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Do You Like American Music?: KEXP’s Fourth of July Video Roundup

We like all kinds of music! And today, on Fourth of July, we’re celebrating “Independence Day” with just that! (As an aside, don’t forget that KEXP’s DJ Troy Nelson is leading a Violent Femmes sing-a-long this summer at Timber! Outdoor Music Fest. But, we digress.) As you gather around the BBQ with your friends andRead more…

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Video Roundup: Happy National Sibling Day!

Are genetics the root cause of musicality? It’s a much-debated idea, but after our exhaustive research of sibling bands, we’re convinced it could be true. In today’s video roundup, we’re celebrating National Sibling Day by bringing some lesser-known sibling bands to the forefront and, man, are there a lot of them! We all know theRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

For International Womens Day, Swedish siblings First Aid Kit have shared a new song. Stream the single “You Are the Problem Here” below. Sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg explain they wrote the track, “after reading about yet another rape case where the perpetrator was handed a sentence which did not at all reflect the severityRead more…

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Song of the Day: Van William feat. First Aid Kit – Revolution

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 “Revolution” by Van William, featuringRead more…

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Music that Matters: The Light Is Clear In My Eyes

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. 534 – The Light Is Clear In My Eyes CherylRead more…

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America! F*** Yeah!: A KEXP Fourth of July Video Roundup

It’s the Fourth of July, aka “Independence Day,” and KEXP is celebrating our freedom to play all the independent music we want! This great country has inspired songwriters over the years, even ones in other countries from Sweden (First Aid Kit) to Iceland (FM Belfast). While you’re firing up the BBQ and lighting up theRead more…

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Video Roundup: 50 States/50 Bands

Take a musical road trip with DJ Kevin Cole: today, on The Afternoon Show on KEXP, he presents 50 States/50 Bands. From 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, he’ll be playing a band from every state in the U.S.A. in celebration of Independence Day. Tune in and see who he chooses for your home state. YouRead more…

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Thursday Music News

For the first time ever, First Aid Kit got to perform their hit single “Emmylou” for none other than Emmylou Harris herself, and, not surprisingly, it was an emotional affair. Harris was in Sweden to accept the Polar Music Prize (described as “the Noble Prize of Music”). Klara Söderberg, half of the sibling duo, said,Read more…

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Friday Music News

On July 18, Tame Impala will drop their latest album, Currents. They have already shared a few album tracks and it seems like each song keeps getting better and better. “Eventually” is a stunningly smooth piece of psychedelic music. [Pitchfork]

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TV Eye: Week of 5/4

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, May 4th: Late Show with David Letterman: The Avett Brothers, Brandi Carlile Jimmy Kimmel Live:Read more…

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