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KEXP DJs Pick Their Most Anticipated Albums for 2018

2017 has officially come to a close, which means it’s time to start looking ahead to some of the exciting new records ahead of us in 2018. We asked some of KEXP’s DJs which albums they’re most looking forward to in the coming year, both confirmed and alluded to by the artists themselves. From legendaryRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Only last year, legendary shoegaze band Ride released their first album in 21 years, Weather Diaries. Thankfully, we won’t have to wait another 21 years for their next release. Today the band has announced a new EP entitled Tomorrow’s Shore that will be dropping next month. It’ll include the single “Pulsar” that was shared in November asRead more…

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Song of the Day: Mac McCaughan – Happy New Year (Prince Can’t Die Again)

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part 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. This week, we are featuring Christmas-themed songs selected by Brian Foss, host of Sonic Reducer, KEXP’sRead more…

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Music That Matters: Soundtrack to New York’s Hottest Club

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. 595 – Soundtrack to New York’s Hottest Club To paraphraseRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

North Carolina’s Superchunk have announced a new album called What a Time to Be Alive (not be confused the Drake and Future collaborative album of the same title). They’ve also shared the album’s first single and title track. Frontman Mac McCaughan said of the political messages within new album: “The album is about a lot ofRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

North Carolina indie rock legends Superchunk have dropped a new limited edition 7″ featuring the anthemic original track “Break the Glass” on the A-side (featuring vocals from A Giant Dog‘s Sabrina Ellis), and a cover of Corrosion of Conformity’s “Mad World” on the B-side. The band released another 7″ earlier this year but haven’t releasedRead more…

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Friday Music News

Can you believe it’s been 20 years since OK Computer was released?! In honor of that special anniversary, Radiohead are releasing a special deluxe reissue called OKNOTOK. The album will feature three previously unreleased songs, along with the record’s original 12 tracks and eight B-sides. One of those new tracks was revealed yesterday to be called “I Promise” andRead more…

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Sound and Vision: A Collection of David Bowie Covers

It goes without saying that David Bowie was an inspiration to generations: his influence can be heard in every genre from grunge to new wave to classical. Bowie transcended every style over the past 50 years, and there will truly be no one else like him in music history. As KEXP pays tribute to DavidRead more…

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Live Video: Mac McCaughan + The Non-Believers

Even if you don’t know Mac McCaughan, you still know Mac McCaughan. Whether fronting indie-rock A-list bands like Superchunk and Portastatic, or running the wildly influential Merge records (home of recent KEXP guests Destroyer and Telekinesis), the veteran musician has had an omnipresent effect on the last 25 years of independent music, although the downRead more…

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Monday Music News

Swedish artist Lykke Li shares a video as dark and lonely as the track itself: watch the clip for “Never Gonna Love Again” below, from last year’s I Never Learn. In an interview with Rolling Stone, she explains, “Loneliness and heartbreak follow you everywhere and they are loudest right after the lights go out andRead more…

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