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Music That Matters Podcast: Summer is Gone

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. 430 – Summer is Gone Summer is gone but theRead more…

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Out This Week 9/16

It’s another busy fall week, but KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates definitely spots some highlights, like the latest from NYC’s The Juan Maclean. Now “officially” a duo, producer/musician Juan MacLean and vocalist Nancy Whang share “a strong set of muscular disco, house and related styles, combining bright synths, occasional fiery guitars, propulsive rhythms and Whang’sRead more…

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Music That Matters Podcast: Camp Bliss

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. 423 – Camp Bliss Afternoon Show host Kevin Cole providesRead more…

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Song of the Day: Allah-Las – Had It All

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 Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Had It All” by Allah-LasRead more…

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Live Video: Allah-Las at SXSW 2013

It’s not easy for bands to pull of a daytime performance in bright sunlight. Most are used to dark clubs and nocturnal crowds, but the warm desert tones of LA’s Allah-Las made for a perfect Austin afternoon on the first day of our broadcast this year from Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop during SXSW. Though theRead more…

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KEXP at SXSW 2013, Day 1: Allah-Las

LA-natives Allah-Las are about as LA sounding as a car ride through the desert – their sound wasn’t made for riding the waves, but for steaming on the beach. Beautiful guitar notes ripple out of a haze of vocal harmonies reminiscent of The Beach Boys. It’s hot music for a hot day – “We’re feelingRead more…

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Live Video: Allah-Las

Their name spoofs the The Shangri-Las, their songs check the sounds of the 60’s, from British Invasion to West Coast country rock — the record store rats of Allah-Las have long been interested in contextualizing the history of rock with the music of today, both with their on-going, lost classics-unearthing radio show, Reverberation (now offeredRead more…

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Out This Week 9/18

This week finally sees the U.S. release of An Awesome Wave, the awesome debut of Alt-J. We’ve been playing the U.K. band regularly on KEXP for months, but today you can pick up a copy for yourself. Also topping this week’s list of new releases — not quite as long as last week’s but stillRead more…

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