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Monday Music News

Sufjan Stevens isn’t the only one taking on Christmas. The XX covered Wham!‘s  “Last Christmas” on BBC Radio 1′s Live Lounge. It’s just how you would expect it: a bit too serious for the cheesy lyrics, but then again The XX can make pretty much anything sound pout-perfectly pretty. And they sound like they’re havingRead more...

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2012 Top Ten List Spotlight: DJ Alex

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2012, leading up to our 2012 Top Album Countdown, as voted on by our listeners! Voting ends on Friday, December 21st, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 28th to hear if your picksRead more...

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Monday Music News

Electronic music making husband/wife duo Peaking Lights will be releasing a remake of their most recent album Lucifer, on which they make their already dub heavy tracks into dub dance solid beauties. Lucifer in Dub will be out on December 11th, but you can listen to their re-working of “Dream Beat,” which is now theRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

This week we keep everyone entertained and busy. The week starts with Tegan & Sara at Neptune Theatre on Monday night, and then with Rose’s Pawn Shop, Tumbleweed, and Wanderers at Tractor Tavern on Tuesday night. Then, things get crazy with 5 straight days of Decibel Festival. This is Seattle’s Annual festival of electronic music, performance, visual art andRead more...

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Decibel Festival presents Live For The Funk

Live For The Funk‘s “Beat Prodigies” Decibel showcase on Wednesday, September 26, is attractive to me for a few reasons, the biggest being that three of the five bands are Seattle based. Katie Kate (from NY but living here), Keyboard Kid, and Kid Smpl have all been making ripples in the R&B influenced electronic fieldRead more...

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Out This Week 8/7

Instinct, the full-length debut of Niki and the Dove, now finally available on CD, tops this week’s list of new releases. Like fellow Swedish artists The Knife and Lykke Li, the Swedish duo combine ’80s synth-pop, dark post-punk and dancy funk on what our Music Director, Don Yates, praises as “well-crafted songs with twinkling, etherealRead more...

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