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Record Store Day 2018: Noah Gundersen on Selections from White Noise Live From KEXP 90.3 FM

We caught up with Gundersen to learn more about his Record Store Day release, performing in the live room, and which records he's looking out for this Saturday. Oh, and there might be some mushrooms involved.


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Video Roundup

Video Roundup: KEXP Celebrates Two Years in Our New Home

Two years ago today, KEXP opened the doors to our new home in Seattle Center. As we celebrate this momentous occasion in our station’s history, let’s revisit some of the videos from the first sessions recorded in our space.


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Live Video Trans Musicales

KEXP at Trans Musicales: Tample

Today, we continue sharing our discoveries from the Trans Musicales festival in Rennes, France, where last December we captured twelve exclusive sessions. We’re sharing with you one unique session per week, and you can watch all the previously released ones here. This week’s feature is of Tample.


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Local Artist Spotlight Local Music Album Reviews

Local Artist Spotlight: Lusine

Along with more than 200 other acts, Lusine's singular brand of electronic music is coming to Upstream Music Fest on June 1-3. For this week's Local Artist Spotlight, we highlight what might be the best album of Jeff McIlwain's nearly two-decade-long career.


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Throwaway Style Interviews Local Music

Throwaway Style: An Interview with Kevin Murphy of the Moondoggies

It's kind of an understatement to say a lot can change in five years. Moondoggies frontman Kevin Murphy opens up about the half-decade period between the band's full-length records and the art of writing rock songs.


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Interviews Local Music

CCFX FTW: A Q&A with the DFA Records Super-Trio

CCFX is a new supergroup out of Olympia, Washington, a collision of talents, a stellar collision of sorts, featuring friends from the bands CC Dust and Trans FX. KEXP Morning Show Producer Owen Murphy chatted with the band following their first in-studio session.


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Video Roundup

Video Roundup: Happy National Sibling Day

Are genetics the root cause of musicality? It's a much-debated idea, but after our exhaustive research of sibling bands, we're convinced it could be true. In today's video roundup, we're celebrating National Sibling Day by bringing some lesser-known sibling bands to the forefront.


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Live Video Trans Musicales

KEXP at Trans Musicales: Cosmic Project

Today, we continue sharing our discoveries from the Trans Musicales festival in Rennes, France, where last December we captured twelve exclusive sessions. We’re sharing with you one unique session per week, and you can watch all the previously released ones here. This week’s feature is of Cosmic ...


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Rewind Album Reviews

Eric’s Trip Turned Failed Romance into a Lo-Fi, Break-Up Masterpiece with Love Tara

We take a second look at Eric's Trip's debut Love Tara, the drama behind the LP, and why it remains a timeless classic as we celebrate Sub Pop's 30th anniversary.


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Local Artist Spotlight Local Music

Local Artist Spotlight: Tacocat

Few bands make the hell that is sometimes other people sound as fun as Tacocat. Leading up to their Upstream Music Fest performance, the band reflects on some of their favorite songs from their catalog.


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Video Roundup

Glasgow A Go-Go: KEXP's Tartan Day Video Roundup

Happy Tartan Day! Okay, so it's not really a Scottish holiday, but one made up by the U.S. back in 1982 to celebrate Scottish heritage. We can't think of a better way to celebrate than with some of our favorite Scottish bands.


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Interviews Sub Pop 30

Sub Pop 30: Why SP0217 is One of the Best in Sub Pop's Catalog

There are a number of amazing releases featured throughout the Sub Pop catalog, but there's no question that our favorite catalog number so far is SP0217, Iris Parker-Pavitt, daughter of label founder Bruce Pavitt. KEXP chats with her and her dad in this exclusive interview.


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