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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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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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Throwaway Style: An Interview With Ryan Dyck, Label Manager of Mint Records

Martin Douglas interviews the label manager of one of the Canada's most important independent labels.


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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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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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Throwaway Style: You Have an Acid Tongue

Martin Douglas dives into the history of the power-pop band on the eve of the release of their immersive sophomore album.


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Throwaway Style: Always Searching for Mr. Wrong

Martin Douglas explores the work of the fun and outspoken Portland trio.


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Throwaway Style: The Rare Forms Live Up to Their Name on Their Self-Titled Debut

The Seattle/Tacoma/Portland band's first full-length is a cauldron pot of love, sex, death, and distorted guitars. Martin Douglas investigates.


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Throwaway Style: Purging the Treasure Chest #3

Martin Douglas' local music-inspired short fiction series returns with flying cars and smoldering debris.


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From the Archives:

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Sub Pop 30th Anniversary Count-Up

In 2018, KEXP celebrated theĀ 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 ourĀ catalog coverage, featuring in-depth coverage on the history of their releases.


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