Tag Archives: The Very Best

2015 Top Ten List Spotlight: Darek Mazzone

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2015, leading up to our 2015 90.3 Top Album Countdown on Friday, December 18! Tune in to make sure your favorites made the list! Darek Mazzone’s 2015 Top Ten Albums artist album label Bomba Estereo Amanecer Sony Cheikh Lô BalbalouRead more…

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Music That Matters: Standing On a Beach In All Black

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. 463 – Standing On a Beach In All Black TheRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Bay Area bashers Thee Oh Sees return this Spring with their ninth album, Mutilator Defeated At Last. Stream the first single “Web” below. This time around, the line-up consists of mainstay frontman John Dwyer (vocals, guitar), Tim Hellman (bass), Nick Murray (drums), Brigid Dawson (keyboard and tambourine), and Chris Woodhouse (engineer). Mutilator Defeated At LastRead more…

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Monday Music News

In some not-that-shocking news, lovable bad-boy Mac DeMarco was detained by police this past weekend at a UC Santa Barbara show. The mischievous musician had crowd-surfed during his set, eventually grabbing on to the venue’s low-hanging ceiling beams. He then climbed to the second floor of the building, and headed back down to the stage,Read more…

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2012 Top Ten List Spotlight: DJ Rhythma

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2012, leading up to our 2012 Top Album Countdown, as voted on by our listeners! Voting ends on Friday, December 21st, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 28th to hear if your picksRead more…

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Live Video: The Very Best

The Very Best are the very best at a lot of things. Hailing from across the Atlantic, London production duo Radioclit met Esau Mwamwaya after he sold one of them a bicycle. They invited the Malawi born singer to appear on a mixtape that quickly went viral, Pitchfork invited them to play their annual festivalRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Bat For Lashes have released a second track “Marilyn” from her forthcoming album The Haunted Man, due out October 23 on Capitol. The dreamy song, with a chorus highlighted by Natasha Kahn’s piercing voice, is of course about the one and only Marilyn you might expect an up and coming indie-pop singer to reference, butRead more…

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Live Review: The Very Best with Seye @ The Crocodile 8/22

The Very Best may have the best jobs in the world. If you can’t already tell by the photo above, they throw an incredibly fun show. They aren’t trying to prove anything to you. They also don’t have to coax you into dancing your ass off. Rather, as Esau Mwamwaya bounces back and forth acrossRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Another fantastic week of live music lies ahead. On Monday night, we warm up with Three Mile Pilot and Dramady at the Tractor. Wednesday night, the super talented Allen Stone plays a free in-store at Easy Street Records in Queen Anne, while The Very Best and Seye are at the Crocodile, and Brown Bird and Spoonshine play the Tractor.Read more…

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Album Review: The Very Best – MTMTMK

If The Very Best ring a bell in the back of your mind, it’s probably because you heard about them back in 2008 and 2009 amidst the blur of super happy tropical-tinged indie bands. Back when Vampire Weekend and Santigold were just emerging on the scene and M.I.A. was still blowing minds with Kala, TheRead more…

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