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Don Lifted Pushes Through the Fear on "Lost in Orion" (KEXP Interview)

Memphis musician Don Lifted calls it, "one of the most vulnerable songs I’ve ever written."


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Thao Nguyen Goes On the Record About New Interactive Subscription-Based Platform 'For The Record' (KEXP Interview)

KEXP speaks with Thao about For The Record, her regrets about releasing Temple during the pandemic, and how her relationship to her identity as an Asian American will play into this new record


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Babe Rainbow Find an Unlikely Ally in Jaden Smith on "Your Imagination" (KEXP Premiere + Interview)

Babe Rainbow shares new Jaden Smith-featuring single and chats with KEXP about the collaboration, the reopening of venues in Australia, and surfing.


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High Pulp Sign to ANTI- and Share Mutual Attraction Documentary (KEXP Premiere + Interview)

Martin Douglas speaks to the band's drummer and de-facto leader Bobby Granfelt about their excellent Mutual Attraction series, signing to ANTI-, and why the busy year the band has had isn't slowing down anytime soon.


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Gassing NFTs with Joseph Arthur

If you’ve spent any time on social media lately or keep up with music news in general, you’ve probably heard people talk about NFTs. Non-fungible tokens, they’re called, and their rise is linked to the world of cryptocurrency. While they’re not an entirely new phenomenon, as digital artists and e...


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Alex Bleeker Shares Gorgeously Jaunty Yet World-Weary New Solo Album (KEXP Premiere + Interview)

Alex Bleeker shares an exclusive listen of his new solo album Heaven on the Faultline and chats with KEXP about the album, becoming a winemaker, and the painful but instructive ending of his relationship with Matt Mondanile


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“Let the Distortion Sing”: Maral on Spiritual Melancholy and the Future of Iranian Music

In 2020, Los Angeles-based producer Maral released her debut full-length LP 'Push,' via Leaving Records. KEXP's Isabel Khalili recently spoke with Maral about the creation of the record, how she samples classical Iranian music as well as her vision for continuing to reinterpret this music and cul...


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Valley Maker Examines the Temporality of the Day-to-Day on "Branch I Bend" (KEXP Premiere + Interview)

Ahead of the release of his fourth Valley Maker record, Austin Crane shares a live version of new single "Branch I Bend" and chats with KEXP about the new record, moving from Seattle to South Carolina, and how he's balancing careers in both music and education.


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Black History Month Interviews

The Cast and Crew of Bazzooka on Celebrating BIPOC Art and its Ability to Enact Change

Cast and crew of Danny Denial's new web series Bazzooka chat with KEXP about filmmaking during a global pandemic, the parallels between the fictional Seattle of the series and the one we’re living in today, and the power of art in enacting change.


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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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