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Valley Maker Examines the Temporality of the Day-to-Day on "Branch I Bend" (KEXP Premiere + Interview)

Ahead of the release of his fourth Valley Maker record, Austin Crane shares a live version of new single "Branch I Bend" and chats with KEXP about the new record, moving from Seattle to South Carolina, and how he's balancing careers in both music and education.

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Music Heals

Shaking Off Psychic Strain: A Live Music Heals Essay by Martin Douglas

Martin Douglas chronicles nearly half a lifetime of live music healing the wounds of life.

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Powering KEXP

KEXP Presents a New Coffee Collaboration with Caffe Vita and Live Music Heals

The KEXP/Caffe Vita coffee collaboration is aimed at helping to keep independent stages alive, with $2 from every bag of the new coffee blend donated to Keep Music Live, a COVID-19 relief fundraising campaign established by music lovers to support small, independently-owned venues across Washingt...

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Music News

serpentwithfeet Shares New Single “Same Size Shoe”

The track will appear on his forthcoming sophomore album DEACON, out March 26 via Secretly Canadian.

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Music News

José González Returns with "El Invento," His First New Single in Five Years

The tender track is his first-ever song to feature lyrics in Spanish, which he says was inspired by his young daughter, Laura.

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Features Music Heals

Other People’s Sweat and Beer Soaked Shoes: What I Really Miss About Live Music

For Live Music Heals, KEXP's Dusty Henry reflects on the little moments of concerts that end up mattering the most.

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Midnight In A Perfect World

Midnight In A Perfect World: Karriem Riggins

Revered drummer, producer, and in-demand collaborator Karriem Riggins shares his love of hip-hop, jazz, funk, soul, African music, electro, and more on his guest DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World.

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Black History Month Interviews

The Cast and Crew of Bazzooka on Celebrating BIPOC Art and its Ability to Enact Change

Cast and crew of Danny Denial's new web series Bazzooka chat with KEXP about filmmaking during a global pandemic, the parallels between the fictional Seattle of the series and the one we’re living in today, and the power of art in enacting change.

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Album Reviews

New Music Reviews (2/15)

Each week, KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates (joined this week by DJs Alex and Gabriel Teodros) shares brief insights on new and upcoming releases. See what's coming up this week below, including reviews for new releases from Black Country, New Road, Django Django, Celeste, and more.

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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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