Category Archives: Local Music

KEXP Exclusive Interview: DoNormaal

Seattle emcee DoNormaal offers surprise after lyrical surprise in the tightly packed, staccato rhymes brimming on her latest LP, Third Daughter. The rapper, who burst on the Emerald City scene in November 2015 with the release of her beloved first full-length Jump Or Die has maintained status as one of Seattle’s most sought-after spitters. WithRead more…

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Local Artist Spotlight: Woolworm

Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week we’re highlighting Vancouver B.C.’s Woolworm, who performed last night at Pop Montreal, where KEXP is currently on site filming live sessions and doing interviews. Woolworm isn’t afraid to touch on dread and loathing. The bandRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Lyft Fest with Pickwick and Ravenna Woods 9/17

Just when you thought festival season was over with Bumbershoot, another one has jumped in right before the buzzer. This means you’ve got one more shot to enjoy free outdoor music before the cold weather kicks in. This Sunday, September 17th, Lyft will host their first annual Lyft Fest at the Seattle Center Mural Amphitheater.Read more…

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KEXP Suggests: Zen Mother and Sound Cipher at the Pacific Science Center

Laser domes have a nostalgic tie for many music listeners. For many, it recalls memories of zoning out and listening to classic records as a flurry of dazzling lights create a vivid masterwork right in front of your eyes. It’s like going to the movies, only louder and a whole lot more awesome. The Pacific ScienceRead more…

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Throwaway Style: Local Albums to Look Out For This Fall

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. ARead 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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Local Artist Spotlight: Baby Island

Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week we’re highlighting Whidbey Island’s own Baby Island. Some collaborations just make sense. Formed between members of Arizona’s The Format and Olympia local legends LAKE, Baby Island started collaborating in 2010 and released their self-titled debut tape backRead more…

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Song of the Day: Noah Gundersen – The Sound

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 Morning Show with John Richards, is “The Sound” by Noah Gundersen, offRead more…

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Throwaway Style: Tomo Nakayama Creates a Wallflower Opus with Pieces of Sky

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. IRead more…

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