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KEXP Staff, Volunteers & Interns Top 10 Albums of 2015, Part 3

This week, as we continue to post KEXP DJs’ Top 10 Albums of 2015 lists, we also want to share the favorites of KEXP’s staff, volunteers and interns, the many many dedicated people who work behind the scenes at KEXP, and who are all passionate music fans themselves. We’ve already shared Part 1 and PartRead more…

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2015 Top Ten List Spotlight: Larry Rose

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2015. Click here to check out other lists from our DJs, staff, volunteers, and interns, and click here to see the Top 90.3 Albums of 2015, as voted on by KEXP listeners! Larry Rose’s 2015 Top Ten Albums artist albumRead more…

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Live Video: Destroyer

Though a man of few words in person, singer/songwriter Dan Bejar finds his voice through music, which rang out loud and clear when his project Destroyer stopped by the KEXP studios. With his tenth full-length, Poison Season, what began as a mostly-solo project of Bejar’s has expanded into a eight-piece touring act, robust with hornsRead more…

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Thursday Music News

More new music from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis! In this fun video for the track “Downtown,” Macklemore takes hip hop pioneers Grandmaster Caz, Kool Moe Dee and Melle Mel on a stroll through the streets of Spokane. (And keep your eyes peeled for a glimpse of Mariners’ Ken Griffey Jr., too.) The duo will debutRead more…

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Music That Matters: A Beautiful Thud

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. 474 – A Beautiful Thud Afternoon Show host Kevin ColeRead more…

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Live Review: Destroyer’s Dan Bejar at Hilliard’s Brewery 8/15

“It’s been about 15 years since I last played in Ballard,” Dan Bejar of Destroyer reminisced, pushing back his signature crown of curls with his hand. “It’s still a very interesting place to play…” Tonight’s show was very interesting in particular: Dan was in town as part of the JanSport Bonfire Sessions, a series ofRead more…

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Thursday Music News

While we’d naturally prefer you to keep listening to KEXP, there’s several great full album streams out today, too. Yo La Tengo share their forthcoming full-length, Stuff Like That There, which hits stores August 28th via Matador Records (stream here). Much like the band’s 1990 release Fakebook, the album consists of covers, and reunites themRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: The JanSport Bonfire Session with Destroyer’s Dan Bejar, The Belle Game, Dude York 8/15

Summer is winding down, but you can celebrate with one last bonfire this weekend. On Saturday, August 15th, head to Hillard’s Brewery in Ballard for the latest JanSport Bonfire Sessions, a nationwide free outdoor concert series that “brings together music fans, bands and a bonfire under the big sky.” Under Seattle’s sky, we get DanRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Scottish trio CHVRCHES share a track from their highly-anticipated sophomore release Every Open Eye. Stream the opening cut from the album below. Every Open Eye hits stores on September 25th via Glassnote, and the band are playing an all-ages show Wednesday, October 14th at The Paramount. [Spin]

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Song of the Day: Destroyer – Dream Lover

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 Morning Show with John Richards, is “Dream Lover” by DestroyerRead more…

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