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Song of the Day: Benjamin Booker – Witness (ft. Mavis Staples)

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 “Witness” by Benjamin Booker, and featuring MavisRead more…

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Friday Music News

CHVRCHES have teamed up with actress Kristen Stewart for a live version of their track “Down Side of Me,” which can be found on the box set 7-Inches for Planned Parenthood (with 100% of the proceeds being donated to Planned Parenthood, natch). In a press release, frontwoman Lauren Mayberry says the track, “was not writtenRead more…

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Friday Music News

Miami-based garage rockers Jacuzzi Boys have launched a new label Mag Mag, and who better to be on their first release but the Grandfather of Punk himself, Iggy Pop. Check out the single “Asshole Blues” below, officially out April 21st as the first in a series of flexi-discs. In an interview with Rolling Stone, PopRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Get ready, Seattle. Radiohead play a sold out show next door to the station at Key Arena this Saturday. And last night, at Kansas City, MO’s Sprint Center, they dug out the track “Where I End and You Begin” for the first time in nine years. Watch fan shot footage of them performing the HailRead more…

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Friday Music News

Not only is he a talented musician, Ty Segall is quite an accomplished visual artist (see one of his paintings below). And later this month, he’ll debut his first-ever solo exhibition in Chicago, titled Assterpiece Theater. A press release reads, “These aren’t multi-media pieces; they are paintings, and Ty’s belief in the promise of theRead more…

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Friday Music News

Earlier this month, we mentioned local ladies Sleater-Kinney were on the eve of releasing their first-ever live album, and today, you can stream the whole thing. Live in Paris was recorded at La Cigale back in March 20th, 2015, and features a strong discography-covering set list. Sub Pop will release a physical edition on JanuaryRead more…

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Thursday Music News

The rollout of new Arcade Fire begins! And it truly couldn’t happen at a better time. Stream the single “I Give You Power” below, which features guest vocals from legendary vocalist and civil rights activist Mavis Staples. The track is a Tidal exclusive (a company Win Butler and Régine Chassagne are part-owners of). All proceedsRead more…

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Songs of Freedom: KEXP Video Roundup for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Last night, a sold out crowd took over the Northwest African American Museum for the 17th Annual Expansions MLK Unity Party. As KEXP DJs Masa, Riz, Kid Hops, Alex, and Sharlese spun tracks, Seattleites of all races descended on the dance floor, a perfect way to celebrate the life and work of Martin Luther KingRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Local lad Will Toledo — better known to KEXP listeners as Car Seat Headrest — shares a new video today for the track “Vincent” off the upcoming Matador Records release Teens of Denial, out this Spring (not to be confused with the previous release, Teens of Style). As the YouTube caption states: “Will plays guitarRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Mavis Staples releases another teaser off of her February 19th album, Livin’ on a High Note, the Nick Cave written “Jesus Lay Down Beside Me” which is available below. The album, produced by M. Ward, features songs written by a variety of artists specifically for the 76-year-old R&B titan-esse, featuring credits as varied as Aloe Blacc, JustinRead more…

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