Category Archives: Live Video

Live Video: Samaris

Whether it’s their surroundings, the air, the water, the isolation or a communal appreciation of the arts, something has given Icelanders a lock on creating otherworldly sonic landscapes. Sigur Rós and Björk are of course the most famous of them, but if you’ve been listening to KEXP’s broadcasts from Iceland Airwaves over the past sixRead more…

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Live Video: The Twilight Sad

The Twilight Sad have always specialized in making the darker side of humanity seem so grandiose and alluring, but they’ve never made gloom quite so emotive and magnetic as they do on their fourth album, Nobody Wants To Be Here and Nobody Wants To Leave. When the Scottish band brought six cuts from their latestRead more…

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Live Video: Kitty, Daisy & Lewis

Family band – it’s a term that can evoke either wholesome 70’s stereotypes or embittered alt rock rivalries, but London siblings Kitty, Daisy & Lewis seem from a time further removed. Their sound and style recall those carnivalesque clans of dustbowl days with alluringly alliterative names that sought their fortune from town to town. ButRead more…

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Live Video: Stromae

Captivating our ears and showcasing why he is a global superstar, Belgian singer, rapper and songwriter Paul Van Haver, better known by his stage name Stromae, stormed into KEXP to spread his infectious grooves in this stunning live session. Laced with pop hooks, nineties electronics and Afro-tinged rhythms that highlighted his 2013 Racine Carrée release,Read more…

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Live Video: Mac DeMarco

Describing the appeal of Mac DeMarco is like trying to explain the funniest joke you’ve ever heard to someone half your age. Words will only make you seem hopelessly out of touch. For all his goofball antics, the New York based, Canadian born singer-songwriter writes some catchy and melodious tunes full of real emotions aboutRead more…

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Live Video: Chastity Belt

On their sophomore release, Time to Go Home, local ladies Chastity Belt unveil a new maturity. While their 2013 debut, No Regerts, took a snapshot of the Seattle party, the follow-up captures the aftermath: maybe there are “regerts” after all? Take in the new songs in this excellent weekend afternoon session below. Chastity Belt won’tRead more…

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Live Video: Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Few groups span the ages like Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Though not nearly as old as they music they play, the New Orleans ensemble first formed in the early 60’s to renew interest in traditional jazz. Over the past five decades, many of the Crescent City’s finest musicians have performed for visitors at home andRead more…

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Live Video: BRONCHO

Just enough hip? More like just enough hooks. If you’ve ever heard BRONCHO‘s “Class Historian”, you know catchy their songs can be. Recently, the Oklahoma band cast the contagious indie jams of their new album, Just Enough Hip to Be Woman, into KEXP studio, luring us with their raw garage pop melodies and dreamy, newRead more…

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Live Video: A Place to Bury Strangers

Merchants of sound A Place to Bury Strangers once again drops by KEXP to flex their effects pedals and energetic noise. Armed with songs from their new release, Transfixiation, the Brooklyn trio delivers skull-splitting feedback in true Strangers style but also evident in the opening track “Supermaster” and the romantically retro “Now It’s Over”, underneathRead more…

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Live Video: Red Baraat

Brooklyn’s brassy big band Red Baraat stopped by on their way across the country on a national tour to bring their infectious world music into the KEXP live room. Led by percussionist Sunny Jain, the eight members draw on a Bhangra blend of North Indian rhythms mixed with hip-hop, funk and New Orleans jazz toRead more…

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