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Patti Smith & Lenny Kaye on Her 1975 Debut Album Horses, Healthy Regimens, and Finding Joy

As part of KEXP's 50 Years of Music celebration, we've dug through the archives to unearth this 2005 interview with DJ Kevin Cole and musical legends Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye.


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The Artists Involved with Rain City Relief on Pivoting Post-Pandemic and their Profound Awe for Each Other (KEXP Interview)

The majority of the artists features on the Rain City Relief compilation including Shaina Shepherd, Parisalexa, Chong the Nomad, Perry Porter, Smokey Brights, and more chat with KEXP about how the pandemic affected their careers, their deep respect for each other, and what they're going to do wit...


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And Lucifer Makes 10: Cheryl Waters & Spoon in Conversation

KEXP DJ Cheryl Waters sits down with Britt Daniel of Spoon to learn more about capturing the songs on their new album Lucifer on the Sofa, out today via Matador Records.


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Throwaway Style Interviews Local Music

Throwaway Style: Catching Up with Bujemane

Four years ago, the Tacoma artist proclaimed he was quitting the rat race of being a rapper. He made good on his promise and became one of Tacoma's most multitalented artists. Martin Douglas explores.


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Anand Wilder on His Forthcoming Solo Record, Yeasayer's Contentious Relationship with Critics, and the Importance of Doja Cat

Former Yeasayer co-frontman Anand Wilder talks to KEXP about his forthcoming solo record I Don't Know My Words


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“There She Is…”: Xenia Rubinos on Una Rosa, Trusting Herself, and the Melody That Haunted Her

A childhood memory, a lamp, and a painful blockage helped the songwriter and singer, Xenia Rubinos, achieve a personal tribute with Caribbean roots on Una Rosa, her new album.


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Visual Artist Eleanor Petry Gives KEXP a Behind the Scenes Look at the Making of Chastity Belt's New Videos (KEXP Interview)

While you may not know her name, visual artist Eleanor Petry is quickly becoming to go-to press photographer and music video director for a long list of incredible artists including Seattle's Chastity Belt


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De La Soul Reflect On Discovering Hip-Hop and The Early Days of the D.A.I.S.Y. Age

KEXP digs into our archives for this 2016 interview with De La Soul founding members Kelvin Mercer (aka Posdnuos aka Plug One) and David Jude Jolicoeur (aka Trugoy the Dove aka Dave).


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Bad Colours Offers a New Palette for Seattle Rapper Jarv Dee on New EP BlakHouse

KEXP's Larry Mizell, Jr. chatted with Jarv Dee x Bad Colours for KEXP's Sound & Vision series, which airs every Saturday morning from 7:30-9 AM PT, featuring interviews, artistry, commentary, insight, and conversation to that tell broader stories through music, and illustrate why music and ar...


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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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