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Washed Out on the Sensual Escapism of Purple Noon (KEXP Interview)

Heavily inspired by a trip to Greece with his wife, the album integrates evocative tropical flourishes that conjure up images of balmy evenings near turquoise seas. Combine that with the sensual lyrics that deal with love in all its forms and you’ve got one seriously sexy record.


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Mali Band Songhoy Blues Embrace Optimist Philosophy in Uncertain Times

The group discusses their genre-fusing style and seeking hope through music in challenging times.


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Mon Laferte Announces Her Next Album, Recorded in Isolation

The Chilean singer-songwriter played in Seattle just under a year ago at a sold-out concert where she brought us the charm of her album NORMA. In full isolation, Mon Laferte tells us how she is recording her next album.


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Mon Laferte Anuncia Su Próximo Álbum Grabado en Aislamiento

La cantautora chilena tocó en Seattle hace poco menos de un año en un concierto sold-out donde nos trajo el encanto de su álbum NORMA. En pleno aislamiento, Mon Laferte nos cuenta cómo está grabando su próximo disco.


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Throwaway Style: An Interview With Ryan Dyck, Label Manager of Mint Records

Martin Douglas interviews the label manager of one of the Canada's most important independent labels.


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Sound & Vision: Looking Back at Pioneering Trans Blues Artist Jackie Shane

Jackie Shane was a Black trans soul singer who performed in the 60s. In 1971, she walked away from her career and basically disappeared.


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Danny Denial Offers a Track-By-Track Breakdown of New Album fuck danny denial

The multitalented Seattle artist walks Martin Douglas through their fantastic new solo album.


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Shamir on Intersectionality, Independence, and Returning to Pop

On the heels of his return to pop with "On My Own," KEXP speaks to Shamir about his forthcoming indie pop record, his unending work ethic, and his experiences in the music industry as a queer Black artist


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Sound & Vision: Seattle Poet Shin Yu Pai on Her New Book 'Enso', the Legacy of Pat Suzuki, Combatting Racism Amidst COVID-19

Sound & Vision’s Emily Fox talks with Pai about Enso and delves into some of the particular stories she relates in the book. From the legacy of Seattle cabaret and musical theater singer Pat Suzuki as well as her own experiences with racism and micro-aggressions. Pai also reads a recent work ...


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Seattle Drummer Christopher Icasiano on His Debut Solo Album Provinces and Exploring His Filipino American Identity

We caught up with Icasiano to dig into his love of improvisational jazz, his first ancestral trip to the Philippines, and how his love of Filipino food continues to connect him with Filipino culture


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Perfect In My Mind: Chicago’s NNAMDÏ on BRAT, Blurring Genre and Making Art in a Turbulent World

If there’s anything consistent in Chicago artist NNAMDÏ’s music, it’s that he never stays in one place for very long. Trying to define his music by a singular genre is a futile task. An experimentalist that follows his creative whims, NNAMDÏ’s albums are thrilling bouts of sonic whiplash.


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Jesse Tabish of Other Lives on Music, Murder, and Cowboys

Jesse Tabish of Other Lives talks to KEXP about releasing an album during a pandemic, how he used music to work through the trauma of his best friend's murder, and Cowboys from Sweden


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