Tag Archives: David Bazan

Live Video: David Bazan

Our long-time musician friend, David Bazan, stopped by the KEXP studios the other day to play synth-ethereal songs off his new album, Blanco, which he so Bazanly described before the session as “basically electronic music with sadness.” No surprise there! If you know anything about the man you know he’s a poignantly witty lyricist, but is also oneRead 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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Song of the Day: David Bazan – Both Hands (Over My Eyes)

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 “Both Hands (Over MyRead more…

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In Stores Now 5/16

Brooklyn band The So So Glos lead this week’s new release with their fifth full length. KEXP Music Director Don Yates says the LP, “finds them bringing a bit more diverse and hook-filled sound to their anthemic garage-punk, with often-politically charged lyrics contrasting anxiety, political extremism and other modern problems with the power of musicRead more…

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Song Premiere: David Bazan – Teardrops

Most bands start by writing songs at home and recording in their basements. For David Bazan, it took nearly two decades to get there. The former Pedro the Lion bandleader and subsequent solo artist has long been a local treasure, appealing to a generation of Northwest indie kids in the 90s and 2000s with hisRead more…

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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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KEXP New Home Grand Opening: Grace Love, David Bazan, Sera Cahoone, DoNormaal, Mark Pickerel

Inside the vast, vaulted KEXP Gathering Space, lit by the streaming sun and the morning rise smell of coffee coming from La Marzocco, the crowd was thick all the way back to the walls – a sea of faces with smiling children popping up from astride parent’s shoulders. Reggae played quietly over the speakers, and the backRead more…

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KEXP New Home Grand Opening Spotlight: Grace Love, Sera Cahoone, Mark Pickerel, DoNormaal, David Bazan

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: this Saturday, April 16th, KEXP will throw open the doors to the KEXP New Home with a free, all-ages celebration from Noon until 9:00 PM. Come see the station you helped build! There will be tours, food, beer, and, of course, what matters most: music. KEXP pridesRead more…

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Live Review: American Football with David Bazan at Neptune Theatre 2/26/16

Halfway through the American Football show at Neptune Theatre, the band is tuning up guitars and getting ready to launch into another number, and there’s a small, singular moment of silence. Then, from somewhere in the throng of voices, someone yells out, “I still can’t believe this is even happening!”. The crowd laughs, as doesRead more…

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Monday Music News

Nominations were announced this morning for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, and many KEXP faves were on the list, including Kendrick Lamar, who garnered 11 nominations for his latest To Pimp A Butterfly. Courtney Barnett was nominated for Best New Artist, while local boys Death Cab for Cutie will battle for Best Rock Album. ThisRead more…

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