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2016 Top Ten List Spotlight: Cousin Mike

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2016, leading up to our 2016 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Voting ends on Friday, December 9th at 6:00 PM PT, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 16th to hear if your picks madeRead more…

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Song of the Day: STRFKR – Open Your Eyes

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 DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, comes from Portland psych rockersRead more…

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2016 Top Ten List Spotlight: DJ Shannon

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2016, leading up to our 2016 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Voting ends on Friday, December 9th at 6:00 PM PT, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 16th to hear if your picks madeRead more…

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Video Roundup: Happy Thanksgiving 2016

It’s that time of year again, and KEXP has a menu of musical delights for your Thankgiving! And in the spirit of the holiday, we want to thank all our donors and listeners for helping make listener-powered KEXP happen. (And if you’re not a donor yet, why not make a tax-deductible gift before the endRead more…

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Song of the Day: Sad13 – <2

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 DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, comes from Sad13, the soloRead more…

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Record Store Day Black Friday 2016 Preview

Black Friday is upon us, and nothing makes us happier than the blackest black of a vinyl record! This year’s Black Friday is extra special for us, as local label Light In The Attic Records will be opening a store in the KEXP Gathering Space, bringing the exclusive, limited-edition releases right to us. This annualRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Icelandic etherealists Sigur Rós have released a special remix of their track “Hoppípolla,” exclusively for the BBC TV series Planet Earth II. This nature documentary program is presented and narrated by Sir David Attenborough. In a statement to the BBC, the band state: In Iceland we are blessed with a seemingly inexhaustible supply of wildRead more…

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2016 Top Ten List Spotlight: Stevie Zoom

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2016, leading up to our 2016 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Voting ends on Friday, December 9th at 6:00 PM PT, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 16th to hear if your picks madeRead more…

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El Sonido: Female Indigenous Artists

This week in El Sonido, guest writer Aarin Wright recommends some of her favorite female indigenous artists: In belated celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, we’re thankful for and want to spotlight some truly inspiring artists. Indigenous women are creating some of the strongest music up and down North and South America. Whether utilizing native languages,Read more…

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KEXP at Trans Musicales de Rennes

“Discover new music”. In all we do, KEXP seeks to fulfill that mission and share with you the best new music we can find. But it’s a big world! We’re fortunate to have many resources at our fingertips, and a lot of great artists come directly to us, yet sometimes we rely on fellow curatorsRead more…

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