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. 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

Music That Matters, Vol, 554 - Musical WonderMENT  

DJ Kevin Cole shares some of his musical discoveries from the MENT Ljubljana  Festival including bands from Slovenia, Estonia, Macedonia, Slovakia, and Russia!  Time to get MENTal! 1. Oligarkh – “Maria Devo”(Saint Petersburg, Russia)2. The Ills – “Waltz On Mars” (Bratislava, Slovakia)3. Persons From Porlock – “Bad Fanfiction”(Ljubljana, Slovenia)4. Haiku Garden – “Rosetta” (Ljubljana, Slovenia)5. The Jack Wood – “Devilishly” (Tomsk, Russia)6. Erki Pärnoja – “Doors Dance” (Estonia)7. The Ills – “4:17” (Bratislava, Slovakia)8. Bernays Propaganda – “Armija”(Macedonia)9. Oligarkh – “Tri Devi” (Saint Petersburg, Russia)10. Širom – “Trilogija” (Slovenia)

Music That Matters, Vol. 553 - Freepower  

Bursting through geographic and genre lines, Swedish synths, Seattle songwriters, and Memphis psychedelia highlight Cheryl Waters' latest mix featuring new tunes from Austra, Childish Gambino, and Dyke Drama. 1. Emma Ruth Rundle – Marked For Death2. Shelby Earl – The Man Who Made Himself a Name3. JFDR – Wires4. Austra – Freepower5. Childish Gambino – Have Some Love6. Cory Hanson – Replica7. Spaceface – Sun Kids8. The Radio Dept. – Committed To The Cause9. The Proper Ornaments – Back Pages10. Ravenna Woods – Alleyways11. The Gods Themselves – Love12. Dyke Drama – Say When13. Hembree – Holy Water14. The Molochs – No More Cryin'15. Priests – Nothing Feels Natural

Music That Matters, Vol. 552 - The Tummy Ache Music that Matters Podcast  

The tummy ache Music That Matters podcast, featuring a vast array of fantastic new music. Why? Because I said so. Keep asking and I'll turn this podcast around and we'll go home. 1. Hand Habits - Sun Beholds Me2. Porcelain Raft - Big Sur3. Tori Bukle - Rooms4. C Duncan - Nothing More5. Western Haunts - Man Made Heart6. Slowdive - Star Roving7. Rudy Willingham - Why?8. Virginia Wing - ESP Offline9. Diet Cig - Tummy Ache10. The Courtneys - Tour11. Hiccup - Teasin'12. John Wesley Coleman - Shovel13. Hater - Mental Heaven14. The Olympians - Sirens of Jupiter

Music That Matters, Vol. 551 - 2017 MoPOP Sound Off! Semifinalists  

Ahead of the 2017 MoPOP Sound Off! semifinals, DJ Sharlese showcases the 12 Northwestern Under 21 artists from Bellingham, WA to Boise, ID competing in the local music event.  1. Cult Bride - Wolf2. Fluencie - Preoccupied3. Jason Mccuen - Humans 2Mas4. Mission 253 - Roll Out5. Torpoise - Dream Requiem6. The Good Weird - OCD7. Koga Shabazz - Fornicate (ft. Gifted Gab)8. Girl Teeth - Liar9. Nomad - Venture10. Falon Sierra - Feel It11. Brotha's Groove - The Cobbler12. Animals in the Attic - Take Care

Music That Matters, Vol. 550 - Wo' Pop: Chinese Independent Music  

Wo' Pop host Darek Mazzone had a chance to spend some time in China this year and dug deep into the country's amazing indie music scene: "I was blown away by the complexity, range, and fervor of what I found. I feel that China could be one of the next hotbeds of music and culture - it's just that good. I hope this podcast opens the door to some amazing sounds for you." 1. Snapline - Part Of Solution2. Hiperson - Yo Ke3. The Gar - Circle4.  Skip Skip Ben Ben - 8oul5. The Yours - K6.  Wang Wen - Dionysus7. Dawei - To see return as Death8: Carsick Cars - Zhong Nam Ha9. ChuiWan - Seven Chances10. Ourself Beside Me - Someone's Love Song11. P.K. 14 - Egyptian Rain12. Low Wormwood - Lanzhou Lanzhou 13. AV Okubo - Red Tank

Music That Matters, Vol. 549 - A Superstar? Well Right You Are!  

DJ Kevin Cole brings new sounds for the New Year including tracks from Laura Marling and Dirty Projectors, debuts from Big Surr, Del Paxton, and Real Numbers, politically charged songs from Little Scream and Emel, plus more. Power to the people! 1. Split Single - Untry Love2. Big Surr - At The Bi-Rite3. Del Paxton - Koolwink4. Laura Marling - Wild Fire5. Kevin Devine - No History6. Little Scream - People7. Emel - Ensen Dhaif8. Chuck Prophet - Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins9. Real Numbers - Falling Out10. Doug Tuttle - Falling To Believe11. Úlfur Eldjárn - Hands Up In the Air12. Michael Mayer - Mind Games (feat. Ed MacFarlane)13. Dirty Projectors - Little Bubble14. Klunks - Vanersom

Music That Matters, Vol. 548 - The Burrito Money Podcast  

John Richards presents a mix of music that will make you, just like Father John Misty, never accept anyone's fucking burrito money. 1. Ghosts I've Met - Ocean Park2. The Dodos - Never Meant3. Father John Misty - Real Love Baby4. Lou Barlow - Anniversary Song5. The Blow - Think About Me6. Sorority Noise - Leaf Ellis7. Roses - Dreamlover8. Allison Crutchfield - Dean's Room9. Dude York - Black Jack10. The Pack A.D. - Yes, I know11. Honus Honus - Oh No12. Lady Wray - Do It

Music That Matters, Vol. 547 - Radio Kids  

For her first mix of 2017, Cheryl Waters gathers tracks from as far north as Norway, as far south as Australia, and, as always, some local Seattle tunes for a vibrant set featuring new tracks from Laura Marling, The Besnard Lakes, and Moon Duo.  1. Laura Marling - Soothing2. Jenny Hval - Female Vampire3. The Veils - Swimming With the Crocodiles4. Beyond The Wizards Sleeve - Iron Age5. The Courtneys - Silver Velvet6. Moon Duo - Creepin'7. The Besnard Lakes - Laura Lee8. Golden Gardens - Dream of Venus9. Fast Romantics - Why We Fight10. Strand of Oaks - Radio Kids11. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Julie's Place12. Teenage Fanclub - I'm In Love13. NE-HI - Stay Young14. My Goodness - Islands15. Crying - There Was a Door16. RNDM - Stray

Music That Matters, Vol. 546 - Shake the Shack 2.0  

Mike Fuller serves up a baker's dozen of super-rockin' tunes that he's unearthed since settling into the captain's chair on Shake the Shack. 1. The Hillbilly Moon Explosion - Depression2. Southern Culture on the Skids - Dirt Road3. Eleven Hundred Springs - Raise Hell, Drink Beer4. The Hi-Risers - Foundation Rock5. The Outta Sites - Arula Mata Gali6. Kenny "Blues Boss” Wayne - Jumpin' & Boppin' With Joy7. Wayne Hancock - Slingin' Rhythm8. Marshall & The Martins - Bundamba9. Wau Y Los Arrrghs!! - Momia Twist10. The Royal Hounds - Elvis Is Haunting My Bathroom11. The Starjays - The Right Girl12. King Louie Combo - Hot Rod Rumble13. Joakim Tinderholt & His Band - Stumblin' and Fumblin'

Music That Matters, Vol. 545 - The Best of 2016  

DJ Kevin Cole highlights some of the best albums, songs, and moments of 2016. 1. Blood Orange – Best To You2. Angel Olsen – Shut Up Kiss Me3. Deep Sea Diver – Secrets4. Pinkshinyultrablast – The Cherry Pit 5. Naked Giants – Ya Ya6. King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard – Gamma Knife7. Thee Oh Sees – Plastic Plant8. Bob Mould – The End Of Things9. Kate Tempest – Don't Fall In10. Aesop Rock – Blood Sandwich11. NAVVI – Simpatico12. Samaris – Wanted 2 Say13. Manatee Commune – Be Still14. Tacocat – I Love Seattle15. Bread & Butter – Desperation16. Junius Meyvant – Beat Silent Need17. Charles Bradley – Change For The World18. Damien Jurado – Exit 35319. David Bazan – Both Hands20. PJ Harvey – The Wheel21. Kweku Collins – The Outsiders

Music That Matters, Vol. 544 - 2016 Trans Musicales Festival and Other Gems  

DJ Morgan presents a collection of artists KEXP recently discovered at the 38th annual Trans Musicales Music Festival in Rennes, France and a couple of other recent gems. 1. Trad.Attack! - Must Madu2. Moon Gogo International - Candy Store3. Chouette - Snake Hunting4. Fai Baba - Can't Get Over You5. Grand Parc - Unchestra6. Octave Noire - Un Nouveau Monde7. Blow - You Killed Me On The Moon8. Le Sera - Queens9. Chemtrails - Aeons10. Weeknites - Carry It

Music That Matters, Vol. 543 - Un Par De Cosas  

Chilly of KEXP's El Sonido compiles a mixtape with a handful of some of his favorite Latin beats of 2016. 1. La Yegros - Chicha Roja2. Thornato - Chapinero3. Olmeca - Hasta Que Te Encontre feat. Maya Fernandez4. Bocafloja - Sankofa feat Sekou5. El Guincho - Comix (feat Mala Rodriguez)6. Fyahbwoy -Tanto Por Ti7. Chico Mann & Captain Planet - Como Me Miras8. Alex Anwandter - Siempre Es Viernes En Mi Corazón9. Algodón Egipcio - La Estrella Irregular10. Helado Negro - Lengua Larga11. Jesse Baez - Un Par De Cosas12. Mateo Kingman - Sendero Del Monte13. Quitapenas - Guayabo (Yukicito Remix)14. El Bles - IALS

Music That Matters, Vol. 542 - Sweep Me Off My Feet  

For her final mix of 2016, Cheryl Waters dives into a colorful spectrum of hip-hop, rock, and roots music from the Pacific Northwest and beyond, featuring new tracks from Pond, SISTERS, and Springtime Carnivore. 1. Hiss Golden Messenger – Biloxi2. DRAEMHOUSE – Hard Times For Good Days3. Headwaves – Bare Hands4. The Away Days – Best Rebellious5. Aan – All You Have To Say6. SISTERS – Trails7. Secretary – Words8. Springtime Carnivore – Double Infinity9. Pavo Pavo – Ran Ran Run10. Chimurenga Renaissance – The B.A.D. Is So Good11. Fujiya & Miyagi – Extended Dance Mix12. Kate Tempest – Ketamine For Breakfast13. Pond – Sweep Me Off My Feet

Music That Matters, Vol. 541 - Monday Night John in the Morning  

Today's podcast description is sung to the tune of the Monday Night Football theme. “John John John Johnnnnn. John John John John Johhhnnn. John…john…john…Johnnnnnn. JohnJohnJohnJohnJohn.”   1.      The Cinematic Orchestra – To Believe (featuring Moses Sumney) 2.      Lushlife – The League of Frightened Men 3.      Little Children – (We Used to Feel) Higher 4.      Sad 13 – Less than 2 5.      Kindling – Blinding Wave 6.      Menace Beach – Maybe We'll Drown 7.      Kristen Hersh – Soma Gone Slapstick 8.      Doubles – Plant 9.      Desperate Journalist – Hollow 10.   Austra – Utopia 11.   STRFKR – Open Your Eyes

Music That Matters, Vol. 540 - Shake Your Windows and Rattle Your Walls  

DJ Kevin Cole unleashes a torrent of tracks for a changing world including the latest from Kate Tempest, Moby, Anomie Bell, and A Tribe Called Red.  1. Moby & The Void Pacific Choir – Hey! Hey!2. Midnight Faces – Heavenly Bodies3. Kate Tempest – Don't Fall In 4. A Tribe Called Red – Virus (feat. Saul Williams & Black Bear)5. Anomie Belle – Unwind6. Kishi Bashi – Can't Let Go, Juno7. Bellows – Dark Heart8. How To Dress Well – Salt Song9. Terry Malts – Seen Everything10. Flyying Colours – Long Holiday11. Ablebody – Backseat Heart12. Hotels – Linnette13. Sonny Knight and The Lakers – It Had To Change14. Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift – Life Is Change

Music That Matters, Vol. 539 - Everybody Wants To Love You  

Songs of psychedelic love and enrapturing courtship color the spectrum of Cheryl Waters' latest mix, including new tracks from Cherry Glazerr, Cloud Nothings, and El Perro Del Mar. 1. PWR BTTM – New Hampshire2. Weyes Blood – Used To Be3. Bad Bad Hats – Say Nothing4. Japanese Breakfast – Everybody Wants to Love You5. Cherry Glazerr – Told You I'd Be With the Guys6. TZECHAR – Bot7. Goat – Psychedelic Lover8. El Perro Del Mar – Kokoro9. Conner Youngblood – Diamonds10. Avers - Vampire11. The Pooches – Another Evening, Another Town12. Ty Segall - Orange Color Queen13. Wovenhand – Come Brave14. Tres Leches – Get Off (My Back)15. Cloud Nothings – Modern Act

Music That Matters, Vol. 538 - Higher Vibrations  

Don Slack elevates your mind with a variety of new songs from roots-rock and alt-country to garage-rock, punk, hip hop and soul. 1. Alejandro Escovedo - Heartbeat Smile2. Lydia Loveless - Same To You3. Drive-By Truckers - Ramon Casiano4. Luke Bell   - All Blue5. Courtney Marie Andrews - Table For One6. Bread & Butter - Desperation7. Swampmeat - Brand New Cadillac8. Jacuzzi Boys - Lucky Blade9. Sad13 - Hype10. Jeff Rosenstock - Wave Goodnight to Me11. The Men   - Crime12. Tay Sean   - Higher Vibrations13. NxWorries - Livvin

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