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Midnight In A Perfect World

Midnight In A Perfect World: Vagabond Superstar

Vagabond Superstar is the alias of Seattle-based, Chicago-raised DJ Devlin Jenkins, a member of the Board of Deacons DJ crew (alongside KEXP’s own DJ Riz!) and an affiliate of the Late Night Munchies label. His exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is a non-stop party that runs t...


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KEXP Premiere The Midday Show w/ Cheryl Waters

Australian Band Bloods Share Their "Feelings" (KEXP Premiere)

It's the perfect track to premiere on Valentine's Day! Sydney/Melbourne band Bloods share the single "Feelings," a sneak peek at their sophomore LP of the same name, out in May via Share It Music, distributed by Sub Pop Records.


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El Sonido

El Sonido Artist Spotlights + Exclusive Video Premiere: Rubio - Hacia el Fondo

This week in El Sonido, we’ll dig an L.A. twist on son jarocho, debut a brand new video from Chile, and dance along with some Colombian superstars.


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Midnight In A Perfect World

Midnight In A Perfect World: Groundislava

Groundislava is the alias of Jasper Patterson, a Los Angeles-based electronic producer and founding member of the Wedidit Collective alongside his friends Shlohmo, RL Grime, D33J, and Nick Melons. His exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is a dreamy journey through nostalgic bea...


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Song of the Day The Morning Show w/ John Richards

Song of the Day: I'm Kingfisher - What Good Would Loving Do Me Now?

I'm Kingfisher is the moniker under which Swedish songwriter Thomas Jonsson crafts enveloping folk-pop. The ways in which he puts his own stamp on the genre are especially evident on his newest single, "What Good Would Loving Do Me Now?"


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Midnight In A Perfect World

Midnight In A Perfect World: FKL

FKL is the collaborative project of Seattle-based husband-wife duo Sage Redman and Joe Gillick. Their exclusive Midnight in a Perfect World mix spotlights cutting-edge UK-centric electronic/club rhythms.


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Song of the Day The Afternoon Show w/ Kevin Cole

Song of the Day: The Autonomics – Southern Funeral

Autonomics, a trio consisting of frontman Dan Pantenberg and identical twin brothers Evan and Vaughn Leikam, filter a self-starting, DIY punk energy into a clean, upbeat form of power pop.


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Song of the Day The Afternoon Show w/ Kevin Cole

Song of the Day: Dessa - Fire Drills

An essayist as well as a rapper, Dessa’s lyricism has always been a pool fed by both hip-hop and those forms of storytelling and poetry meant for the page. The Doomtree affiliated, Minneapolis MC is especially sharp-eyed on her latest single “Fire Drills,” off the soon-to-be-released album Chime.


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Song of the Day The Afternoon Show w/ Kevin Cole

Song of the Day: Sufjan Stevens – Tonya Harding (in Eb Major)

Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Tonya Harding (in Eb Major)” by Sufjan Stevens, a single which is available via Asthmatic Kitty Records.


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Song of the Day The Afternoon Show w/ Kevin Cole

Song of the Day: Gord Downie – A Natural

As a richly observed evocation of childhood and summertime that deftly shifts between younger and older perspectives, Gord Downie’s “A Natural” would deliver an emotional wallop even if it didn’t carry the baggage it does.


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Song of the Day The Afternoon Show w/ Kevin Cole

Song of the Day: Martha – The Winter Fuel Allowance Ineligibility Blues

There are many ways to express love and affection for someone else. More often than not, however, it's the tiny gestures that mean the most. That's the premise put forth by the Durham, U.K., DIY band Martha on their scrappy 2017 single, "The Winter Fuel Allowance Ineligibility Blues."


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Interviews The Midday Show w/ Cheryl Waters

KEXP Exclusive Interview: St. Vincent

In the middle of her two night stand at The Moore Theatre here in Seattle, St. Vincent stopped by the KEXP studios to share songs from her latest LP, Masseduction. Revisit her interview with DJ Cheryl Waters, where she talks about her recent film work, designing guitars, and her time hiding out i...


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