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New Music Reviews (9/14)

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 Noname, Low, Jungle, and more.


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Throwaway Style Local Music Album Reviews

Throwaway Style: Knife Knights Uncovers a New World (With a Little Help From Their Friends) on 1 Time Mirage

The debut collaborative full-length of the duo of Ishmael Butler and Erik Blood is an imaginative musical journey featuring some of the brightest musical minds in Seattle.


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Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and The National’s Aaron Dessner Find Harmony in the Future Past with Big Red Machine

With their debut collaborative album as Big Red Machine, two of indie music’s most consistent players look outside themselves and create some of their most flourishing work yet.


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Throwaway Style Local Music Album Reviews

Throwaway Style: Alien Boy Dwells in the Purgatory of a Broken Relationship on Sleeping Lessons

On their debut full-length, the Portland quartet matches powerful guitars and drums with equally powerful feelings.


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Album Reviews: Ethiopian & Gladiators / Junior Byles

As the Omnivore label continues on with their reissuing of the old reggae Nighthawks Records label, well, here’s two more from the vaults.


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Album Review: The Beths - Future Me Hates Me (Carpark Records)

The Auckland, New Zealand quartet The Beths make us weak at the knees on their debut full-length.


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Songbook Book Reviews

KEXP Songbook Series: We Are The Clash Contextualizes The Hardest Years of the "Only Band That Matters"

On Wednesday, Sept. 5, KEXP will host to latest edition of our Songbook series looking at Mark Anderson and Ralph Heibutzki's We Are The Clash. Anderson will join KEXP Morning Show producer Owen Murphy to chat about the book in our Gathering Space. Ahead of the event, Murphy shares some thoughts ...


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Album Reviews

New Music Reviews (8/31)

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 Anna Calvi, Muncie Girls, Big Red Machine, and more.


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Throwaway Style Local Music Live Reviews

Throwaway Style: On Civic Pride and the Sonics Performing in Tacoma

This past Sunday evening, the legendary Tacoma band The Sonics played their first hometown show in six years. Martin Douglas explores their influence from the perspective of his twenty years as a Tacoma resident.


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Album Reviews

New Music Reviews (8/24)

Each week KEXP's Music Director Don Yates — joined this week by KEXP's DJ Abbie — shares brief insights on new and upcoming releases. See what's coming up this week below, including reviews for new releases from Blood Orange, Nothing, IDLES, and more.


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Throwaway Style Local Music Album Reviews

Throwaway Style: Whitney Ballen Explores Deep Emotional Wreckage on You're a Shooting Star, I'm a Sinking Ship

The Issaquah-based singer/songwriter's debut full-length is an arresting chronicle of when love goes wrong and exploring all the broken pieces left in the harsh realm of a breakup.


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The Ballad of Nobody: Mitski Crafts an Astounding Examination of Loneliness with Be The Cowboy

On her fifth album, Mitski fuses avant garde, poetic narratives and punk rock pacing to create one of her best works yet.


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