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Sasquatch 2013, Day Two: Sigur Rós, The xx, Bloc Party & more

by Tara Kelly Kearns The sun was shining when groggy concert goers raised from the dead this morning. Avoiding hangovers, bloody marys and mimosas abounded while folks attempted to erase the fatigue in their faces from the day before. The Mainstage hosted the first act of the day I had been recommended to see. NewRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

If any weekend were to officially signal the start of the Spring/Summer Concert Festival season in the Northwest it has to be Sasquatch Music Festival weekend! Running from Friday thru Monday, Sasquatch is sure to have some surprises in store with a fantastic lineup this year. Of course, KEXP will be broadcasting from the festivalRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

The XX have a new slow burning sultry track “Together” created for the upcoming film adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Unlike previous songs this one for the film becomes almost drone like – “together” they sing over and over, while a backing score swells over, classically dramatic in the most perfect cinematic way. Also interestingRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

I think it’s safe to say that at some point in the history of your life, you watched an infomercial. Be it to fall asleep, out of boredom, or for a laugh. Pissed Jeans “Bathroom Laughter” video is nothing like those infomercials – imagine if that infomercial was a nightmare. Set to their frantic, stormy,Read more…

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Monday Music News

Last week the straight outta the mosh pit quartet The Men released the first song from their upcoming album New Moon – “Electric” carries on their direct and loud, but sincere and present, approach to punk. If anything can remind us what it’s like to sweat gallons at a show and wash it all downRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: Modern Holiday Classics

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind, our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one theme. This is a collaboration between KEXP and King 5 News. It’s that time of the season again, so we’re looking at holiday songs.

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Monday Music News

Sufjan Stevens isn’t the only one taking on Christmas. The XX covered Wham!‘s  “Last Christmas” on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge. It’s just how you would expect it: a bit too serious for the cheesy lyrics, but then again The XX can make pretty much anything sound pout-perfectly pretty. And they sound like they’re havingRead more…

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2012 Top Ten List Spotlight: John Richards

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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2012 Top Ten List Spotlight: Larry Rose

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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Monday Music News

The xx released this new video for “Chained” off their most recent album Coexist. If the lyrics and male/female vocal layers don’t get you, the beauty of this video added to the music certainly will. Directed by the Young Replicant Team from The Creator’s Project, the video is as minimal but deeply affecting as the band’s sound. ToroRead more…

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