Tag Archives: Imperial Teen

Weird At My School: Big Gay Podcast 2012

When I program the annual Big Gay Podcast, spotlighting KEXP artists who are members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, I have a couple of goals in the mind. The first is to connect music lovers with a bunch of artists and songs worthy of special consideration. And the second is to doRead more...

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Live Review: Imperial Teen @ Barboza 5/12

Last Friday at newly opened Seattle venue Barboza, the members of Imperial Teen strolled on stage looking like a million bucks, with sly grins and playful banter. It was the first Seattle performance by the Merge Records artists in over four years, and the crowd made it clear that it had been far too long.Read more...

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Live Video: KEXP at SXSW, Part 1

After presenting 15 exclusive sessions at Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop in Austin during SXSW, we’re now back in Seattle furiously sorting through and editing the incredible amount of amazing footage to share with you. Here’s a first glimpse at these electrifying performances, featuring the rich textures of Montreal’s The Barr Brothers, the retro-rock of Minneapolis’Read more...

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SXSW 2012, Day 2: Imperial Teen

At this point, Imperial Teen should be a household name. They’ve been carving out a name for themselves in the indie rock scene since the mid-1990s and have opened up for Hole and Marilyn Manson. Their mix of post-grunge alternative and new wave earned them SPIN’s 4th best album of the year with 1996′s Seasick,Read more...

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Event Spotlight: KEXP Live at SXSW

Once again, KEXP will return to Austin, Texas March 14-16 for 2012′s rendition of the South by Southwest Music Conference. Every year, SXSW features dozens upon dozens of up-and-coming bands and artists that are blowing up on the scene (the lineup this year is absolutely spectacular). And for the second year in a row, KEXPRead more...

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Out This Week 1/31

Remember when Merge Records was synonymous with genre-defining indie rock and had a whole roster of bands whose albums you couldn’t wait to get your hands on? Well, guess what? They still are, and do! The venerable Durham, North Carolina, label proves they’re still up to their game with two releases this week in heavyRead more...

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Song of the Day: Imperial Teen - Runaway

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part 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 think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on the MorningRead more...

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