KEXP Presents Music That Matters

KEXP Presents Music That Matters

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Straight from the knowledgeable KEXP DJs to your ears, now you can listen to a wonderfully eclectic mix of full length songs. KEXP brings you the music that matters from some of its favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world. See what KEXP's all about at KEXP.ORG.


Music That Matters, Vol. 574 - Public Service Podcast  

A public service podcast featuring Public Service Broadcasting, the highs of Hobosexual and the lows of Lo Tom and so much more. It's Morgan playing the role of Cheryl Waters on this episode of the Music that Matters Podcast. ROLLING! 1. Cigarettes After Sex - K. 2. Drab Majesty - Cold Souls 3. Charms - Kill Data 4. SassyBlack - I'll Wait For You 5. Public Service Broadcasting - Progress 6. Beach Fossils - Tangerine 7. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – Anymore 8. Lo Tom – Covered Wagon 9. Mogwai – Party In The Dark 10. AJ Davila - Beautiful 11. Hobosexual – Monolith

Music That Matters, Vol. 573 - Light It Up  

DJ Kevin Cole brings the thunder on his latest MTM mix featuring current faves from Thunderpussy, Mammút, the Suburbs, Ride and more. Light It Up! 1. Pickwick - Light It Up (Let It Burn)  2. The Suburbs - Hey Muse! 3. BD + The Sheeks - Do It 4. Songhoy Blues - Voter 5. Thunderpussy - Velvet Noose  6. Rainer Maria - Lower Worlds 7. Captain, We're Sinking - Trying Year  8. Mammút - The Moon Will Never Turn On Me 9. Ride - Lannoy Point 10. Michael Nau - Good Thing

Music That Matters, Vol. 572 - The Bonnie Days  

As the temperatures start to heat up, Cheryl Waters keeps your summer rolling with another flowing mix featuring new songs from Briana Marela, Songhoy Blues, and Broken Social Scene. 1. Poliça - Still Counts 2. Briana Marela - Quit 3. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Anymore 4. Little Star - Anacortes 5. Songhoy Blues - Yersi Yadda 6. (Sandy) Alex G - Proud 7. Broken Social Scene - Skyline 8. Jay Som - Baybee 9. Blaenavon - My Bark Is Your Bite 10. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - Cumberland Gap 11. Eyelids - My Caved In Mind

Music That Matters, Vol. 571 - Runcast Vol. 7  

John Richards' seventh installment of the Runcast gets you lacing up and hitting the road with a slow-burn warm up from Minor Victories, fiery tracks from Broken Social Scene and Austra to keep you moving, and triumphant home stretch with Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam alongside plenty of other pulse-pounding tunes.     1. Minor Victories - Folk Arp 2. Ride - Charm Assault 3. Cloud Nothings - Modern Act 4. American Wrestlers - Amazing Grace 5. Ha Ha Tonka - Race to the Bottom 6. Hurray For the Riff Raff - Hungry Ghost 7. Broken Social Scene - Halfway Home 8. Ages and Ages - They Want More 9. The Districts - Ordinary Day 10. BNQT - Restart 11. Austra - Utopia 12. Sad13 - <2 13. Gems - X Valentine 14. Geowulf - Saltwater15. Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam - A 1000 Times

Music That Matters, Vol. 570 - Big Gay Podcast 2017  

DJ Riz and Larry Rose co-host this year's edition of the Big Gay Podcast, bringing you an infectious mix of music by, for, and about the LGBT community with songs from Courtney Barnett, Blood Orange, The Drums, Goldfrapp, Austra, Hurray For The Riff Raff, and more. They also mix in songs from Rainbow Riots, a new compilation featuring LGBTQ artists from Uganda, Malawi and Jamaica - some of the most dangerous countries in the world for LGBTQ people.    1. Rainbow Riots - Freedom 2. Goldfrapp - Systemagic  3. Austra - Future Politics 4. Jay Som - The Bus Song  5. JusMoni - Hot Potato (f. StasTheeBoss) 6. Rainbow Riots - Equal Rights  7. The Drums - Heart Basel  8. Hurray for the Riff Raff - Hungry Ghost  9. Little Star - Linda Blair  9. CocoRosie - Smoke ‘Em Out (with Anonhi) 10. Rainbow Riots - Unmasked 11. SISTERS - Buck  12. Adult Mom - Survival  13. Courtney Barnett - How To Boil An Egg 14. Rainbow Riots - Stand Up For Your Rights 15. Blood Orange - Best To You  

Music That Matters, Vol. 569 - Shadow Expert  

Silver, sweet, and spectral tones fill Cheryl Waters' latest mix, with new songs from Chastity Belt, Palm, and Waxahatchee coloring in a vibrant soundtrack to the early summer.   1. Chastity Belt - Different Now 2. Dave Depper - Your Voice on the Radio 3. Maiah Manser - Sweet Hell 4. Lambchop - Relatives #2 5. Oumou Sangare - Djoukourou 6. Bayonne - Spectrolite 7. Palm - Walkie Talkie 8. IAN SWEET - #23 9. Waxahachee - Silver 10. Coco Hames - I Don't Wanna Go 11. Warm Soda - Young In Your Heart 12. The Hidden Cameras - Day I Left Home 13. Tim Cohen - John Hughes 14. Spiral Stairs - Trams (Stole My Love)

Music That Matters, Vol. 568 - The "Hey John, Start the Podcast Already" Podcast  

Besides music from a number of great artists, John shares stories about DJing weddings and how his son counts to eleventy billion. 1. Active Bird Community - Newbie 2. Las Rosas - Black Cherry 3. Century Palm - Then You're Gone 4. The Maldives - 2 Know U is 2 Love U 5. Marika Hackman - Boyfriend 6. PINS - Aggrophobe (feat. Iggy Pop) 7. Loose Tooth - Roach Motel 8. Vagabon - Minneapolis 9. No Joy - Hellhole 10. Vex Ruffin - Front 11. Baked - Stay 12. Arbouretum - Fall From An Eyrie 13. Michael Nau - Good Thing 14. Beach Fossils - This Year

Music That Matters, Vol. 567 - Betwixt The Shire  

Cheryl Waters' latest mix isn't just betwixt the Shire, it gathers music from the Arabian peaks of Afghan Whigs, the icy glimmer of Sóley, and the galaxy-roaming sounds of Shabazz Palaces.   1. Sóley – Sing Wood To Silence 2. Low Roar – Give Me An Answer 3. The Black Angels – Currency 4. The Afghan Whigs – Arabian Heights 5. Shabazz Palaces – Shine a Light 6. Emma Lee Toyoda – Nünü 7. Kelli Schaefer – Big Black Box 8. The Mountain Goats – Rain in Soho 9. The Cairo Gang – Real Enough To Believe 10. Gold Connections – Popular Fiction 11. My Goodness – Silver Lining 12. Chemtrails – Deranged 13. Hope Sandoval and The Warm Inventions – Let Me Get There (feat. Kurt Vile)

Music That Matters, Vol. 566: Transcendence In Tallinn  

DJ Kevin Cole shares great new music he discovered and experienced recently at Tallinn Music Week, a showcase for new and emerging European artists across all genres that takes place in Tallinn, Estonia.   1. Giungla - Sand 2. Žen - Žal (Strand) 3. Frankie Animal - KICKDRUM KICKDRUM! 4. Mikko Joensuu - There used to be a darkness 5. Erki Pärnoja - Doors Dance 6. SU—MU - Real Men, Real Woman & Real Others 7. Argo Vals - T ruum 8. Teksti-TV 666 - Silmät kiinni ja kädet ristiin 9. Sløtface - Empire Records 10. The Holy - Ramses The Evil Brother 11. The Entrepreneurs - Ombre 12. Maarja Nuut & Hendrik Kaljujärv - Muutula 13. C Duncan - Like You Do 14. Sutari - Kupalnocka 15. Trad.Attack! - Must Madu 16. Kaschalot - Crabs in the Bucket 17. View - Lace Ft. LCMDF 18. Ulfur Ulfur - Tarantúlur 19. Hauschka - Familiar Things Disappear

Music That Matters, Vol. 565 - 2017 Sasquatch! Music Festival Preview  

Troy Nelson gets you primed for a killer Memorial Day weekend in the Gorge with a preview of this year's Sasquatch! Music Festival, featuring high energy rock, scuzzy punk, rootsy folk rock, and hard-hitting hip hop. 1. Sleigh Bells - Rule Number One2. Jagwar Ma - O B 13. The Radio Dept. - Committed to the Cause4. Sisters - Trails5. Manatee Commune - What We've Got6. Aesop Rock - Rings7. Charles Bradley - Change for the World8. Courtney Marie Andrews - Irene9. American Football - I've Been Lost for so Long10. Thee Oh Sees - Plastic Plant

Music That Matters, Vol. 564 - Trap Spaghetti Westerns  

KEXP Overnight Creature (or DJ) Abbie takes you on an epic journey through her favorite tracks of the moment, ranging from minimal electronic coated in silky vocals to a spaghetti western with hints of trap. Additionally, hear Big Thief, Noga Erez, HMLTD, and Land of Talk break down the inspiration of their latest compositions.  1. You'll Never Get to Heaven - Images2. Marnie - Lost Maps3. God Colony - Fights (feat. Flohio)4. Agent Bla - Derogatory Embrace5. Noga Erez - Off the Radar6. Estrons - Strobe Lights7. Tanika Charles - Soul Run8. HMLTD - To The Door9. The Moonlandingz - Vessels10. Cende - Bed11. Big Thief - Shark Smile12. Meursault - Klopfgeist13. Cigarettes After Sex - Apocalypse14. Land of Talk - This Time

Music That Matters, Vol. 563 - The Cende (Bloody) Cende Matters Podcast NOT brought to you by (insert car maker here)  

This John Richards-hosted episode of Music that Matters is NOT sponsored by any car manufacturers but it is full of puns and great new tracks from Broken Social Scene, Wavves, and Coco Hames. 1. Do Make Say Think - Bound and Boundless2. Sorority Noise - No Halo3. The Megaphonic Thrift - Interlopers4. Broken Social Scene - Halfway Home5. Eyelids - Falling Eyes6. Bleached - Flipside7. Coco Hames - When You Said Goodbye8. The Districts - Ordinary Day9. Ulrika Spacek - Full of Men10. Cende - What I Want11. Wavves - You're Welcome12. Robyn Hitchcock - Mad Shelly's Letterbox

Music That Matters, Vol. 562 - What Do You See?  

Sonic Reducer host Jenn plays a mix of punk, hardcore, and other vibrant tunes to force you through spring like April showers making way for May flowers.   01. Kid Chrome - TV In My Head 02. Lemonade - Noches Blancas 03. Nachthexen - Ring Ring 04. Shopping - Straight Lines 05. Private Room - Good Behavior 06. Haram - دم Blood 07. Krimewatch - Coward 08. Mujercitos - Su Tumba De Su Cuate 09. Concealed Blade - Blame Game 10. Warthog - Culture? 11. S.H.I.T. - Information 12. Nandas - Dawntown 13. Cold Sweat - Nightmare 14. Druj - War Hymns15. Psychic TV - (It Was) Never Enough

Music That Matters, Vol. 561 - Smile Yourself Happy  

Lots to smile about in DJ Kevin Cole's latest edition of Music that Matters! Stag strut their stuff, Mark Arm infuses The Black Clouds with an ominous howl, Killer Mike and El-P from Run the Jewels Talk To Us, plus loads more!  1. The Holy - Ramses, The Evil Brother2. Ride - Charm Assault3. Dutch Uncles - Big Balloon4. Meilyr Jones - How To Recognize A Work of Art5. Real Estate - Darling6. Journalism - It Just Hits You7. Beach Fossils - St. Ivy8. Tuomo & Markus - Over the Rooftops9. Sera Cahoone - Only One10. White Reaper - The Stack11. Stag - The Bedazzler12. The Black Clouds - Vice (feat. Mark Arm and Jack Endino) 13. Run The Jewels - Talk To Me14. Chaz Bundick Meets The Mattson 2 - Disco Kid

Music That Matters, Vol. 560 - Big Beautiful Day  

Spring is just around the corner, and Cheryl Waters' latest mix comes into bloom with rootsy, sparkling, and exuberant new songs from artists including PWR BTTM, Gillian Welch, and Guided By Voices. 1. Gillian Welch - I Don't Want To Go Downtown2. Happyness – Falling Down3. Father John Misty – Total Entertainment Forever4. Hurray For The Riff Raff – Hungry Ghost5. Benjamin Booker – Witness (feat. Mavis Staples)6. J GRGRY – Cave Birds7. Xiu Xiu – Wondering8. Chico Mann & Captain Planet – Oye Bien9. Fast Romantics – Why We Fight10. Jeff Rosenstock – I Did Something Weird Last Night11. Hanni El Khatib – Paralysed12. Sleeping Lessons – 199513. Old 97's – Good With God (feat. Brandi Carlile)14. PWR BTTM – Big Beautiful Day15. Guided By Voices – Hiking Skin16. Of Montreal – Gratuitous Abysses

Music That Matters: Vol. 559 - The Music that Matters Podcast Podcast Podcast of Podcasts  

The John Richards Music that Matters Goldfrapp-attack-percolator-banquet podcast of luxury podcast of redundancy features new tracks from Charly Bliss, Mark Eitzel, and Aye Nako.    1. Brenda Xu - Officer 2. Mark Eizel – The Last Ten Years 3. Tender – Oracle 4. Gold Connections – Faith In Anyone 5. David Bazan – Care 6. Goldfrapp – Anymore 7. BNQT – Restart 8. Mark Lanegan Band – Nocturne 9. Charly Bliss – Percolator 10. Trementina – Please, Let's Go Away 11. LAKE – Turn Around 12. Amber Arcades – It Changes 13. Aye Nako – Particle Mace14. Idle Bloom - Hive

Music That Matters, Vol. 558 - Rock and Roots  

Don Slack features some of his favorite new songs for Spring 2017, including new tracks from Valerie June, Sera Cahoone, and The New Pornographers.  1. White Reaper – The World's Best American Band2. The New Pornographers – This Is The World Of The Theater3. Zebra Hunt – I Won't Blame You4. Diet Cig – Barf Day5. Valerie June – Shakedown6. Shinyribs - Tub Gut Stomp & Red-Eyed Soul7. Pokey LaFarge – Riot In The Streets8. William Matheny – Living Half To Death9. Sarah Shook & The Disarmers – Keep The Home Fires Burnin'10. Old 97's – I Don't Wanna Die In This Town11. Ha Ha Tonka – Race To The Bottom12. Lydia Ramsey - Shake Me13. Sera Cahoone – Ladybug14. The Maldives – Staring At The Sun15. Craig Finn – Jester & June

Music That Matters, Vol. 557 - Freak Reaction  

From hard hitting hip-hop to hard hitting punk rock, with a little psychedelic drone rock thrown in for good measure, DJ Kevin Cole brings you a mind bending mix on Freak Reaction.   1. All Them Witches - Bruce Lee 2. Tim Darcy - Tall Glass of Water 3. The Afghan Whigs - Demon In Profile 4. Brother Ali - Pen to Paper  5. Andrew Joslyn - Coal Miners 6. Louise Burns - Storms 7. Rose Elinor Dougall - Colour Of Water 8. Lydia Ramsey - Show Me The Stars 9. Molly Burch - Wrong For You 10. Posse - Kismet 11. Julie Byrne - Sleepwalker 12. Jens Lekman - To Know Your Mission 13. Jacques Greene - To Say 14. Downtown Boys - Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas) 15. B Boys - Energy 16. 75 Dollar Bill - Earth Saw 

Music That Matters, Vol. 556 - Charm Assault  

Cheryl Waters' latest mix is equal parts melody and noise, a dazzling selection of sounds from pristine folk to gauzy waves of noise from Ride, Sera Cahoone, Fufanu, and more.  1. Kevin Morby – Beautiful Strangers2. Sera Cahoone – Only One3. Mac DeMarco – My Old Man4. Real Estate – Darling5. Monster Movie – Keep The Voices Distant6. Fufanu – Sports7. Brenda Xu – Lovely Storm8. Kevin Devine – Guard Your Gates9. Ride – Charm Assault10. Froth – Romance Distractions11. Earwig – Wisdom Teeth

Music That Matters, Vol. 555 - Doopity Doo Doo Doo  

This is the doopity doo doo doo episode of the Music that Matters podcast. Sure that makes no sense now, but it will after you listen to every last second of all of this fantastic music.  1. Entrance - Not Going to Say Your Name2. Andrew Combs - Dirty Rain3. Matt Pond PA - Louisville4. The Wild Reeds - Only Songs5. Lusine - Just a Cloud 6. Andrew Joslyn - Mantra for a Struggling Artist7. Minus the Bear - Invisible8. Hurray for the Riff Raff - Rican Beach9. Cataldo - Photograph10. Jay Som - 1 Billion Dogs11. Rays - Drop Dead12. Brandon Can't Dance - Headspace13. Modern Baseball - This Song is Gonna Buy Brendan Lukens a New Pair of Socks

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