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Seahawks vs 49ers Playoff Playlist on The Afternoon Show

This Sunday, January 19th, the Seattle Seahawks will take on the San Francisco 49ers in an NFC Championship Game to determine who goes on to the Super Bowl. Tune in to The Afternoon Show on KEXP on Friday, January 17th for Kevin’s Cole’s pre-game pep-rally from 2:00 to 6:00 PM. He’ll be pitting bands fromRead more...

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Live Video: Austra

It’s a long way from Toronto, Ontario, to the Doug Fir lounge in Portland, Oregon, but any travel issues the critically-acclaimed Canadian band Austra had to endure didn’t show at their MusicFest NW performance on KEXP. The band, as usual, was composed, in control, and luminous. Throughout their emphatic, energetic yet wavering set, lead singerRead more...

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Live at MFNW 2013, Day 1: Austra

Led by Toronto veteran Katie Stelmanis, Austra’s emotionally expressive brand of dance-driven pop has taken the band from the Canadian art-rock scene onto an international stage. Emotionally commanding but never diva-esque, Stelmanis’ classically-trained voice is a Corin Tucker-like siren that she wields across four-on-the-floor beats with ease. Although the group began as a bedroom project,Read more...

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Live at MFNW 2013: Day 1 begins!

The crowd is already forming as we set up for Day 1 of KEXP’s broadcast from Doug Fir during Musicfest NW. We’ve got a killer lineup today starting with the ever-charming Scottish electropop trio CHVRCHES, followed by the all-star group The Baseball Project, electrifying dance-punks !!!, and the arty Canadian electronic band Austra. Tune inRead more...

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Monday Music News

At some point as an art-rock outfit, a band surpasses the need to surpass themselves. The Flaming Lips have just released a pared down and grainy video for the immersive “Turning Violet” from their latest album, The Terror. Primordial vocals emerge from deep in a Turrell-esque white room before lines of colored lights erupt likeRead more...

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O Happy Canada Day: A Video Roundup

Today, millions of Canadians celebrate Canada Day, their nation’s birthday, dating back to 1867, when the four current British colonial provinces joined to form the country consisting of ten provinces and three territories that we know today. We at KEXP feel a particular kinship with our polite northern neighbors, not just because their western-most metropolisRead more...

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Out This Week 6/18

K-vicker? No, K-vaker! Today’s release of Sigur Rós‘ 2013 album, Kveikur, may seem like a speedy turn-around on the heels of their 2012 LP, Valtari, but the ground-shaking sound on the new LP is what the Icelandic band has been building toward over the past few years. While the relatively placid Valtari surfaced some earlierRead more...

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Friday Music News

TEEN have shared the video for title track to their new EP, which is available now via Capark. “Carolina” follows performance art/expressionist Megha Barnabas as she ventures around NYC hotspots with a bouquet of roses. The best part of the video is her crazy dance, featuring awesome arm choreography, in Times Square. [Stereogum]

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Wednesday Music News

Probably among the most beloved hilarious trouble making tongue in cheek Canadians making the music rounds right now is Mac DeMarco - and he’s all of these things plus some in his new video for “My Kind of Woman” off his recent album 2. Plus he’s in drag. Sort of - and he winks likeRead more...

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All I Want for Record Store Day Is...

Tomorrow, Saturday, April 20th, is Record Store Day. Across the nation, droves of rabid music fans will swarm the remaining brick and mortar music retailers, drawn by the lure of in-store performances, special sales and, most importantly, limited-edition collectibles too numerous to count. My head swims as I survey the list of myriad goodies mintedRead more...

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