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KEXP at CMJ 2013, Day 3: The Dismemberment Plan

It's never in any band's plan to break up, but it's much less anticipated for a band to reemerge as a more mature version of their past selves. But to everyone's surprise -- even their own -- The Dismemberment Plan are back with a new record, Uncanney Valley, that not only recognizes that they've...


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KEXP at CMJ 2013... our final day!

Today, we wrap up our 3-day broadcast from Judson Memorial Church in NYC during the 2013 CMJ Music Marathon. Tune in from 9AM to 5PM Seattle time to hear exclusive live performances from HAERTS, Eleanor Friedberger, The Dismemberment Plan and Ghost Wave.


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CMJ Song of the Day

Song of the Day: Ghost Wave - Here She Comes

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. This week’s featured songs come ...


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CMJ Live Reviews

KEXP at CMJ 2013, Day 2: Ski Lodge

It's pretty perfect that the frontman of Ski Lodge shares a surname with the guitarist for The Smiths since their sound is totally reminiscent of those Manchester legends.


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CMJ Live Reviews

KEXP at CMJ 2013, Day 2: Wild Cub

At today's CMJ session, dance-pop band Wild Cub brought their own baby cub: frontman Keegan DeWitt's 4 1/2-month old baby was in the audience, watching his papa bear in concert for the very first time.


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CMJ Live Reviews

KEXP at CMJ 2013, Day 2: Saint Rich

It's only a matter of time before Saint Rich, the musical brainchild of Steve Marion and Christian Peslak, becomes a household name. Beyond the Drone, their debut full-length album, was released earlier this month on Merge Records, and it'll blow you away. Before becoming a part of Saint Rich, Ma...


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CMJ Song of the Day

Song of the Day: The Dismemberment Plan - Daddy Was A Real Good Dancer

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. This week’s featured songs come ...


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CMJ Live Reviews

KEXP at CMJ 2013, Day 1: The Helio Sequence

After 17 years of existence, The Helio Sequence could easily kick back in comfort as a fixture in the Pacific Northwest music scene with their successful signature indie-rock sound. Instead, the duo has been ushered into a new, full-grown style on their fifth full-length album, 2012's Negotiation...


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CMJ Live Reviews

KEXP at CMJ 2013, Day 1: Weekend

Brooklyn-based (formerly San Francisco) shoegaze band Weekend came into the picture at the turn of the decade with Sports, a strong introductory statement that could have seen the band go in plenty of different directions in the future. But in the form of Jinx, their sophomore step mixes dense te...


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