Category Archives: Local Music

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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Song of the Day: The Hoot Hoots – Gone Far

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 “Gone Far” by The HootRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Portland natives The Decemberists debuted the lyric video for their new song “Lake Song.” The warm and stunning track will be featured on their forthcoming, seventh studio album What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World (out January 20.) [CoS]

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Song of the Day: Fox and the Law – Hot Water

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 Morning Show with John Richards, is “Hot Water” by FoxRead more…

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Monday Music News

Seattle’s own THEESatisfaction return with their first new album in almost three years: EarthEE. The sophomore full-length was co-produced by Erik Blood, who also makes a guest appearance, along with Shabazz Palaces, Porter Ray, Meshell Ndegeocello, and Taylor Brown. Check out the first single “Recognition” (featuring Shabazz Palaces & Erik Blood) below. EarthEE hits storesRead more…

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Song of the Day: Shaprece – Her Song

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 Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Her Song” by Shaprece from theRead more…

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Out This Week 11/25

No, we haven’t time-warped to twenty years ago: on this holiday week, the reissues and anniversary editions dominate the new release list. One of the highlights is the reissue of Flake Music‘s 1997 debut (and sole release) When You Land Here, It’s Time to Return. Flake Music was an early incarnation of The Shins, featuringRead more…

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Song of the Day: Joseph Giant – First And The Last To Know

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 Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “First And The Last ToRead more…

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Thursday Music News

The snowstorm that has hit the east coast has trapped both Interpol and their tourmates Hundred Waters in their bus. After 50+ hours stuck on the road, and two shows canceled, they started moving a little bit this Thursday morning, only to get stuck again in Buffalo. You can follow the band’s progress on Twitter,Read more…

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