Login / SignUp | Help

KEXP Playlist

previous hour next hour
Time    Song Comments
08/04/2022 06:57 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Far Away
by Sharon Van Etten
(5 plays) | (0 fans)

Featuring guest host Rachel Stevens on the show! Rachel normally produces Drive Time but is currently stepping in to produce and host KEXP's Sound and Vision podcast while Emily Fox is on maternity leave. (In the meantime, DJ Greta Rose is stepping in and doing a beautiful job producing Drive Time!) Sharon Van Etten will be at Marymoor Park with Angel Olsen and Julien Baker on Wednesday, August 3. https://bit.ly/3z1PFvu This LA-via-New York artist’s sixth album is a potent set of brooding indie-pop with an atmospheric, often-dramatic sound combining acoustic and electric guitars, majestic keyboards and solemn rhythms with intimate lyrics of hope, loss, anxiety, longing and resilience during troubled times. https://bit.ly/3oVJvXD Sharon Van Etten has always been the kind of artist who helps people make sense of the world around them, and her sixth album, 'We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong,' concerns itself with how we feel, mourn, and reclaim our agency when we think the world - or at least, our world - might be falling apart. https://bit.ly/3QoiLef https://www.sharonvanetten.com/
08/04/2022 06:51 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Impossible Weight
by Deep Sea Diver
(146 plays) | (0 fans)

Featuring guest host Rachel Stevens on the show! Rachel normally produces Drive Time but is currently stepping in to produce and host KEXP's Sound and Vision podcast while Emily Fox is on maternity leave. (In the meantime, DJ Greta Rose is stepping in and doing a beautiful job producing Drive Time!) Seattle band Deep Sea Diver has been a core KEXP group since their first ever release back in 2012. On September 25th, Deep Sea Diver played a Lawn in the Morning session for KEXP. The introduction to this song was the best! Watch it to hear her story about asking Sharon Van Etten to sing this track with her: https://bit.ly/3P93E7u Jessica Dobson spoke with KEXP about how the USPS is a "lifeline" for artists. Read it here: https://bit.ly/3A0BCqs
08/04/2022 06:44 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
How Dare You
by Thao & Mirah
(5 plays) | (0 fans)

Featuring guest host Rachel Stevens on the show! Rachel normally produces Drive Time but is currently stepping in to produce and host KEXP's Sound and Vision podcast while Emily Fox is on maternity leave. (In the meantime, DJ Greta Rose is stepping in and doing a beautiful job producing Drive Time!) In early 2010, Mirah performed with Thao Nguyen at the Noise Pop Festival in San Francisco. The two later announced a 2010 North American tour, billed under the name Thao and Mirah With The Most of All. Mirah and Thao performed a collaborative set and shared vocal duties on each artist's respective songs. The two artists subsequently recorded Thao and Mirah. https://bit.ly/3w4kPQX
08/04/2022 06:33 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Rill Rill
by Sleigh Bells
(233 plays) | (2 fans)

Featuring guest host Rachel Stevens on the show! Rachel normally produces Drive Time but is currently stepping in to produce and host KEXP's Sound and Vision podcast while Emily Fox is on maternity leave. (In the meantime, DJ Greta Rose is stepping in and doing a beautiful job producing Drive Time!) The two members of Sleigh Bells—Derek Miller (production/guitar) and Alexis Krauss (vocals)—both had previous experience performing and touring in a musical ensemble. From age 17 to 22, Miller was a guitarist in the metalcore band Poison the Well. Krauss meanwhile has a background in theater and television, and from age 12 to 16 she performed in the teen pop group RubyBlue. In March 2008, Miller moved to New York City expressly to find a female vocalist for some song demos he was working on, and after meeting Krauss the two began collaborating. Miller's rough demos gained the attention of M.I.A. and Spike Jonze. Miller stated that the ensuing positive feedback and his "dream collaboration" working with M.I.A. in her studio on the album Maya (2010) gave him the confidence to do the Treats record without opting for a co-producer. Miller worked with M.I.A. on the track "Meds and Feds" in 2009, following which she signed the group to her label N.E.E.T. Recordings. Krauss said of M.I.A.,"It's really exciting to have her in our court and be able to work with her... It's the fact that she had interest in us literally before anyone else cared at all which definitely boosted our confidence." https://bit.ly/3bsAfY5
08/04/2022 06:28 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Ready to Start
by Arcade Fire
(141 plays) | (0 fans)

Featuring guest host Rachel Stevens on the show! Rachel normally produces Drive Time but is currently stepping in to produce and host KEXP's Sound and Vision podcast while Emily Fox is on maternity leave. (In the meantime, DJ Greta Rose is stepping in and doing a beautiful job producing Drive Time!) The album's lyrical content is inspired by band members Win and William Butler's upbringing in The Woodlands, Texas, a suburb of Houston. According to Win Butler, the album "is neither a love letter to, nor an indictment of, the suburbs – it's a letter from the suburbs."
08/04/2022 06:24 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
COZY
by Beyonce
(19 plays) | (0 fans)

Featuring guest host DJ Larry Rose on the show! Celebrating 50 years of KEXP, 28 of which Larry has been an integral part of the station. Beyonce reveals, "My intention was to create a safe place, a place without judgment. A place to be free of perfectionism and overthinking. A place to scream, release, feel freedom. It was a beautiful journey of exploration. I hope you find joy in this music. I hope it inspires you to release the wiggle. Ha! And to feel as unique, strong, and sexy as you are."
08/04/2022 06:15 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole

Featuring guest host DJ Larry Rose on the show! Celebrating 50 years of KEXP, 28 of which Larry has been an integral part of the station. "I Think I Need a New Heart" is track 11 on the first volume of The Magnetic Fields’s 69 Love Songs. Like an argument put into song, the instrumentation is like a country song with a samba beat and synthesizer sprinkling over guitars and Stephin Merritt’s baritone. https://bit.ly/3BE4Uw9
08/04/2022 06:13 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Grand Hotel
by Regina Spektor
(1 play) | (0 fans)

Featuring guest host DJ Larry Rose on the show! Celebrating 50 years of KEXP, 28 of which Larry has been an integral part of the station. Jay in PDX writes, "So great to hear Larry share his history. His interview with Regina Spektor is still one of my favorite in studios ever, there was magic in the room that day. Thanks Larry!" Larry feels exactly the same way, Jay! Watch that entire magical session here: https://bit.ly/2NZo2gh
08/04/2022 06:02 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Nouveau Western
by MC Solaar
(153 plays) | (0 fans)

Featuring guest host DJ Larry Rose on the show! Celebrating 50 years of KEXP, 28 of which Larry has been an integral part of the station. Hear anything that sounds familiar? Claude M'Barali, aka MC Solaar, is a French rapper of Senegalese and Chadian origin. This song, from his second studio album, samples "Bonnie and Clyde" by Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot. Its success propelled him to international fame. An outtake from the album sessions was "Comme dans un film" (falsely known as "John Woo"). This song was featured on the album La Haine – musique inspirees du film (La Haine – music inspired by the film). https://bit.ly/3JuwLkh
spinner