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06/09/2022 12:55 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Corpse Pose
by Unwound
(83 plays) | (0 fans)

As KEXP celebrates 50 years of bringing our love of music to the community, we find ourselves this week exploring 1991, the so-called "Year that Punk Broke." It was also the year one of the most foundational labels to ever come out of the Northwest officially went into business. A few months ago, KEXP writer, producer, and local music columnist Martin Douglas spoke with Kill Rock Stars owner and founder Slim Moon and his wife, former Kill Rock Stars president Dr. Portia Sabin, about the label's 30-year history. Read about Unwound and the beginnings of Kill Rock Stars. "one of the things that was great about Unwound is that they were all friends. They'd all gone to, you know, middle school and high school together. It was really a band that grew up out of friendship. They were locals. A lot of Olympia bands were either all people who moved there to go to Evergreen, or at least some of the members were people who had moved there to go to Evergreen, but they were part of this sort of growing movement of local, homegrown bands." https://kexp.org/read/2022/6/9/almost-complete-history-kill-rock-stars/
06/09/2022 12:51 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
The Engine Driver
by The Decemberists
(83 plays) | (1 fan)

Check out this amazing article by KEXPs Martin Douglas: The Almost Complete History of Kill Rock Stars Dr. Portia Sabin tells the story of The Decemberists. "so we're sitting in his backyard and talking to everybody and people are walking around looking at other people's records and stuff. And I was wandering around and I stopped at this table for Hush Records and I saw this really beautiful album and I was like, God, the cover art is gorgeous on this. And he was like, “Oh yeah. They're really amazing, this is the guy in the Decemberists.” He's like, “If you're interested, you should go into the bar, because this guy Colin is playing right now.” They had an upstairs space where there was literally like a microphone with like one speaker in the middle of this dusty upstairs with no chairs or anything." Read more of the story of The Decemberists and Kill Rock Stars here: https://kexp.org/read/2022/6/9/almost-complete-history-kill-rock-stars/
06/09/2022 12:48 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Alameda
by Elliott Smith
(52 plays) | (1 fan)

Check out this amazing article by KEXPs Martin Douglas: The Almost Complete History of Kill Rock Stars Slim Moon talks about first hearing Elliott Smith and the memories working with Smith. "Elliott had this ability — it might not be right at the first song, but within a few songs, the room would have gone quiet. He would command the room, and he didn't do it by being louder or being shriller. He did it almost by getting quieter in those situations. And letting the songs speak for themselves and just sort of demanding the respect of the audience through his ability and through his quietness. So that's one thing I really remember about him." https://kexp.org/read/2022/6/9/almost-complete-history-kill-rock-stars/
06/09/2022 12:39 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Wilder
by Slang
(6 plays) | (0 fans)

As KEXP celebrates 50 years of bringing our love of music to the community, we find ourselves this week exploring 1991, the so-called "Year that Punk Broke." It was also the year one of the most foundational labels to ever come out of the Northwest officially went into business. A few months ago, KEXP writer, producer, and local music columnist Martin Douglas spoke with Kill Rock Stars owner and founder Slim Moon and his wife, former Kill Rock Stars president Dr. Portia Sabin, about the label's 30-year history. https://www.kexp.org/read/2022/6/9/almost-complete-history-kill-rock-stars/ Slang’s debut 'Cockroach in a Small Town' is a force of nature that came, seemingly, out of nowhere. Lyricist/singer/guitarist Drew Grow and drummer/singer Janet Weiss started the band over a decade ago in Portland, OR—both having spent more than half their lives dedicated to making and performing music. Through the years, Weiss has played with everyone from her bands Quasi, Wild Flag, and Sleater-Kinney, to collaborators like Elliott Smith, Stephen Malkmus, and others.; Grow has fronted his own groups Modern Kin and the Pastors’ Wives, producing other bands along the way. Starting as a moonlighting collaboration, the meeting of this particular group was kismet if not totally cosmic. https://theeslang.bandcamp.com/releases
06/09/2022 12:37 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Talk
by Beabadobee
(14 plays) | (0 fans)

Here’s what beabadoobee had to say about "Talk": "I wrote “Talk” just after my first album. I was obsessed with Tuesday because I thought it was the best night to go out, not too much chaos but just enough to have a good time. Generally, it’s about doing things that aren’t necessarily healthy or great for you, but you can’t help indulging. It’s like that unavoidable feeling that you get. You can’t get rid of it, and you know it’s bad, but you love it really, and it’s whatever, so you do it anyways." https://bit.ly/3Hcja00 https://youtu.be/hCw80xpI3k0 beabadoobee's new album, 'Beatopia' is out July 15. https://beabadoobee.bandcamp.com/album/beatopia https://www.beabadoobee.com/
06/09/2022 12:33 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Baby Don't Cry
by Sunflower Bean
(5 plays) | (0 fans)

Join KEXP for Independent Together this Spring! This concert series highlights local independent venues and celebrates the amazing music community we've built together. The last show in this series is Sunflower Bean with Palehound and Liily at The Crocodile tonight, June 9th. For more information and tickets: https://kexp.org/events/kexp-events/independent-together-sunflower-bean-crocodile/ https://bit.ly/3tqNuyf This New York trio’s third album is a diverse set ranging from propulsive dance-rock and buoyant psych-pop to fuzzy grunge and atmospheric shoegaze, with the songs revolving around trying to live life to the fullest in spite of dystopian times. https://kexp.org/read/2022/5/9/new-music-reviews-0509/ https://sunflowerbean.bandcamp.com/album/headful-of-sugar https://www.sunflowerbeanband.com/
06/09/2022 12:24 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Dance Yrself Clean
by LCD Soundsystem
(265 plays) | (3 fans)

James Murphy told The NME in 2010: "This is the song I lost my voice trying to do. It's the highest song register I've sung... I'd vowed never to write anything that high for myself. But then I got excited about a synth sound and forgot all about my vocal range, and had to sing it with a voice that was blown out, but I took lots of steroids." https://bit.ly/3aSOViv LCD Soundsystem - "Dance Yrself Clean" - Live: https://youtu.be/L_SJUJHPi5w https://lcdsoundsystem.com/
06/09/2022 12:13 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
We Contain Multitudes
by Olafur Arnalds
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

Ólafur Arnalds live in the KEXP studio right now! Check out his past, beautiful sessions at Kex Hostel in Reykjavik during Iceland Airwaves, Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop in Austin, TX, during SXSW 2013, and the KEXP studio here: https://www.youtube.com/c/kexp/search?query=%C3%93lafur%20Arnalds https://olafurarnalds.com/
06/09/2022 12:10 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Saman
by Olafur Arnalds
(3 plays) | (0 fans)

Ólafur Arnalds live in the KEXP studio right now! Ólafur Arnalds is an Icelandic multi-instrumentalist and producer from Mosfellsbær, Iceland. He mixes strings and piano with loops and beats, a sound ranging from ambient/electronic to atmospheric pop. https://bit.ly/3QgL4Mu https://olafurarnalds.com/
06/09/2022 12:04 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
momentary
by Olafur Arnalds
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

Ólafur Arnalds live in the KEXP studio right now! Award-winning artist, composer and producer Ólafur Arnalds is back on the road following the release of his monumental album ‘some kind of peace’. He performs tonight at The Moore Theatre. https://bit.ly/3Q9SMaZ https://olafurarnalds.com/
06/09/2022 12:01 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Happiness Does Not Wait
by Olafur Arnalds
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

Ólafur Arnalds live in the KEXP studio right now! Don't you wish you could be a fly on the wall?! Breathtaking. https://olafurarnalds.com/
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