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Wednesday Music News

It hasn’t even been a week since the release of their latest full-length, but Japandroids are adding to their discography with a limited edition 7-inch vinyl. Side A is “Near to the Wild Heart of Life,” the title track of the new LP, and on side B is this cover of the Talking Heads’ 1977Read more…

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Song of the Day: Tuomo & Markus – Over The Rooftops

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, unrealeased 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 “Over The Rooftops” byRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Seattle’s own Perfume Genius (real name: Mike Hadreas) has announced a new album and a new tour for 2017. The still-untitled LP will be his first since 2014’s Too Bright. He kicks it all off in magical Marfa, TX for the Marfa Myths Festival, in a special performance collaborating with Weyes Blood, and for theRead more…

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I Hate You, I Love You: KEXP’s Anti-Valentine’s Day Roundup

Compiling a playlist of songs about love? That’s like trying to count all the Converse sneakers at an indie rock show: infinite. Every Valentine’s Day, John Richards offers up his annual Songs of Love and Hate show from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM PT, and here on the KEXP Blog, we’re focusing on the latter,Read more…

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Song of the Day: Emel – Ensen Dhaif

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, unrealeased 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 “Ensen Dhaif” from EmelRead more…

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In Stores Now 2/13

If you’re looking for a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift for a music lover, look no further than this week’s new releases. Brooklyn-based Sudanese multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Sinkane (aka Ahmed Gallab, former Yeasayer/Caribou/Of Montreal sideman) releases his fourth LP. KEXP Music Director Don Yates declares it, “a sunny, rhythm-driven blend of Afro-Beat, highlife and other African styles withRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 2/13

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, February 13th: Jimmy Kimmel Live!: D.R.A.M. featuring Erykah Badu Last Call with Carson Daly: BombaRead more…

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Monday Music News

The title says it all: Animal Collective have released a new single titled “Kinda Bonkers.” Listen below, via a lyric video by animator/director Jack Kubizne. The track will be included on their upcoming EP, The Painters, a companion to last year’s full-length Painting With. It’ll feature three new songs recorded around the same time, asRead more…

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Live Review: Run the Jewels with The Gaslamp Killer, Nick Hook, Gangsta Boo, and CUZ at The Showbox SoDo

Capturing the energy in The Showbox SoDo is a difficult task. The venue’s high ceiling stretches for a great distance overhead, and without the proper performance, momentum can dissipate from front to back. Luckily, Run the Jewels are nothing if not seasoned performers. From El-P’s first project, Company Flow, to Killer Mike’s earliest Outkast features,Read more…

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Song of the Day: Chuck Prophet – Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins

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, unrealeased 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 the title track toRead more…

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