Category Archives: Local Music

KEXP Premiere: My Goodness – Islands

Seattle power duo My Goodness are back! And KEXP is excited to premiere the single “Islands,” the title track from their forthcoming EP out Friday, November 4th via Votiv Music. Keep it tuned to The Morning Show on KEXP as DJ John Richards launches the track at 8:00 AM PT. This will be the band’sRead more…

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Live Video: Wolf Parade

Montreal-formed band Wolf Parade, now mostly based in Vancouver, make up for 13 years of not performing live on KEXP with an extra-long set in our new studio, covering their entire 2016 EP plus two classics harking back to their very first recording. Co-songwriters Spencer Krug and Dan Boeckner, drummer Arlen Thompson and multi-instrumentalist DanteRead more…

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Song of the Day: FKL – Elliott

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 Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Elliott” by FKL, from the 2016Read more…

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Bumbershoot 2016, Day 3: Erik Blood & Kamasi Washington

To call Erik Blood’s set at the KEXP stage during Bumbershoot “performance art” might be to accidentally imply a lack of pop music value. This would not be true. And yet, to call it anything else would feel like a disservice to the meticulously planned and beautifully executed art direction of the show. Of course, it’sRead more…

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Bumbershoot 2016, Day 3: Lisa Prank, Thunderpussy, & Deep Sea Diver

On the final day of Bumbershoot, Lisa Prank started off the musical festivities at KEXP’s Gathering Space. In her colorful crown, sunflower dress, and Doc Martens, It’s easy to picture Robin Edwards, the sole member of the band, as a teenager holed up in her room taping songs on a My First Sony. Edwards hasRead more…

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Bumbershoot 2016, Day 3: Sub Pop, Shaprece, Tame Impala, Death Cab for Cutie

With a rare chunk of time to spare between great acts at Bumbershoot, a stop at the Sub Pop installation was in order. A short walk down the hill from KEXP to the International Fountain Pavillion to check out the installation and pop-up shop from the legendary Seattle label. Only up for the weekend, the Sub PopRead more…

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Bumbershoot 2016, Day 2: Pony Time, Hinds, & Jagwar Ma

On the second day of Bumbershoot, Seattle garage-rock duo Pony Time played their final show to a full house in the KEXP Gathering Space on Saturday afternoon. Luke Beetham (vocals/bass) and Stacy Peck (drums) did not disappoint, turning out their usual bass-heavy tracks, highly danceable as evidenced by Luke’s trademark foot-sliding moves. Absent their usualRead more…

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Bumbershoot 2016, Day 2: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Throngs of people filled Memorial Stadium during Bumbershoot to watch Seattle’s favorite son headline night two of his hometown festival.  The excitement in the audience was palpable, buzzing with anticipation, bursting into a deafening roar at any small hint that the show might be starting—a flash of light, the quieting of a song, any sign of the manRead more…

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Live at Bumbershoot 2016, Day 2: Erik Blood at KEXP

Producer and musician Erik Blood is a Seattle icon, working releases for a broad roster of local artists, including Shabazz Palaces, THEESatisfaction, The Moondoggies, and TacocaT. Released earlier this year, the influence of his diverse collaborations is apparent in his new record Lost in Slow Motion. It’s an absolute stunner, featuring local talents Palaceer Lazarro (of ShabazzRead more…

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Live Video: Pure Bathing Culture

Somewhere between Beach House, the ’80s, and The War on Drugs exists Pure Bathing Culture, the dream pop duo from Portland. The big, floaty sound of the partnered bandmates stems from Sarah Versprille’s melodically echoing vocals and Daniel Hindman’s airily reverbed guitar work. Joined by drummer Brian Wright and bassist/keyboardist Zach Tillman, Pure Bathing Culture stopped by KEXP’sRead more…

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