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Project Pabst Day 2: Wild Ones, Terry & Louie, Alvvays and more

Portland awoke to the resounding hiss-and-crack of PBR tallboys and the camp-tastic house party vibes of local band Wampire Sunday afternoon at Project Pabst. Their hazy psych rock medley was followed by charmingly twee local pop group Wild Ones, who delivered meticulously jammy indie pop. Lead singer Danielle Sullivan supplemented her precise lilt with aRead more…

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Album Review: Tame Impala – Currents

With the exception of maybe Kendrick Lamar’s epic To Pimp A Butterfly cover, Tame Impala‘s Currents should win the award for 2015’s best artwork. The Australian psych outfit are no stranger to great art – 2012’s Lonerism sported a similarly self-describing title, on the outside of an iron gate looking in at happy people inside.Read more…

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Thursday Music News

Dave Harrington (of electronic duo Darkside with Nicolas Jaar) got his hands on a track by The Antlers. Stream his remix of the single “Director,” which appears on the Brooklyn band’s most recent release, Familiars, out now on Anti-. The Antlers also just released their live album, The Antlers in London, on vinyl. Watch aRead more…

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Review Revue: Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique

In anticipation of our 12-hour comprehensive look at Beastie Boys 1989 album, Paul’s Boutique, this Friday, we thought we’d share with you today a special edition of Review Revue featuring this groundbreaking work and see if the KCMU DJ’s either bought in to the LP’s initial lackluster reception or picked up immediately on its promise.Read more…

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Live Review: Project Pabst, Day 1 – Hustle and Drone, Run the Jewels

Under the watchful (and still proud) eye of Captain Pabst, steadfast day drinkers with koozies in hand turned out to hear PDX electro-darlings Hustle and Drone open day one of Project Pabst. The trio’s fresh synth pop cut through the 97 degree weather. With just as much sweat and half as many keyboards featured in the video for theirRead more…

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Live Video: Theoretics

The fact that Theoretics remixed the Blade Runner theme a few months back automatically backs up drummer Adam Gross’ statement, “We’re all sort of sci-fi nerds.” A five-piece livetronica band from our very own city, Theoretics certainly deliver sound-wise, taking us on a funky space-age aural exploration during their energizing in-studio. Taking cues from multiple genres to create an incredible, unique sound, Theoretics add aRead more…

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Song of the Day: Widowspeak – All Yours

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 “All Yours”, the titleRead more…

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Decibel Festival 2015 Full Line-up Announced Today

  Founder Sean Horton and team today released the full line-up for the 12th Annual Decibel Festival, a four-day long celebration of underground electronic music taking place right here in Seattle this fall. From September 23-27th, over 15 countries will be represented with almost 100 audio/visual performers, along with individual concerts, workshops geared towards audio/visualRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Despite keeping busy with Dinosaur Jr and Sebadoh, Lou Barlow managed to find time to record a new solo album. The latest, Brace the Wave, hits stores September 4th via Joyful Noise. In a press release, Barlow explains, “Having moved back to Massachusetts (after 17 years in Los Angeles), I recorded Brace The Wave inRead more…

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Midnight in a Perfect World: Craft Spells

Since the release of his debut 7″ single in 2010, this project spearheaded by Seattle native Justin Vallesteros has steadily won over fans with a lush and bittersweet style of dream-pop that has shone brightly on two albums released via premiere NYC-based indie label Captured Tracks. Craft Spells‘ exclusive mix for Midnight In A PerfectRead more…

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