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KEXP Presents: Dilly Dally

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

As teenagers in Toronto, best friends Katie Monks and Liz Ball used to sneak off to the park to play guitar. What started as a secret now has a worldwide audience: As Dilly Dally, Monks and Ball channel their '90s influences into fierce, grunge-inspired pop, spotlighting Monks' whisper-to-a-scream ...


KEXP Presents: EL VY

Monday, December 07, 2015

What a fantastic way to send off the KEXP Live Room at our Dexter/Denny studios. When the members of EL VY arrived at the station in matching polka-dot shirts, we thought they looked cool, but once they stepped into the same room as our studio's twinkling lights, we realized how ...


KEXP Presents: Paul Weller

Monday, November 02, 2015

We were excited when we heard renowned singer-songwriter Paul Weller would stop by the KEXP studios for an acoustic session, but little did we know he'd be bringing his five-piece band with him for this very special unplugged set.

The intimate performance spotlighted his 12th solo release, Saturn's Pattern, as ...


KEXP Presents: Destroyer

Monday, October 26, 2015

Though a man of few words in person, singer-songwriter Dan Bejar finds his voice through music. That voice rang out loud and clear when his band Destroyer stopped by the KEXP studios.

With Destroyer's 10th full-length album Poison Season, what began as a mostly solo project for Bejar ...


KEXP Presents: Wilco

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Wilco recently performed for a packed room of KEXP donors at Columbia City Theater in Seattle. You've never heard a sold-out crowd so reverently quiet and enraptured, whether the band was performing old favorites or songs from its new album Star Wars.

But once each song ended, the roar ...


KEXP Presents: Waxahatchee

Monday, June 08, 2015

In the liner notes of her latest album, Ivy Tripp, Katie Crutchfield — better known as the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist behind Waxahatchee — has a photo of none other than Dolly Parton. Crutchfield laughed when KEXP DJ Stevie Zoom asked her about it. "I have Dolly ...


KEXP Presents: Chastity Belt

Monday, April 27, 2015

On their sophomore release, Time to Go Home, local ladies Chastity Belt unveil a new maturity. While their 2013 debut, No Regerts, took a snapshot of the Seattle party, the follow-up captures the aftermath — maybe there are "regerts" after all? Take in the new album's title track now, because ...


KEXP Presents: Perfume Genius

Monday, November 17, 2014

Mike Hadreas (a.k.a. Perfume Genius) is local to Seattle, but when he first started, he didn't play around town very often. When he did, he'd often appear fragile on stage — and yet he'd hold audiences' rapt attention thanks to the impressive strength hidden within his slight frame.

This ...


KEXP Presents: Hurray For The Riff Raff

Monday, June 30, 2014

The dark Americana band Hurray for the Riff Raff is led by Alynda Lee Segarra, a young, Bronx-raised Puerto Rican who developed her musical voice by riding the rails as a teenage punk before settling down in New Orleans. (The Crescent City serves as inspiration for the band's sixth ...


KEXP Presents: SOHN

Monday, June 23, 2014

It's only appropriate that his debut album is titled Tremors, because this beautiful, intimate session from SOHN had all of us at KEXP a-quiver. Born in South London as Christopher Taylor, SOHN took an early interest in music, but it was Radiohead's groundbreaking OK Computer that led him ...


KEXP Presents: Liars

Monday, June 16, 2014

Liars' dark, atmospheric studio session cast a captivating spell over us. Wrapped in a colorful skein of yarn, inspired by the cover for its new album Mess, the long-running L.A. electro-punk band spun an intoxicating mix of dark dance-pop.

The colored string is not unintentional: The ...


KEXP Presents: Young Fathers

Monday, June 09, 2014

KEXP hosts hundreds of in-studio sessions a year, but it's rare when our entire staff is blown away the way we were over the soulful Scottish trio Young Fathers. DJ Larry Rose, a longtime fan who conducted the interview, said the energy in the room when those three childhood friends ...


KEXP Presents: Tacocat

Monday, May 12, 2014

Only the Seattle band Tacocat could turn "that time of the month" into a surf party. With its second album, NVM (a nod to Nirvana's Nevermind), the palindromic group combines '90s nostalgia with a high-energy party vibe. With vocals as bright as her hair color, singer Emily Nokes makes menstruation ...


'I Was Baited,' Donald Sterling Tells CNN In (Mostly) Apologetic Interview

Monday, May 12, 2014

"I'm not a racist," Donald Sterling tells CNN in an interview about the scandal that brought a lifetime ban from the NBA. "I made a terrible, terrible mistake. And I'm here with you today to apologize and to ask for forgiveness for all the people that I've hurt."

Sterling also ...


KEXP Presents: Neil Finn

Monday, April 14, 2014

It's hard to believe that the new Dizzy Heights is only the third solo album from singer-songwriter Neil Finn. From Split Enz to Crowded House to the Finn Brothers and his soundtrack work, the New Zealand pop-music icon hasn't stopped making music for the past 30 years. "It's confusing for ...


KEXP Presents: Cibo Matto

Monday, March 17, 2014

It's been more than a decade since New York darlings Cibo Matto mixed up their unique batch of hip-hop-infused cocktail-pop. What have they been up to since their 1999 album, Stereo ★ Type A? With downcast eyes and a wink, vocalist Miho Hatori told KEXP, "Well, we were ...


KEXP Presents: Marissa Nadler

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Seattle embraced Boston-based artist Marissa Nadler as our own for her latest release, July, out now on Sacred Bones. Recorded in KEXP's backyard at Avast Studio with producer Randall Dunn (Earth, Sunn O)))), the album also features local luminaries Eyvind Kang, Steve Moore, Jay ...


KEXP Present: Noah Gundersen

Monday, February 24, 2014

It's a family affair for Seattle artist Noah Gundersen. Accompanied by his sister, brother and friends, the soft-spoken singer-songwriter performed a dynamic, yet delicate Morning Show session featuring tracks from his debut full-length, Ledges.

It comes as no surprise that Gundersen and his seven siblings grew up around ...


KEXP Presents: John Doe With Mike McCready

Monday, February 10, 2014

We were already excited to have legendary musician John Doe of the pioneering punk band X join us in the KEXP studio, so you can imagine our surprise when he walked in with the also-legendary Mike McCready of Pearl Jam. Doe's musical partner, Exene ...


KEXP Presents: Lee Ranaldo And The Dust

Monday, February 03, 2014

With the fate of Sonic Youth up in the air, founding guitarist Lee Ranaldo has found steady ground with his group The Dust, featuring fellow SY orphan Steve Shelley on drums, along with guitarist Alan Licht and bassist Tim Lüntzel.

Ranaldo began recording his 10th album, Last Night on ...