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F*ck Cancer: A KEXP Video Roundup

On Thursday, March 2nd, KEXP presents Music Heals, a collaboration with the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy Center dedicated to the power of music to lift our spirits and heal our souls in the face of cancer. From 6 AM to 6 PM, John Richards, Cheryl Waters, and Kevin Cole will tell the storiesRead more…

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Monday Music News

Radiohead are coming to Seattle! Following the Coachella announcement earlier this year, the guys have revealed some additional U.S. tour dates, including a Saturday, April 8th stop at Key Arena. Sure would be easy for them to walk next door to KEXP and hang out. Anyway! Keep it tuned to KEXP all day as weRead more…

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To Those We Lost in 2016, Part One

2016 was an especially brutal year: we lost David Bowie, Prince, Sharon Jones, Leonard Cohen, Lemmy Kilmister, Phife Dawg, and that’s just to mention a few. (In fact, part two of the list can be found here.) KEXP will celebrate the lives of all these artists on the air, tomorrow, Thursday, December 15th from 6:00Read more…

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Tuesday Music News

Well, it is the album that beat out Nevermind in Spin Magazine‘s Best Albums of 1991 list: Ben Gibbard has announced he’ll be covering Teenage Fanclub‘s Bandwagonesque in its entirety. “Bandwagonesque is my favorite record by my favorite band of all time,” he said, via a press release. “It came along at a pivotal timeRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Rest in peace, Thomas Fekete. The Surfer Blood guitarist passed away last night after a long battle with a rare form of cancer. His wife released this statement: Our sweet Thomas passed on last night, peacefully in his sleep, holding my hand. With one last sigh, he let go of the burden of pain andRead more…

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Monday Music News

Purity Ring are known for their use of light in the live performances (just watch their KEXP in-studio set here), and now the Canadian electro-pop duo illuminate their video for “heartsigh,” a track from their latest 4AD full-length Another Eternity. Directors Cecil Frena and Alex Fischer capture the band playing amongst 2,500 LED lights, anRead more…

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Thursday Music News

When Surfer Blood stopped by the KEXP studios last month, they surprised us with a great cover of the Polaris song “Hey Sandy” (which you can watch here). Now, they’ve released a cover of the Outkast hit “Hey Ya” for an upcoming compilation titled Amazon Acoustics, a collection of 30 exclusive covers and original songsRead more…

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Live Video: Surfer Blood

As DJ Cheryl Waters points out, Surfer Blood may not be the same “pen of puppies” they were in 2009, but on their newest release, 1000 Palms, they go back to their DIY roots. No longer with a major label looking over their shoulder and now with years of touring experience under their belt, theRead more…

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Monday Music News

Over the weekend, Grimes shared on Twitter that her highly-anticipated follow-up to 2012’s Visions will be out this October. She tweets the next release was recorded with “real instruments…very different from anything” and “every track is super different.” Reflect on her early days with this 2012 KEXP session in the meantime. [Consequence of Sound]

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Monday Music News

Surfer Blood guitarist Thomas Fekete has reached out to the public for funding for his battle against cancer. Fekete underwent surgery a few months ago to have a large tumor from his abdomen, but unfortunately, this rare and aggressive form of cancer has since spread to his lungs and spine. Since insurance will only coverRead more…

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