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Barsuk 15, Day 4: After Party w/ Ra Ra Riot and Aqueduct

This week we celebrate the 15th year of one of Seattle’s favorite hometown labels: Barsuk Records! Since its birth in 1998, Barsuk has helped create a platform for dozens of great bands, from the Pacific Northwest and otherwise, to get off the ground and put forth incredible music. Even in the decade and a halfRead more...

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Video Roundup: Bumbershoot 2013 - Sunday

If you’ve seen any of their paper ads or television commercials this year, Bumbershoot‘s marketing slogan goes along the lines of “Possibly the most amazing lineup in the universe”. Roll your eyes if you must, but we think Bumbershoot isn’t too far off the mark. This year brings one of the best schedules we’ve seenRead more...

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Live Video: Ra Ra Riot

“Bouncing keyboards.” “Thumping four-on-the-floor beats.” “Synth-driven.” Those are just a handful of phrases that probably wouldn’t have been used to describe Ra Ra Riot prior to 2013. However, for their third full-length, Beta Love, the now-quartet moved away from their string-laden sound in favor of a more uptempo, electronic one. But despite the band’s newfoundRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

The new video for”Crystallized” from Parisian psych-pop project Melody’s Echo Chamber is a glitchy, swirling experience -- the characters stop and start, reverse, and loop back their motions in sync with driving, fuzzed-out track. The song, like all the others on the self-titled debut (out now on Fat Possum), is unmistakably Kevin Parker-produced, but notRead more...

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Ra Ra Riot w/ Cayucas @ Neptune Theater 2/10/13

With a new record out just a few weeks ago, Ra Ra Riot returned to Seattle and came to the Neptune with a refreshing energy and presence. The Syracuse band has written some pretty powerful songs in their day, and with three LPs out the door, not a bit of that riotous passion has diluted,Read more...

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Live Around Town This Week

What a great week for shows, including a first look at the 2013 Sasquatch! lineup with a Launch Party & festival announcement on Monday night at Neptune Theatre with Built to Spill, Cody ChesnuTT and a surprise guest! If that wasn’t enough excitement, Ben Folds Five and Nataly Dawn are at Showbox at the Market. On TuesdayRead more...

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Song of the Day: Cayucas - Cayucos

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s selection comes from California band Cayucas. “Cayucos” hails from their 7″ single “Cayucos”/”Swimsuit”, out nowRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

After the departure of cellist Ali Lawn earlier this year, Ra Ra Riot continued onward and have now announced the release of their third record, Beta Love. Their first record without Lawn, Beta Love (out January 22 through Barsuk) will be supported with a tour that runs across both coasts that runs from January toRead more...

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KEXP’s 2011 Capitol Hill Block Party Preview!

Though the weather doesn’t want to admit it, it’s that time of year again -- for long, beer-soaked summer nights and sweaty, over-capacity music festivals. If you’re living in Seattle, there’s no question which of these you’re most excited for this year: the 2011 Capitol Hill Block Party boasts one of the fest’s best lineupsRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

The big story this week, of course, is the Capitol Hill Block Party, which runs Friday through Sunday and takes over a big chunk of the neighborhood. TV on the Radio, Explosions in the Sky, Ghostland Observatory, The Head And The Heart, Best Coast, Thurston Moore, Ra Ra Riot, and Les Savy Fav are someRead more...

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