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Album Review: Tei Shi – Verde

Argentinian-born singer Tei Shi is upping the ante with her second EP release, Verde, out now through Mermaid Avenue. Her debut EP, Suadade was released back in November of 2013, garnering comparison to Feist and other melancholy songwriters operating on the sonic fringe while maintaining some semblance of accessibility for the more adventurous, but herRead more…

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KEXP Premiere: KAIROS remixes

The innovative releases continue for Lena Simon’s band, KAIROS. Who doesn’t like it when one masterful band takes the work of another for the sake of reinterpretation and homage? And today, we have two examples of this collaboration: a Cock & Swan remix of the KAIROS track, “Can / Cannot” and a Blush Cut (aRead more…

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Music That Matters: Nocturnes

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. 458 – Nocturnes Expansions host DJ Riz presents a newRead more…

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Live Review: Clark and Nosaj Thing at Neumos 4/25/15

The good folks over at Decibel Festival have made April of this year really special for Seattle. For those of us who are waiting on pins and needles for this year’s lineup to drop, the announcement of DB Micro Fest was a wonderful surprise. All April, we’ve had incredible shows, from John Talabot & MarcRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Re-Locate at Re-Bar 5/1

Moving is never fun — it’s apparently #3 on the list of life’s biggest stressors, behind death and divorce. But KEXP’s new dance series will make you move to help us move — to Seattle Center, that is! Presenting Re-Locate at Re-Bar, a monthly dance party held on the first Friday of every month atRead more…

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Friday Music News

R&B legend Ben E. King, founding member of the Drifters, has passed away from natural causes. King broke out as a solo artist with the single “Spanish Harlem,” but it was the timeless classic “Stand By Me,” which he also cowrote, that made him a star. Watch the video of him performing the mega-hit, below.Read more…

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KEXP Suggests: KEXPetty

It’s time to move on. KEXP is moving to a new home. There’s still a great deal of work to be done before it’s up and running, but the waiting doesn’t have to be the hardest part, thanks to KEXPetty, a benefit for KEXP’s new home campaign. On Tuesday, May 5th, you’ll get lucky withRead more…

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Agitated Atmosphere: Circuit Des Yeux – In Plain Speech


As major labels continue to exist behind the times, artists and labels with little capital and lesser reputations are producing some of the most innovative, interesting, and inspiring music. Whether it’s creating a new niche in digital technology or looking to once obsolete formats, Agitated Atmosphere hopes to pull back the curtain on a wealthRead more…

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Live Review: Elvis Costello at Paramount Theatre 4/26/15

Elvis Costello was in fine form at his solo show at The Paramount Theatre on Sunday night. The very nearly sold-out crowd was abuzz with anticipation, and there was a palpable sense that this was going to be a special event. The stage was dressed with several guitars, a piano, a high backed chair offRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Audioasis Community Partnership & Benefit Show 5/2

by McKenna Haley May’s Community Partnership Benefit Show is coming up on Saturday, May 2nd at The Sunset. This month’s show is in support of City Fruit, a group that is passionate about helping tree owners grow healthy fruit, provide assistance in harvesting and preserving the fruit as well as promote the sharing of extraRead more…

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