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How the 2020 Beirut Explosion Inspired This Beautiful New Single from Postcards (KEXP Premiere)

The Beirut-based dream-pop band survived the deadly disaster, expressing their grief through their new single.

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R.I.P. Shock G

Rapper Shock G of Digital Underground has died at 57. The news was confirmed by Digital Underground co-founder Chopmaster J in an Instagram post. Shock G was found dead in a Tampa hotel room on Thursday, but a cause of death has yet to be disclosed.

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El Sonido

KEXP and Ruidosa Present the Multidimensional Spectrum That is Kali Uchis

The Colombian-American artist discusses her first album entirely in Spanish, paying homage to the music of her youth, and the blessing of being called to music.

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Sharon Van Etten Breaks Down Every Song, and Corresponding Cover, on Her Anniversary Release epic Ten

Cheryl Waters celebrates the 10 year anniversary release of Sharon Van Etten's career-defining record epic Ten with an exclusive conversation diving deep into Sharon's career.

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Midnight In A Perfect World

Midnight In A Perfect World: Myd

In anticipation of the release of his debut album Born A Loser, Parisian artist Myd shares an infectious DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World that's bound to incite a joyful dance party.

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Album Reviews

New Music Reviews (4/19)

Each week, Music Director Don Yates (joined this week by DJs Alex, Abbie, and Gabriel Teodros) 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 Jupiter & Okwess, Brockhampton, Juan W...

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Midnight In A Perfect World

Midnight In A Perfect World: Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger

Harlem-based musicians Dezron Douglas and Brandee Younger tap into their shared love of timeless jazz, soul, R&B, and funk on their exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World.

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Music News


Iconic New York rapper DMX has died following hospitalization from an apparent drug overdose. He was 50-years-old.

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KEXP Premiere

Califone Add Shimmer to Mecca Normal's "Family Swan" for Kill Rock Stars' 30th Anniversary (KEXP Premiere)

The latest release from Kill Rock Stars' 30th anniversary singles series sees Califone take on Mecca Normal's 2002 track "Family Swan"

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From the Archives:


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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