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Wednesday Music News

Both Mac DeMarco and Run the Jewels filmed sessions for the Black Cab Sessions video series — sadly, not together, but it’s still pretty darn great. Watch our gap-toothed friend perform a solo acoustic version of “The Way You’d Love Her” off his forthcoming Another One, and see El-P and Killer Mike (with vocalist Boots)Read more…

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TV Eye: Week of 6/8

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, June 8th: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Alabama Shakes The Late Late Show withRead more…

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Out This Week 5/5

Lots of great releases this week for your Spring soundtrack: L.A. duo Best Coast return with what KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates describes as a “consistently strong set of ‘90s-influenced power pop, featuring a big, punchy sound with fuzzy guitars, energetic rhythms and Bethany Cosentino’s honeyed, often multi-tracked vocals and emotive, often-melancholy lyrics, along withRead more…

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Thursday Music News

As we announced earlier this year, Sam Beam (better known as Iron & Wine) is digging through his archives and releasing the findings on his own Black Cricket Recording Company label. Archive Series Volume No. 1 is out now, featuring demos and unreleased material recorded around the same time as his 2002 debut album TheRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: Best of the Morning Show 2013

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. As the year draws to the close, it’s a time for reflection on a lot, but for us music geeks, it’s aRead 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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Friday Music News

Last year Frankie Rose, formerly of the dream pop bands Vivian Girls/Crystal Stilts/Dum Dum Girls, stepped into her own solo career and released her breezy debut album, Interstellar. This September she will follow it up with Herein Wild and today we have the first single to sink our teeth into. “Sorrow” is an effervescent, glitteringRead more…

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Live Video: Palma Violets

When Palma Violets first played live for KEXP in March at SXSW, singer/bassist Chili Jesson nearly missed the gig due to flight complications. When they came to Seattle the following month, they more than made up for it by showing up first thing in the morning for an in-studio session at KEXP’s studios. The UKRead more…

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Friday On My Mind: Favorite Recent KEXP Remote Sessions

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind our weekly blog post that is centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. We present to our listeners the finest in musical performances and this is not confined just to the walls of our current home at DexterRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

This week we have a great list of shows to tell you about. Starting the week with 3 great shows at Neptune Theatre with Sparks on Monday night, James Blake on Tuesday night, and  Purity Ring on Wednesday night. Marnie Stern, SISU, and Heavy Petting are also at Barboza. On Thursday, The Thermals, Wimps, and La Luz are at Neumos,Read more…

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