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Music That Matters: Big Gay Podcast 2017

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. 570 – Big Gay Podcast 2017 DJ Riz and LarryRead more…

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Friday Music News

English indie band The xx  released the deluxe edition of their third studio album I See You today which includes three bonus tracks. One of them, “Naive” samples Drake’s “Doing It Wrong,” while “Brave For You (Marfa Demo)” is a stripped down acoustic recording of their track “Brave For You.” They also released an official musicRead more…

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Local Artist Spotlight: SassyBlack

Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week, we’re featuring local R&B songwriter/rapper SassyBlack, who self-releases her latest LP, New Black Swing, today. SassyBlack, aka Cat Harris-White, has been a dominate force in Seattle hip-hop for nearly a decade. Many first heard her as one halfRead more…

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Video Premiere: Western Haunts – Saved 4 Me

Listening to Seattle band Western Haunts is like stepping into a hazy, disorienting dream. The powerful thuds of percussion against the airy, translucent synthesizers and guitars are amorphous and almost comforting. It’s a mood that’s perfectly captured and expanded on in the sugar-high video for their song “Saved 4 Me”, off their 2017 LP, Problem Pop. The band squeezeRead more…

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Song of the Gay: Little Star – Linda Blair

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 DJs think you should hear. All this week we are celebrating Seattle Pride and PrideFest 2017 by featuring all LGBTQRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Singles Soundtrack Listening Party 6/25

UPDATE: Light in the Attic write “due to circumstances out of our control, the listening party has been re-scheduled for Sunday, June 25th at Noon.” More info here. It’s been 25 years since Cameron Crowe’s grunge-era defining film Singles hit theaters and introduced the masses to Matt Dillon’s innovative smeared-soul patch goatee. But maybe even more influential thanRead more…

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Thursday Music News

This Friday, Radiohead are releasing OKNOTOK, a deluxe reissue of their iconic 1997 album OK Computer in honor of its 20th anniversary. The album includes a remastered version of the original album, eight B-sides, a hardcover book, and three previously unreleased tracks: “I Promise,” “Lift,” and “Man of War.” Today they’ve shared the video for “Man ofRead more…

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Local Artist Spotlight: Lushloss

Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week, we’re featuring local producer/songwriter Lushloss, whose debut album Asking/Bearing came out on cassette last week and arrives digitally on July 28 via Hush Hush Records. In the opening moments of her debut, Lushloss (a.k.a. Olive Jun) vocally arrivesRead more…

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Review Revue: Soul Asylum – And the Horse They Rode In On

I have covered Soul Asylum in this space a couple of times before, but it’s been almost exactly four years since the last time. I have had four years to dig back into the earlier, and I presume cooler, albums by this long-running Minneapolis alt-rock mainstay (They still exist! They put out a new albumRead more…

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Song of the Gay: The Drums – Heart Basel

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 DJs think you should hear. All this week we are celebrating Seattle Pride and PrideFest 2017 by featuring all LGBTQRead more…

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