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The True Loves Make Another Great "First Impression” (KEXP Premiere)

The Seattle soul-funk band return with the second single off their forthcoming full-length Sunday Afternoon, out May 28th via Color Red.

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Midnight In A Perfect World

Midnight In A Perfect World: Jordana

Pioneering Seattle-based drum & bass DJ/producer Jordana wraps up the 2020 run of Midnight In A Perfect World with a high-octane DJ mix that storms through 30 magnetic drum & bass songs and includes her unreleased remix of Loxy & Inc.'s 2000 single "Murder Inc."

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Album Reviews

New Music Reviews (1/18)

Each week, KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates (joined this week by DJ Alex) shares brief insights on new and upcoming releases. See what's coming up this week below, including reviews for new releases from Navy Blue, Off The Meds, Viagra Boys, and more.

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Music News

R.I.P. Duke Bootee, Rapper and Co-Writer of Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five’s “The Message”

Duke Bootee, the moniker of rapper Edward Fletcher, passed away in his Savannah, Georgia home from end-stage congestive heart failure on Wednesday, Jan. 13. The news was confirmed by Fletcher’s wife Rosita to Rolling Stone. He was 69.

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R.I.P. Sylvain Sylvain of the New York Dolls

The legendary New York Dolls guitarist passed away on Wednesday, January 13th after a two-and-a-half-year battle with cancer.

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We Need to Celebrate: Riz Rollins on Martin Luther King Jr Day and KEXP’s Expansions MLK Unity Dance Party

Larry Mizell Jr. speaks with Riz about the history of this event, but more broadly about the importance of taking the time to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the movement that made it possible to become a national holiday.

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KEXP Premiere

Ron Gallo Laments Lost Friendship on New Single "Can We Still Be Friends?" (KEXP Premiere)

Ron Gallo shares the latest single off his forthcoming album PEACEMEAL exclusively via KEXP

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Still Corners Embrace the Mysticism of the Desert on "White Sands" (KEXP Premiere + Interview)

Still Corners chat with KEXP and share the third single off their forthcoming fifth studio album The Last Exit

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Sound and Vision

Sound & Vision: Venues Benefit from COVID Relief Bill, Look to a More Diverse Future

Some Washington State venues and musicians are breathing a small sigh of relief after the new COVID relief bill was signed into law on December 27th. It includes $15 billion in relief for independent music venues, movie theaters, and similar cultural spaces. But how exactly will the bill impact c...

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From the Archives:

Top 8 Most Read Articles in 2020

Maybe you missed them the first time around, or maybe they were so good you just want to read them again: below, we've compiled KEXP's Top 8 Most Read Articles in 2020. Revisit some articles, interviews, and more from the KEXP Archives below, and stay tuned for more great content in 2021:

A powerful piece from Associate Digital Content Producer Martin Douglas.

DJ/writer Albina Cabrera checks in with the Chilean singer-songwriter.

Jasmine Albertson talks to the former Thee Oh Sees member about her debut solo album.

Dusty Henry talks to the Belgian garage rockers during Iceland Airwaves.


Jasmine Albertson talks to Death Cab For Cutie, Phantom Planet, and more.

Janice Headley talks to local independent record stores about ways we can support them during the current stay-at-home order.


Martin Douglas tells the story of how three rock ‘n roll bands from Japan became influential American touchstones.


Watch the Icelandic band's performance from Kex Hostel Iceland Airwaves 2019 and read an exclusive interview.


Sub Pop 30th Anniversary Count-Up

In 2018, KEXP celebrated the 30th anniversary of local record label Sub Pop with a four-month retrospective, "counting up" every catalog number in their vast discography of over 1,200 releases. Dig into the archives of our catalog coverage, featuring in-depth coverage on the history of their releases.

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