In Spokane, a first-generation Chinese American girl meets a boy raised on a llama farm. They fall in love and eventually form a band. Martin Douglas helps tell the story of how they became one an up-and-coming DIY pop powerhouse.
KEXP’s Janice Headley had the chance to speak with Japanese darkwave artist Nao Katafuchi about how moving to New York City helped him connect with music from his homeland, and led him to a mysterious obscure ‘80s synth artist.
On May 22, KEXP celebrates World Goth Day. To commemorate the occasion, Szymon Gołąb aka DJ Transmitter – founder of Wave Press Blog – shares recommendations for new cold wave, post-punk, minimal wave, synth wave, italo disco and dark pop.
Longtime Northwest musician Karl Blau has left for Philadelphia, where he has started a new band and released an EP with members of The War on Drugs. KEXP’s Janice Headley talks with Karl about this new project, Opal Eskar.
KEXP went record shopping with Coco & Clair Clair at Neptune Music Co., here are their somewhat surprising 10 picks.
In our series From First to Last, artists with deep discographies discuss the varying differences between making their first record and their most recent record. For our latest, KEXP's Jasmine Albertson chats with Kyle Thomas aka King Tuff about his 2008 70's-inspired power-pop rock debut Was Dead …
Notable adult punk rocker Martin Douglas speaks with the Olympia "adult-punk" band about their past life together, the spiritual drain of having to work for a living, and what being punk means to them.
The genre-clashing Chicago songwriter discusses his all-time favorite albums, from Busta Rhymes to Sum 41.
On Tuesday, April 4th, local musicians will cover the songs of Low, in tribute to their drummer/vocalist Mimi Parker. We spoke with event organizers Josh Golden and Claire Tucker, as well as headliner David Bazan.
In 2018, KEXP celebrated the 30th anniversary of local record label Sub Pop with a four-month retrospective, "counting up" every catalog number in their vast discography of over 1,200 releases. Dig into the archives of our catalog coverage, featuring in-depth coverage on the history of their releases.