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Thursday Music News

We’ve got more new music to share from the forthcoming full-length from Leeds UK trio alt-J. Earlier this month, we got our first taste with “3WW“; below, you can stream the track “In Cold Blood.” (Heads up for the epilepsy-prone.) Both will appear on the album Relaxer out June 2nd release via Canvasback. [ SpinRead more…

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Upstream Music Fest + Summit: More Breakout Sessions and Keynote Topics Announced

Announcements for the upcoming Upstream Music Fest + Summit keep, well, streaming in! Last week, we revealed the first wave of breakout sessions. Now the full speaker lineup is here, along with new details on keynotes from Macklemore and some additions to previously announced sessions, like Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready teaming up with composer Ron Jones. You can see all these sessions,Read more…

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Song of the Day: Mac DeMarco – My Old Man

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “My Old Man,” byRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

There’s been a lot of speculation about Amber Coffman‘s departure from Dirty Projectors. The lead single from her solo debut City Of No Reply is defiantly titled “All To Myself,” yet the album was produced by her former bandmate David Longstreth. On the latest and seventh Dirty Projectors album, Longstreth sings candid, intensely personal lyricsRead more…

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Mastering the Hustle + Career Day This Saturday

Have you always dreamed about having a career in music? It may not be as far off as you think. This Saturday, you’ll have two different free opportunities to learn from local artists and industry professionals on how to succeed in an arts career. Whether you’re looking for ways to become a better performer or just curiousRead more…

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The Piano Has Been Drinking… ‘Cause It’s International Piano Day

Why does the world need a Piano Day? For many reasons. But mostly, because it doesn’t hurt to celebrate the piano and everything around it: performers, composers, piano builders, tuners, movers and most important, the listener. — Nils Frahm On the 88th day of every year, the world tickles the ivories in honor of InternationalRead more…

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Song of the Day: Brenda Xu – Lovely Storm

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Lovely Storm,” by Seattle-basedRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: k2k

k2k is the alias of Wellington, New Zealand, DJ, electronic producer, and vocalist Katherine Anderson. An alumnus of Red Bull Music Academy Paris 2015 and currently part of the Inky Waves collective that’s taking over dancefloors around her home country, her love for highly-melodic, pop-tinged, house grooves comes through proudly both in her silky smoothRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Not to be outdone by fellow shoegazers Ride, Slowdive have announced their first new album in 22 years! The self-titled LP will be out May 5th via Dead Oceans. We’ve already heard the single “Star Roving.” Stream a new track below, titled “Sugar for the Pill.” On Wednesday, the band will perform live from TheRead more…

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Song of the Day: Fufanu – Sports

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is the title track by IcelandRead more…

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