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Throwaway Style: Lithics Build a Tower of Age Out of Serrated Post-Punk

The Portland quartet returns with another stellar set of art-damaged dance music. Martin Douglas takes a look.

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Black Ends Premiere "Monday Mourning," Submit an Honest Essay About Being Black in America (KEXP Premiere)

The Seattle trio, led by the talented Nicolle Swims, release the first single from forthcoming EP Stay Evil and Swims pens a short but searing essay about being exhausted and Black.

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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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Gillian Frances Announces Debut Full-Length Miles Away From Myself, Shares Video for "Lake"

The Anacortes by-way-of Portland singer/songwriter's forthcoming album is a slowcore masterwork of loss and dissolved relationships. Martin Douglas explores.

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MAITA Ruminates on House Parties and Existentialism on "Someone's Lost Their Goddamn Wallet" (KEXP Premiere)

The new single from the Portland quartet is a peppy tune about how death eventually comes for us all. Martin Douglas explores.

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Made Those Dreams Inside a Cash App: Shabazz Palaces' The Don of Diamond Dreams

Martin Douglas explores the astral soundscapes of the Seattle duo's fifth full-length.

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Throwaway Style: Seattle's Life in Quarantine

Martin Douglas reaches out to a handful of Throwaway Style alumni about how COVID-19 is affecting their lives personally and artistically.

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Benjamin Gibbard Shares New Single “Life in Quarantine”, Proceeds Benefit Aurora Commons

The melancholy acoustic track is available digitally and streaming everywhere today via Barsuk Records.

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R.I.P. Bill Rieflin, Drummer for R.E.M., Ministry, King Crimson

The versatile drummer passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from cancer at the age of 59.

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From the Archives:


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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