Tag Archives: Aesop Rock

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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TV Eye: Week of 6/13

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, June 13th: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Fitz & the Tantrums The Late Show with Stephen Colbert:Read more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, May 2nd: • KEXP & Seattle Goodwill present Ivan & Alyosha, Lemolo, Evening Bell at the Tractor Tavern // 21+ (more info) Tuesday, May 3rd: Floating Points, Idris Ackamoor, The Pyramids at Neumos // 21+ (more info)

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Wednesday Music News

Who doesn’t want to learn how to play guitar like Bob Mould? The veteran musician has certainly honed his chops over the last 40 years with previous projects Hüsker Dü and Sugar, and last night on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, he broke down his technique. Watch below. He and his fantastic band alsoRead more…

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Song of the Day: Aesop Rock – Rings

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 DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Rings” by Aesop Rock from hisRead more…

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