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Death Cab For Cutie's Jason McGerr Discusses His Favorite Drummers and Defining His Style

From Led Zeppelin and Soundgarden to Asia and Steely Dan, the iconic Seattle band's drummer discusses the styles that helped him develop as a musician and his personal musical philosophies.


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Daily Roundups

Monday Music News

New music from Animal Collective and The Love Language, Father John Misty and Bully share new videos, and Snail Mail and Waxahatchee team up to cover Sheryl Crow.


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Album Reviews

New Music Reviews (7/13)

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 Dirty Projectors, Wild Pink, Smokescreens, Cold Soda, and more.


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Daily Roundups

Friday Music News

Mac DeMarco covers Japanese musician Haruomi Hosono and new music from Suede, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, and The Internet.


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Interviews Sub Pop 30

Sub Pop 30: The Rise and Fall of Full Toilet with Kurt Bloch

From the lit ashes of Fastbacks rises Kurt Bloch's Full Toilet 7", a Seattle punk massacre well hidden amongst the Sub Pop back catalog.


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Rewind

Definitely Shaking and Daring To Be Great: Thoughts on Death Cab For Cutie’s Something About Airplanes 20 Years Later

In conjunction with the 20th anniversary of Death Cab For Cutie's 1998 session on KCMU, KEXP looks back on the band's remarkable debut which also came out two decades ago next month.


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Midnight In A Perfect World

Midnight In A Perfect World: Hatchie

One of the breakout new artists of 2018, Melbourne's Hatchie delivers a dreamy guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World, spotlighting some of her influential favorite tracks alongside standout contemporary jams.


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Review Revue

Review Revue: Barmy Army - The English Disease

This week's Review Revue spotlights the album The English Disease by Barmy Army. See what KCMU DJs thought back in the day.


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Daily Roundups

Thursday Music News

Sufjan Stevens' 2006 album The Avalanche is getting released on vinyl for the first time, DJ Koze and Superorganism remix Gorillaz, new music from Metric, plus Cults and Lord Huron share covers.


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Throwaway Style Interviews Local Music

Throwaway Style: An Interview with Rachel Ratner of Wimps

Wimps have made a fine career out of sensationalizing the mundane. On their new album Garbage People, the Seattle punk trio deliver their best collection of songs to date with topics that range from climate change to bumming a slice of cheese pizza. Martin Douglas sits down with frontwoman Rachel...


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Daily Roundups

Wednesday Music News

New music from Childish Gambino, Nothing, Madeline Kenney, and Beak>, plus Interpol share a video for "The Rover."


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Features Interviews

KEXP’s Cheryl Waters on Hearing Death Cab For Cutie for the First Time and Booking Their KCMU In-Studio

KEXP’s Midday Show host looks back at the station’s early days as KCMU, getting demo tapes from Ben Gibbard, and one of the biggest Seattle band’s earliest days.


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