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Music Heals: KEXP Exclusive Interview with Phantogram

During the recording process of Phantogram's third album, Three, members Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter experienced a devastating loss. Barthel's sister and Carter's close friend Becky died by suicide. While the electro-pop duo has always explored dark themes in their songwriting, they weren't pre...


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KEXP Exclusive Interview: DoNormaal

Seattle emcee DoNormaal offers surprise after lyrical surprise in the tightly packed, staccato rhymes brimming on her latest LP, Third Daughter. The rapper, who burst on the Emerald City scene in November 2015 with the release of her beloved first full-length Jump Or Die has maintained status as ...


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KEXP Exclusive Interview: SOFI TUKKER

If you're wondering about the irresistibly funky house track behind the latest iPhone X ad, we've got you covered. KEXP recently spoke to Grammy-nominated, New York-based duo SOFI TUKKER, whose new song, "Best Friend," soundtracks the new Apple ad out last week. Before their Saturday night set at...


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OFF Festival 2017: Interviews w/ Silver Apples, Kikagaku Moyo, Bastard Disco

Day 2 of KEXP's visit to the OFF Music Festival in Katowice, Poland was a perfect reflection of what founder Artur Rojek is aiming for: diversity not only in sound but in origin. KEXP's DJ Morgan spent time chatting with musicians from around the globe: up-and-coming Warsaw band Bastard Disco, To...


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Local Artist Spotlight: Industrial Revelation

Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week, we’re featuring Seattle fusion quartet Industrial Revelation, who play Concerts at the Mural this Friday, August 25, with The Maldives and Emma Lee Toyoda.


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Interviews OFF Festival

OFF Festival 2017: Interviews w/ Beak>, Artur Rojek, Ulrika Spacek, Trupa Trupa, MORE

For our third year, KEXP returned to Katowice, Poland for OFF Music Festival, a weekend of music after our own hearts. "The OFF line-up neither favors nor discriminates against any specific genres," explained founder (and musician himself), Artur Rojek. "What matters is the music and the quality ...


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Local Artist Spotlight: The Maldives

Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week, we’re featuring Seattle folk rock outfit The Maldives, who play Concerts at the Mural this Friday, August 25, with Industrial Revelation and Emma Lee Toyoda.


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KEXP Exclusive Interview: Jimmy James of The True Loves

Imagine a pair of bell-bottoms. A suede vest. A wide collar, strutting leather boots. Similarly, imagine sequins and elongated lashes. Pearls and sly eyes. If you can imagine this, you can begin to sense the spirits that inspired the newest record from Seattle soul and funk group, The True Loves....


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