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New Music Reviews (5/10)

Each week, Music Director Don Yates shares brief insights on new and upcoming releases for KEXP's rotation. See what we added this week below (and on our Charts page), including new releases from Squid, Iceage, Flying Lotus, and more.


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Midnight In A Perfect World

Midnight In A Perfect World: Ya Tseen

Fresh off his debut release as Ya Tseen for Sub Pop Records, Alaska-born Indigenous artist Nicholas Galanin shares a guest DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World that taps into the diverse, soulful, and magnetic sound of his own music.


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Drive Time

DJ Kevin Cole Shares His Bandcamp Friday Picks, Inspired by Pushing Boundaries

In celebration of Bandcamp Fridays and inspired by KEXP's Pushing Boundaries, DJ Kevin Cole shares some of his favorite Bandcamp discoveries lately.


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Throwaway Style Interviews Local Music KEXP Premiere

Throwaway Style: A Career-Spanning Interview with Tomo Nakayama

In addition to premiering his new single "On the Way," the beloved Seattle singer/songwriter walks Martin Douglas through the two decades of his career.


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Features

Not Just A Month: What We’re Celebrating This May with ‘Pushing Boundaries’

KEXP's Tia Ho shares reflections on our 'Pushing Boundaries' theme for May and celebrating Asian artists all year round


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Sound and Vision

Sound & Vision: The Future of Live Music After Delays in Federal Money for Venues

For KEXP’s Sound & Vision, Emily Fox spoke with Neumos co-owner Steven Severin on the state of local music venues and what comes next.


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Album Reviews

New Music Reviews (5/3)

Each week, Music Director Don Yates shares brief insights on new and upcoming releases for KEXP's rotation. See what we added this week below (and on our Charts page), including new releases from Dawn Richard, Dinosaur Jr., Matt Sweeney & Bonnie “Prince” Billy, and more.


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Interviews Local Music

Nurses Appreciation Week: Mr. Wrong Talk About "Holding for Healthcare"

Martin Douglas speaks to the Portland punks about the highlight track from their 2020 album Create a Place and the arduous task of having to wait on the phone for a healthcare professional.


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Midnight In A Perfect World

Midnight In A Perfect World: Meemo Comma

Fresh off the release of her adventurous 'Neon Genesis: Soul Into Matter²' album, British electronic producer Meemo Comma gets nostalgic for the club and storms through grime, bass line, and dubstep classics on her guest DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World.


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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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