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Throwaway Style: Kylie V Wades Through Deep Waters on Big Blue

The immensely talented 17-year-old, Vancouver-based singer/songwriter expresses a lifetime of longing, pain, and hope on their newest album.


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Throwaway Style: ILLFIGHTYOU are Still Throwing Hands

Nearly a decade removed from being courted by mainstream music media, the Tacoma rap trio continues to utilize what brought them to the mosh pit. Martin Douglas explores.


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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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Anxiety Courses Through LIV†'s Flowers in the Void

What's going on in the world was inescapable in the woefully undervalued Seattle artist's mind while writing her latest EP. Martin Douglas explains.


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Throwaway Style: Purging the Treasure Chest #4

The newest installment of Martin Douglas' short fiction series features anxiety, therapy, and more excessive cannabis intake inspired by songs from Blake Anthony and SassyBlack.


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Tomo Nakayama Finds Community Through the Airwaves on New Single “With The Radio On” (KEXP Premiere)

The Seattle songwriter returns with a new synth-pop single celebrating finding community on the radio.


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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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Mirrorgloss Explore the Nature of Judging Oneself as a Reaction to the Success of Others on "Wonder" (KEXP Premiere)

The rising Tacoma electro-pop duo releases a new song about trying not to be jealous of other people's glow-ups. Martin Douglas investigates.


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Weep Wave Stare Into "The Void" on Their New Single (KEXP Premiere)

The Seattle band's newest single is a heaving bout with COVID-induced paranoia. Martin Douglas explores.


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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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