Category Archives: Live Video

Live Video: Junior Boys

Who would have thought a “Big Black Coat” could be so inviting? The album of that name is the first in nearly five years for KEXP favorites Junior Boys, and it comes not just as a return to form but a revisitation of the pop sounds they’ve cherished for some time – house, techno, soul,Read more…

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Live Video: Radiation City

Portland band Radiation City have come a long way since their cassette-exclusive underground releases, tapes that quickly earned praise for their vintage stylings, pleasant dream-pop explosions over 60’s harmonies and sways, synth parts that sound like what people thought 1984 would sound like before 1984. Some of these elements have remained, and even on their recently releasedRead more…

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Live Video: José González

Fifty fans christened KEXP’s live room during an exclusive tear-soaked performance with José González, all to benefit KEXP’s New Home. The Swedish singer-songwriter, whose history with KEXP dates back over a decade, broke listeners’ hearts for a full set of gorgeous, heartbreaking bliss, while sharing songs from throughout his catalog. Rarely does a hushed performanceRead more…

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Live Video: Eleanor Friedberger

Out in support of her third album, New View, Eleanor Friedberger stopped by the KEXP studios to share some of the new tracks. This wasn’t her first time in studio – she was here back in 2013 in support of Personal Record , but it’s clear that three years of grind have sharpened her act. Her albums have longRead more…

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Live Video: Dengue Fever

Though they hail from Los Angeles, Dengue Fever are like Cambodian ambassadors to the Pacific Northwest. On their recent return to the KEXP airwaves, the six-piece seemed right at home, even in our new studio. The band’s instrumentation is uniquely cinematic, a multicultural modernization of the psychedelic rock popular in Cambodia during the ’60s andRead more…

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Live Video: The Sonics Live at Easy Street Records

Record Store Day is monumental in Seattle in a way that isn’t seen in the rest of the country: we crawl out of whatever grunge holes we live in and slither over to the nearest record stores and start feeding on vinyl, eating 45s, and rubbing the sleeves all over our bodies, happily rolling around in our ownRead more…

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Live Video: Nada Surf

Nobody does wistful like Nada Surf. The veteran NYC band have long made longing a thing, crafting some of the most loveably poignant pop melodies you’re likely to hear. (Even their “Happy Kid” ain’t so happy.) Thankfully, age hasn’t settled them, and two decades after their debut, they return with You Know Who You Are,Read more…

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Live Video: The Suffers

The Suffers have earned their name: it took them about five years of running the Houston circuit before jumping overnight to national attention. Houston is one of the cities that often gets overlooked in the discussion of the American music scene, partially because neighboring New Orleans dwarfs it in the cultural conversation, but that’s aboutRead more…

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Song of the Day: Radiation City – Juicy

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 “Juicy” by Radiation CityRead more…

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Live Video: Daughter

Daughter – the word alone inspires feelings of love, protection, fostering, sharing and hope. For KEXP listeners and viewers, there’s even a stronger bond, as the band Daughter have become, since their first appearance on our airwaves in 2012, one of the most endearing bands to ever perform live in our studio, accruing over twoRead more…

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