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Live Review: Ibeyi with Flo Morrissey at Neumos 4/5/15

There was a very distinct moment at the Ibeyi show last Sunday night where the energy for the evening turned from simply good to really, really great. It happened during the duo’s explosive self-titled album single “River“, the song most well known by the world and easily the most far reaching in its execution. AsRead more…

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Album Review: Suuns and Jerusalem In My Heart

The best collaboration projects seem to happen effortlessly. When two masters of their craft come together, both bringing all their respective elements to the table and begin mixing them, oftentimes, they end up with a heterogenous mixture, swinging unevenly between two opposing poles. Some pieces weigh heavily on the side of one artist, while othersRead more…

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Live Review: Belle & Sebastian with Perfume Genius at Paramount Theatre 4/7/15

“An encore. How predictable,” said a pre-recorded video of the cover model from Belle & Sebastian’s latest album right before the Glaswegian pop stalwarts returned to the stage. And she was right. Contrary to their historical tradition, encores at modern concerts are almost always planned well in advance. However, that self-effacing moment was the onlyRead more…

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Music That Matters Podcast: Bloom Beyond

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. 455 – Bloom Beyond Afternoon Show host Kevin Cole deliversRead more…

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Friday Music News

In honor of Record Store Day (April 18), Blitzen Trapper are putting out a special live cover album of Neil Young’s 1972 classic Harvest. They’ve shared “Heart of Gold,” the first single off the clevery titled, Live Harvest. Listen below. [Stereogum]

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Friday on My Mind: Tax Time!

View image | gettyimages.com It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. If you already did your taxes, then you are awesome. If you have yet to tackle them, I’mRead more…

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Live Video: Swervedriver

With a healthy dose of cool Britannia, Oxford’s Swervedriver take the KEXP audience on a melodic joyride through a collection of new spins from their long awaited comeback release, I Wasn’t Born To Lose You. Enhancing their legacy seventeen years after their last LP, Sweredriver are still the multi-dimensional beast we hoped they would be,Read more…

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Song of the Day: St. Kilda – September

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 “September” by St. Kilda fromRead more…

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Thursday Music News

This summer, Florence and the Machine will release their long-awaited third full-length How Big How Blue How Beautiful, and today they share the truly beautiful track “Ship to Wreck.” In a press release, Florence Welch states, “I was thinking about my own self destructive side, and how you can make something only to tear itRead more…

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Review Revue: Microdisney – The Clock Comes Down the Stairs

I guess they can’t all be as crowd-pleasing as Executive Slacks (that might be the first time that phrase has been uttered). Which is good for me, because honestly this blog series is a little more interesting when there’s some dissent, a frisson of debate, even the occasional “I HATE THIS.” This US reissue appearsRead more…

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