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Throwaway Style: Haley Heynderickx Tends to Her Songwriting With Immaculate Care on I Need to Start a Garden

On her stunning debut album, the Portland singer/songwriter approaches her craft with the dedication and attention many people reserve for their gardens.


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In Stores Now Reviews

New Music Reviews (3/16)

Each week KEXP's Music Director Don Yates and other KEXP DJs share brief insights on new and upcoming releases. See what's coming up this week below, including reviews for new releases from Preoccupations, Yo La Tengo, Sango, Mount Eerie, and more.


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Album Reviews

Album Review: Hot Snakes - Jericho Sirens

San Diego post-hardcore outfit Hot Snakes return with their first album in 14 years, Jericho Sirens, out now via Sub Pop Records


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In Stores Now Album Reviews

New Music Reviews (3/9)

Each week KEXP's Music Director Don Yates shares brief insights on new and upcoming releases. See what's coming up this week below, including reviews for new releases from Young Fathers, David Byrne, Hot Snakes and more.


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Rewind Local Music Album Reviews

Choking on the Craving: The Thermals - More Parts Per Million at Fifteen

Fifteen years ago today, the Thermals released their bratty, cheaply-recorded, excellent debut album. The anxiety, lovesickness, and inexhaustible catchiness of More Parts Per Million make it a minor classic sometimes lost in the shuffle of great lo-fi rock albums.


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In Stores Now Album Reviews

New Music Reviews (3/2)

Each week KEXP's Music Director Don Yates shares brief insights on new and upcoming releases. See what's coming up this week below, including reviews for new releases from Lucy Dacus, Haley Heynderickx, The BreedersCamp Cope, and more.


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Local Music Live Reviews

Corridor 2018: The Beauty of Experimental Art on a Cold February Day

This year's Corridor brought together artists locally and nationally to the soon-to-be demolished West Coast Printing for a beautiful day of experimental art across different mediums


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In Stores Now Album Reviews

New Music Reviews (2/23)

Each week KEXP's Music Director Don Yates and other KEXP DJs share brief insights on new and upcoming releases. See what's coming up this week below, including reviews for new releases from Moaning, Soccer Mommy, Brandi CarlileThunderpussy, and more.


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Rewind Album Reviews

Destiny Protect Me: Radiohead’s Pablo Honey Turns 25

Radiohead's debut might not be a fan favorite, but 25 years later it's a remarkable look back at the starting point of what would become an iconic act.


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In Stores Now Reviews

New Music Reviews (2/16)

KEXP's Music Director Don Yates and other KEXP DJs share brief insights on new and upcoming releases. See what's out now, including reviews for new releases from Car Seat Headrest, Screaming Females, Ought, Buffalo Tom, Belle & Sebastian, and more


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Album Reviews

Album Reviews: Car Seat Headrest -- Twin Fantasy

For their third album for Matador Records, Car Seat Headrest revise their 2011 opus. In doing so, they transform what was already an ambitious, weighty album into an emotionally exhausting masterpiece.


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In Stores Now Reviews

New Music Reviews (2/12)

KEXP's Music Director Don Yates and other KEXP DJs share brief insights on new and upcoming releases. See what's coming up this week below, including reviews for the Kendrick Lamar curated Black Panther soundtrack, Superchunk, MGMT, and more!


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