Category Archives: KEXP

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Song of the Day: James Apollo - Spinnin

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 Morning Show with John Richards, is “Spinnin” by James Apollo from the 2014 albumRead more...

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KEXP Q&A: Shaprece

Seattle’s Shaprece samples many musical styles and fuses them into a rich sound that you can dance to, mellow out to or go wild to. Her big, bright voice fills large spaces as soon as her songs start playing and the unique music behind her vocals tantalizes. Before Shaprece performs the Capitol Hill Block PartyRead more...

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Video Roundup: Timber! Outdoor Music Festival

It’s a busy weekend for music festivals around town: if you’re not on the streets of Capitol Hill, why not head for the forests of Carnation, WA, for the second annual Timber! Outdoor Music Festival starting today, Thursday, July 24th, and running ‘til Saturday, July 26th. Check out photos from last year’s event here. It’sRead more...

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Review Revue: Woo - It’s Cosy Inside

It’s nice to pick up a relatively obscure album from the KEXP stacks and discover that it’s found a bit of new life in this century. It’s not exactly a mysterious discovery along the lines of Light in the Attic’s release of L’amour (though I will be looking for a vintage copy of that gem nextRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Danish post-punk band Iceage have been pretty quiet since last year’s sophomore release You’re Nothing on Matador Records, but today they break the ice with a new track, “The Lord’s Favorite”, which you can stream below. They’ve also shared dates for a North American tour, with no Seattle date... yet? [Pitchfork]

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Artists Share the Love: “All In Music Match” Update

When it’s completed, KEXP’s New Home at Seattle Center will enable us to serve everyone better: music lovers like you, the city of Seattle, and the artists that make “music that matters.” And right now, in a terrific show of support for the biggest undertaking in KEXP history, some heavyweight local musicians are doing theirRead more...

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Video Roundup: Capitol Hill Block Party 2014, Part One

It’s almost time to shut down the streets of the neighborhood for an amazing weekend of music: Capitol Hill Block Party 2014! This year’s line-up features a great range of artists, both local and visiting, many who’ve stopped by the KEXP studios before! In fact, the list is so long, we’ve split it up intoRead more...

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Song of the Day: Trampled by Turtles - Are You Behind the Shining Star?

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 Morning Show with DJ John Richards, is “Are You Behind theRead more...

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Live Video: Sharon Van Etten

If Sharon Van Etten were a different person, her brutal honesty would be too much to bear. On her terrific new album, Are We There (read our review of it here), no painful moment, self-critique or regret is too deep to share... and there are real depths in her songs! But just as her songsRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

If you were listening to The Midday Show on KEXP yesterday, you may have heard DJ Cheryl Waters present the US debut of a new song from SBTRKT, featuring guest vocals from Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend. If you missed it (or just wanna hear it again), you can now stream the track “New Dorp,Read more...

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