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2017 Top Ten List Spotlight: Dr. West

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2017, leading up to our 2017 Top 90.3 Album Countdown! Tune in on Friday, December 15th from 6 AM to 6 PM PT as we countdown the Top 90.3 Albums of 2017, as voted on by our listeners. And checkRead more…

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Music That Matters: In Which Elvis Sees the Face Of Stalin in the Clouds

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. 591 – In Which Elvis Sees the Face Of StalinRead more…

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Friday Music News

First Aid Kit returned last month with the new single “It’s A Shame,” and today they’ve announced that a forthcoming album will be released early next year. Entitled Ruins, the album was recorded in Portland with Decemberists/My Morning Jacket producer Tucker Martine and features appearances from REM’s Peter Buck, Wilco’s Glenn Kotche, and Midlake’s McKenzieRead more…

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In Stores Now 10/2

Paris-based French-Cuban sister duo Ibeyi share their sophomore LP. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls the latest from Naomi and Lisa-Kainde Diaz “another stunning, beautifully crafted blend of electro-pop, soul, hip-hop and traditional Cuban percussion, combining a spacious, beat-driven sound with their celestial harmonies and empowering lyrics.” Local guys Versing debut with “an impressive setRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Metric frontwoman and Broken Social Scene collaborator Emily Haines is releasing the first Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton album in over a decade on September 15 via Last Gang/eOne. Entitled Choir of the Mind, it follows 2006’s Knives Don’t Have Your Back, which reached number 28 on the Canadian charts. Today she’s shared theRead more…

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Monday Music News

Detroit’s Protomartyr are returning this fall with Relatives In Descent, their follow-up to 2015’s The Agent Intellect and their debut album for Domino. Today they’ve shared the lead single and video for album opener “A Private Understanding.” Directed by Tony Wolski and Trevor Naud, the video stars 78-year-old Detroit standup comic Marty Smith nonchalantly lipRead more…

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Pickathon 2016: Sunday

With one more day of paradise ahead of them, Pickathon attendees spend the day diversifying their interests. Sure, there is plenty of incredible music to take part in later on, but throughout the experience, it’s the culture of Pickathon that dominates, winning over those who don’t regularly participate in music festivals or anything of theRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Grimes is a self-admitted comic book dork — she designed a variant cover for Image Comics’ The Wicked + The Divine, and is a former intern for Drawn & Quarterly — so, it’s no surprise she was excited to contribute a track to the soundtrack for Suicide Squad, adapted from the DC comic. In anRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, August 1st: Flogging Molly, Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls, Chuck Ragan at Showbox SoDo // All Ages (more info) Tuesday, August 2nd: KEXP Presents Hurray For The Riff Raff, Promised Land Sound at The Crocodile // All Ages (more info) KEXP Presents Uptown CounterCulture Night Out at Counterbalance Park // All Ages (moreRead more…

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Pickathon 2016 Lineup Announced

This morning, Pickathon announced its 2016 lineup, and it’s a doozy! Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy headlines along with Yo La Tengo, Beach House, and Ty Segall & The Muggers, plus so many other KEXP favorites – like Black Mountain, Thee Oh Sees, Dan Deacon, Ibeyi, Fruit Bats, My Bubba, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Julia Holter…Read more…

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