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KEXP Flyaway: Win a trip to Iceland and the Airwaves Music Festival

Over the years, we at KEXP have been excited about the amazing talent produced in the very small country of Iceland, and over the past two years, we’ve gone to the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival to capture some of it. While Björk and Sigur Ros are among the most famous Icelandic exports, hundreds of otherRead more…

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Happy 4th of July from KEXP!

Whether or not you support current or past political policies and agendas, there’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that we are all extremely privileged to live in the United States. So, KEXP would like you, our listeners, to join us for a small token of celebration for this great, if sometimes flawed, country we liveRead more…

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Out This Week 6/21

Bon Iver‘s second and self-titled album as is sure to be the first thing many KEXP listeners will pick up when buying new records this week. Last night, to celebrate its release, Justin Vernon stopped by the Colbert Report with eight additional band members to perform a lush version of the single “Calgary.” Check outRead more…

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SIFF “Face the Music” preview: Backyard

In Icelandic filmmaker Arni Sveinsson’s documentary Backyard, musician Árni Rúnar Hlöðversson brings together his friends and other musicians for an outdoor performance behind his house in Reykjavik. Festival screenings: May 26 – 4:00 PM – Neptune Theatre May 29 – 8:30 PM – Admiral Theatre As its title implies, Backyard is a familiar, comfortable andRead more…

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Iceland Airwaves 2010: Day 1

For the second year in a row, we return to Reykjavik, Iceland, for the Iceland Airwaves festival starting today and running through Sunday. Last year, we had no idea what we were getting into but were immediately struck by the incredibly diverse music of local bands. With a national population of barely half of theRead more…

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Song of the Day: FM Belfast – Synthia

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 DJs thin you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs from local artists. Today’s selection, featured on theRead more…

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Thursday News Threads

We’re sorry to report that Chris Feinstein, bassist and vocalist for Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, has passed away. Apparently, the 42-year-old was found at home in Manhattan. The cause of death is still unreleased. Beyond the Cardinals, Feinstein has worked with Moby, Santigold, Albert Hammond Jr., and many others.

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Iceland Airwaves… a musical microcosm

Just before the week-long CMJ broadcast, KEXP was invited to cover the Iceland Airwaves festival in Reykjavik, where over 215 artists, the majority from Iceland, performed at venues around the city. Iceland itself is a microcosm of a music scene; in a city of only 200,000, comprising two-thirds of the country’s entire population — whichRead more…

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Iceland Airwaves: Hjaltalin and FM Belfast

Continuing our broadcast of exclusive sessions recorded live in Iceland and shipped to KEXP for you hear on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole the very same day: two more great bands showing the diversity and communality of Rrrreykjavik music. First up, Hjaltalín, who create sublime orchestral pop that has been the highlight of manyRead more…

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