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Sub Pop Stories 2: Branding And Design

From the iconic logo to evocative album covers, Sub Pop has always been at the forefront of branding. In this feature hosted by Sharlese Metcalf, label founder Bruce Pavitt, graphic designers Art Chantry and Jane Higgins, and photographer Charles Peterson tell the visual story of Sub Pop Records.

"Sub Pop Stories 2: Branding and Design" is part of the From the Vault documentary series, made possible thanks to a generous gift from Paul Allen, and in cooperation with MoPop. Production, writing and editing thanks to Isaac Kaplan-Woolner and Julian Martlew, with help from Owen Murphy. Hosted by DJ Sharlese Metcalf.

Sessions

Death Cab For Cutie Live on KCMU // July 11, 1998

Before they would become one of the biggest bands to emerge from Seattle, Death Cab For Cutie stopped by KCMU (which would eventually become KEXP) to play on the station's weekly live shwocase The Live Room with former Audioasis host Abe Beeson and produced by eventual Midday Show host Cheryl Waters.

For the first time in 20 years, this early session is now available. You can also catch a broadcast of the entire performance on Audioasis on July 14 at 7 p.m.

[ Revisit the 1998 Session Now ] 


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Podcasts

KEXP Running Powered Podcast

KEXP’s Morning Show host, John Richards, presents the KEXP Running Powered Podcast, a series of Music That Matters podcasts. Enjoy these training podcasts, featuring high-energy local and international artists with songs about running and songs that will motivate runners. Download now and allow KEXP’s resident runner to amplify your inspiration and soundtrack your next run.


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It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back Breakdown

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In celebration of its 30th anniversary, KEXP presented the latest in our series of album breakdowns on Thursday, June 21st, dissecting the classic platinum-selling Public Enemy record It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back. Over the course of 12 hours for this live radio event, the station played every discernable recording sampled on the album, along with exclusive interviews with Public Enemy co-founder Chuck D, the producer of the record Hank Shocklee of the Bomb SquadIshmael Butler of Shabazz Palaces and Digable Planets, former KEXP DJ Larry Mizell, Jr., professor, writer, and historian Dr. Daudi Abe, and more. It’s a celebration of Public Enemy, only on KEXP, where Public Enemy really matters. 

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Midnight in a Perfect World
July Schedule:

Multi-genre program featuring eclectic sets by a rotating cast of international and local DJs, each building upon a party vibe to kick off your weekend. Check out the archives of previous exclusive mixes here, and check out the upcoming schedule below:

July 6th: Hatchie
July 13th: Sean Nicholas Savage
July 20th: 10.4 ROG
July 27th: Flora FM

Sounds from Around The World

KEXP is committed to seeking out and sharing new music from all around the globe. From modern latin hip-hop and funk to Jamaican dancehall as well as music from Africa, Asia, and beyond – our DJs are always unearthing new and exciting music from countries all across the world. 

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