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Song of the Day The Afternoon Show w/ Kevin Cole

Song of the Day: The Autonomics – Southern Funeral

Autonomics, a trio consisting of frontman Dan Pantenberg and identical twin brothers Evan and Vaughn Leikam, filter a self-starting, DIY punk energy into a clean, upbeat form of power pop.


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Song of the Day The Afternoon Show w/ Kevin Cole

Song of the Day: Dessa - Fire Drills

An essayist as well as a rapper, Dessa’s lyricism has always been a pool fed by both hip-hop and those forms of storytelling and poetry meant for the page. The Doomtree affiliated, Minneapolis MC is especially sharp-eyed on her latest single “Fire Drills,” off the soon-to-be-released album Chime.


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Song of the Day The Afternoon Show w/ Kevin Cole

Song of the Day: Sufjan Stevens – Tonya Harding (in Eb Major)

Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Tonya Harding (in Eb Major)” by Sufjan Stevens, a single which is available via Asthmatic Kitty Records.


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Song of the Day The Afternoon Show w/ Kevin Cole

Song of the Day: Gord Downie – A Natural

As a richly observed evocation of childhood and summertime that deftly shifts between younger and older perspectives, Gord Downie’s “A Natural” would deliver an emotional wallop even if it didn’t carry the baggage it does.


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Song of the Day The Afternoon Show w/ Kevin Cole

Song of the Day: Martha – The Winter Fuel Allowance Ineligibility Blues

There are many ways to express love and affection for someone else. More often than not, however, it's the tiny gestures that mean the most. That's the premise put forth by the Durham, U.K., DIY band Martha on their scrappy 2017 single, "The Winter Fuel Allowance Ineligibility Blues."


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Daily Roundups The Afternoon Show w/ Kevin Cole The Midday Show w/ Cheryl Waters

KEXP DJs Pick Their Most Anticipated Albums for 2018

2017 has officially come to a close, which means it's time to start looking ahead to some of the exciting new records ahead of us in 2018. We asked some of KEXP's DJs which albums they're most looking forward to in the coming year, both confirmed and alluded to by the artists themselves. From leg...


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Song of the Day The Afternoon Show w/ Kevin Cole

Song of the Day: Tús Nua – Fight!

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Af...


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Song of the Day The Afternoon Show w/ Kevin Cole

Song of the Day: The Luxembourg Signal – Blue Field

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Af...


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Larry's Lounge The Afternoon Show w/ Kevin Cole

New Year's at the Needle with KEXP

For the fourth year, KEXP was invited to curate the soundtrack for Seattle's New Year's Eve fireworks at the Space Needle in Seattle Center. Global fireworks experts, Pyro Spectaculars, and Master Fireworks Artist Alberto Navarro choreographed the explosions in the sky, as KEXP DJs Kevin Cole and...


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