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Black History Month KEXP Premiere

Read an Excerpt from Larry Mizell, Jr.'s Liner Notes for Digable Planets' Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space)

The former Street Sounds DJ shares a part of his interview with Digable Planets and Shabazz Palaces' Ishmael Butler and his experiences that formed the record.


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KEXP Premiere The Midday Show w/ Cheryl Waters

Australian Band Bloods Share Their "Feelings" (KEXP Premiere)

It's the perfect track to premiere on Valentine's Day! Sydney/Melbourne band Bloods share the single "Feelings," a sneak peek at their sophomore LP of the same name, out in May via Share It Music, distributed by Sub Pop Records.


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Interviews Local Music KEXP Premiere

Portland's Cool American Shares and Discusses New Album Better Luck Next Year Vol. 3 (KEXP Premiere)

Portland songwriter Nathan Tucker shares the third volume in his series of home recordings and chats with KEXP about home recording and his hometown inspirations.


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Local Music KEXP Premiere

Portland's Gold Casio Share New Single "Love Vs Logic" (KEXP Premiere)

Portland disco-synth outfit ponders the dichotomy of love with a new single ahead of their Valentine's Day show at Barboza.


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KEXP Premiere

KEXP Exclusive Video Premiere: Buffalo Tom - "Roman Cars"

Last year, alt-rock veterans Buffalo Tom released a 25th Anniversary Edition of their breakout album Let Me Come Over. And now in 2018, the long-running band are releasing their first new album in six years, Quiet and Peace, due March 2nd via Scrawny/Schoolkids Records.


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KEXP Premiere

Surfer Blood Cover Pavement's "Box Elder" (KEXP Premiere)

There's history to bands covering Pavement's "Box Elder." When The Wedding Present recorded their interpretation of the track from Pavement's Slay Tracks (1933–1969) EP track back in '89, it caught the ear of renowned BBC DJ John Peel and helped generate buzz for the release abroad. Nearly three ...


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Local Music KEXP Premiere

Hibou Announces New Album Something Familiar, Shares "Fall Into" Music Video

Hibou, the moniker of Seattle songwriter Peter Michel, returns with a new LP entitled Something Familiar out March 2 via Barsuk Records. The album follows up on the project's 2015 self-titled debut, which Michel recorded in a walk-in closet. This time around he's recorded with a full-band at Chri...


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Local Music KEXP Premiere

KEXP Premiere: Raven Hollywood - IRL

Seattle songwriter Raven Matthews goes by many names, from his birth name to RVN and now Raven Hollywood. With each new moniker, you can feel his progression as an artist. On his latest EP, IRL, the Raven Hollywood name aptly embodies the grand and murky folk noir visions. Following up last year'...


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Local Music KEXP Premiere

KEXP Video Premiere: AJ Suede – Negative Energy

On his latest album, Gotham Fortress, AJ Suede is filled with negative energy. It looms in the boom of his voice, in the foreboding rumbles of Wolftone's spacious beats (as well as cuts from SpaceGhostPurp and Brakebill). He cements the atmosphere of the record early on with the stand out track, ...


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Local Music KEXP Premiere

KEXP Premiere: Public Domain Music Gets Revitalized with New Compilation Transference

Songs that make their way into the public domain are curious objects. For the few that make their way into pop culture, like "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" or "Jingle Bells," there are thousands of others that just collect dust and remain out of the public conscious. They're songs from bygone era...


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Local Music KEXP Premiere

KEXP Premiere: High Pulp debuts Super Funky Basement Sessions Series

Funk music isn't just heard, it's experienced. You can have a great time playing a funk article at home on your stereo, but it takes on a whole new life when it's right in front of your face. Seattle future funk-fusion act High Pulp gets this. With a staggering 10 members in the group, they push ...


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Local Music KEXP Premiere

KEXP Premiere: Sera Cahoone covers Wham!'s Last Christmas

It takes a lot for a song to enter the Christmas canon. Most of the songs we sing every year have survived generations, outlasting our memory and seemingly always existing. It's not that new holiday songs aren't still being written -- good ones still emerge constantly, but very few can reach the ...


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