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paulsmith on 10/10/2012 at 01:00AM

KEXP Live Music Highlights 2012

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Seattle’s KEXP delivered us a great mix of some of their best sessions from January to February of this year, featuring local and international artists and bands. Here's our guide to the tracks:
 
From Seattle, Sandrider preview their self-titled debut, released on Good To Die Records. 'Crysknife' sees them at their loudest. Sprawling 13-piece ensemble Orkestar Zirkonium list funk, punk, klezmer, and Eastern European and Indian styles as their inspiration, resulting in a distinct sound that's both boisterous and drum-and-brass-driven.

Then there's lo-fi folkster Bill Campbell, who performs under the guise of Thee Midnight Creep and plays a spooky autoharp. Singer-songwriter Damien Jurado writes ambitious psychedelic folk compositions that'll make you swoon.
 
Representing Portland next is warehouse band Blouse who preview its self-titled debut with a song called ‘Into The Black.’ Quasi, an indie trio formed in 1993, comprising ex husband and wife Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss and bassist Joanna Bolme, play 'Case Of No Way Out'.  Laura Gibson is a Portland-bases folk singer and songwriter. ‘La Grabde,’ is the title track of her acclaimed 2012 album.

 

Minneapolis punks Banner Pilot play ‘Isolani’ from their third album, 'Heart Beats Pacific.' Detroit band Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. deal in sublime indie.

Hailing from the U.K., Welsh indie upstarts Los Campesinos! play ‘By Your Hand’ from their newest album, "Hello Sadness,” recorded live at The Neptune Theatre. London’s Veronica Falls play their shimmering 2010 debut single ‘Found Love In A Graveyard.’ Gruff Rhys-collaborator and Welsh psych-pop songstress Cate Le Bon plays ‘Falcon Eyed,’ the opening track from her recent solo album ‘Cyrk’. 

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