Category Archives: KEXP

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Song of the Day: Eggshells - In the Background

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 “In the Background” by EggshellsRead more...

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Review Revue: Wendy O. Williams’ Ultrafly and the Hometown Girls - Deffest! and Baddest!

Obviously, my parents did way too good of a job raising me, as I have pretty much no familiarity with the woman who, according to the Internet, was “widely considered the most controversial and radical female singer of her day” – Wendy O. Williams’ day being more or less the first twelve years of myRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Ever since his jaw-dropping in-studio session at KEXP over the summer, we’ve been dying to hear the new full-length from Mark Lanegan. Today, you can finally stream his forthcoming release, Phantom Radio, below. The ninth full-length album from the former-Screaming Trees frontman will hit stores on October 21st via Vagrant. [Stereogum]

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Song of the Day: Ballet School - Heartbeat Overdrive

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 “Heartbeat Overdrive” by Ballet School fromRead more...

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Live Video: Alt-J

Few bands generate as much excitement among KEXP listeners as alt-J. We followed their stratospheric rise from the beginning and even helped stoke the fire of the early buzz by which they burned brightly. The anticipation of their sophomore album was almost unbearable, though, particularly following the departure of bassist and multi-instrumentalist Gwil Sainsbury andRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

Dive into the latest video from Bonnie “Prince” Billy for the track “Quail And Dumplings” off his latest, Singer’s Grave A Sea Of Tongue. The clip captures a dramatic day at the Quail And Dumplings Wet & Wild Water Park. If you’ve ever wondered about Will Oldham’s sunblock usage, watch below. Singer’s Grave A SeaRead more...

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Song of the Day: So Cow - Get Down Off That Thing

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 “Get Down Off ThatRead more...

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Out This Week 10/14

It’s another jam-packed week of new releases! Highlights include the latest from London-based artist Adam Bainbridge (aka Kindness). KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes the relase “finds him toning down the disco influences of his promising debut album in favor of an often-gorgeous set of ‘80s R&B-influenced electro-pop, featuring a spacious sound with atmospheric keyboards,Read more...

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Live Video: Conor Oberst

It’s not like Conor Oberst needs much help sounding great. The Omaha, NE, native has been writing and performing with various projects, most notably with Bright Eyes, since his early teens, and he is a co-founder of not one but two independent labels: Saddle Creek and Team Love. In other words, we love everything heRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

Isaiah “Ikey” Owens, Jack White’s keyboardist and member of the Mars Volta, has passed away. Ownes was currently touring with Jack White in Mexico. The following statement was posted on Third Man Record’s website: [Pitchfork] “It is with great sadness that we tell the world of the passing of the incredible musician Isaiah “Ikey” Owens.Read more...

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