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Versing Side-Project Spiral XP Pens An Ode to Stasis with “Atrophy” (KEXP Premiere)

Versing drummer debuts new project, the first release on Canadian label Peaceful Tapes.


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Taylar Elizza Beth Finds New Purpose, Perspective with “nov 13” (KEXP Premiere)

Seattle rapper reflects on a near-death experience and comes back stronger than ever on latest single.


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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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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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Get Ready: Seattle's Freakout Festival Announces 2021 Dates

The beloved Ballard-based festival will return this Fall, from November 11-14.


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Throwaway Style: Warren Dunes Write a Greeting Card to the World on Get Well Soon

In the midst of a hellish year, the self-described "postmodern beach music family band" wrote and recorded a salvo of togetherness and perseverance. Martin Douglas explains.


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The Purrs Reflect on Seattle's Metropolitan Metamorphosis on "Disconnected" (KEXP Video Premiere)

This live version of an old fave will appear on their upcoming concert album, We Thought There’d Be More People Here, out May 7th.


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Seattle's Boom Bap Project Deliver a Knockout with Their First New Single in 15 Years, "Hagler vs. Hearns"

MC's Karim aka Nightclubber Lang, Destro Destructo, and DJ Tre return with a tribute to what they call "the greatest fight in boxing history."


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High Pulp Sign to ANTI- and Share Mutual Attraction Documentary (KEXP Premiere + Interview)

Martin Douglas speaks to the band's drummer and de-facto leader Bobby Granfelt about their excellent Mutual Attraction series, signing to ANTI-, and why the busy year the band has had isn't slowing down anytime soon.


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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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