Live Video Trans Musicales

KEXP at Trans Musicales: Le Groupe Obscur

Today, we continue sharing our discoveries from the Trans Musicales festival in Rennes, France, where last December we captured twelve exclusive sessions. We’re sharing with you one unique session per week, and you can watch all the previously released ones here. This week’s feature is of Le Grou...

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Record Store Day The Afternoon Show w/ Kevin Cole

Record Store Day 2018: DJ Kevin Cole's Picks

KEXP's resident hardcore collector Kevin Cole shares his picks for 2018's Record Store Day -- see what's on his shopping list before Saturday morning.

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Daily Roundups

Friday Music News

New music from Eleanor Friedberger, Wavves, Mitski, Xiu Xiu, and DRINKS.

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Interviews Local Artist Spotlight

Local Artist Spotlight: So Pitted

The Seattle punk band's industrial-strength pummel in a live setting is conductive to being punched in the stomach. We conduct a short interview with frontman Nathan Rodriguez in advance of their Upstream Music Fest performance on June 1st.

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Album Reviews

Album Review: Lord Huron Look To The Cosmos On Vide Noir

Lord Huron have always resided in a cinematic world. Their debut album Lonesome Dreams transported us into a Spaghetti Western, all sprawling Americana and vast horizons. Last year, the indie folk band’s cinematic sound met real cinema when their song “The Night We Met” was used pivotally and rep...

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Interviews Local Music Record Store Day

Record Store Day 2018: Colemine Records’ Terry Cole on Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio’s Live On KEXP LP

The band's Upstream 2017 performance on the KEXP broadcast gets a vinyl release this Saturday for Record Store Day

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Interviews Upstream Music Fest + Summit Local Music

KEXP Exclusive Interview: Krist Novoselić Climbs Again with Giants in the Trees

He rose to fame with Nirvana, but now famed bassist Krist Novoselić is on top with his new project Giants in the Trees. KEXP talks to the larger-than-life legend about the new project.

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Daily Roundups

Thursday Music News

New music from Courtney Barnett, Lykke Li, Yuno, and Hundred Waters plus Ben Gibbard performs live on Conan.

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Music News

Prince’s Estate Shares The Purple One’s Original Recording of “Nothing Compares 2 U” + Rehearsal Footage

This is the first time the original 1984 recording has been released. Not just that, but the estate has also released archival rehearsal footage of Prince & The Revolution.

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Review Revue

Review Revue: Bunnydrums - PKD

This week's Review Revue spotlights the album PKD by Philly-based band Bunnydrums. See what KCMU DJs thought back in the day.

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Midnight In A Perfect World

Midnight In A Perfect World: Quiet Friend

New York-based project Quiet Friend take us on a brilliant journey through inspiring sounds from their deep record collections, seamlessly touching upon avant-garde pieces, vibrant jazz, hypnotic ambient, dreamy psych-pop, blistering instrumental rock, and more.

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Throwaway Style Local Music Album Reviews

Throwaway Style: Laura Veirs Stays Vigilant on The Lookout

On her tenth full-length album, the Portland singer/songwriter explores issues of safety and security through the imagery and beauty of her songwriting.

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