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Tomo Nakayama Finds Community Through the Airwaves on New Single “With The Radio On” (KEXP Premiere)

The Seattle songwriter returns with a new synth-pop single celebrating finding community on the radio.


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Throwaway Style: An Interview With Crane City's Gary Campbell

Martin Douglas speaks to the Seattle hip-hop historian about his label Crane City Music, his 2020 concert film NEWCOMER, growing up in Wayne Gretzky's hometown, and much more.


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Mirrorgloss Explore the Nature of Judging Oneself as a Reaction to the Success of Others on "Wonder" (KEXP Premiere)

The rising Tacoma electro-pop duo releases a new song about trying not to be jealous of other people's glow-ups. Martin Douglas investigates.


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Weep Wave Stare Into "The Void" on Their New Single (KEXP Premiere)

The Seattle band's newest single is a heaving bout with COVID-induced paranoia. Martin Douglas explores.


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Throwaway Style Local Music Album Reviews

Throwaway Style: What If I Called This Piece "Microphones in 2020?"

Martin Douglas explores what he refers to as "a moving history of the Microphones" within Phil Elverum's latest full-length project.


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Throwaway Style: Porter Ray's Lyrical Ballet

Martin Douglas examines 'When Words Dance,' the Central District MC's latest opus.


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R.I.P. Vern Rumsey of Unwound

The powerhouse bassist passed away at his home outside Olympia, Washington at the age of 47.


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Throwaway Style: A Series of Musings Inspired By Wolftone's Fortress Files Vol.1

Martin Douglas chronicles a bummer summer while listening to the Seattle beatmaker's debut instrumental collection on repeat.


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Deep Sea Diver Announce New Album; Share Single + Video for "Lights Out"

Their forthcoming third full-length, titled Impossible Weight, will be released October 16, 2020 via High Beam Records (distributed by ATO Records).


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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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