Live Video: KEXP's New Home Ground Breaking with Rose Windows and Bass Drum of Death

Live Video, Local Music
Jim Beckmann
Photo by Morgen Schuler (view set)

Over the past few years, we've tried to make KEXP videos not only fun to watch but also instantly recognizable. But when artists and other guests visit our actual studio space and see the dark and starry walls, they almost always say, "Wow, this is much smaller than it looks!" Charming as it may be, the KEXP studio is indeed quite tiny, and when we try to record a band with any size - like, for instance, Seattle's own Rose Windows, with their six members rocking out - we face some serious challenges. This is one of the reasons why this year we are starting construction of our new home (that, and our current lease is up!). While we don't plan to lose any of the intimacy in how we capture these unique performances, we can't wait to have a bit more space to work with. In fact, we were so eager to get in there that on the day we officially broke ground to build our new home, we brought in Rose Windows and the Oxford, Mississippi, rockers Bass Drum of Death to perform live for attendees of our pre-construction open house. Whether you're blissed out or shredding an air guitar as you watch these videos, try to imagine both of these bands really letting their hair down in our renovated new space. And imagine yourself there, watching, as we're making space for you, and 74 of your friends, to witness the magic as it's created in our studio. Check out the videos now and learn how you can support KEXP and help us build our new home here.

Related News & Reviews

Live Video Local Music

Live Video: Nightmare Fortress

Seattle’s own Nightmare Fortress crash the KEXP live room with their stronghold of sound to unveil a handful of unheard harmonics from their upcoming full length, ‘The Wanting’. Drowning in their heralded Grave Rave otics - guitar strings of tension are mixed with dark, sublime computer manipulat...

Read More
Local Music Daily Roundups

Thursday Music News

Local label Sub Pop Records has issued an apology for this week's Father John Misty release. It appears the fancy diorama featured in the deluxe vinyl edition of I Love You, Honeybear is affecting the vinyl. The label explains on their site, "In short, the extra, bulging thickness of the pop-up ...

Read More
Local Music Daily Roundups

Wednesday Music News

Talk about "a movie script ending": in the brand new music video from Death Cab for Cutie, frontman (and future KEXP guest DJ) Ben Gibbard stars as a film director, shooting an action movie. Watch the brutal slow-motion footage for the track "Black Sun" below. Their forthcoming release Kintsugi ...

Read More
Live Video

Live Video: Hanni El Khatib

Even within its own darkness, Moonlight shines bright. LA rocker Hanni El Khatib improves upon his Dan Auerbach-helmed second album with his latest, and self-produced, LP. This time, Hanni El Khatib pulls just about everything he can find off the shelf to add to his garage-rock riffs, including p...

Read More
Click anywhere to return to the site