Tag Archives: Ride

Music That Matters: Smile Yourself Happy

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. 561 – Smile Yourself Happy There’s lots to smile aboutRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: The 2017 Seagaze Festival at LoFi Performance Gallery 4/20-4/23

Only in its second year, the 2017 Seagaze Festival continues to lift their heads to spotlight some of the Northwest’s finest shoegaze, post punk, and psychrock bands this Thursday, April 20th through Sunday, April 23rd at the LoFi Performance Gallery. Blackpool Astronomy guitarist Jeff McCollough has planned an impressive four-day schedule featuring beloved artist/producer ErikRead more…

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Song of the Day: Ride – Charm Assault

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 “Charm Assault”, by Ride,Read more…

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Thursday Music News

Love & Hate, the sophomore release from soulful UK artist Michael Kiwanuka was a fave for many KEXP DJs last year. (It was even a nominee for the prestigious Mercury Award in 2016.) Kiwanuka revisits the release with a video for the track “Cold Little Heart” — watch below. The video was directed by DavidRead more…

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Music that Matters: Charm Assault

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. 556 – Charm Assault Cheryl Waters’ latest mix is equalRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats is on a creative streak. His second novel Universal Harvester just placed on the New York Times Bestseller List, and now we have news about a new album, the fantastically-titled Goths, out May 19th via Merge. The band will be talking more about the album at 1:00 PM PT/4:00Read more…

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Tuesday Music News

Midday Show faves Spoon have shared another new track from their forthcoming full-length Hot Thoughts. Check out the track “Can I Sit Next to You” below, via a creepy video directed by Marcel Dzama. And for more creepiness, the song might conjure up some deja vu as they apparently launched a subliminal campaign a fewRead more…

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Thursday Music News

We’ve finally got a release date to announce for the new Run the Jewels! The highly-anticipated RTJ3 hits the internet as a free download on January 13th, with physical copies to follow, same day in North America and January 20th everywhere else. Special guests include Kamasi Washington (who, incidentally, will be LIVE on KEXP tomorrowRead more…

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Live Video: Ride

We could think of no better band to close out the live room at KEXP’s Dexter and Denny studio than legendary shoegazers Ride. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of their landmark debut Nowhere, the UK quartet reunited for a worldwide tour. We captured a stunning acoustic session from founding frontmen Andy Bell and MarkRead more…

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Live Review: Ride at Neptune Theatre 11/16

It was a show most of us have been waiting 25 years for. It took the anniversary of their 1990 debut, Nowhere, to get Ride back together, and thankfully the boys made it very worth the wait. Of all the recent shoegaze reunions (i.e. My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, Swervedriver, etc.), there’s something about seeing RideRead more…

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