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Throwaway Style: Hurry Up Fail to Live Up to Their Name (But Succeed Wildly Anyway)!

Portland punk supergroup Hurry Up released their first album in five years with their great LP named after the Oregon Coast landmark. Martin Douglas explores the band's stellar (and under-the-radar) full-lengths.


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Throwaway Style: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Decemberists Again

To commemorate the 20-year anniversary of the Decemberists' debut LP Castaways and Cutouts, Martin Douglas provides a history of falling in, out, and back in love with the band.


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Throwaway Style: Playtime (and Cultural Dread) with Rachaels Children

Martin Douglas has witnessed the future of Seattle's punk scene and spoke to its prinicpal songwriters.


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Throwaway Style: On THEESatisfaction's Sub Pop Albums and the Loneliness of Being First

To celebrate International Women's History Month, the impending arrival of our Black Constellation podcast, and the 10-year anniversary of awE naturalE, Martin Douglas basks in the brilliance of Stas and Cat's two Sub Pop-issued albums.


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Throwaway Style Interviews Local Music

Throwaway Style: Catching Up with Bujemane

Four years ago, the Tacoma artist proclaimed he was quitting the rat race of being a rapper. He made good on his promise and became one of Tacoma's most multitalented artists. Martin Douglas explores.


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Throwaway Style: The Providence of Daniel Makabe

Martin Douglas speaks to the British Columbia-based artist about his lifelong music fandom, the bands he's played guitar for, and his breakthrough as a professional wrestler.


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Throwaway Style: An Interview with Chong the Nomad

Martin Douglas speaks to the producer about convincing her parents to let her go to art school, "rockin' festivals with no album," and much more.


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Throwaway Style: Shannon & the Clams Stand on the Edge of Sweeping Change on Year of the Spider

On their lavish and stirring sixth album, the Portland-via-Bay Area band explore massive life changes and adversity with arguably their most diverse set of songs. Martin Douglas explores.


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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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