Autonomics, a trio consisting of frontman Dan Pantenberg and identical twin brothers Evan and Vaughn Leikam, filter a self-starting, DIY punk energy into a clean, upbeat form of power pop.
An essayist as well as a rapper, Dessa’s lyricism has always been a pool fed by both hip-hop and those forms of storytelling and poetry meant for the page. The Doomtree affiliated, Minneapolis MC is especially sharp-eyed on her latest single “Fire Drills,” off the soon-to-be-released album Chime.
Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Tonya Harding (in Eb Major)” by Sufjan Stevens, a single which is available via Asthmatic Kitty Records.
As a richly observed evocation of childhood and summertime that deftly shifts between younger and older perspectives, Gord Downie’s “A Natural” would deliver an emotional wallop even if it didn’t carry the baggage it does.
There are many ways to express love and affection for someone else. More often than not, however, it's the tiny gestures that mean the most. That's the premise put forth by the Durham, U.K., DIY band Martha on their scrappy 2017 single, "The Winter Fuel Allowance Ineligibility Blues."
Black Nite Crash delight in shrouding their high-momentum guitar rock in clouds of luminescent distortion, making garage punk that feels warm and fuzzy without losing its bite.
Maybe you missed them the first time around, or maybe they were so good you just want to read them again: below, we've compiled KEXP's Top 8 Most Read Articles in 2020. Revisit some articles, interviews, and more from the KEXP Archives below, and stay tuned for more great content in 2021:
A powerful piece from Associate Digital Content Producer Martin Douglas.
DJ/writer Albina Cabrera checks in with the Chilean singer-songwriter.
Jasmine Albertson talks to the former Thee Oh Sees member about her debut solo album.
Dusty Henry talks to the Belgian garage rockers during Iceland Airwaves.
Jasmine Albertson talks to Death Cab For Cutie, Phantom Planet, and more.
Janice Headley talks to local independent record stores about ways we can support them during the current stay-at-home order.
Martin Douglas tells the story of how three rock ‘n roll bands from Japan became influential American touchstones.
Watch the Icelandic band's performance from Kex Hostel Iceland Airwaves 2019 and read an exclusive interview.
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.