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Live Video & Interview: Au Revoir Simone @ CMJ

Brooklyn synthpop trio Au Revoir Simone are back after a four year hiatus, and we were thrilled to have them as part of our CMJ broadcast from Judson Memorial Church. After a lovely walk around Washington Square Park with their young superfan, we stopped for a chat about parenthood, '80s beats, a...


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Live Video & Interview: Weekend @ CMJ

Weekend the band are much like their music: intense, a little intimidating, but you can't help but be drawn in. The dark, moody songs from their sophomore album, Jinx, were perfect in the gothic interiors of New York's Judson Memorial Church. KEXP managed to grab the guys for a quick chat after ...


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Live Video: Ghost Wave @ CMJ

You might call it Flying Nun 2.0, for the venerable New Zealand label recently began signing new Kiwi acts after a long hiatus. Considering Flying Nun signed and released many of its country's most celebrated acts including The Clean, The Bats, Bailter Space, The Verlaines and The Chills, any new...


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Live Video: Saint Rich @ CMJ

Formed in the span of a single weekend – after playing and writing seven songs without leaving a New Jersey house due to a flash flood – the members of Saint Rich play pop music in the vein of Franz Ferdinand and The Stokes. There is something spritely and up about the group's music, the snare al...


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Live Video: Wild Cub @ CMJ

When you hear a band is from Nashville, most likely you think of big coiffed hair, thick acoustic guitar sounds and gallon-sized hats. Well, Wild Cub, borne out of the Tennessee music hotbed, sounds more like they were from Northern California, or even the Pacific Northwest, than from the same pl...


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Live Video & Interview: Bear Ceuse @ CMJ

Kudos to Brooklyn boys Bear Ceuse for kicking off our CMJ broadcast with a roar, and then sticking around to chat about zombies, French lullabies, and their excellent debut album Don Domestique, out now on Medical Records. Watch their ferocious session below.


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Live Video & Interview: Cub Sport @ CMJ

KEXP was excited to present the US radio debut of Brisbane, Australia quintet Cub Sport from our CMJ Broadcast. In fact, it was the young band's first time playing in the States at all! Watch their performance below, and check out our chat with these young Aussies over jealous dogs, vengeful yout...


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Live Video: The Helio Sequence @ CMJ

It's hard to imagine a more fitting location for The Helio Sequence's ethereal melodies than the cathedral-like room of Judson Memorial Church in Manhattan. The Portland duo of Benjamin Weikel and Brandon Summers joined us during our CMJ broadcast last month and truly outdid themselves with a lus...


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Live Video: The Dismemberment Plan

Pop open a bottle of bubbly - The Dismemberment Plan are back in full force. As seen here at their packed performance at Judson Memorial Church during KEXP's CMJ broadcast, the band resurrects their renowned dance-punk energy and precision playing. It’s hard to imagine The Dismemberment Plan coul...


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Live Video: Eleanor Friedberger @ CMJ

Though her first band, brother-sister duo The Fiery Furnaces, caught a lot of well-deserved internet buzz, Eleanor Friedberger has truly found her voice alone. Over two albums - Last Summer, 2011's acclaimed solo debut, and the recent Personal Record, sure to be a favorite on critics' year-end li...


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Live Video & Interview: HAERTS

During our CMJ broadcast last month, KEXP was excited to host a performance from New York's own HAERTS, a band clearly on the brink of something big. With just a couple of singles and one EP to their charmingly-misspelled name, we felt fortunate to share some of their unreleased tracks with the w...


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