // All Ages (more info) • Caetano Veloso at Benaroya Hall // All Ages (more info)

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TV Eye: Week of 9/15

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, September 8th: Late Show with David Letterman: The New Pornographers (R) Jimmy Kimmel Live: MastodonRead more...

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Monday Music News

Many have responded to the emotional strength of the new Strand Of Oaks’ album Heal, and now frontman Tim Showalter turns his attention to a song that holds emotional resonance for him. Stream his cover of The National‘s “Pink Rabbits” below, a song he tells Magnet Magazine, “saved me and destroyed me simultaneously.” [Stereogum]

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Live Video: The Dream Syndicate at Bumbershoot Music Lounge

Considering the early 80′s were the heyday of The Dream Syndicate, you’re forgiven if, like the song says, you’re “just trying to remember the days of wine and roses”. As leaders of the so-called Paisley Underground, the LA band carried the sounds of the previous decade, particularly of The Velvet Underground and The Doors, intoRead more...

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