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John Vanderslice on Getting Radicalized by Ableton, JPEGMAFIA, and Burning the Political System Down

John Vanderslice opens up to KEXP about his new EP, the shuttering of his San Francisco recording studio Tiny Telephone, and how rapper JPEGMAFIA influences his work.


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El Paso Band EEP on Finding Shoegaze, Overcoming Disabilities, and Their Latest Album Death of a Very Good Machine

KEXP's Owen Murphy reached the band via ZOOM from his home just outside Seattle. Read the interview below or listen to a clip that previously aired on KEXP's Sound & Vision.


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Bully's Alicia Bognanno on Cher, Warped Tour Mosh Pits, and Quarantine Haircuts

KEXP has a lively conversation with Bully's Alicia Bognanno about Courtney Love, the awe-inducing splendor of Cher’s “Believe,” and the dangers of quarantine haircuts


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Magic Spells and Musical Healing: A Conversation with Harpist and Composer Nailah Hunter

KEXP chats with the Los Angeles based artist about her debut EP, 'Spells,' out now on Leaving Records.


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Washed Out on the Sensual Escapism of Purple Noon (KEXP Interview)

Heavily inspired by a trip to Greece with his wife, the album integrates evocative tropical flourishes that conjure up images of balmy evenings near turquoise seas. Combine that with the sensual lyrics that deal with love in all its forms and you’ve got one seriously sexy record.


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Mali Band Songhoy Blues Embrace Optimist Philosophy in Uncertain Times

The group discusses their genre-fusing style and seeking hope through music in challenging times.


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Mon Laferte Anuncia Su Próximo Álbum Grabado en Aislamiento

La cantautora chilena tocó en Seattle hace poco menos de un año en un concierto sold-out donde nos trajo el encanto de su álbum NORMA. En pleno aislamiento, Mon Laferte nos cuenta cómo está grabando su próximo disco.


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Mon Laferte Announces Her Next Album, Recorded in Isolation

The Chilean singer-songwriter played in Seattle just under a year ago at a sold-out concert where she brought us the charm of her album NORMA. In full isolation, Mon Laferte tells us how she is recording her next album.


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Throwaway Style Interviews Local Music

Throwaway Style: An Interview With Ryan Dyck, Label Manager of Mint Records

Martin Douglas interviews the label manager of one of the Canada's most important independent labels.


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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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