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Song of the Gay: Róisín Murphy – Gone Fishing

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. All this week we are celebrating Seattle Pride and PrideFest 2015 by featuring all LGBTRead more…

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Live Video: Speedy Ortiz

Cooking up a rich mixture of fuzzed out indie jams and smart lyrics, Massachusetts’s Speedy Ortiz knows how to make the tastily technical sound effortlessly easy in this catchy KEXP live session. Showing off a selection of tracks from their new release, Foil Deer, Dupuis controls the room with her loose vocals and lush tones.Read more…

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Graphic Nature: Big Eyes – Almost Famous

Dilating their punkish pupils since their debut release Hard Life, Brooklyn’s Big Eyes set their sights on a musically matured sound for their sophomore 2013 album, Almost Famous. Ingrained within the Seattle scene in both sights and sonics, KEXP caught up with singer/songwriter Kait Eldridge to discuss visual inspirations and the use of a localRead more…

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SIFF 2015 (NOT Face The Music But Should’ve Been) Review: 2045 Carnival Folklore and Q&A with Director Naoki Kato

2045 Carnival Folklore (Directed by Naoki Kato, Japan, 2015) Director Naoki Kato follows his 2011 debut feature Abraxas, a story of Japanese Monk once a young rock musician in the past with soundtrack by Yoshihide Otomo, with 2045 Carnival Folklore, a planet wide nuclear disaster science fiction story. It is set in Japan 100 yearsRead more…

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Music That Matters: Up Time!

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. 465 – Up Time! Afternoon Show host Kevin Cole shinesRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Fremont Fair and Solstice Music Festival June 19-21

The Fremont Fair stays fresh, even as it celebrates its 44th year — after last year’s successful launch of a separate paid admission main stage, Fremont Solstice Music Festival 2015 brings hip hop masterminds Deltron 3030 and legendary locals Presidents of the United States. Friday is a hip hop, hippie to the hippie with headlinersRead more…

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Friday Music News

In honor of Father’s Day, Future Islands have shared the video for their Singles track “A Song For Our Grandfathers.” The clip shows the band spending some quality time at a family reunion in North Carolina before performing the sweet song for everyone. Future Islands have also posted a site where you can send theRead more…

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Agitated Atmosphere: Valet – Nature

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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: John in the Morning at Night with HAERTS, Pickwick, Baby Dayliner and Navvi at Neumos 6/12/15

The Morning Show with John Richards on KEXP has come to mean a lot of different things to different people over the years. But the overwhelmingly pervasive theme at Neumos on Friday for the revival of John In The Morning At Night was a whole hell of a lot of fun. The room was packed with jubilantRead more…

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Song of the Day: Timbre Barons – Automatic

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, is “Automatic” by Seattle groupRead more…

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