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. 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

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'

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