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O Canada: A KEXP Video Roundup

Can you believe it’s been eight years since DJ Cheryl Waters first kicked off her now-annual Canada Day show? Even our friends at the Canadian consulate are tuning in, like Consulate General James K. Hill (right) who stopped by the station to chat with Cheryl about the Great White North! “There is so much amazingRead more…

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Thursday Music News

It’s been a couple of months, so it’s time for new music from Ty Segall. On January 22nd, the prolific artist releases his eighth (or tenth, who really knows) solo full-length, Emotional Mugger, via Drag City. Listen to an album stream below. This is actually the record’s second iteration: it was previously released last NovemberRead more…

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Video Roundup: O Canada!

There’s over 20 live videos from Canadian bands listed below, and that’s just scratching the surface of how many of our neighbors to the North have stopped by KEXP. And, whaddya know, our very own DJ Cheryl Waters just happens to also book these in-studios… coincidence? Cheryl has long championed Canadian bands, and today onRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

LCD Soundsystem may have called it quits, but frontman James Murphy is keeping busy. The prolific musician/producer has composed the soundtrack to the new Noah Baumbach film While We’re Young, which stars Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Driver, and Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock. Stream the track exclusively at Pitchfork, and check out a trailerRead more…

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Music That Matters Podcast: 12 From ’14

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. 441 – 12 From ’14 Join Variety Mix host TroyRead more…

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Friday on My Mind presents Halloween Video Roundup!

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Ordinarily, we only feature three videos, with a few Honorable Mentions, but we’ve gotRead more…

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Out This Week 10/14

It’s another jam-packed week of new releases! Highlights include the latest from London-based artist Adam Bainbridge (aka Kindness). KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes the relase “finds him toning down the disco influences of his promising debut album in favor of an often-gorgeous set of ‘80s R&B-influenced electro-pop, featuring a spacious sound with atmospheric keyboards,Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

Adorable Aussie Courtney Barnett stopped by The AV Club recently for a stab at their “Undercover” series, where bands cover songs from a predetermined list. Watch her and the Courtney Barnetts (yes, that’s her band’s name) tackle the ’90s anthem “Cannonball” by The Breeders. They’ll be back in the States soon, playing Friday, October 31stRead more…

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Monday Music News

We’ve got another track from Ex-Hex, a new project led by Mary Timony, formerly of Wild Flag, Helium, and (let’s just throw it out there ’cause they were awesome) Autoclave. Stream the bad-ass track “Beast” below. The debut full-length from this DC power-trio is titled Rips, and comes out 10/7 on Merge Records. [Stereogum]

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Thursday Music News

Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson stopped by The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Tuesday to talk about his memoir Mo’ Meta Blues. He’s such a musical genius so you’ve got to love the fact that he attributes a huge pivotal change in music to The Cosby Show. Watch the hilarious and incredibly insightful interview below. StarsRead more…

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