Category Archives: KEXP Premiere

KEXP Premiere: The Replacements – Takin’ A Ride (Live)

February 1986. Four scrappy dudes from Minneapolis — Paul Westerberg, Bob Stinson, his brother Tommy Stinson, and Chris Mars — took the stage at Maxwell’s, the now legendary (and defunct) Hoboken venue. It was a memorable show for the now legendary (and defunct) band The Replacements. They had just made their major label debut withRead more…

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KEXP Premiere: Scott Yoder – Ways of Love

Scott Yoder knows a thing or two about embracing his psych tendencies. Yoder spent years fronting the local garage-pop outfit The Pharmacy, crafting some of the most expansive and delightfully freaky music in the city, and now finds himself writing and performing under his own name. He’s been putting out solo material since 2015, including last year’s Looking BackRead more…

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KEXP Track Premiere: Dog Mountain – Purity

With a name like Dog Mountain, how could you ever fail? The Bellingham indie rock quartet doesn’t need the name as a crutch — they match both the majesty of mountains and dogs by crafting powerful, tastefully arranged guitar-heavy tracks that aptly blend the band’s humor with their own introspective tendencies. With a new album inRead more…

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Video Premiere: Merso – Serial Killer

When Seattle prog-rock purveyors Merso released last year’s Red World, they sought to examine what it’s like to become a monster, drawing heavily from Alan Moore’s iconic run of the Swamp Thing comics. Monsters can be a hard thing to define. They’re not always the mythic beasts we see in literature or in film. As the band’s new music video forRead more…

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Video Premiere: Tomo Nakayama – Fourth of Julivar’s

There’s something about Tomo Nakayama‘s voice that feels like an old friend. The Seattle singer-songwriter doesn’t just sound great, that’s undeniable, but the way he softly sings is comforting — especially paired with his wistful, floating finger-picking. In the music video for “Fourth of Julivar’s”, off his upcoming LP Pieces of Sky, Nakayama doesn’t just hear thoseRead more…

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KEXP Premiere: Pegboard Nerds x Motopony – Free

What do you get when you combine “glitch folk” locals Motopony with Euro-electropop duo Pegboard Nerds? You get “Free,” a new single making its world debut today on The Morning Show with John Richards. It’s a surprising collaboration: Norwegian DJ Alexander Odden and Danish DJ Michael Parsberg have been active in the EDM scene asRead more…

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KEXP Premiere: Chong the Nomad – you’re really pretty

Composing great dance music is more than just choosing the right beats per minute and finding a catchy synth patch. It’s about capturing an emotional impulse in the groove – that indescribable, wordless “something” that resonates beyond how it booms out the speakers. It’s an idea that Seattle producer Alda Agustiano aka Chong the NomadRead more…

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Video Premiere: Naked Giants – Born To Be Wild

If you’ve ever seen Seattle’s Naked Giants live, you know just how passionate and rabid they can be. Even the drummer can barely contain himself to his throne while the trio is churning out furious, excitable riffs. They feel like they were born to be wild, which is why they’re the perfect fit cover Steppenwolf’s mega-hit, well, “BornRead more…

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KEXP Premiere: Prom Queen – End Of The World

Seattle’s Leeni Ramadan (aka the glitter-gloom pop singer, Prom Queen) has established herself as a singular-voiced, bouffant-boasting player in the Emerald City music scene. If the ultimate goal of any creative person is to establish an immediately recognizable style, Ramadan has done that already. With a pink guitar in hand, she stands front and centerRead more…

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KEXP Video Premiere: Danny Newcomb & the Sugarmakers – Summer Sky

Danny Newcomb, a long-time fixture of the Seattle music scene, returns with a new album tomorrow, Friday, August 11th. All the Way is the second release for the project Danny Newcomb & the Sugarmakers, but is just another addition to a lengthy discography for Newcomb who previously played in local bands Goodness and The Rockfords.Read more…

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