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Thursday Music News

Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi has shared a new solo track — stream the single “Simple Gifts” below, a take on a traditional Shaker song originally written in 1848 by Elder Joseph Brackett. This modern version will appear on the upcoming soundtrack for the movie The Circle, starring Tom Hanks and Emma Watson, and adapted fromRead more…

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KEXP’s International Women’s Day Video Roundup

March 8th is International Women’s Day, a day to “celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women because visibility and awareness help drive positive change for women.” To celebrate, today, KEXP is only playing music by women, with a packed schedule of special on-air guests and exclusive mixes. We’re also spotlighting some iconicRead more…

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Music that Matters: The Best of 2016

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. 545 – The Best of 2016 DJ Kevin Cole highlightsRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

It’s been five years since she’s toured the States, but who knows how long it’s been since she’s been to Seattle? That all changes in 2017 as PJ Harvey embarks on a North American tour in support of The Hope Six Demolition Project. A press release states she’ll be joined by an impressive 10-piece band,Read more…

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Why Are We Doing an “Ask a Stupid Question Day” Video Roundup?

It’s okay! You can ask! Because today is “Ask a Stupid Question Day.” The day was established in the ’80s by a group of teachers who noticed that students were hesitant to raise their hands in class to ask questions, that really, may or may not be stupid. But, annually on September 28th, kids canRead more…

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Win A Trip to Iceland Airwaves 2016!

We can think of dozens of reasons why you should enter the 2016 Iceland Airwaves flyaway contest, but today let’s concentrate on the big one: MUSIC. Every year, music lovers like you return from Reykjavik and rave to us about the cool new bands they discovered at Iceland Airwaves. Longtime KEXP donors Kathleen and Gene,Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

7/14 update: The GoFundMe has since been removed. Soulful singer/songwriter Shawn Smith has come across bad times. The vocalist for Pigeonhed, Brad, and Satchel, to name a few, is currently “homeless” (i.e. he has temporary housing, but friends aren’t sure how long that will last). A longtime friend of Smith’s has set up a GoFundmeRead more…

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Music That Matters: Midday Mix

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. 518 – Midday Mix Cheryl Waters presents a mix ofRead more…

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Thursday Music News

New Beck! Aside from his gorgeous collaboration with the Chemical Brothers, we haven’t heard much from the once self-proclaimed loser since his 2013 Grammy Award-winning album Morning Phase. Stream the brand new single “Wow” below. In an interview on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show, Beck says of the next album, “I mean, technically, I shouldRead more…

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In Stores Now 4/18

Award-winning artist PJ Harvey returns with her ninth full-length this week, her first since 2011’s Mercury Prize-winning album Let England Shake. The songs were inspired by trips to Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Washington D.C. with photographer/filmmaker Seamus Murphy. Kentucky-bred, Nashville-based artist (and former Seattle resident) Sturgill Simpson returns with his third full-length. KEXP Music Director DonRead more…

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