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On Unwound's Live Leaves and the Healing from Breaking Up

Martin Douglas processes some very personal stuff while listening to a posthumously released collection of the South Sound art-punk heroes' 2001 live recordings.


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Phil Elverum Speaks About the Microphones' 2000 Masterpiece It Was Hot, We Stayed in the Water

Martin Douglas speaks to the epochal Anacortes musician all about his stunning second LP as the Microphones and whether or not it has gotten the recognition it deserves.


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Throwaway Style: On THEESatisfaction's Sub Pop Albums and the Loneliness of Being First

To celebrate International Women's History Month, the impending arrival of our Black Constellation podcast, and the 10-year anniversary of awE naturalE, Martin Douglas basks in the brilliance of Stas and Cat's two Sub Pop-issued albums.


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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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Throwaway Style: The Providence of Daniel Makabe

Martin Douglas speaks to the British Columbia-based artist about his lifelong music fandom, the bands he's played guitar for, and his breakthrough as a professional wrestler.


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Throwaway Style: An Interview with Chong the Nomad

Martin Douglas speaks to the producer about convincing her parents to let her go to art school, "rockin' festivals with no album," and much more.


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Portland’s Floating Room Announce Shima EP, Share Excellent and Furious Lead Single “Shimanchu”

Songwriter Maya Stoner pays homage to her Uchinanchu heritage while pushing back against the condescension she feels daily with a new amped-up sound.


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Throwaway Style: Shannon & the Clams Stand on the Edge of Sweeping Change on Year of the Spider

On their lavish and stirring sixth album, the Portland-via-Bay Area band explore massive life changes and adversity with arguably their most diverse set of songs. Martin Douglas explores.


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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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