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We Need to Celebrate: Riz Rollins on Martin Luther King Jr Day and KEXP’s Expansions MLK Unity Dance Party

Larry Mizell Jr. speaks with Riz about the history of this event, but more broadly about the importance of taking the time to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the movement that made it possible to become a national holiday.

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Still Corners Embrace the Mysticism of the Desert on "White Sands" (KEXP Premiere + Interview)

Still Corners chat with KEXP and share the third single off their forthcoming fifth studio album The Last Exit

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Ryan Hemsworth on Quarter-Life Crisis, Finding Community on Twitch, and His Love for Gossip Girl (KEXP Interview)

KEXP chats with Ryan Hemsworth on the heels of the release of his debut EP under the name Quarter-Life Crisis

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Jason Lytle on Grief, Creating a New Genre, and Grandaddy's Final Album (KEXP Interview)

On the heels of the new stripped-down piano version of The Sophtware Slump, Grandaddy frontman Jason Lytle opens up about the making of the album, the death of Grandaddy bassist Kevin Garcia, and the future of the band

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Music Heals: Seattle's Midnight Daughter Talk Depression and Processing Through Music

Midnight Daughter is a Seattle based duo. Aurora Smedley (vocals, guitar, songwriting) and Bryan Djunaedi (violin, vocals) create powerful art by tackling hard subjects through their songs. Kevin Cole recently talked to Aurora to ask her about her journey through depression and how it affects her...

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Sixteen Again: Sonic Youth, The Shins, Yo La Tengo, and More Look Back on Gilmore Girls

The second installment of Sixteen Again delves into the stories behind the soundtrack of Gilmore Girls

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Be A Rebel: New Order's Bernard Sumner on COVID-19, Growing Up in Manchester, and the Show that Changed The World

The New Order frontman speaks with KEXP Owen Murphy about the new single, the punk rock show that changed his life (and maybe the world!), and also revealed that he was recovering from the coronavirus.

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Sen Morimoto’s Waking Dreams and Superstitions

The Chicago-based artist talks his new self-titled album and the anxieties, existential questions, an bridging genres

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From the Archives:

Top 8 Most Read Articles in 2020

Maybe you missed them the first time around, or maybe they were so good you just want to read them again: below, we've compiled KEXP's Top 8 Most Read Articles in 2020. Revisit some articles, interviews, and more from the KEXP Archives below, and stay tuned for more great content in 2021:

A powerful piece from Associate Digital Content Producer Martin Douglas.

DJ/writer Albina Cabrera checks in with the Chilean singer-songwriter.

Jasmine Albertson talks to the former Thee Oh Sees member about her debut solo album.

Dusty Henry talks to the Belgian garage rockers during Iceland Airwaves.


Jasmine Albertson talks to Death Cab For Cutie, Phantom Planet, and more.

Janice Headley talks to local independent record stores about ways we can support them during the current stay-at-home order.


Martin Douglas tells the story of how three rock ‘n roll bands from Japan became influential American touchstones.


Watch the Icelandic band's performance from Kex Hostel Iceland Airwaves 2019 and read an exclusive interview.


Sub Pop 30th Anniversary Count-Up

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.

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