Tag Archives: Austra

Music That Matters: Big Gay Podcast 2017

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. 570 – Big Gay Podcast 2017 DJ Riz and LarryRead more…

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The Piano Has Been Drinking… ‘Cause It’s International Piano Day

Why does the world need a Piano Day? For many reasons. But mostly, because it doesn’t hurt to celebrate the piano and everything around it: performers, composers, piano builders, tuners, movers and most important, the listener. — Nils Frahm On the 88th day of every year, the world tickles the ivories in honor of InternationalRead more…

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Music that Matters: Freepower

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. 553 – Freepower Bursting through geographic and genre lines, SwedishRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Did all the new lights in the KEXP Live Room get to him? Because Will Toledo of Car Seat Headrest is talking about collaborating with… Smash Mouth. Yeah, the band behind karaoke go-to “All Star.” In an interview with Australia’s Triple J radio, he says a project “kind of remains a mysterious front,” but adds,Read more…

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Music that Matters: Monday Night John in the Morning

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. 541 – Monday Night John in the Morning Today’s podcastRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Oklahoma-via-Outer Space band The Flaming Lips have announced a new album, Oczy Mlody, their first new LP since 2013’s The Terror. Get a teaser with a snippet of the track “The Castle” below. Oczy Mlody hits stores on January 13th (frontman Wayne Coyne’s birthday) via Warner Bros. Records. We’ll wait and see if they’ll releaseRead more…

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O Canada: A KEXP Video Roundup

Can you believe it’s been eight years since DJ Cheryl Waters first kicked off her now-annual Canada Day show? Even our friends at the Canadian consulate are tuning in, like Consulate General James K. Hill (right) who stopped by the station to chat with Cheryl about the Great White North! “There is so much amazingRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Austra at the Tractor Tavern 10/7

Red Bull Sound Select are at it again: the caffeine-packed beverage people throw concerts around the world, curated by local taste-makers (KEXP has curated a few of these shows ourselves). This time around, legendary label Sub Pop Records have picked the bill, and on Wednesday, October 7th, you can see Austra, Gazebos, and USF atRead more…

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Video Roundup: O Canada!

There’s over 20 live videos from Canadian bands listed below, and that’s just scratching the surface of how many of our neighbors to the North have stopped by KEXP. And, whaddya know, our very own DJ Cheryl Waters just happens to also book these in-studios… coincidence? Cheryl has long championed Canadian bands, and today onRead more…

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Thursday Music News

A half-joking song deserves a half-joking video, and that’s exactly what UK trio Alt-J turn out with their clip for “Left Hand Free,” a song the band claim they wrote as a joke to appease their record label. The video, filmed outside of Austin, Texas, features a bunch of teen clichés to complement the “rawk”Read more…

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