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It's Always Summer (Live @ KEXP) by The Corin Tucker Band
Seattle’s Wonderful makes adventurous pop, both joyous and Technicolor. Come along for the ride with this exclusive live set recorded at KEXP.Sleater-Kinney co-founder and lead vocalist Corin Tucker's latest project The Corin Tucker Band offers a quieter, more introspective take on her powerful and honest rock. Check them out in this set recorded live @ KEXP featuring tracks from their debut release "1000 Years." - M. Ogaz Check the labyrinthine rhymes of brilliantly satyrical brooklyn hip-hop crew Das Racist in this live in-studio performance on KEXP's Street Sounds. -M. Ogaz Multicultural music superstar Manu Chao stops by KEXP to talk
with “The Best Ambiance” host Jon Kertzer about his music, some artists he’s produced, Brazil, and even fútbol. Manu picks up his acoustic guitar for a couple quick renditions of two of his tracks. Indie-rock veteran Kristin Hersh reads passages from her book of memoirs “Rat Girl” and then plays a song from her catalog. Recorded live exclusively for KEXP. Scottish band Frightened Rabbit combines rueful lyrics with grand, uplifting folk-pop arrangements. They do a wonderful live in-studio session for KEXP while on tour for “The Winter Of Mixed Drinks.” Local boys The Moondoggies bring their soulful rock and roll show to the KEXP studios for another great live set. The performance features tracks from their 2nd LP “Tidelands.” Join Icelandic band Seabear for an exclusive live performance recorded for KEXP during our visit to Reykjavik for the Iceland Airwaves festival 2010. North Carolina’s Superchunk was high on the list when it came to great indie-rock of the ‘90s (a time when that term actually made sense) and they haven’t lost a step with their 2010 LP of catchy, buzzing, riff-heavy pop “Majesty Shredding.” They play tracks from the new record and some classic singles live at KEXP. Capsula are Argentinian expats now based in Bilbao, Spain. You could reference a number of genres in their sound from garage to post-punk, surf to psych; but really it’s rock and roll dynamite. They explode live in the KEXP studios. Canadian rock supergroup/family Broken Social Scene cram into the KEXP studios for a fun and captivating live performance. California band Film School brings their ever-evolving atmospheric pop sounds to the KEXP studios for a lovely live set featuring tracks off the release “Fission.” Seattle locals Campfire OK play a heartfelt set of Americana flavored indie pop, live on KEXP’s Audioasis. Bilal is an amazing soul singer who’s LP “Airtight’s Revenge” is a musically diverse and lyrically gloomy affair that showcases his jazz vocalist upbringing and fine songwriting. Bilal sings songs from the album with guitar accompaniment live on KEXP. Rapper Grieves and producer/DJ/multi-instrumentalist Budo drop by KEXP’s hip-hop show “Street Sounds” for a performance of that beats and rhymes featuring some cool live instrumentation. Check out this set from Brooklyn duo The Hundred in the Hands, live on KEXP. It’s kind of dancey, kind of trancey and kind of new-wavey – and it’s totally lovely. Australian band The Crayon Fields brings their love-struck chamber pop to KEXP for an endearing live set that features tracks from their 2nd LP “All The Pleasures Of The World.” Brooklyn Band Augustines (formerly Pela) join John Richards at the Cutting Room in NYC for a live session and a chat about their new record, "Rise Ye Sunken Ships." San Francisco’s Kelley Stoltz has a fresh, sharp-edged take on classic psych-pop and garage. He’s joined by his touring band during this KEXP live performance that features tracks from “To Dreamers.” A live set from Icelandic electronic dance rockers Bloodgroup, live on KEXP from the Ace Hotel in New York as part of the CMJ Music Marathon. Folk rock singer songwriter Adam Haworth Stephens (also of Two Gallants)-- live on KEXP from the Ace Hotel in New York as part of the 2010 CMJ Music Marathon. - M. Khazak The Extra Lens is John Darnielle from the Mountain Goats and Franklin Bruno from Nothing Painted Blue. They play a biting live set on KEXP from the Ace Hotel in NYC as part of the 2010 CMJ Music Marathon. Denver-based quartet DeVotchKa plays live on KEXP from the Ace Hotel in NYC as part of the 2010 CMJ Music Marathon. After over two decades the Scottish band The Vaselines are back in fine form with another dirty/sweet pop album “Sex With An X.” They stop by KEXP to play an exclusive live set that features tracks from the record and a classic as well. Seattle alt country psych rock band Hallways join Hannah Levin for a live set on KEXP's Audioasis. It's sweet, it's dark and it rocks. Check out this live set from Bellingham band Sugar Sugar Sugar, live on KEXP's Audioasis. Seattle’s dynamic metal outfit Lesbian stops by KEXP to brutalize our performance space with a live radio set. Providence, Rhode Island rockers Deer Tick stop by KEXP for a live in-studio performance. Northwest vocalist Dice is a real mix of smart and sultry. She stops by KEXP’s “Street Sounds” for a live set of her hip-hop soul, handling both the singing as well as the raps on “Things I Couldn’t Say Out Loud.” Local duo Beat Connection brings their irresistibly danceable chillwave flavor to KEXP for a live performance that features tracks off of their “Surf Noir” EP. Former Belle & Sebastian vocalist/cellist Isobel Campbell has had a great run of solo and duet LPs that highlight her hushed, brooding, but lovely songs and vocals. She’s joined by Willy Mason and band during this exclusive KEXP performance. Of Montreal bring a magnetic set of their irresistibly frenetic and sexy performance pop to KEXP for a live in studio. Philadelphia band Dr. Dog brings their wonderful ramshackle-pop to the KEXP studios for an exclusive live performance featuring songs from their LP “Shame, Shame.” It may be raining outside but it's summer in the KEXP studio thanks to this brilliant set of fuzzy beach-pop from LA band Best Coast, featuring songs from their debut full-length Crazy For You. Dig the jangly hooks and upbeat indie-pop of Seattle band Black Whales in this live set featuring tracks from their sophmore release. PDX indie vets Wow and Flutter bring their weighty post-punk sound into the KEXP studio for a set of tracks from their release "Equilibrio." Seattle 5-piece Smooth Sailing unleash a torrent of frenetic post-rock-infused metal upon the airwaves live on KEXP's metal show, Seek and Destroy. Local producer OC Notes and emcee Rik Rude (of Fresh Espresso) are Metal Chocolates, and Metal Chocolates want you to free your mind and believe in yourself - in a psychedellic experimental hip hop kind of way. Check it out. Live on KEXP's Street Sounds.
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