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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2017, Day 2: Aesop Rock

Born and raised in New York, Aesop Rock originally emerged from the city’s indie hip-hop world, releasing his breakthrough album Labor Days in 2001 on Definitive Jux, the label ran by El-P (Run the Jewels). But, Aes (real name: Ian Matthias Bavitz) moved to Portland in 2008, so after nearly a decade in the Northwest,Read more…

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Thursday Music News

Local rock darlings Chastity Belt are streaming their new album I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone on NPR ahead of its June 2nd release on Hardly Art. The new album has them reflecting more within and covering topics like heartache, confronting change, and depression. It’s a mature growth from earlier tongue-in-cheek tracks like “Cool Slut”Read more…

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Music That Matters: 2017 Sasquatch! Music Festival Preview

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 565 – 2017 Sasquatch! Music Festival Preview Troy Nelson getsRead more…

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Music that Matters: The Best of 2016

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 545 – The Best of 2016 DJ Kevin Cole highlightsRead more…

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2016 Top Ten List Spotlight: John Richards

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2016, leading up to our 2016 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Voting ends on Friday, December 9th at 6:00 PM PT, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 16th to hear if your picks madeRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

PNW transplant Aesop Rock shows some love for his new hometown of Portland in the video for “Shrunk,” off his latest LP, The Impossible Kid. Filmed at the old-school arcade palace Ground Kontrol, Aes raps about therapy while an 8-bit version of him battles the therapy bear from earlier promo clips (see here). He alsoRead more…

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Monday Music News

Following his fantastic third solo album, Singing Saw, Kevin Morby shares a digital 7” single today titled “Tiny Fires.” The acoustic track was written and recorded in Morby’s bedroom in Los Angeles, and features two members of his touring band — Meg Duffy on slide guitar and bass, and Justin Sullivan on drums. Listen below,Read more…

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Monday Music News

Aesop Rock has your cure for the Monday blues: just watch the video for “Kirby,” an ode to cats and cat-parents everywhere off his latest The Impossible Kid. The video stars Dina, a spunky tortoiseshell kitten rescued from downtown LA, and a puppet-ized version of the west coast rapper (real name: Ian Matthias Bavitz). It’sRead more…

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Music That Matters: Midday Mix

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 518 – Midday Mix Cheryl Waters presents a mix ofRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Last weekend, Disclosure headlined their Wild Life music festival in Brighton, UK. During their performance they premiered a new song called “Boss.” You can get a pretty good feel for the song thanks to some fan footage. Hopefully a studio version will be out soon. [Pitchfork]

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