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Monday Music News

Prolific Garage-rock force Ty Segall gave an interview with Stereogum that offered some interesting new tidbits of information about the musician. For one, he no longer lives in San Francisco. Secondly, he’s not a huge fan of smoking weed. But most interestingly, he’s very interested in making a hip-hop album and wants legendary producer andRead more…

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Song of the Day: Cut Worms – Song of the Highest Tower

By Justin Farrar 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 “Song of theRead more…

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Friday Music News

Last year, The Shins released their fifth album called Heartworms. Next week, they’re releasing a flipped version of the album entitled The Worm’s Heart, featuring reworked versions of all the songs on the album. The basic premise is that all the songs keep the same lyrics and melodies but the slow songs get turned intoRead more…

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DJ Riz Reflects on the Upcoming 18th Annual Expansions MLK Unity Party 1/14

This Sunday, KEXP’s Expansions will host their 18th annual MLK Unity Party for an evening of music and dance to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Join Expansions DJs Sharlese, Kid Hops, Masa, Alex, and Riz as they soundtrack the evening and celebrate Dr. King’s astounding legacy. Ahead of the event, DJRead more…

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Music That Matters: Barton Fink Feeling

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. 598 – Barton Fink Feeling The Music that Matters podcastRead more…

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Song of the Day: Falon Sierra – Sprained Ankles

By Michael Tedder 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 Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Sprained Ankles,” aRead more…

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Throwaway Style: Little Star Examines Love Through Isolation on Even In Dreams

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. “Don’tRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: Mike Paradinas

London’s Mike Paradinas is a massively influential figure within the electronic music community. Best known for his works under the μ-Ziq alias, he released his debut album in 1993, played a pioneering role in the emergence of the drill’n’bass and IDM electronic music genres in the 1990s alongside his close friend and collaborator Aphex Twin,Read more…

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Thursday Music News

tUnE-yArDs are returning next week with a new album, I can feel you creep into my private life, and today we’ve received the third single from the album, “Heart Attack.” The fun, upbeat track shows the new, more accessible direction the band is taking. This will be the first album where the band, previously theRead more…

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Review Revue: The Teardrop Explodes – Wilder

Welcome to Review Revue, where every Thursday I dig through the KEXP stacks to share DJ reviews and comments written on the covers of LPs (and occasionally CDs) in the ’80s and ’90s, when the station was called KCMU, the DJs were volunteers, and people shared their opinions on little white labels instead of theRead more…

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