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Nolan Potter Exorcises an Enchanting Epic for "Music Is Dead" Video (KEXP Premiere)

Austin-based Castleface Records-signee Nolan Potter shares his 9-minute stop-motion odyssey of a music video with KEXP


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Nylon Smile Recollect the Bleak Reality of the Road on "Only You Know" (KEXP Premiere + Interview)

Nik Soelter shares the single "Only You Know" off his debut full-length as Nylon Smile Waiting for Oblivion and how he balances his day job as a publicist and artist manager with making music himself


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Rain City Relief Aims to Assuage Pandemic-Related Financial Adversity for Local Emerging Artists

Seattle businesses and nonprofits merge to release the benefit compilation Rain City Relief that strives to provide financial support to emerging local artists


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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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Letting Up Despite Great Faults Conjure the Concept of Love as Completion for "Gemini" (KEXP Premiere)

Austin shoegaze outfit Letting Up Despite Great Faults share the video for the lead single off their first full-length in seven years.


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Nostalgia is Both Muse and Curse for Pretty Old's "June or July" (KEXP Premiere)

Porchlight owner Zack Bolotin shares first new music in nine years as Pretty Old.


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Chanarah Pens An Undeniable Anthem Alognside Holly Michelle and Mowett with “That Pop Tho”

The Seattle artists' music feels like the antithesis to the “Seattle freeze,” beckoning our passive-aggressive, introverted selves to let down our guards and actually enjoy ourselves for once.


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R.I.P. Charlie Watts, Drummer of The Rolling Stones

The legendary musician, who played with the band from 1963 to the present, was 80 years old.


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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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