Category Archives: Local Music

Throwaway Style: Local Albums to Look Out For This Fall

Throwaway Style is a weekly column dedicated to examining all aspects of the Northwest music scene. Whether it’s a new artist making waves, headlines affecting local talent, or reflecting on some of the music that’s been a foundation in our region; this space celebrates everything happening in the Northwest region, every Thursday on the KEXP Blog. ARead more…

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KEXP Premiere: Scott Yoder – Ways of Love

Scott Yoder knows a thing or two about embracing his psych tendencies. Yoder spent years fronting the local garage-pop outfit The Pharmacy, crafting some of the most expansive and delightfully freaky music in the city, and now finds himself writing and performing under his own name. He’s been putting out solo material since 2015, including last year’s Looking BackRead 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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Song of the Day: Noah Gundersen – The Sound

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 “The Sound” by Noah Gundersen, offRead more…

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Throwaway Style: Tomo Nakayama Creates a Wallflower Opus with Pieces of Sky

Throwaway Style is a weekly column dedicated to examining all aspects of the Northwest music scene. Whether it’s a new artist making waves, headlines affecting local talent, or reflecting on some of the music that’s been a foundation in our region; this space celebrates everything happening in the Northwest region, every Thursday on the KEXP Blog. IRead more…

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Bumbershoot 2017, Day Three: ODESZA

ODESZA‘s set at Bumbershoot this weekend was a homecoming blowout of epic proportions. No, literally, the energy of the Seattle electronic duo’s high-production value show — which included smoke machines, flamethrowers, a few exciting guests, and much, much more — temporarily blew out the power at Memorial Stadium. And what a gig it was forRead more…

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Bumbershoot 2017, Day Three: Smokey Brights

Closing out the KEXP stage on Sunday night, you couldn’t have asked for a better send off than Smokey Brights. The Seattle rock outfit wasted no time jumping right into what they do best: blaring killer guitar riffs and belting out infectious melodies that are sure to get people up and moving. This is aRead more…

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Bumbershoot 2017, Day Two: Shelby Earl

Even with a full band backing her on stage at the KEXP Gathering Space Stage on the second day of the Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival, it seemed like Seattle singer songwriter Shelby Earl hardly needed a mic. Her voice rang clear, powerful, and true even when she stepped back from her mic to belt bluesy lines fromRead more…

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Bumbershoot 2017, Day Three: Crater

Crater’s afternoon set on the KEXP stage was an act of perseverance. The Seattle electronic act had a few technical difficulties midway through their set, delaying the track “Crater Head.” Some well-played banter about vampires by lead vocalist Ceci Gomez kept the audience rapt and at attention until the music could get back up again.Read more…

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