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Out This Week 1/25

It’s unquestionably the strongest week of new releases this year (especially since it’s only the third week of new releases). Leading the pack is the highly-anticipated sophomore releases from UK group Savages. KEXP Music Director Don Yates says, “this British band’s excellent second album features a more expansive take on the band’s urgent post-punk withRead more…

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Music That Matters: Bottle Rockets Working For a Nuclear Free City

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. 496 – Bottle Rockets Working For a Nuclear Free CityRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Austin-based group Shearwater, led by singer/songwriter Jonathan Meiburg (above), share a clip for the track “Quiet Americans,” off their forthcoming ninth full-length Jet Plane And Oxbow. Director Alex Rapine captures a dapper Meiburg at his most sinister. Jet Plane And Oxbow will be out January 22nd via Sub Pop, and KEXP presents the band onRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

2016 is off to a great start for M. Ward. The beloved Northwest singer/songwriter made a surprise appearance at the Sasquatch! 2016 Launch Party earlier this week, and today, he shares a video for “Girl From Conejo Valley,” a single from his upcoming release, More Rain. The clip, directed by Ward and Carlos Forster, featuresRead more…

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Music That Matters: That Was Then, This Is Now

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 492 – That Was Then, This Is Now On thisRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, February 10th • Quilt, Cabana at Barboza // 21+ (more info) Tuesday, February 11th • Delorean, Until the Ribbon Breaks at Barboza // 21+ (more info)

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Friday Music News

Texas indie band Shearwater have been dabbling in the world of covers for a while now. They released an all covers collection called Fellow Travelers late last year, and it seems their letting this trend continue. The band’s newest cover is Nina Simone’s melancholy “Black is the Color.” [Stereogum]

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Music That Matters Podcast: Jump and Shout

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. 390 – Jump and Shout The Midday Show’s Cheryl WatersRead more…

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Song of the Day: Shearwater – A Wake For The Minotaur

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 DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, selected by Midday Show host Cheryl Waters, is “A Wake For The Minotaur”Read more…

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Live Video: Jonathan Meiburg of Shearwater

Shearwater fans need not worry: they’re “not turning into a cover band”. So says principle songwriter Jonathan Meiburg, who recently performed a set of covers live in the KEXP studio. Their new album, Fellow Travelers, in fact, consists exclusively of cover songs written by tour companions of the Austin band, which include a surprisingly wideRead more…

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