Category Archives: Local Music

Monday Music News

If you caught the most recent episode of HBO’s Girls, you may have heard the previously unreleased track from St. Vincent. If not, stream the song below. The track is said to be a demo left over from last year’s self-titled fourth studio album. Girls music supervisor Manish Raval told Billboard: “I said to St.Read more…

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KEXP Q&A: THEESatisfaction

THEESatisfaction are the wise goddesses of Seattle soul. Their celestial music is wrapped up in a shaman spirit and street sounds. They’re also about to embark one perhaps their biggest tour to date with NW darlings, Sleater-Kinney. We had a chance to catch up with the duo and ask them about their favorite featured artist,Read more…

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Friday Music News

Not only has he taken his haircut, Jack White will now be re-releasing the first vinyl record ever cut by Elvis Presley himself. A press release from Third Man Records explains: “Utilizing the actual unrestored audio as it currently exists on the sole original copy of ‘My Happiness’ b/w. ‘That’s When Your Heartaches Begin’ ThirdRead more…

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Agitated Atmosphere: Broken Water – Wrought

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As major labels continue to exist behind the times, artists and labels with little capital and lesser reputations are producing some of the most innovative, interesting, and inspiring music. Whether it’s creating a new niche in digital technology or looking to once obsolete formats, Agitated Atmosphere hopes to pull back the curtain on a wealthRead more…

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Song of the Day: The Helio Sequence – Stoic Resemblance

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 “Stoic Resemblance” by The HelioRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Audioasis Community Partnership & Benefit Show 3/7

By McKenna Haley March’s Community Partnership Benefit Show is coming up on Saturday, March 7th at The Sunset. This month’s show is in support of Motley Zoo Animal Rescue, a local, foster-based, volunteer run, nonprofit that rescues and finds permanent homes for pets in need. The only thing that could possibly hold a candle toRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Berkeley-based beatmaker Toro y Moi (aka Chaz Bundick) shares a new track from his forthcoming fourth album, What For?. Check out the super-suave ’70s-sound of “Buffalo” below. What For? hits stores April 7th via Carpark Records. While you wait, revisit his 2013 KEXP session here. [Pitchfork]

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Midnight in a Perfect World: Ben Gibbard

Although best known as the lead singer behind seminal Pacific Northwest bands Death Cab For Cutie and The Postal Service, Ben Gibbard also possesses a deep record collection, spurred by his passion for timeless pop and Krautrock gems that date back to the 60s. Expertly curating a 17-song all-vinyl set for KEXP, Ben Gibbard theRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, March 2nd: • Kim Gordon’s Girl In A Band at The Neptune // All Ages (more info) • KEXP Presents Daniel Lanois, Rocco Deluca, Matt Bishop at The Crocodile // All Ages (more info) Tuesday, March 3rd: • Mike McCready Presents The Young Evils, Star Anna, The Rockfords at The Tractor Tavern // 21+Read more…

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Monday Music News

Aussie sweetheart Courtney Barnett has shared another track from her upcoming full-length debut, Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit. Check out the lovely, lilting ballad “Depreston” below, along with its accompanying video of many front lawns. When Courtney was in town last October, she recorded an exclusive KEXP in-studio version ofRead more…

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