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Be A Rebel: New Order's Bernard Sumner on COVID-19, Growing Up in Manchester, and the Show that Changed The World

The New Order frontman speaks with KEXP Owen Murphy about the new single, the punk rock show that changed his life (and maybe the world!), and also revealed that he was recovering from the coronavirus.


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Sen Morimoto’s Waking Dreams and Superstitions

The Chicago-based artist talks his new self-titled album and the anxieties, existential questions, an bridging genres


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Brigid Dawson Talks About Her Time in Thee Oh Sees and Her Magnificent Solo Debut Ballet of Apes

Martin Douglas speaks to the veteran San Francisco musician about her nomadic upbringing and recording her indelible solo debut all over the world.


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Throwaway Style: An Interview With Crane City's Gary Campbell

Martin Douglas speaks to the Seattle hip-hop historian about his label Crane City Music, his 2020 concert film NEWCOMER, growing up in Wayne Gretzky's hometown, and much more.


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The Bats Demonstrate their Enduringly Charming Warmth on New Album Foothills (KEXP Exclusive Stream + Interview)

We catch up with The Bats, who share their 10th studio album Foothills exclusively via KEXP, ahead of its arrival on Nov 13th


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KEXP Q&A: Szymon Golab aka DJ Transmittor of Wave Press Blog

KEXP's DJ Sharlese chats with Szymon Golab aka DJ Transmittor of Wave Press Blog, her co-host on her recent edition of The Weekly Mix.


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Wish You Were Here: Recapping KEXP's Good Mail Day

KEXP received more than 2,000 postcards at the end of the day. (Enough for weeks of programming.)


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The Dark Lord’s Rise and Fall in 1980s Heavy Metal

It’s that time of year again, when the front yard of your neighbor’s house looks like the artwork of a heavy metal album. KEXP digs into the devilish overtones of the genre and how it came under the microscope during the "Satanic Panic."


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King Khan on Creating the Black Power Tarot Deck, His Jazz Album The Infinite Ones, and Being Radicalized by Punk Rock

In a titanic two-hour interview, Martin Douglas gets a tarot reading from the Germany-based artist and they speak about the power of tarot, music, and Black liberation.


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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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