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Time to Escape: More of DJ Shannon’s Artists to Look Forward To in 2014

Posted: 2014-05-09 14:00:43

The Away Days // photo courtesy of the artist

I’ve put together my latest list of Bands to Watch for 2014. (See my previous list on the KEXP Blog here.) Many of the tracks are US debuts or World Premieres. You can listen to them on my radio show Thursday night 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM PST.

    The Away Days
    This Turkish band’s single, “Your Colour,” is out June 9th. I gave it its World Premiere on Tuesday night when I filled in on Larry Rose’s show. My only complaint is the song is too short because it’s almost like a teaser. Obviously the best way to release a track without an album. Smart! I’ve heard their unreleased demos and I’m excited to hear their debut album.


Comforting Sounds: DJ Shannon’s Artists to Look Forward To in 2014

Posted: 2014-01-23 16:30:35

Bombay Bicycle Club // photo by Morgen Schuler (view set)

2014 is off to an amazing start with music, and especially a massive overdose of British and Australian bands! There are so many new bands I want to share, as well as some known bands with albums due out this year. Here are my highlights, and if you listen to my Thursday night 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM radio show, you’ll hear more of these bands, and more!

[Listen to DJ Shannon in the streaming archive]