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Monday Music News

Somewhere between modern dance and an anti-drug campaign sits this new video from Thee Oh Sees for the track “Dead Man’s Gun.” Watch as a sweaty, creepy guy concocts drugs while even creepier people “dance” to the track, an eerie, paranoid song off the band’s latest A Weird Exits. KEXP presents the band on Friday,Read more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: Jessy Lanza

Hamilton, Ontario vocalist and electronic producer Jessy Lanza has emerged as a thrilling contemporary artist with her cutting-edge fusion of progressive electronic rhythms, ethereal R&B vibes, and experimental synth-pop sensibilities. Her new sophomore album, Oh No, recently released on the lauded Hyperdub Records label, is another bold and brilliant addition to her catalog and hasRead more…

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Live Video: Ultimate Painting

Since pairing up in 2014, Mazes frontman Jack Cooper and Veronica Falls vocalist/guitarist James Hoare have continued to enchant us as Ultimate Painting. While in town for the Capitol Hill Block Party (review here), the London duo (accompanied by touring bassist Will Young and drummer Bill Roe, aka label boss from Trouble in Mind) treatedRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Project Pabst Portland

Across the last three years, Project Pabst has quietly become one of the more reliably interesting festivals in the Pacific Northwest, which is no small feat considering its large-scale competition to the north of its site in Portland, Oregon. It’s essentially the Room on Fire of Northwestern music festivals – not reinventing the playbook butRead more…

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Song of the Day: Russian Circles – Mota

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 DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Mota” by Russian Circles from their sixth album,Read more…

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Music that Matters: It’s Tomorrow Now

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. 526 – It’s Tomorrow Now You never need to wait toRead more…

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Friday Music News

Y’all. It finally happened. Last night, Frank Ocean dropped Endless, a new visual album exclusively on Apple Music. And that’s not even the best part. According to Rolling Stone, a SECOND “official” album will be released some time this weekend. We don’t know the name of this upcoming LP, because apparently Ocean has scrapped theRead more…

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Song of the Day: Laura Gibson – The Cause

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 DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “The Cause” by Laura Gibson from herRead more…

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This Friday: Concerts at the Mural w/ Crater, Radiation City, The Mynabirds

Tomorrow night, KEXP and Seattle Center bring more amazing music to the Mural Amphitheater lawn with Concerts at the Mural! These shows are always FREE and all ages, with a beer garden for those of you 21 and older. (Please note: the bar is cash only!) Gates open at 5:00 PM, so don’t dilly dally!Read more…

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KEXP Premiere: Deep Sea Diver – Fantasy

Leave it to Deep Sea Diver to make a Mariah Carey ’90s pop hit KEXP-friendly. While the glitter-adorned R&B diva isn’t an artist we usually champion here, she is an artist Deep Sea Diver frontwoman Jessica Dobson grew up with. “I’ve loved Mariah Carey since I was a little kid. Her song ‘Hero’ was theRead more…

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