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Live Video: The National

Late last month, longtime station faves The National made a stop by The Morning Show on KEXP, delivering a passionate, dynamic in-studio session — a true feat at 9:30 AM! In addition to songs from their latest album Sleep Well Beast (4AD Records), the band treated listeners to a previously unreleased track titled “Rylan.” DespiteRead more…

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Thursday Music News

The National have shared a couple news items today. The first is a new video for the title track from their latest album Sleep Well Beast. The clip is directed by artist Casey Reas, who also did the videos for “Day I Die,” “Guilty Party,” “Carin at the Liquor Store,” and “The System Only DreamsRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Fresh off a live performance on The Morning Show on KEXP, The National have released a video for the single “Dark Side of the Gym,” a track off their critically acclaimed new album Sleep Well Beast. The video is directed by Justin Peck, the resident choreographer at the New York City Ballet, who also starsRead more…

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2017 Top Ten List Spotlight: John Richards

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2017, leading up to our 2017 Top 90.3 Album Countdown! Voting ends on Friday, December 8th at 6:00 PM PT, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 15th to hear if your picks madeRead more…

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KEXP Video Roundup: Giving Thanks

Are you stressed out because the cranberry sauce isn’t turning out as planned? Mad that you missed the Thanksgiving Day Parade? Dreading that the dinner table conversation with your extended family might get way too political? Well, just remember that many mental health professionals advise that a way to alleviate stress and worry is toRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

A brand new song from Björk has emerged called “Blissing Me,” along with a video premiered via Amazon Music UK. The song recounts the story of Björk and a fellow “music nerd” crush “sending each other MP3s, falling in love to a song,” according to the lyrics. It’s a beautiful change after 2015’s heartbreaking album Vulnicura, focused on the dissolution of her 13-yearRead more…

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Friday Music News

The National gave Brussels a treat last night by performing their beloved fourth studio album Boxer in its entirety for the first time ever. The band just wrapped up a European tour behind their latest album Sleep Well Beast, with Brussels as their final stop. Boxer celebrated its 10th anniversary earlier this year. The album hasRead 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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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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Monday Music News

Killer Mike, rapper and half of the duo Run the Jewels, took a stand against Mike Pence’s announcement that he had left the Colts vs 49ers game because the players peacefully protested by kneeling during the national anthem. “I wonder how he feels about the constitution. The document that contains the principles this republic isRead more…

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