Tag Archives: LAKE

Local Artist Spotlight: Baby Island

Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week we’re highlighting Whidbey Island’s own Baby Island. Some collaborations just make sense. Formed between members of Arizona’s The Format and Olympia local legends LAKE, Baby Island started collaborating in 2010 and released their self-titled debut tape backRead more…

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Song of the Day: LAKE – Turn Around

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 Morning Show with John Richards, is “Turn Around” by Olympia indie-pop actRead more…

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In Stores Now 4/10

As we celebrated on Friday with an exclusive interview, the new Father John Misty album is out now. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it, “his finest to date, combining an orchestral folk-pop sound with self-aware, often-cutting and sometimes hilarious lyrics aimed at narcissism, hypocrisy, instant gratification, modern ADD culture and other ills of theRead more…

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Music That Matters: The Music that Matters Podcast Podcast Podcast of Podcasts

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. 559 – The Music that Matters Podcast Podcast Podcast ofRead more…

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Friday Music News

In honor of Janet Jackson releasing her highly anticipated Unbreakable album today, Tin Angel Records has dropped a tribute album called Dear Janet. The album features a variety of indie artists, who each cover one of 16 Janet classics. For instance, Deradoorian takes on “The Pleasure Principle”, LAKE tackles “Escapade”, and tUnE-yArDs handles “What HaveRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: LAKE 10th Anniversary Event 8/22

It’s hard to believe, but LAKE are celebrating their tenth anniversary as a band this year. The charming Northwest outfit formed in Olympia, debuting at frontman Eli Moore’s birthday party, and since then, have released eight full-lengths, four of those on legendary local label K Records. Over the decade, the line-up has shifted to andRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Anacortes Unknown Music Series, Vol. IV

It seems like every neighborhood in the Northwest is having its own music festival, and Anacortes is no exception. This Friday, July 18th through Sunday, July 20th, the dreamy northern port-town hosts the fourth annual Anacortes Unknown Music Series. Formerly known as What the Heck Fest, Anacortes Unknown is more than a music festival: comicRead more…

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Fisherman’s Village Music Festival in Photos!

KEXP, the community of Everett, and the Everett Music Initiative banded together over the weekend of May 16th and 17th to bring some powerful sound (more than 50 bands in total!) to Snohomish County’s own sleepy fishing town with the inception of the very first Fisherman’s Village Music Festival. All in all, the weekend featuredRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Fisherman’s Village Music Festival

KEXP is thrilled to co-present the first-ever Fisherman’s Village Music Festival! Join us on May 16th and 17th in the beautiful city of Everett for one of the largest music festivals in Snohomish County. Together with the Everett Music Initiative, we’ll present over 60 bands on four stages, including the Historic Everett Theatre, the oldestRead more…

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Live Video: LAKE

Step aside, Beyonce. Sure, the pop diva may have self-released her own album last year, but as DJ Sharlese points out, Washington’s own LAKE have been DIY’ing it since 2006. In fact, last year, the quirky locals released two albums — The World is Real, on K Records, and their self-released album, Circular Doorway. AddRead more…

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