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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, December 8th • KEXP Presents Johnny Marr at Neumos // 21+ (more info) note: canceled due to Marr family emergency • Chastity Belt, Gazebos, Lisa Prank at The Sunset // 21+ (more info)

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Monday Music News

Seattle’s own Perfume Genius debuts a new video for the track “Fool” from his latest release, Too Bright. Directed by Charlotte Rutherford, the clip shows genius Mike Hadreas rollerblading through some bizarre scenes. Watch below, and watch his stunning KEXP in-studio session here. [Consequence of Sound]

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KEXP Q&A: Marika Che of Tangerine

Tangerine is a Seattle four-piece that plays power-pop with catchy rhythms and soft, touching vocals. The band recently released their EP, Behemoth, and will play a bunch of local shows in support of the record. We had a chance to catch up lead singer and guitar player, Marika Che, to talk about the band’s aesthetic, itsRead more…

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Friday Music News

Animal Collective added their voices to Shabazz Places‘ “#CAKE.” They’re calling this intensely chaotic remix the “Animal Collective Premature Deflirt Mix.” Special shout-out to I Want You magazine’s Christian Peterson for some exotic and trippy artwork. Shabazz Places perform this Saturday at The Showbox for SMooCH: Seattle Musicians for Children’s Hospital. [Pitchfork]

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Video Premiere: K Records’ All Your Friend’s Friends

You might think it’s odd that K Records has released the Northwest hip hop compilation All Your Friend’s Friends. The iconic local label has made a name for itself releasing mostly indie pop/rock over the past thirty years. But, as you’ll see, this collection is one of the most “K” things the label has everRead more…

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Treefort Music Fest 2015: Initial Lineup Announced

You’ll want to make the climb to the 2015 Treefort Music Fest the weekend of March 25th – 29th, 2015 in downtown Boise, Idaho. Though only in its fourth year, this seedling of a music festival has firmly planted their roots in their community. In fact, they were recently named Boise’s Economic Cultural Ambassador forRead more…

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Song of the Day: The Young Evils – Renegades

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part 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 Morning Show with John Richards, is “Renegades” by The Young EvilsRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Brooklyn eardrum-busters A Place To Bury Strangers share a new track today from their forthcoming fourth release, Transfixiation. Stream the track “Straight” below, and watch out for the dizzying edit of found VCR footage in the clip. Transfixiation will be out February 17th via Dead Oceans. [Stereogum]

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Video Premiere: ODESZA – In Return: Home

It’s been a meteoric rise for Seattle duo ODESZA. With the release of their sophomore album, In Return, on Counter Records (a Ninja Tune imprint), producers Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight have become overnight sensations, selling out shows around the world, including two nights at The Showbox. KEXP is proud to present the video premiereRead more…

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Song Premiere: Lost Lander – Walking on a Wire

When Lost Lander‘s Matt Sheehy sings, “It feels like we’ve been walking on wire,” we can relate. It’s a tightrope act with the band Lost Lander, a tension created by catchy loops, and layered lyrics, either of which are all too easy to get lost in. “Hold onto that thread,” Sheehy advises, and he’s notRead more…

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