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Song of the Day: Camp Cope – The Opener

By Annie Zaleski 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 DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “The Opener”Read more…

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Friday Music News

Former Gossip frontwoman Beth Ditto has shared her take on Tommy James & The Shondells’ 1968 song “I’m Alive.” Ditto said of the cover: “Being alive is radical right now. So let’s live!” Ditto released her solo debut Fake Sugar last year. Catch Ditto at the Showbox on Thursday, March 29. [ SPIN ]

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Music That Matters: The (Mostly) Goth Pod

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. 599 – The (Mostly) Goth Pod Goth is back fromRead more…

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KEXP Songbook: Barrett Martin Talks Music, Community, and the Environment

By Beverly Bryan Barrett Martin, best known as the drummer for Seattle grunge rockers Screaming Trees, was an integral part of Seattle’s music scene in the 1980s and ’90s. The drummer, producer, and composer has played on more than one hundred albums, from records by R.E.M. to Queens of the Stone Age, and has circledRead more…

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Song of the Day: Alyeska – Stones

By Jason Anderson 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 DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Morning Show with John Richards, is “Stones” byRead more…

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Hibou Announces New Album Something Familiar, Shares “Fall Into” Music Video

Hibou, the moniker of Seattle songwriter Peter Michel, returns with a new LP entitled Something Familiar out March 2 via Barsuk Records. The album follows up on the project’s 2015 self-titled debut, which Michel recorded in a walk-in closet. This time around he’s recorded with a full-band at Chris Walla’s Hall of Justice recording studio,Read more…

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Thursday Music News

Indie veterans Yo La Tengo have announced a new album slated for release in March called There’s a Riot Going On. In a press release written by writer and critic Luc Santé, the album title is an intentional nod to Sly and the Family Stone’s 1971 album of the same name, as well as a remarkRead more…

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Throwaway Style: Droning Out the Noise with Tiny Vipers, Norm Chambers, and Pink Void

Throwaway Style is a weekly column dedicated to examining all aspects of the Northwest music scene. Whether it’s a new artist making waves, headlines affecting local talent, or reflecting on some of the music that’s been a foundation in our region; this space celebrates everything happening in the Northwest region, every Thursday on the KEXP Blog. TheRead more…

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Review Revue: Violent Femmes – Violent Femmes

Welcome to Review Revue, where every Thursday I dig through the KEXP stacks to share DJ reviews and comments written on the covers of LPs (and occasionally CDs) in the ’80s and ’90s, when the station was called KCMU, the DJs were volunteers, and people shared their opinions on little white labels instead of theRead more…

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Song of the Day: Roadkill Ghost Choir – Classics (Die Young)

By Will Hagle 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 DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Morning Show with John Richards, is RoadkillRead more…

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