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In Stores Now 7/18

This week, New Jersey producer Clams Casino hits a jackpot with his first official album. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it, “a strong set of expansive hip hop and R&B with woozy soundscapes combining atmospheric synths, spacy ambient noise and trunk-rattling beats with an impressive guest lineup of rappers and singers ranging from A$APRead more…

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O Canada: A KEXP Video Roundup

Can you believe it’s been eight years since DJ Cheryl Waters first kicked off her now-annual Canada Day show? Even our friends at the Canadian consulate are tuning in, like Consulate General James K. Hill (right) who stopped by the station to chat with Cheryl about the Great White North! “There is so much amazingRead more…

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2015 Top Ten List Spotlight: Sean

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2015. Click here to check out other lists from our DJs, staff, volunteers, and interns, and click here to see the Top 90.3 Albums of 2015, as voted on by KEXP listeners! Hi y’all! 2015 was a great year ofRead more…

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Video Roundup: O Canada!

There’s over 20 live videos from Canadian bands listed below, and that’s just scratching the surface of how many of our neighbors to the North have stopped by KEXP. And, whaddya know, our very own DJ Cheryl Waters just happens to also book these in-studios… coincidence? Cheryl has long championed Canadian bands, and today onRead more…

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Music That Matters: Up Time!

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. 465 – Up Time! Afternoon Show host Kevin Cole shinesRead more…

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Out This Week 6/9

It’s finally here: the long-awaited sophomore release from KEXP’s Iceland discovery Of Monsters & Men! The album was co-produced by the band and Los Angeles-based producer Rich Costey who’s worked with artists such as Sigur Rós, Death Cab for Cutie, and The Shins, just to name a very few. (And tune in to The AfternoonRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Alan Palomo and company, better known as Neon Indian, have shared an addictive, summer dance track called “Annie” – their first new song in two years. The synthpop outfit hasn’t released a full length album since 2011’s Era Extraña, but they’re working on one now. Hopefully we’ll have a release date soon. [CoS]

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Music That Matters Podcast: What You Need

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. 393 – What You Need Morning Show host John RichardsRead more…

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2013 Top Ten List Spotlight: Quilty 3000

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2013. View all our DJ’s favorite albums here, and see what KEXP listeners voted for in our 2013 Top 90.3 Albums Countdown here. Palma Violets, 4/26/13 // photo by Alex Crick (view set) Quilty 3000’s 2013 Top Ten Albums rankRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Not ones to wait for official announcements, Arcade Fire let the citizens of Barcelona know that they’d be playing next year’s Primavera Sound via a large format poster raised along the city’s main shopping street, Portal de l’Àngel, on Monday. The festival just confirmed the resulting social media buzz and added that Neutral Milk HotelRead more…

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