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Song of the Day: Bernays Propaganda – Armija

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. In early February, I attended MENT Ljubljana, a three-day festival of new and emerging bands andRead more…

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In Stores Now 3/20

Get ready for some two-fers on The Midday Show on KEXP: the new Spoon album is finally here! KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes, the “Austin band’s ninth album finds them tweaking their sound with more prominent dance beats, electronic textures and adventurous sonic touches, while still providing an abundance of indelible pop hooks.” NewRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 3/20

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, March 20th: Jimmy Kimmel Live!: Ice-T.I. (mashup of Ice-T and T.I.) Tuesday, March 21st: JimmyRead more…

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Monday Music News

Following what sounds like a really fun homecoming at SXSW, Spoon have shared a slew of new North American tour dates. Seattle is missing from the list, but there’s an interesting gap before a September 2nd date in Vancouver, hmmm… Bumbershoot, perhaps? Rumors have yet to be confirmed, so stay tuned. [ Consequence of SoundRead more…

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Song of the Day: Rose Elinor Dougall – Colour of Water

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 DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Coulor of Water” by RoseRead more…

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Music that Matters: Charm Assault

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. 556 – Charm Assault Cheryl Waters’ latest mix is equalRead more…

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KEXP at Trans Musicales: Octave Noire

This week, we continue sharing our discoveries from the Trans Musicales festival in Rennes, France, where last December we captured twelve exclusive sessions. We’re sharing with you one unique session each Friday, and you can watch all the previously released ones here. This week we present cinematic electronic artist Patrick Moriceau, who performs under theRead more…

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Song of the Day: Minus the Bear – Invisible

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 DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “Invisible” by Minus the Bear, fromRead more…

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A Note About Federal Funding for Public Media and KEXP

By Tom Mara, KEXP Executive Director Recently, many KEXP listeners have reached out to me to express concern about the future of federal support for public media through the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, or CPB. This morning, we learned that President Trump’s proposed budget includes the elimination of federal funding for CPB. This past year,Read more…

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2017 Spring Fundraising Drive: Spotlight on Chad Syme

Chad Syme has been powering KEXP for over a decade now. The Idaho-born, Queen Anne-dwelling graphic designer has contributed many of the station’s iconic t-shirt designs including the popular Troop 90.3 kids design from 2014. This year he designed our Spring Fundraiser t-shirt. The focus is on community and his artwork reflects that idea. “AtRead more…

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