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Wednesday Music News

North Carolina’s Superchunk have announced a new album called What a Time to Be Alive (not be confused the Drake and Future collaborative album of the same title). They’ve also shared the album’s first single and title track. Frontman Mac McCaughan said of the political messages within new album: “The album is about a lot ofRead more…

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Music that Matters: The Bonnie Days

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. 572 – The Bonnie Days As the temperatures start toRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Local hip-hop heroes Shabazz Palaces have been slowly rolling out single after single from their two forthcoming albums Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines for the past couple of months. So far they’ve shared “Shine a Light (feat. Thaddillac),” “Since C.A.Y.A.” (which features Thundercat), and “When Cats Claw,” from Born on aRead more…

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Song of the Day: Poliça – Still Counts (feat. Spank Rock)

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Still Counts (feat. Spank Rock)” by Poliça,Read more…

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Upstream Music Fest + Summit 2017, Day 1: Poliça

It is likely safe to say that the Fuel Sports Beer Garden has never been fueled with more grooviness than when Poliça took the stage for Upstream on Thursday night. The Minneapolis electro-pop group has their sound and aesthetic on complete lock. Their sleek, contemporary looks are in total unison with the slinky sounds that theyRead more…

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Monday Music News

Embed from Getty Images So, as you probably heard on KEXP last week, or read on our blog or social media, Seattle’s own Pearl Jam was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame last Friday in a ceremony from the Barclays Center in New York. (KEXP’s DJ Troy Nelson was live on theRead more…

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Upstream Music Fest + Summit: Full Lineup Announced

On May 11-13, Upstream Music Fest + Summit will descend upon Pioneer Square with over 300 local and national acts. Back in February, the first wave of artists whet our appetites with names like Flying Lotus, AlunaGeorge, Shabazz Palaces, Beat Connection and Snarky Puppy. Now it’s finally here — the full lineup!

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Outside Lands Music Festival 2016, Day 1

Cool, cloudy. Evening rain giving way to a damp smell of eucalyptus, wood chips, cigarettes, weed, and fried foods. The crowd at Golden Gate Park’s polo field is sparse in the early afternoon. But this lush green space is going to swell with some 70,000 music fans by days end. The ninth annual Outside LandsRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Austin-based group Shearwater, led by singer/songwriter Jonathan Meiburg (above), share a clip for the track “Quiet Americans,” off their forthcoming ninth full-length Jet Plane And Oxbow. Director Alex Rapine captures a dapper Meiburg at his most sinister. Jet Plane And Oxbow will be out January 22nd via Sub Pop, and KEXP presents the band onRead more…

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Friday Music News

Poliça will release their third album, United Crushers, on March 4. The Minneapolis synthpop band describe the album as “heavily political and deeply personal with thick references to social injustice, self-doubt and isolation, the rapidly increasing urban decline in gentrification, overcoming music industry machinations, and finding true and honest love in the wake of itRead more…

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