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In Stores Now 10/23

Vancouver, BC artist Dan Bejar — better known as Destroyer — returns with his 11th album, which KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes as “a powerful set of dark,’80s-steeped New Wave/post-punk with prominent percussive synths, gleaming guitars and occasional strings and horns accompanying his dramatic glam-pop vocals and dark, aphoristic lyrics revolving around depravity, decadenceRead more…

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KEXP Exclusive Interview: Darto Finds Hope and Lose Themselves on Human Giving

When Darto‘s Nick Merz was 21 years old, he found himself crossing a bridge. Not a metaphorical bridge, but a literal one. As he walked with his friend, the man gave him some sobering criticism. “In all your music, you only ask why,” the man said. “You’re not saying anything. You’re just asking why.” “That stuckRead more…

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Monday Music News

Hamilton Leithauser recently shared a new song with folk chanteuse Angel Olsen called “Heartstruck (Wild Hunger)” and today that song has an official video. Directed by Peter and Nick Simonite and created by Austin based full-service creative company Preacher, the video follows Leithauser as a wanders a dirt road, a small town, and then endingRead more…

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Live Review: Arcade Fire / Phantogram at KeyArena 10/15

Like a kind of watershed moment, there are live show experiences before seeing Arcade Fire and live show experiences after seeing Arcade Fire. They’re really a gauge for everything now. A religious experience whether you’re religious or not. A spiritual “Wake Up” call. A concerted church. An eidetic ecstasy. Call it whatever you want! It’sRead more…

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Song of the Day: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Matter of Time

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. Today’s song, featured on The Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Matter of Time” byRead more…

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Friday Music News

Sharon Van Etten is one of many great artists contributing singles to the 7-Inches For Planned Parenthood compilation, released today. “Passion and Love” is the name of her contributed song, which is simple and sparse, with her vocals being accompanied by acoustic guitar. The 30-track compilation includes contributions from Feist, Sleater-Kinney, St. Vincent, Bon Iver,Read more…

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Music That Matters: 9 Gazzilionth Podcast

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. 587 – 9 Gazzilionth Podcast Morning Show host John RichardsRead more…

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KEXP Video Roundup: Happy Birthday, Tom Petty

In the weeks since Tom Petty‘s sudden death, dozens of musicians have honored the rocker by covering his songs. The breadth and depth of these tributes is awe-inspiring: Sure, artists have gravitated toward the hits — “American Girl,” “Don’t Come Around Here No More,” “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” and “Free Fallin’” — but musicians haveRead more…

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Song of the Day: Stag – The Bedazzler

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. Today’s song, featured on The Morning Show with John Richards, is “The Bedazzler” by STAG,Read more…

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Throwaway Style: Señor Fin Confront Ego and Weed Demons with Jazzy

Throwaway Style is a weekly column dedicated to examining all aspects of the Northwest music scene. Whether it’s a new artist making waves, headlines affecting local talent, or reflecting on some of the music that’s been a foundation in our region; this space celebrates everything happening in the Northwest region, every Thursday on the KEXP Blog. SeñorRead more…

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