Category Archives: Local Music

Live Video: Mommy Long Legs

As lighthearted as they are lethal, Seattle’s Mommy Long Legs stepped into our live room to rock out a handful of tracks from their debut release, Life Rips, comprised of clever, hooky punk rock that mixed furious righteousness with a wicked sense of humor. Songs like “Horrorscope” and the title track “Life Rips” turn theRead more…

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Song of the Day: Prom Queen – Black Magic

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 Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Black Magic” by Seattle’s Prom Queen fromRead more…

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Live Video: Guantanamo Baywatch

Fresh off globetrotting tours to Australia, Canada, and the U.S., local based surf rockers, Guantanamo Baywatch, stopped by the KEXP live room to share new tracks from their sophomore LP, Darling… It’s Too Late. The Portland four piece embody the sounds of summer as they shred through rockabilly swells on “Raunch Stop” and “Barbacoa”. Meanwhile, on “Beat has Changed” and “Too Late”, Jason Powell shows off melodic croonsRead more…

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Live Review: Timber! Outdoor Music Festival Hits Its Stride In Third Year

It’s a bit difficult to accurately convey in words the many factors big and small that contribute to making Timber! Outdoor Music Festival a weekend unlike any other. As cliche as it might seem, Timber really is one of those things that has to be experienced in person to be fully appreciated. Now in itsRead more…

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Live Video: Built to Spill

For as cosmic as their jams can be and as free floating as their new album title appears, Built to Spill have never seemed more grounded. On Untethered Moon, their eighth studio album and their first in six years, the veteran indie rockers haven’t drifted away from their roots but, thanks to producer Sam CoomesRead more…

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Graphic Nature: Strange Wilds – Subjective Concepts

On Subjective Concepts Olympia trio Strange Wilds have produced a faultless full length of feedback ridden, jagged jams that have helped bring a riotous, rebellious renaissance to Seattle’s notorious label, Sub Pop. To discuss the cover art, steeped in the same tightrope tension as the music, KEXP caught up with vocal/guitarist Steven to talk aboutRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2015, Day 1: Acid Tongue, Black Whales, Yumi Zouma

Barboza has served as the launch band for many Seattle Band’s careers throughout the years. It was only fitting then that on Friday at Capitol Hill Block Party, local bands dominated the Barboza stage. Sets from Acid Tongue and Black Whales showed the strength of Seattle’s music scene, and left all who ventured down theRead more…

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Song of the Day: Telekinesis – In a Future World

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 “In a Future World”Read more…

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Live Video: Theoretics

The fact that Theoretics remixed the Blade Runner theme a few months back automatically backs up drummer Adam Gross’ statement, “We’re all sort of sci-fi nerds.” A five-piece livetronica band from our very own city, Theoretics certainly deliver sound-wise, taking us on a funky space-age aural exploration during their energizing in-studio. Taking cues from multiple genres to create an incredible, unique sound, Theoretics add aRead more…

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Midnight in a Perfect World: Craft Spells

Since the release of his debut 7″ single in 2010, this project spearheaded by Seattle native Justin Vallesteros has steadily won over fans with a lush and bittersweet style of dream-pop that has shone brightly on two albums released via premiere NYC-based indie label Captured Tracks. Craft Spells‘ exclusive mix for Midnight In A PerfectRead more…

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