Category Archives: Local Music

Song of the Day: Ghost Pains – Arboretum

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 Morning Show with John Richards, is “Arboretum” by Seattle bandRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Timber! Outdoor Music Festival 7/16-18

Out in the woods of Carnation, Washington, people are starting to file in for the Timber! Outdoor Music Festival, which kicks off today, Thursday, July 16th, and runs through Saturday, July 18th. Beside the banks of the river, stages are set for an incredible line-up to rock the branches in Tolt-MacDondald Park. This year’s line-upRead more…

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Song of the Day: Weed – Stay in the Summer

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 Morning Show with John Richards, is “Stay in the Summer”Read more…

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Monday Music News

She hinted at it last week on Instagram, and today, M.I.A. rolls out her epic audiovisual project titled Matahdatah Scroll 01 Broader Than a Border. The video highlights a brand-new track, “Swords,” as well as the song “Warriors” off 2013’s Matangi. The clip, directed by M.I.A. herself, features footage shot in West Africa and India.Read more…

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Song of the Day: Black Whales – The Warm Parade

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 “The Warm Parade” byRead more…

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Macefield 2015 Full Lineup Announced

Last night at Chop Suey, the full lineup for the third annual Macefield Music Festival was announced. The 2015 lineup is the best yet, featuring a deep roster of NW artists including Mark Lanegan, Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter, Grace Love & the True Loves, Thunderpussy, Fox & the Law, OC Notes, Blood Drugs,Read more…

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KEXP Suggests: West Seattle Summerfest 7/10-12

There have been so many excellent summer festivals, it’s been hard to keep up, but one line-up you shouldn’t miss is the one at the 33rd Annual West Seattle Summer Fest! From Friday, July 10th to Sunday, July 12th, the West Seattle Junction will be bustling with entertainment, shopping, and fun for kids (giant Jenga,Read more…

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Graphic Nature: NAVVI – //

Since introducing NAVVI to the world in October of 2013, Seattle’s Kristin Henry and Brad Boettger have released a steady stream of seductive sonics, culminating in the tempting textures captured in their latest 2014 EP, //.  KEXP caught up with the duo to discuss the visual qualities concealed within a hazy Kodak cover art. “WeRead more…

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Song of the Day: Hibou – Dissolve

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 Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Dissolve” by Hibou fromRead more…

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Graphic Nature: Nightmare Fortress – The Wanting

With their new release The Wanting, Seattle’s Nightmare Fortress have created the perfect blend of somber and emotionally intense sonic streams of grandiose grave wave soundscapes. Enthralled by this ambiguous and unnerving artwork, KEXP caught up with guitarist Cassidy Gonzales to discuss the macabre mixed media imagery that covers the bleak but beautiful audio within.

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