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Tuesday Music News

Australia’s golden child of the past couple years, Courtney Barnett, has released a brand new old song, a track she used to perform often at open mics when she was just starting out. Titled “How To Boil An Egg,” it has finally been recorded and released for our listening pleasure. The single is being releasedRead more…

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Song of the Day: The Districts – Ordinary Day

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 Morning Show with John Richards, is “Ordinary Day”, a 2017Read more…

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Upstream Music Fest + Summit, Day 2: Polyrhythmics

With eight members, it’s no surprise that the afro-funk of Seattle’s own Polyrhythmics packs a mean punch of energy. Beyond the vibrant wall of sound that struck audience members of our Occidental Park at Upstream, festival-goers were also hit with a massive dose of sheer joy. The highly-danceable sounds of this energetic collection of musicians was met with anRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 5/15

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, May 15th: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Weezer, Todd Rundgren The Late Show withRead more…

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In Stores Now 5/15

Older acts dominated this week’s batch of new releases, but a standout LP from a new band is the sophomore release from L.A. duo Girlpool. KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes the album “finds them recording with a full band for the first time, and the end result is a more muscular and fully realizedRead more…

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Monday Music News

Father John Misty stopped by Jimmy Fallon this weekend to promote his latest release Pure Comedy, which has been in near-constant rotation at KEXP since it was released. He played the track “Total Entertainment Forever” which also happened to be one of our Songs of the Day last week. Donning a pair of red (possibly rose-colored?)Read more…

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Song of the Day: Broken Social Scene – Halfway Home

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 Morning Show with John Richards, is “Halfway Home”, a 2017Read more…

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Upstream Music Fest + Summit, Day 3: Gazebos

It’s hard to think of a band more fitting than Gazebos to close out KEXP’s Broadcast from Little London Plane, and nearly impossible to pick one who would have more fun doing so. The Hardly Art darlings’ four-song session brought out the most entertaining qualities of the band’s oddball pop. Frontwoman Shannon Perry sneered surf-popRead more…

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Upstream Music Fest + Summit, Day 3: Versing

On the last day of KEXP’s broadcast from Upstream, local four-piece Versing filled Little London Plane to the brim with post-punk perfection. Whether channeling the layered guitars of Built to Spill or the raw emotionalism of Modest Mouse, there was also something quintessentially Northwest about the group. Influences aside, their tense set afforded the crowd maximal release. Session standoutRead more…

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Take Your Mama Out: KEXP’s Mothers Day Video Roundup

It’s time to take your mama out all night. No, really, ’cause it’s Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14th, and moms don’t get the props they deserve for what has to be one of the most thankless jobs on the planet. Plus, they physically pushed you out of their body. That in itself deserves a bouquetRead more…

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