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Capitol Hill Block Party 2016, Day 2: Prism Tats, Tangerine, Woods

Prism Tats On record, Prism Tats‘ music can often split the difference between lo-fi garage and bedroom electronics, but in their Vera Stage-opening set on Saturday at the Capitol Hill Block Party, Garett van der Spek and his live band leaned far closer to the former style to excellent results. Bordering on a Dwyer-esque abandonRead more…

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Live Review: Nada Surf w/ Prism Tats at The Neptune 5/18/16

Next month we celebrate the 20th birthday of High/Low, the timeless full-length debut from New York indie rock stalwarts Nada Surf. The band celebrated the milestone in great fashion, reissuing the record on beautiful orange vinyl through Vinyl Me Please and giving it a fantastic packaging makeover. But High/Low’s 20th year was much sweeter forRead more…

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Song of the Day: Prism Tats – Pacifist Masochist

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 “Pacifist Masochist” by Prism Tats fromRead more…

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Music That Matters: Timeless

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. 509 – Timeless Midday Show host Cheryl Waters presents aRead 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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Video Premiere: Prism Tats – Pacifist Masochist

We should consider ourselves lucky to call Prism Tats “local”, however briefly. Though Garett van der Spek hails from Durban, South Africa, he conceived this solo project after moving to Seattle. The Emerald City is in fact where he also formed the duo Koko and the Sweetmeats with his then sweetheart and now wife, Laura,Read more…

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Live Around Town This Week

If any weekend were to officially signal the start of the Spring/Summer Concert Festival season in the Northwest it has to be Sasquatch Music Festival weekend! Running from Friday thru Monday, Sasquatch is sure to have some surprises in store with a fantastic lineup this year. Of course, KEXP will be broadcasting from the festivalRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

With everyone descending on Austin this week for SXSW, that usually leaves things a bit bare in the cupboard. Luckily there are still some good choices for the folks staying at home. Things start with The James Hunter Six at Triple Door on Monday night. Tuesday night, there’s a great show at the Paramount Theatre with FloggingRead more…

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