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Throwaway Style: Hurry Up Fail to Live Up to Their Name (But Succeed Wildly Anyway)!

Portland punk supergroup Hurry Up released their first album in five years with their great LP named after the Oregon Coast landmark. Martin Douglas explores the band's stellar (and under-the-radar) full-lengths.


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New Music Reviews (08/08)

Each week, Music Director Don Yates shares brief insights on new and upcoming releases for KEXP's rotation.


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New Music Reviews (08/01)

Each week, Music Director Don Yates shares brief insights on new and upcoming releases for KEXP's rotation.


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New Music Reviews (07/25)

Each week, Music Director Don Yates shares brief insights on new and upcoming releases for KEXP's rotation.


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New Music Reviews (07/18)

Each week, Music Director Don Yates shares brief insights on new and upcoming releases for KEXP's rotation.


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Wipe the Slate Clean for the Umpteenth Time: A Beat Happening Critical Overview

To celebrate 1985, the year Beat Happening released their self-titled debut, Martin Douglas dives deep into the full discography of the Olympia rock 'n roll legends.


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New Music Reviews (06/27)

Each week, Music Director Don Yates (joined this week by DJ Kevin Cole) shares brief insights on new and upcoming releases for KEXP's rotation.


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New Music Reviews (06/21)

Each week, Music Director Don Yates (joined this week by DJ Alex) shares brief insights on new and upcoming releases for KEXP's rotation.


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Sub Pop 30th Anniversary Count-Up

In 2018, KEXP celebrated theĀ 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 ourĀ catalog coverage, featuring in-depth coverage on the history of their releases.


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