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Friday on My Mind: The 2014 Yule Benefit!

Strand of Oaks (w/ John Richards) // photo credit: Renata Steiner 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. All Hail!!! This weekend marks the return of KEXP’s Yule BenefitRead more…

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KEXP Presents: 2014 Yule Benefit at Neumos this Saturday!

It’s the most wonderful time of year… if “wonderful” actually means insanely busy. All the more reason to make some time for the music and attend KEXP’s 2014 Yule Benefit! It’s back and better than ever. This year features an amazing line-up of artists — Strand of Oaks, Cymbals Eat Guitars, S, and Cabana —Read more…

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2014 Top Ten List Spotlight: Kevin Cole

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2014, leading up to our 2014 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Voting ends TODAY, Tuesday, December 16th at 6:00 PM PT, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 19th to hear if your picks madeRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, December 15th • Skinny Puppy, Front Line Assembly, Haujobb, Youth Code at The Showbox // All Ages (more info) Tuesday, December 16th • How The Grouch Stole Christmas: The Grouch & Eligh CunninLynguists, DJ Abilities, DJ Fresh at The Showbox // All Ages (more info) • John Roderick’s Rendezvous at The Rendezvous // 21+Read more…

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2014 Top Ten List Spotlight: Don Slack

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2014, leading up to our 2014 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Voting ends on Tuesday, December 16th at 6:00 PM PT, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 19th to hear if your picks madeRead more…

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Friday Music News

Animal Collective added their voices to Shabazz Places‘ “#CAKE.” They’re calling this intensely chaotic remix the “Animal Collective Premature Deflirt Mix.” Special shout-out to I Want You magazine’s Christian Peterson for some exotic and trippy artwork. Shabazz Places perform this Saturday at The Showbox for SMooCH: Seattle Musicians for Children’s Hospital. [Pitchfork]

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2014 Top Ten List Spotlight: John Richards

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2014, leading up to our 2014 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Voting ends on Tuesday, December 16th at 6:00 PM PT, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 19th to hear if your picks madeRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: Favorite Recent KEXP Sessions!

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. There are so many people behind the scenes here at KEXP that make the station the unique place that it is. ThisRead more…

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Monday Music News

Many have responded to the emotional strength of the new Strand Of Oaks’ album Heal, and now frontman Tim Showalter turns his attention to a song that holds emotional resonance for him. Stream his cover of The National‘s “Pink Rabbits” below, a song he tells Magnet Magazine, “saved me and destroyed me simultaneously.” [Stereogum]

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Live Video: Strand of Oaks

For creators and fans alike, music has always provided catharsis, relief and healing. But Few artists tap so directly into that power as Tim Showalter, whose project Strand of Oaks goes so far as to name its most recent album Heal. Like pages from a diary, the Philly-based songwriter’s lyrics delve into moments of crisis,Read more…

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