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Nada Surf’s Matthew Caws Breaks Down Every Song on Let Go

From the magic of the New York subway to rock discos in Munich, the Nada Surf lead singer tells the story of each track on the band's third album.


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Local Artist Spotlight: DJ NHK Guy

In our final Local Artist Spotlight leading up to Upstream Music Festival + Summit, DJ NHK Guy offers a short interview and an original mix. Catch him at Upstream on Sunday, June 3rd at 8:00pm.


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Nicholas Merz Pens A Country Music Opus Against Toxic Masculinity with The Limits of Men (KEXP Premiere + Q&A)

On his debut solo effort, the Darto member reckons with the music of his youth and shapes them into something progressive, both musically and thematically


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From a Jacksonville Bedroom to Touring The Country: Meet Yuno, Sub Pop’s Latest Signee

Sub Pop's latest signee has barely left beyond his hometown. Now he's getting primed to take over the world with his new EP, Moodie.


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Music Heals: Macklemore Talks About the Struggles of Addiction and Starting Over

As part of KEXP's Music Heals series, Macklemore talks with DJ Kevin Cole about his struggles with addiction and recovery.


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Music Heals: Wanz Opens Up About Alcoholism and Life on the Other Side of Recovery

The "Thrift Shop" vocalist talks with Kevin Cole about getting sober and the importance of reaching out for help when you need it.


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Music Heals: Macklemore Talks About the Opiate Epidemic

According to a 2015 report from Washington State's Office of the Attorney General, the majority of drug overdose deaths — more than six out of ten — involve an opioid. In this web exclusive interview, KEXP's DJ Kevin Cole and Macklemore address the epidemic.


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Throwaway Style: An Interview With Ripley Johnson of Wooden Shjips

Wooden Shjips' fifth studio album possesses a calm and levity which belies the near-apocalyptic summer which inspired it. Frontman Ripley Johnson spoke to KEXP about V. and the psychic healing of making music when the world around you is quite literally on fire.


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Music Heals: Julien Baker on Addiction and Finding Your Place in the World

Singer/songwriter Julien Baker opens up about her experiences with addiction and finding the place where she belongs.


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Music Heals: Peter Buck on His New Project Arthur Buck, Addiction, and Recovery

The legendary R.E.M. guitarist discusses collaborating with Joseph Arthur and the choices he’s made to make room for hope in his life.


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Rachel Goswell of Slowdive Reflects on Souvlaki on its 25th Anniversary

On the 25th anniversary of their difficult second album Souvlaki, Rachel Goswell of Slowdive looks back with KEXP.


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The Sonics Bassist Andy Parypa Reminisces on The Legendary Tacoma Band's Early Years

Parypa discusses sound proofing with egg cartons, recording "The Witch," and navigating Tacoma's early club scene.


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