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Reflecting on The Smile's Performance at KEXP

Writer Ijeoma Oluo shares her impressions on the band's set and the willingness to embrace change.


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From First to Last

From First to Last: Tegan and Sara on Under Feet Like Ours and Crybaby

In our series From First to Last, artists with deep discographies discuss the varying differences between making their first record and their most recent record. For our latest, KEXP's Jasmine Albertson chats with Tegan Quin of the beloved Canadian indie-pop duo Tegan and Sara about their latest re…


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Interviews

The Flavor of 15 Years Ago: An Interview with No Age

Martin Douglas speaks with the Los Angeles experimental punks about their place in the indie music ecosystem, self-producing their latest album, and much, much more.


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KEXP 50

50 Years of Music: 2021 - Dijon - "Talk Down"

It's our last month celebrating KEXP’s 50th anniversary. Each week in 2022, KEXP has paid homage to a different year and our writers are commemorating with one song from that year that resonates with them. This week, for our final installment of the series, KEXP's Jasmine Albertson looks back at Di…


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Interviews

Winter on the Emotional Excavation of Creating the Impeccable What Kind of Blue Are You?

KEXP spoke with Samira Winter, the Los Angeles-based artist who makes dreamy soundscapes under the name Winter. Her latest album 'What Kind of Blue Are You?' came out in October and sees the artist lean heavier into her shoegaze influences with some help from Sasami, Hatchie, and Joo Joo Ashworth. …


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KEXP 50

50 Years of Music: 1974 - Sparks - "This Town Ain't Big Enough for Both of Us"

KEXP's Janice Headley looks back at Sparks' breakthrough 1974 hit and the power of television to propel a single..


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KEXP 50

50 Years of Music: 2011 – Jai Paul - "BTSTU"

KEXP turned 50 years old this year. Each week, we’ve been celebrating by looking back at a different year over the last 50 years to remember that moment in music. This week, we’re remembering the year 2011. KEXP’s Dusty Henry tells us about the rise, fall, and return of Jai Paul starting with his s…


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Interviews Sound and Vision

Cellist Lori Goldston on Her Career From Nirvana Through Her New Solo Album 'High and Low'

Cellist Lori Goldston has been carving her own path in the world of rock music for over three decades. She’s performed and recorded with some iconic artists like Nirvana, David Byrne, and Cat Power among many others. She is also an unsung hero of Seattle’s music scene, continuing to work with new a…


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Interviews Local Music

Remembering Geneviève: Artists Talk About Ô: A Tribute Album to Ô Paon and Geneviève Castrée

KEXP talks to Mount Eerie, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Karl Blau, and more artists featured on Ô: A Tribute Album to Ô Paon and Geneviève Castrée.


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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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