Category Archives: Local Artist Spotlight

Local Artist Spotlight: RVN

Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week we’re highlighting Seattle songwriter and producer RVN, who recently self-released his LP GREYNEON. Raven Matthews, aka RVN, can’t be put into a box. His willingness to defy expectations from track-to-track and embrace what might be considered “shockingRead more…

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Local Artist Spotlight: Woolworm

Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week we’re highlighting Vancouver B.C.’s Woolworm, who performed last night at Pop Montreal, where KEXP is currently on site filming live sessions and doing interviews. Woolworm isn’t afraid to touch on dread and loathing. The bandRead more…

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KEXP Track Premiere: Dog Mountain – Purity

With a name like Dog Mountain, how could you ever fail? The Bellingham indie rock quartet doesn’t need the name as a crutch — they match both the majesty of mountains and dogs by crafting powerful, tastefully arranged guitar-heavy tracks that aptly blend the band’s humor with their own introspective tendencies. With a new album inRead more…

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Local Artist Spotlight: Baby Island

Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week we’re highlighting Whidbey Island’s own Baby Island. Some collaborations just make sense. Formed between members of Arizona’s The Format and Olympia local legends LAKE, Baby Island started collaborating in 2010 and released their self-titled debut tape backRead more…

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Local Artist Spotlight: Dave Depper

Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week, we’re featuring Portland songwriter Dave Depper, who plays Bumbershoot this Sunday at 5:30 PM on the KEXP stage. You might have heard Dave Depper‘s playing and not even known it. The Portland musician’s resume is aRead more…

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Local Artist Spotlight: Moon Duo

Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week, we feature Portland psych outfit Moon Duo, who play Bumbershoot this Friday at 6:40 PM on the KEXP stage. It’s easy to get lost in Moon Duo‘s music. The formerly San Francisco-now-Portland act creates some of the mostRead more…

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Local Artist Spotlight: Industrial Revelation

Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week, we’re featuring Seattle fusion quartet Industrial Revelation, who play Concerts at the Mural this Friday, August 25, with The Maldives and Emma Lee Toyoda. It really wouldn’t be much of a hyperbole to say the four members of Industrial RevelationRead more…

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Local Artist Spotlight: The Maldives

Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week, we’re featuring Seattle folk rock outfit The Maldives, who play Concerts at the Mural this Friday, August 25, with Industrial Revelation and Emma Lee Toyoda. If you’ve been around the Seattle scene at any point in the last decade orRead more…

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Local Artist Spotlight: The Courtneys

Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week, we’re featuring Vancouver BC indie rock group The Courtneys, who play Concerts at the Mural this Friday, August 18, with Thunderpussy and Dude York. Listening to The Courtneys feels like blaring out monster guitar chords while laying on the couch,Read more…

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Local Artist Spotlight: Haley Heynderickx

Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week, we’re featuring Portland songwriter Haley Heynderickx, who play Concerts at the Mural this Friday, August 11, with Telekinesis and SISTERS. Certain songwriters can stop you in your tracks with just a few strums of the guitar and voice thatRead more…

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