Alabama Shakes: A rock band from Athens, Georgia that formed in 2009. Their music has noticeable soul, blues, and R&B influences.
Banner Pilot: A pop-punk band from Minneapolis. Their music is in the vein of bands like Screeching Weasel, Jawbreaker, and Hot Water Music.
BAYB: BAYB, short for Bad Ass Yellow Boyz, is a hip hop group out of Seattle.
Blouse: This Portland, Oregon band is based out of a warehouse, where they record most of their material. They have released records on Captured Tracks and Sub Pop.
Blue Sky Black Death: A production duo based out of Seattle, Blue Sky Black Death makes hip hop and instrumental music featuring a mix of samples and live instrumentation.
Boogat: Boogat is a French Canadian Spanish vocalist. He was nominated the JUNO awards (with the Roberto Lopez Project) and plays at many international music festivals.
Brett Nelson: Built To Spill guitarist and Caustic Resin frontman Brett Netson's 2010 solo effort "Simple Work For The Dead" is a dense and dark set of politically charged atmospheric rock. Brett and his band join KEXP for a session featuring songs from the record.
Consignment: This Seattle band plays slow and brooding pop music. Relaxing but never boring.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.: This Detroit indie pop band uses a blend of traditional and electronic instrumentation.
Doomtree: This indie hip hop collective is based in Minneapolis. Their music is strongly influenced by punk rock.
The Family Crest: An orchestral indie collective hailing from San Francisco, their sound is a blend of rock, classical, jazz, and folk.
Fitz & The Trantrums: An American soul and indie pop band from LA. In addition to keyboard, bass guitar, drums and percussion, they occassionally use saxophones, flutes, trumpets, and harmonicas.
Fujiya & Miyagi: This English band out of Brighton plays a blend of krautrock and electronic music. This should appeal to fans of Aphex Twin as much as Neu! or Can.
J. Pinder: Seattle rapper and emcee.
Orkestar Zirkonium: a Balkan-inspired band based in Seattle.
Sandrider: Self-described stoner rock from Seattle.
Say Hi: A Seattle based indie rock band. Originally known as Say Hi to Your Mom, their early work included a concept album about vampires.
The Walkabouts: A Seattle rock band formed in 1984. Their sound is a blend of country, folk, and classic rock.
Zoe Muth: A Seattle based singer-songwriter. A mix of folk, country, and americana.