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John Grant Escapes From the Present By Exploring His Past on New Album Boy From Michigan

The state of the nation sends the introspective Iceland-based singer/songwriter back to his roots.


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Javiera Mena on her new EP 1 Entusiasmo and "Contemporary Adult Pop."

The Southamerican queen of electro-pop to talk about the new songs, the obstacles in the pandemic era around making an album, and the "classic" elements of Madrid vs. the "spiritual" energy of Santiago that she mixes very well into her personal cauldron when it comes to making music.


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El Madrileno and C. Tangana’s Formula to Reinvent the Spanish Song in a Latin Key

KEXP hosts a track by track with Antón Alvarez Alfaro, aka C. Tangana, on his latest LP 'El Madrileño,' an album that reviews the principles of the Spanish song by summoning key figures of traditional music and the future of Latin America.


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El Madrileño y la fórmula de C. Tangana para reinventar la canción española en clave latina

KEXP viaja a España para hacer un track by track con Antón Alvarez Alfaro, que hace música bajo el nombre de C. Tangana y que compuso El Madrileño, un álbum que revisa los principios de la canción española convocando a figuras claves de la música tradicional y el futuro de América Latina.


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Throwaway Style: Wild Powwers Offer a Track-By-Track Breakdown of Heavy Fourth Album What You Wanted

The Seattle power trio (pun intended) talk romantic disappointments, the financial downsides of being a musician, their near-death experience, and more.


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The Life and Continued Work of Filipino Opera Star Evelyn Mandac

Evelyn Mandac was the first Filipino to sing at the Metropolitan Opera, but her story reveals even more of a life lived learning.


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With Emigrant, Kishi Bashi Continues to Share the Concept of "Omoiyari" to the Masses

The Japanese-American singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist returns today with a new EP.


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Wulitzer, Backing Singers, and Going Blonde: St. Vincent on the ‘70s and her new album Daddy’s Home

DJ Cheryl Waters chats with Annie Clark about her latest record, reinvention, and the fashion and aesthetics of her latest era


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Merry Clayton on How Trauma, Faith, and Real Friends Created 'Beautiful Scars' (KEXP Interview)

Merry Clayton takes 20 feet forward on new album Beautiful Scars and speaks to KEXP about the road there


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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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