Jim Beckmann

Jim Beckmann appears in the following:

Watch Junior Boys Perform 'So This Is Goodbye' Live In The Studio

Monday, May 02, 2016

The Ontario band brings a revitalized version of its danceable pop sound to this live performance.


Watch Daughter Perform 'Doing The Right Thing' Live In The Studio

Monday, April 11, 2016

The spare, moody, folk-influenced dream-pop trio plays live in the studio for KEXP.


Watch Parquet Courts Perform 'Berlin Got Blurry' Live In The Studio

Monday, April 04, 2016

The Brooklyn garage-rock band plays a sharp, smart song from its upcoming album live for KEXP.


Watch Wussy Perform 'My Parade' Live In The Studio

Monday, March 28, 2016

Wussy, which Robert Christgau once called "the best band in America," performs live for KEXP.


KEXP Presents: HÆLOS

Monday, February 29, 2016

As HÆLOS, Arthur Delaney, Dom Goldsmith and Lotti Benardout craft an undeniable, and ultimately danceable, blend of atmospheric synth-rock, spare electro-pop and elemental trip-hop, elevated by the trio's shared vocals.

Following last spring's Earth Not Above EP, the band is about to return with Full Circle, an album full of ...


KEXP Presents: Ty Segall

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Could there be a better symbol of KEXP's rebirth in our new home than the "Baby Big Man" that is Ty Segall? Donning a creepy torn-up baby mask and wielding an adult-sized umbilical chord, the station favorite christened a new performance space with its first-ever live broadcast session.



KEXP Presents: Hinds

Monday, January 04, 2016

The first time you listen to Hinds' buoyantly jangly pop, the young Madrid garage-rock band might be taken less seriously than it deserves. No doubt its members perform to have fun, but it's exactly their carefree attitude, slightly off-kilter harmonies, imperfect pronunciations, frequent signature changes, normcore attire and ...


KEXP Presents: Salad Boys

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Summing up a two-song barrage in the KEXP studio by New Zealand's Salad Boys, DJ Kevin Cole remarked that the band sounds like "the best of The Feelies, The Velvet Underground and Yo La Tengo in one song." While it makes a lovable racket ...


KEXP Presents: Ought

Monday, November 23, 2015

Ought formed just three years ago amid a burgeoning DIY scene in Montreal's Mile End district. While drawing heavily from sonic inspirations like Talking Heads, Sonic Youth and The Fall, the group fashioned a sound of its own over the course of two albums and two EPs.

Recently, Ought stopped ...


KEXP Presents: Mammút

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Amid Iceland's music scene, where bands often germinate, blossom and wither in an instant, the twentysomethings of Mammút might be seen as practically prehistoric. The band's five members literally grew up together during their decade as one of Iceland's most critically acclaimed bands.

Now, with the release of River's End, ...


KEXP Presents: Mike Krol

Monday, October 19, 2015

When it comes to Mike Krol, it's not three strikes and you're out. For the L.A.-based, Milwaukee-born songwriter, the third time's a charm — or, more to the point, a Turkey. Krol's third album, whose title references the term for bowling three strikes in a row, is a liberating blast ...


KEXP Presents: DeVotchKa

Monday, October 05, 2015

It's been a few years since we've heard from the Denver band DeVotchKa, and in that time its members have been doing the usual: gardening, making babies, growing beards, writing ballets. They just haven't been releasing new material, at least not yet.

Between occasional shows and a handful of ...


KEXP Presents: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

Monday, September 28, 2015

The Australian band King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard managed to record six albums before before finally squeezing into KEXP's live room. Granted, it's only been three years since the Melbourne outfit's debut. But in honor of its seventh — and, for the first-time ever, acoustic — record, Paper Maché ...


KEXP Presents: The Mynabirds

Monday, September 21, 2015

After the release of The Mynabirds' 2012 album Generals, principal songwriter Laura Burhenn accompanied The Postal Service on a world reunion tour — and then spent another year making The Mynabirds' latest album, Lovers Know, while zig-zagging all over the place.

Though spurred by heartbreak, Burhenn's ...


KEXP Presents: Briana Marela

Monday, August 17, 2015

In recording All Around You, Seattle native Briana Marela sought the shores of Iceland and the touch of Sigur Ros producer Alex Somers, who helped her songs swirl breezily among themes of connection, longing and loneliness, while never abandoning a state of childlike wonder. After returning home, Marela stopped ...


KEXP Presents: Built To Spill

Monday, July 27, 2015

As cosmic as their jams can be and as free-floating as their new album's title appears, Built to Spill have never seemed more grounded. On Untethered Moon, their eighth studio album and their first in six years, the veteran rockers haven't drifted away from their roots. But with ...


KEXP Presents: Tanlines

Monday, July 20, 2015

Joking that they're "twice as good live" with the addition of a drummer and second guitarist, Brooklyn duo Tanlines returns to the KEXP studio to perform songs from their dreamy new album, Highlights, including the wonderfully warm summer escape, "Slipping Away."


  • "Slipping Away"

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KEXP Presents: Houndmouth

Monday, July 13, 2015

The Indiana band Houndmouth mixed breezy SoCal harmonies, gritty roots-rock, anthemic sing-alongs and swampland stomp to make the defiant, free-wheeling Little Neon Limelight a perfect summer soundtrack. Here, guitarist Matt Myers, keyboardist Katie Toupin, bassist Zak Appleby and drummer Shane Cody perform a raucous rendition of "Sedona" live in ...


KEXP Presents: Purity Ring

Monday, July 06, 2015

Purity Ring's second album, Another Eternity, marries Corin Roddick's beats and production to Megan James' gorgeous voice. The Edmonton duo has been selling out brilliantly illuminated and choreographed live shows across the country, and on its way through Seattle, the band pulled off a dazzling performance in the ...


KEXP Presents: Speedy Ortiz

Monday, June 29, 2015

Following a shakeup in Speedy Ortiz, Sadie Dupuis found new confidence as both a bandleader and a songwriter on her latest album. Foil Deer is full of jagged bursts of '90s-inspired indie-rock, highlighting the vigor of her smartly crafted wordplay. During their recent performance at KEXP, Dupuis and the band ...