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2014 Top Ten List Spotlight: Kevin Cole

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2014, leading up to our 2014 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Voting ends TODAY, Tuesday, December 16th at 6:00 PM PT, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 19th to hear if your picks madeRead more…

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Out This Week 12/16

The new releases list gets smaller and smaller as we get closer and closer to the end of the year. A few highlights do stand out, especially the long-awaited new album from R&B artist D’Angelo. After 15 years, he returns with his third album, Black Messiah, featuring production by ?uestlove. (Stream the album on theRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

The Decemberists shared an artsy, lyric video for their latest track, “The Wrong Year.” It’s a charming folk song, complete with descriptive lyrics and a stunning string section. Their upcoming album, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World, will be out on January 20. Local band Dude York just premiered a new video forRead more…

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KEXP Staff, Volunteers & Interns Top Ten Albums of 2014, Part 2

For the last two weeks, we’ve been sharing with you KEXP DJs’ Top Ten Albums of 2014 lists, and yesterday we also shared picks from some of the dedicated people who work behind the scenes at KEXP as staff, volunteers and interns. Below, we share Top Ten Albums of 2014 lists from more of theseRead more…

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Live Review: HAERTS & Mikky Ekko at The Crocodile 12/13/14

For all of those in attendance at the Crocodile on Saturday night, rest assured that you got see a show that will never, ever happen again. Tonight, we saw Columbia and RCA’s freshest flagship acts play a co-headlining date showing off records that are only crawling up the charts as we speak, and this willRead more…

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Live Video: ADHD at Iceland Airwaves

The guys from ADHD keep busy with a multitude of projects, but that’s not to say they distract easily. In fact, since forming on a whim in 2008, this award-winning Icelandic super-group of sorts has produced five albums of expressive avant jazz. But still, bringing brothers Óskar and Ómar Guðjónsson (saxophone and guitar respectively), DavíðRead more…

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Song of the Day: Springtime Carnivore – Sun Went Black

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 “Sun Went Black” by SpringtimeRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, December 15th • Skinny Puppy, Front Line Assembly, Haujobb, Youth Code at The Showbox // All Ages (more info) Tuesday, December 16th • How The Grouch Stole Christmas: The Grouch & Eligh CunninLynguists, DJ Abilities, DJ Fresh at The Showbox // All Ages (more info) • John Roderick’s Rendezvous at The Rendezvous // 21+Read more…

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TV Eye: Week of 12/15

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, December 15th: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Alt-J (R) Conan: Interpol (R) Tuesday, December 16th: Late ShowRead more…

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Monday Music News

Remember how Modest Mouse hinted at a new song earlier this month? Well, here it is! Stream the track “Lampshades on Fire” (via The Current) below, a sneak peek at their upcoming album Strangers to Ourselves out March 3rd. As you’ll hear, it doesn’t stray far from the trademark Mouse sound you know and love.Read more…

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