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Sonic Reducer

Sonic Reducer Turns 15: A Tribute to KEXP's Punk Show and the Standard Where it Gets its Name

KEXP writer Zach Frimmel explores the different iterations of the song "Sonic Reducer," the namesake for KEXP's Punk Show which celebrates its 15th anniversary this weekend.


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2018 Countdown Sonic Reducer

2018 Top Ten List Spotlight: Dr. West

Sonic Reducer host Dr. West shares his Top Ten Albums of 2018; check out his list and the KEXP Top 90.3 Countdown of 2018.


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2017 Countdown Sonic Reducer

2017 Top Ten List Spotlight: Jenn Govola

For the rest of the year, we'll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2017. Check out the Top 90.3 Albums of 2017, as voted on by our listeners. And check out more top albums from KEXP DJs, staff, and volunteers here.


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Song of the Day Sonic Reducer

Song of the Day: Dude York - Break Up Holiday

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. This week, we are featuring Christm...


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Song of the Day Sonic Reducer

Song of the Day: The Ogres - Xmas Is A Bust

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. This week, we are featuring Christm...


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Local Music Song of the Day Sonic Reducer

Song of the Day: The Minus 5 - New Christmas Hymn

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. This week, we are featuring Christm...


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Song of the Day Sonic Reducer

Song of the Day: Mac McCaughan - Happy New Year (Prince Can't Die Again)

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. This week, we are featuring Christm...


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Song of the Day Sonic Reducer

Song of the Day: Dirty Sidewalks - It's Xmas (And Everyone Is Miserable)

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. This week, we are featuring Christm...


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2017 Countdown Sonic Reducer

2017 Top Ten List Spotlight: Dr. West

For the rest of the year, we'll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2017, leading up to our 2017 Top 90.3 Album Countdown! Tune in on Friday, December 15th from 6 AM to 6 PM PT as we countdown the Top 90.3 Albums of 2017, as voted on by our listeners. And check out the top albums from more...


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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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