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Throwaway Style: Shannon & the Clams Stand on the Edge of Sweeping Change on Year of the Spider

On their lavish and stirring sixth album, the Portland-via-Bay Area band explore massive life changes and adversity with arguably their most diverse set of songs. Martin Douglas explores.


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Throwaway Style: The 24 Karat Shine of Goldenbeets

The rising, Portland-based hip-hop producer lets Martin Douglas in on his golden era influences, his process, and the banger that put him on the map.


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Throwaway Style: Rose City Band's Earth Trip and This Sweltering Early Summer

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.


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Throwaway Style Interviews Local Music

Throwaway Style: Wild Powwers Offer a Track-By-Track Breakdown of Heavy Fourth Album What You Wanted

The Seattle power trio (pun intended) talk romantic disappointments, the financial downsides of being a musician, their near-death experience, and more.


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Throwaway Style: A Career-Spanning Interview with Tomo Nakayama

In addition to premiering his new single "On the Way," the beloved Seattle singer/songwriter walks Martin Douglas through the two decades of his career.


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Throwaway Style: Warren Dunes Write a Greeting Card to the World on Get Well Soon

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.


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Throwaway Style: Kylie V Wades Through Deep Waters on Big Blue

The immensely talented 17-year-old, Vancouver-based singer/songwriter expresses a lifetime of longing, pain, and hope on their newest album.


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Throwaway Style: ILLFIGHTYOU are Still Throwing Hands

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.


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Throwaway Style: Purging the Treasure Chest #4

The newest installment of Martin Douglas' short fiction series features anxiety, therapy, and more excessive cannabis intake inspired by songs from Blake Anthony and SassyBlack.


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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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