Tag Archives: Naomi Punk

KEXP Video Round-Up: Spook-tacular Halloween Playlist

Music’s power comes in its ability to tap into our deepest, darkest, most animalistic emotions and fears. Just strip any classic horror film of its sinister sounds and you’ve lost nearly all of its suspense. This is why no Halloween is complete without a soundtrack that will make your skin crawl and your blood curdle.Read more…

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Throwaway Style: Grouper and the Comfort in Being Sad

Throwaway Style is a weekly column dedicated to examining all aspects of the Northwest music scene. Whether it’s a new artist making waves, headlines affecting local talent, or reflecting on some of the music that’s been a foundation in our region; this space celebrates everything happening in the Northwest region, every Thursday on the KEXP Blog. ARead more…

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KEXP Exclusive Interview: Naomi Punk and the Extraterrestrial Angelfire of Yellow

Introduction 1 Wildfire haze hangs over Olympia on the first day of August. Naomi Punk is stowed away in their lofted practice space in the back of Dumpster Values, a thrift shop in the center of town. It’s 89 degrees but the air in the room feels even more ghastly and claustrophobic. “Scorpion glue all overRead more…

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In Stores Now 8/7

It’s a great week for local music. The latest from Olympia-via-Seattle artist Briana Marela is what KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls, “her strongest set to date of adventurous electro-pop. Co-produced by Juan Pieczanski and Ryan Heyner of Small Black, the album features a brighter, more dynamic and hook-filled sound on songs ranging from denselyRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, May 2nd: • KEXP & Seattle Goodwill present Ivan & Alyosha, Lemolo, Evening Bell at the Tractor Tavern // 21+ (more info) Tuesday, May 3rd: Floating Points, Idris Ackamoor, The Pyramids at Neumos // 21+ (more info)

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KEXP Suggests: VanFest 8/15

With a brimming abundance of food, art, and music festivals this year, summer in the PNW has never been better. Now adding to that is the fifth annual VanFest, taking place this Saturday, August 15th in Maple Valley, WA. This year’s lineup is one of the largest yet, boasting an impressive 36 bands, all playing to benefit theRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Tuesday, August 11th: • St. Kilda at Chihuly Garden and Glass // All Ages (more info) • Out to Lunch Summer Concert Series presents McTuff at IBM Building // All Ages, FREE (more info) • Wilco, Jenny Lewis at King County’s Marymoor Park // All Ages (more info)

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Music That Matters Podcast: Yours To Shake

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. 434 – Yours To Shake Midday Show host Cheryl WatersRead more…

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Monday Music News

Late last month, Colin Meloy of The Decemberists took to the streets of Brooklyn to announce the Portland band’s new album, What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World, will be out January 20th on Capitol Records. Today, we’ve got the studio version of the track “Make You Better” to share, and it’s even dreamierRead more…

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Song of the Day: Naomi Punk – Television Man

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. Today’s song, featured on The Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Television Man” by Olympia bandRead more…

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