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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 3: Fauna Shade

Fauna Shade is on a hot streak. After releasing their fantastic debut album, Baton Rouge, last year, the group followed it up in March with the equally good Floral Hall EP. Combining psych rock with pop-esque melodies, the group from Everett brought an excellent balance of dark garage-tinged instrumentation and pop sensibilities to Sasquatch! MusicRead more…

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Music That Matters: Sasquatch! Roadtrip Mixtape 2016

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. 513 – Sasquatch! Roadtrip Mixtape 2016 Whether you’re attending inRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Fisherman’s Village Music Festival 5/20-5/22

Is it really only the fourth annual Fisherman’s Village Music Festival? In just a few years, this Northwest fest has established itself as a must-see musical bonanza. This year is no exception: from Friday, May 20th through Sunday, May 22nd, the streets of Everett, Washington will shake with the sounds of 80+ bands over justRead more…

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Song of the Day: Fauna Shade – No Nostalgia

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 “No Nostalgia” by Everett, Washington,Read more…

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Music That Matters: Timeless

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. 509 – Timeless Midday Show host Cheryl Waters presents aRead more…

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Live Video: Fauna Shade

A review of Fauna Shade‘s single “Marzipan” described their sound as “Floydian… zapping electronic wiggles.” This simultaneously whimsical yet vague description fits the band perfectly: their sound bounces through all the psychedelic subgenres, with droning stoner fuzz meeting some of Tame Impala’s catchier melodies, all set to a patient, mid-tempo shoegaze backdrop. The Everett, Washington, outfitRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: VanFest 8/15

With a brimming abundance of food, art, and music festivals this year, summer in the PNW has never been better. Now adding to that is the fifth annual VanFest, taking place this Saturday, August 15th in Maple Valley, WA. This year’s lineup is one of the largest yet, boasting an impressive 36 bands, all playing to benefit theRead more…

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KEXP Q&A: Scotty Smith of Fauna Shade

This is a big summer for Fauna Shade. They have a new singles premiering, a showcase with KEXP, gigs at summer music festivals and features on Seattle radio stations. For singer Scotty Smith, it’s the dream life. We got a chance to catch up with Smith during this whirlwind experience and ask him a fewRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Fisherman’s Village Music Festival 5/15-5/17

Fisherman’s Village Music Festival — you had us at The Helio Sequence, hook, line, and sinker. The Helio Sequence always deliver an amazing show, and this one promises to be extra special, as it’s days before the Portland duo release a new record and hit the road for a national tour. New music abounds at the Fisherman’s VillageRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Audioasis Sound-Off Showcase Benefit Show 5/9

Imagine a world without Lonely Forest, Kithkin, or Tomten? No, thank you! And what do these bands all have in common? They’re all EMP Sound Off! alums. EMP’s Sound Off! — the Northwest’s premier 21 and under battle of the bands — and Audioasis — the longest-running Northwest music show hosted by Sharlese Metcalf —Read more…

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