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Album Review: Basement Jaxx - Junto

Man alive, the last five years have seen some dramatic shifts in the dance music scene. When last we saw Felix Burton and Simon Ratcliffe on a proper Basement Jaxx record, they were finishing out a full decade of releasing dance music with not one, but two incredible full length records. One, Scars, was aRead more...

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TV Eye: Week of 8/25

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, August 25th: Conan: Grouplove (R) Tuesday, August 26th: Late Show with David Letterman: EMA Conan:Read more...

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Live Video: The Rosebuds

Despite the miles between songwriters Ivan Howard and Kelly Crisp, The Rosebuds continue to bloom on their sixth full-length album, Sand + Silence. Crisp currently resides in New York as Howard continues to live in North Carolina, but the two met up in the woods of Wisconsin to record with their friend and former bandmateRead more...

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Monday Music News

If you attended their show at Neumos earlier this year, you may recall Real Estate covering The Nerves during their encore. The Jersey boys will be including a studio-recorded version of that track “Paper Doll” as the b-side to the “Had to Hear” limited edition 7″ single, out tomorrow from Domino Records. Stream the coverRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, August 25th • Jack White at the Paramount // All Ages (more info) • Kawehi, Julia Massey, Susy Sun at Barboza // 21+ (more info) • David Gray at Marymoor Park Concerts // All Ages (more info)

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Song of the Day: Allah-Las - Had It All

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 “Had It All” by Allah-LasRead more...

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KEXP Q&A: Tendai Maraire of Chimurenga Renaissance

The Zimbabwean, Tendai Maraire, who also plays in the well-known Shabazz Palaces, recently released a new album with Hussein Kalonji under the band name Chimurenga Renaissance. Their 2014 project is a boom-bap-centric, thoughtful album that experiments with sounds and genres. The record is a journey for the listener and creator, both. KEXP had a chance to chatRead more...

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Music That Matters Podcast: Bumbershoot Preview 2014

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. 422 - Bumbershoot Preview 2014 Midday Show host Cheryl WatersRead more...

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Friday Music News

Seattle’s own experimental hip hop outfit, Shabazz Palaces take on a dark, post-apocalyptic wasteland in their new “#Cake” video. There’s an intense game of chase going on while beautiful, yet terrifying, giants roam the city. Check it out below. [Pitchfork]

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Live Video: Painted Palms

Decked out in polychromatic tees, unabashedly hip San Francisco band Painted Palms lit up KEXP with a vibrant live set back in July. The band, brainchild of Louisiana-born cousins Christopher Prudhomme and Reese Donohue, released their new album, Forever, on Polyvinyl Records earlier this year. The group has been compared to the work of Noah Lennox (of Animal CollectiveRead more...

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