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Live Video & Interview: Bear Ceuse @ CMJ

Kudos to Brooklyn boys Bear Ceuse for kicking off our CMJ broadcast with a roar, and then sticking around to chat about zombies, French lullabies, and their excellent debut album Don Domestique, out now on Medical Records. Watch their ferocious session below. I’m sure you’re going to get sick of this question as your careerRead more...

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Live Video & Interview: Cub Sport @ CMJ

KEXP was excited to present the US radio debut of Brisbane, Australia quintet Cub Sport from our CMJ Broadcast. In fact, it was the young band’s first time playing in the States at all! Watch their performance below, and check out our chat with these young Aussies over jealous dogs, vengeful youth organizations, and more.Read more...

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KEXP at CMJ 2013, Day 3: Eleanor Friedberger

Text by Gerrit Feenstra and Janice Headley Standing on the marble altar, and beneath the stained glass windows, Eleanor Friedberger quipped to the audience, “The only thing better than playing at noon, is playing at noon in a church.” If we may add, the only thing better than that is having it be the melodicRead more...

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KEXP at CMJ 2013, Day 3: HAERTS

Text by Gerrit Feenstra and Janice Headley On our final day broadcasting from Judson Memorial Church, it was local band HAERTS who transformed the venue back into a place of worship. “This is a song that we don’t get to do very often, but we thought it fit a church,” noted vocalist Nini Fabi beforeRead more...

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KEXP at CMJ 2013, Day 2: Wild Cub

At today’s CMJ session, dance-pop band Wild Cub brought their own baby cub: frontman Keegan DeWitt’s 4 1/2-month old baby was in the audience, watching his papa bear in concert for the very first time. A former NY-based composer, now living in Tennessee, DeWitt worked on the soundtrack for the film Dance Party USA, namedRead more...

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KEXP at CMJ 2013, Day 1: Weekend

Brooklyn-based (formerly San Francisco) shoegaze band Weekend came into the picture at the turn of the decade with Sports, a strong introductory statement that could have seen the band go in plenty of different directions in the future. But in the form of Jinx, their sophomore step mixes dense texturing and noisy guitars with aRead more...

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Live Video: Wild Nothing at CMJ

Captured Tracks band Wild Nothings have been on the rise the last few years for good reason. With new album Nocturne out this year, a delightfully balanced trip back into the late 80s, where pop majesty and reverberated harmony both take front and center stage. Nocturne takes their critically acclaimed 2010 debut Gemini and buildsRead more...

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Live Video: DIIV at CMJ

It was the longest wait of the KEXP broadcast at CMJ. As we were midway through hosting a dozen bands at Union Square Ballroom during the 2012 CMJ Music Marathon, on Thursday afternoon a packed house stood eagerly waiting for DIIV to come on. Missing drumsticks were the culprit, but once new ones were acquired,Read more...

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KEXP at CMJ 2012, Day 3: Line & Circle

Line & Circle  have had a busy week! Touted as the next best thing from Los Angeles their infectious sound will definitely leave an impression. The vocals and lyrics of Brian J Cohen are rich and warbling. The combination of these two elements makes Line & Circle out to be an Americana post-punk mashup, likeRead more...

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Song of the Day: WATERS - For the One

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 tracks, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. This week we’re featuring bands playing at this year’s CMJ Music Festival in New YorkRead more...

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