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KEXP Suggests: MusicfestNW 2014

From August 16th to 17th, one of KEXP’s favorite festivals, MusicfestNW, returns to Portland, Oregon. Fans will find a few changes this year, not just in the later scheduled date but also in that previously citywide festival has consolidated to overtake historic Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Unchanged, though, is MFNW’s fantastic curation. And they’ve justRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

New York duo Phantogram are releasing their sophomore album, Voices, on February 18th via Republic Records, but you can listen to it now via NPR. NPR notes, “Voices is the sound of a band at ease and assured in its moment, as it seizes every scrap of momentum it’s created for itself.” [NPR]

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Live at MFNW 2013, Day 2: Beat Connection

Seattle’s Beat Connection seem to evolve with grace. As is the case with most young bands, they’ve had plenty of that evolution in the last three years. Their journey from the early house-driven days of 2010’s Surf Noir to the vast, green sound of their 2012 debut LP Palace Garden and even through the presentRead more…

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Live at MFNW 2013, Day 2: Washed Out

“I know it’s still early, but we can still rock a little bit,” grinned Ernest Greene, aka Washed Out, to a packed house from our MusicFestNW broadcast. While most people think of Washed Out as an electronic artist, he’s recently been touring with a full band that commanded the stage this afternoon at the DougRead more…

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Live at MFNW 2013, Day 1: CHVRCHES

We may not have understood it when angelic frontwoman Lauren Mayberry started speaking in Jawa to the eager crowd at the Doug Fir Lounge this morning, but the dreamy sounds of Scottish electro-pop band CHVRCHES transcends any language. In the last year, CHVRCHES win the award for biggest spontaneous combustion by a mile. After droppingRead more…

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