Tag Archives: Ruler

Throwaway Style: PNW Releases We Can’t Wait for in 2018

Throwaway Style is a weekly column dedicated to examining all aspects of the Northwest music scene. Whether it’s a new artist making waves, headlines affecting local talent, or reflecting on some of the music that’s been a foundation in our region; this space celebrates everything happening in the Northwest region, every Thursday on the KEXP Blog. TheRead more…

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KEXP Premiere: Ruler – Complicated Mind

When we spoke to Ruler‘s Matt Batey earlier this year, he detailed how he approaches music “looking for a feeling of being lifted up by the experience.” With his soaring hooks and insanely catchy riffs, he has a remarkable track record for hitting that mark. It’s no wonder that he’s become such a sought-after musician in theRead more…

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Bumbershoot 2017, Day Two: Ruler

Earlier on into Ruler’s afternoon set at Memorial Stadium, lead vocalist and songwriter Matt Batey asked the crowd who they were camped out for, greeted with an almost unanimous scream of “LORDE!” Batey and co. welcomed the reaction, seemingly reveling in the idea that they were playing on such a large stage at all at the BumbershootRead more…

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Upstream Music Fest + Summit 2017: Last Splash

The river of rock n’ roll (and rap and country and…) that was winding through Pioneer Square has dried since the Upstream Music Fest + Summit ended a couple of weeks ago, but we’re taking a last look back at the weekend full of music (and rain). Join us for a final splash through whatRead more…

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Local Artist Spotlight: Ruler

Leading up until the Upstream Music Fest + Summit, KEXP will be featuring a new local artist from the lineup with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. Today’s post features Seattle indie rocker Ruler, performing Saturday, May 13 on the Barsuk stage. If you’ve been around the Seattle music scene long enough, you’ve almost surelyRead more…

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