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Album Reviews: Ethiopian & Gladiators / Junior Byles

As the Omnivore label continues on with their reissuing of the old reggae Nighthawks Records label, well, here’s two more from the vaults.


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Album Review: The Beths - Future Me Hates Me (Carpark Records)

The Auckland, New Zealand quartet The Beths make us weak at the knees on their debut full-length.


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New Music Reviews (8/31)

Each week KEXP's Music Director Don Yates shares brief insights on new and upcoming releases. See what's coming up this week below, including reviews for new releases from Anna Calvi, Muncie Girls, Big Red Machine, and more.


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New Music Reviews (8/24)

Each week KEXP's Music Director Don Yates — joined this week by KEXP's DJ Abbie — shares brief insights on new and upcoming releases. See what's coming up this week below, including reviews for new releases from Blood Orange, Nothing, IDLES, and more.


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Throwaway Style: Whitney Ballen Explores Deep Emotional Wreckage on You're a Shooting Star, I'm a Sinking Ship

The Issaquah-based singer/songwriter's debut full-length is an arresting chronicle of when love goes wrong and exploring all the broken pieces left in the harsh realm of a breakup.


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The Ballad of Nobody: Mitski Crafts an Astounding Examination of Loneliness with Be The Cowboy

On her fifth album, Mitski fuses avant garde, poetic narratives and punk rock pacing to create one of her best works yet.


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New Music Reviews (8/17)

Each week KEXP's Music Director Don Yates shares brief insights on new and upcoming releases. See what's coming up this week below, including reviews for new releases from Mitski, Death Cab For Cutie, Death Cab For Cutie, and more.


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Throwaway Style: The Grainy Rush of Table Sugar

A playful sense of experimentation is on thrilling display in the Olympia quartet's distinct brand of art-punk. Martin Douglas explores their pair of quick full-length releases.


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New Music Reviews (8/10)

Each week KEXP's Music Director Don Yates shares brief insights on new and upcoming releases. See what's coming up this week below, including reviews for new releases from Tirzah, Cullen Omori, Oh Sees, and more.


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New Music Reviews (8/3)

Each week KEXP's Music Director Don Yates shares brief insights on new and upcoming releases. See what's coming up this week below, including reviews for new releases from The Love Language, Alejandro Escovedo, Spider Bags, and more.


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Throwaway Style: Lié Forcibly Challenges the Culture of Abuse on Hounds

On the Vancouver punk trio's third full-length, Lié embody an array of narrative perspectives in order to capture the fear and trauma abusers leave in their wake.


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New Music Reviews (7/27)

Each week KEXP's Music Director Don Yates and DJ Alex Ruder share brief insights on new and upcoming releases. See what's coming up this week below, including reviews for new releases from Santigold, Boy Azooga, Shy Boys, and more.


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