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New Music Reviews (01/24)

Each week, Music Director Don Yates (joined this week by DJ Alex) shares brief insights on new and upcoming releases for KEXP's rotation. See what we added this week below (and on our Charts page), including new releases from Yard Act, Silverbacks, Anxious, and more.


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Music News

Not Your Parents' Bumbershoot: Steven Severin on the Future of Seattle's Long-Running Music & Arts Festival

A new group has been chosen to take over Seattle's Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival. Co-organizer Steven Severin talks about how they want to make tickets more affordable, less dependent on big name headliners, and they want the festival to go beyond just Labor Day weekend.


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Midnight In A Perfect World

Midnight In A Perfect World: DJ Harrison

Richmond, VA's DJ Harrison shares deep cuts from legendary R&B, soul, funk, and hip-hop artists in his exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World.


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Album Reviews

New Music Reviews (01/18)

Each week, Music Director Don Yates shares brief insights on new and upcoming releases for KEXP's rotation. See what we added this week below (and on our Charts page), including new releases from Earl Sweatshirt, FKA twigs, Bonobo, and more.


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Midnight In A Perfect World

Midnight In A Perfect World: Boys Noize

Berlin's Boys Noize kicks off the 2022 Midnight In A Perfect World series with a heavy-hitting guest DJ mix that takes the listener on an intense journey through techno, electro, EBM, and other visceral club rhythms.


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Interviews

Anand Wilder on His Forthcoming Solo Record, Yeasayer's Contentious Relationship with Critics, and the Importance of Doja Cat

Former Yeasayer co-frontman Anand Wilder talks to KEXP about his forthcoming solo record I Don't Know My Words


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KEXP 50

2018: The Year That Bad Bunny Broke All the Rules

It’s time to head into 2018, a year that makes Albina Cabrera think of her arrival to Seattle, as well as the arrival of the debut album from Puerto Rican artist Bad Bunny, who performs March 1st in our city’s Climate Pledge Arena.


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Music News

Freakout and The Crocodile Announce New Two-Day Festival The Freakout Weekender

Freakout Records and The Crocodile announce the Freakout Weekender on April 1st and 2nd featuring over 40 artists from around the globe


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Midnight In A Perfect World

Midnight In A Perfect World: Clinic

Legendary British band Clinic share an eclectic guest DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World full of subversive Yuletide fun that coincides with this year's snowy Christmas weekend.


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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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