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Thursday Music News

photo credit: Morgen Schuler

After collaborating with Mirah and touring with BOBBY, Thao Nguyen has finally released new material with The Get Down Stay Down. The band debuted a slow-rolling new track called “Holy Roller” on their website today and announced that their new LP, We the Common, will be available on February 5.  The Lumineers delivered a lively performance of theirRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

Wild Nothing released a new video for “Paradise” from their recent album Nocturne featuring Michelle Williams reading from Iris Murdoch’s 1975 novel A Word Child. Williams selected the song to make the video for - and the video looks at the idea of paradise beyond a window. Watch the beautiful video below.

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The Final Countdown... of the Last 40 Years on KEXP

Thank you so much to everyone who supported KEXP in our successful Fall Fundraising Drive! You all truly power KEXP and allow us to continue to foster music discovery by listeners all over the world! As you heard last week, we counted down the top albums of the past 40 years -- since the stationRead more...

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Countdown Predictions: Local Music

Wondering where a certain record might land in KEXP’s countdown of the top albums of the last 40 years? You’re not the only one. KEXP reached out to some of our favorite Seattle music writers and asked them to predict what records they anticipated seeing in the voter final results. These aren’t personal Top TenRead more...

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Countdown Predictions: Classic Rock

Wondering where a certain record might land in KEXP’s countdown of the top albums of the last 40 years? You’re not the only one. KEXP reached out to some of our favorite Seattle music writers and asked them to predict what records they anticipated seeing in the voter final results. These aren’t personal Top TenRead more...

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Celebrating Independence with... Sub Pop Records

In honor of Independence Day, KEXP is saluting some of our favorite indie record labels who’s DIY-spirit helped revolutionize the music industry. As an independent radio station ourselves, KEXP is thrilled to give a 13-gun salute to these pioneers with a series of label spotlights through the Fourth of July. Chances are that if you’reRead more...

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Friday Music News

Sad to be missing Coachella this year?  YouTube is streaming a large chunk of the 2012 music festival this weekend.   Highlights for Friday’s YouTube schedule include The Black Keys, Neon Indian, Grouplove, Yuck, Pulp, Frank Ocean, Explosions in the Sky, and M83.  A full schedule can be found here. In other Black Keys news, oneRead more...

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Friday on My Mind: Kurt’s Musical Influences

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind, the weekly collaboration between KEXP and King 5 News where we center a post around a common theme. This week we thought we’d talk about a few of the artists who made a musical influence on Kurt Cobain. With April 5th marking the 18th anniversary of KurtRead more...

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Video Roundup: Grunge is/not Dead!

Perhaps no other day marks Seattle music history like April 5. Eighteen years ago today, Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain took his life. Eight years later, on April 5, Alice in Chains’ Layne Staley died from a drug overdose. But also on April 5, Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready was born. (AIC’s original bassist Mike Starr wasRead more...

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Album Review: Miike Snow - Happy to You

Before Nirvana released In Utero in 1993, the band threatened that their album was an “unlistenable punk-rock nightmare,” thereby challenging their fanbase to embrace their challenging new sound or die. However, many album of the years and top ten lists later, In Utero went on to be a critical success, despite the lack of aRead more...

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