Posts Tagged ‘KEXP’

Kevin Morby performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded February 19th, 2015. Kevin Robert Morby is an American musician. He is best known as the former bassist of Woods, and the songwriter and guitarist of The Babies.He released his debut solo album Harlem River in 2013,and followed up with a second album Still Lifein October 2014. Morby learned to play guitar when he was 10. In his teens he formed the band Creepy Aliens.17-year-old Morby dropped out of Blue Valley Northwest High School, got his GED, and moved from his native Kansas City to Brooklyn in the mid-2000s, supporting himself by working bike delivery and café jobs.

He later joined the noise-folk group Woods on bass. While living in Brooklyn, he became close friends and roommates with Cassie Ramone of the punk trio Vivian Girls, and the two formed a side project together called The Babies, who released albums in 2011 and 2012.

Following his move to Los Angeles, Morby recorded a collection of songs with Babies producer Rob Barbato which were intended to be an homage to New York City. Released in 2013 by Woodsist Records, the eight-song collection was called Harlem River and became Morby’s debut as a solo artist. The album also features drummer Justin Sullivan (The Babies) as well as contributions from Will Canzoneri, Tim Presley (White Fence), Dan Lead, and Cate Le BonWhile on tour, Morby wrote songs that were later featured on his second album, “Still Life. The album was once again produced by Barbato and released on October 14, 2014

The Dead They Don’t Come Back
All My Life
I Hear You Calling (Bill Fay)


Zola Jesus performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded January 9, 2015. Last year, Zola Jesus returned to the scene with a new look, a new label, and new vastness that she’s never shown off before. “Taiga”, her first LP on Mute Records, puts Nika on a new plane of existence, much more natural and much stronger than she’s ever presented herself to be before. And with it, she has created the biggest, best live Zola Jesus experience to date. The Taiga  tour shows off a new side for Nika, not only in the music it uses, but in the interactive experience and the presentation of her entire body of work. Truly, this is a more vibrant, more magnificent picture of the whole that we are ecstatic to see here for Zola Jesus.


Dangerous Days

Live on KEXP, Active Child, Active Child is the working name of electronic music artist Pat Grossi. His debut album, “You Are All I See”, was released in 2011 and garnered substantial reviews from media outlets like Pitchfork Media and Drowned in Sound. ‘Rapor EP’ Available Now.

KEXP presents the band “A Sunny Day In Glasgow” recorded in July 2014, songs are “Oh I’m a Wrecker”, “In Love With Useless”, “Crushin” and “The Body It Bends” . A Sunny Day in Glasgow are a dream pop band from Philadelphia and Brooklyn, United States, and Sydney, Australia. Formed in 2006, the band has undergone many line-up changes since then, with Ben Daniels as the only constant member.

Alvvays members Molly Rankin and Kerri MacLellan were childhood friends, who began playing music with Alec O’Hanley while in high school. Rankin is the daughter of John Morris Rankin of The Rankin Family. Molly Rankin released a solo EP titled “She EP” in 2010 and then formed Alvvays with MacLellan, and O’Hanley, and new members Brian Murphy and Phil MacIsaac. Following tours with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Peter Bjorn and John, the group recorded a full-length album, Alvvays, an superb indie pop album full of great songs which was released by Transgressive Records 

Alvvays performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded December 2, 2014.

Ones Who Love You, Dives, Archie, Marry Me, Party Police,

Allah-Las performing “Artifact” live in the KEXP studio. Recorded December 5, 2014. The L.A. garage psych revivalists the Allah-Las didn’t mess around with their winning formula much on their second album, 2014’s Worship the Sun. Working with retro-leaning producer Nick Waterhouse again, the quartet can still effortlessly crank out chiming ballads that sound worthy of a strong volume of Pebbles, dish out moody mid-tempo tracks that have the feel of classic West Coast bands like the Chocolate Watchband, and take the occasional instrumental detour that come off like surf music that’s been dragged through some desert dust. It definitely feels like an extension of their debut album, only instead of being a re-tread, it’s an improvement. Stronger songs, vocals that lean a little less on the snotty side of the garage in favour of some nuance, and slightly softer focus production mean that the album is a slight bit of an improvement.

Joseph Arthur is truly an awe inspiring musican and also an incredible painter and artist, he has just released an album of Lou Reed songs, titled “Lou” . Lou Reed was a mentor and good friend to Arthur.

KEXP presents Joseph Arthur performing the songs of Lou Reed live in the studio. Recorded June 5, 2014.
Songs: “Coney Island Baby”, “Sword of Damocles”, “Dirty Boulevard” and “Heroin”


Jonathan Wilson talented Singer Songwriter Multi Instrumentalist and band play a KEXP session,his album release of last year “Gentle Spirit” . The new album Fanfare features critically lauded songs are “Fanfare”, “Fazon”, “Future Visions”, and “Dear Friend” certainly very Floyd at times,

Scottish band PAWS have just been touring non stop for the last few months, their new album “YOUTH CULTURE FOREVER” is released this week, saw them play a great strong set last night at the chameleon cafe in nottingham check out the previous album “COKEFLOAT”,

love this track from the KEXP session Hurray for Riff Raff

this American Folk Blues and Southern Gospel band from New Orleans is a music collective formed by Alynda Lee Seegara has just released her 5th studio album SMALLTOWN HEROES. NPR have said that Seegaras morning after alto might just be the least showy great voice to become National this year.