As the streets of Seattle and Tacoma were scorched by an unprecedented heatwave, Martin Douglas wrote a grouchy heatwave diary to the sounds of Ripley Johnson's latest opus.
The Seattle power trio (pun intended) talk romantic disappointments, the financial downsides of being a musician, their near-death experience, and more.
In the midst of a hellish year, the self-described "postmodern beach music family band" wrote and recorded a salvo of togetherness and perseverance. Martin Douglas explains.
The immensely talented 17-year-old, Vancouver-based singer/songwriter expresses a lifetime of longing, pain, and hope on their newest album.
Nearly a decade removed from being courted by mainstream music media, the Tacoma rap trio continues to utilize what brought them to the mosh pit. Martin Douglas explores.
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.
Martin Douglas explores what he refers to as "a moving history of the Microphones" within Phil Elverum's latest full-length project.
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.