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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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The Bats Demonstrate their Enduringly Charming Warmth on New Album Foothills (KEXP Exclusive Stream + Interview)

We catch up with The Bats, who share their 10th studio album Foothills exclusively via KEXP, ahead of its arrival on Nov 13th

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Zoon Merges Shoegaze and Traditional First Nations Music with “Landscapes” Music Video (KEXP Premiere)

With only a guitar and a digital delay pedal, Monkman recorded his debut album Bleached Waves at home and released earlier this year.

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Widowspeak Honor a Former Babysitter with Song + Video for "Amy" (KEXP Premiere)

Brooklyn-via-Tacoma, WA duo Widowspeak share the story behind a track off their fifth and latest release, Plum.

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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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Spirit Award Rally for Upheaval on "Unlock the Door" (KEXP Premiere)

Spirit Award unveil the gritty lead single off their upcoming third record Lunatic House

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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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Chris Garneau Is Liberated From the Weight of the Past With "Not the Child" (KEXP Premiere)

Chris Garneau shares new single "Not the Child" off forthcoming fifth album The Kind

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From the Archives:

Top 8 Most Read Articles in 2020

Maybe you missed them the first time around, or maybe they were so good you just want to read them again: below, we've compiled KEXP's Top 8 Most Read Articles in 2020. Revisit some articles, interviews, and more from the KEXP Archives below, and stay tuned for more great content in 2021:

A powerful piece from Associate Digital Content Producer Martin Douglas.

DJ/writer Albina Cabrera checks in with the Chilean singer-songwriter.

Jasmine Albertson talks to the former Thee Oh Sees member about her debut solo album.

Dusty Henry talks to the Belgian garage rockers during Iceland Airwaves.


Jasmine Albertson talks to Death Cab For Cutie, Phantom Planet, and more.

Janice Headley talks to local independent record stores about ways we can support them during the current stay-at-home order.


Martin Douglas tells the story of how three rock ‘n roll bands from Japan became influential American touchstones.


Watch the Icelandic band's performance from Kex Hostel Iceland Airwaves 2019 and read an exclusive interview.


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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