Category Archives: Local Music

Monday Music News

Cameron Crowe’s 1992 film Singles introduced the world to fictional supergroup Citizen Dick, but sadly omitted the band’s classic single “Touch Me I’m Dick” from the double-platinum soundtrack. On Record Store Day, Saturday, April 18th, you can finally, well, “touch it” as the band will be releasing the track on a limited-edition 7″ single. PearlRead more…

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Sub Pop’s 2015 Loser Scholarship

Hey kids! Time is running out for you to be a loser: the deadline for Sub Pop’s 2015 Loser Scholarship is Thursday, April 2nd. Every year, this highly-respected local label offer a scholarship opportunity for graduating high school seniors who reside in Washington or Portland, and are on their way to full-time enrollment at anRead more…

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Song of the Day: The Fascination Movement – The Ones You Love

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 “The Ones You Love”Read more…

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Thursday Music News

Run the Jewels have released a powerful new music video today for the track “Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck).” Director A.G. Rojas shows actors Shea Whigham (“Boardwalk Empire”, “Agent Carter”) as a cop and Keith Stanfield (Short Term 12, Snoop Dogg in the upcoming N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton) as an unarmed manRead more…

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Song of the Day: Ivan & Alyosha – All This Wandering Around

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 “All This Wandering Around”Read more…

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KEXP Suggests: Treefort Music Fest 2015 3/25-3/29

The name says it all with Boise’s Treefort Music Fest — think intimate clubhouse, and since this is the Northwest, think very big tree. The line-up is tremendous: not just national acts, such as Foxygen, TV on the Radio, Viet Cong, Rubblebucket, Trampled by Turtles, and hometown heroes Built to Spill, but emerging artists fromRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Musical magician Merrill Garbus, aka tUnE-yArDs, shares a new video today for the track “Wait for a Minute,” a soulful piece from last year’s album Nikki Nack. The clip, directed by SNEAL, features a pixelated Garbus singing behind an overlay of distortion, effects, and images. Watch: [Under the Radar]

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Immigrant Songs: Chimurenga Renaissance

Seattle duo Chimurenga Renaissance is generating heat in both International Music and Hip-Hop. They are musical royalty and prodigal sons who have managed to cross-pollinate the traditional and the modern, bridging two continents, two cultures, two generations and two genres. The band came about through collaborations between Tendai Maraire from Shabazz Palaces and Hussein Kalonji,Read more…

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Song of the Day: Duke Evers – Lions

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 “Lions” by Duke EversRead more…

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Video Premiere: Cataldo – Gilded Oldies

It’s been a long journey for local artist Cataldo (aka singer/songwriter Eric Anderson), and part of that drive has been beautifully captured in today’s video premiere: KEXP is excited to present the debut of “Gilded Oldies,” the title track off his most recent self-released full-length. The video was filmed last year by director Tyler Kalberg,Read more…

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