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America! F*** Yeah!: A KEXP Fourth of July Video Roundup

It’s the Fourth of July, aka “Independence Day,” and KEXP is celebrating our freedom to play all the independent music we want! This great country has inspired songwriters over the years, even ones in other countries from Sweden (First Aid Kit) to Iceland (FM Belfast). While you’re firing up the BBQ and lighting up theRead more…

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Treefort Music Fest 2016, Day 5: Youth Lagoon, Chairlift

“Cheers to evolution, cheers to knowing where you are going, cheers to the future.” Those were Trevor Power’s parting words as Boise and the U.S. said goodbye to Youth Lagoon on the final night of Treefort Music Fest. It was a moment Boise was surely dreading, but after a fun day with acts such asRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Treefort Music Fest in Boise, Idaho 3/23-3/27

Now in its fifth year, the Treefort Music Fest brings its biggest line-up yet to Boise, Idaho. Over the next five days, over 400 bands will take the stage across multiple venues in downtown Boise, including Built to Spill, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Youth Lagoon, Thundercat, Thee Oh Sees, Chelsea Wolfe, Aesop Rock w/Read more…

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Live Video: Youth Lagoon

As Cheryl Waters jokes, it’s taken over ten years to get Trevor Powers’ band Youth Lagoon in the KEXP studio. Really, the band has only been around since 2010 – it just feels like we’ve all been waiting that long. We were all happy finally to have wrangled Youth Lagoon come grace us, and the timingRead more…

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Monday Music News

A mere week after we aired his KEXP in-studio session, and Boise-based artist Trevor Powers, a.k.a. Youth Lagoon, has announced he’s calling it quits. In a statement on Twitter, the bright young artist writes, “there is nothing left to say through Youth Lagoon. It will exist no more.” Read the complete statement below. If youRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Local duo Chimurenga Renaissance (aka Tendai Maraire of Shabazz Palaces and Hussein Kalonji) debut a new track today titled “Girls With Gunz,” a song they say was inspired by African assassin Grace Maseva, a woman who fought in the Second Chimurenga, the war that ended white rule in Zimbabwe. Local writer Charles Mudede explained onRead more…

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Thursday Music News

In case you missed its debut on The Morning Show on KEXP yesterday, Nada Surf are back with new music: stream the single “Believe You’re Mine” below. The Brooklyn band’s eighth studio album, You Know Who You Are, will be out March 4th via beloved local label Barsuk, and features two tracks co-written by DanRead more…

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Treefort Music Fest announces first round of artists

In Boise, there’s a club you want to belong to. They meet in the thawing Spring days of March, huddled in nightclubs, living rooms, pop-up venues, outdoor stages, and anywhere downtown where there are great bands to be heard. It’s a club that loves music and the all of the arts, celebrates the Pacific NorthwestRead more…

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Music That Matters: Runner Powered Podcast, Volume 5

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. 486 – Runner Powered Podcast, Volume 5 Morning Show hostRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

On November 6, Bob Dylan will release another installment of his Bootleg Series, called The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Volume 12. The collection includes six CDs with reworkings of many classic tracks, including “Like A Rolling Stone” and “Subterranean Homesick Blues.” Pre-order the box set on Amazon. [CoS]

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