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.

Episodes

Music That Matters, Vol. 581 - Stakes Are High  

DJ Kevin Cole provides your perfect post-apocalyptic ash rain soundtrack with tons of great new music including tracks from Bully, Ghostpoet,  Frankie Rose, Jane Weaver, and local bands New Age Healers, The True Loves, and Dot Comet.  Let it rain! 1. New Age Healers - Love Is For Free)  2. Alex Lahey - Every Day's The Weekend 3. Filthy Friends - Any Kind of Crowd 4. Bully - Running 5. Blis. - Take Me Home 6. Beaches - Arrow 7. The True Loves - The Dirty 8. Ghostpoet - Immigrant Boogie 9. Frankie Rose - Cage Tropical 10. Dream Wife - Fire (Ellie Herring Remix) 11. Jane Weaver - Modern Kosmology 12. Tristen - Glass Jar 13. Dot Comet - Shut Eye  14. Matt Emery - Empire

Music That Matters, Vol. 580 - Across The Multiverse  

With diving women, lazy eyes, and bubblegum (sometimes), Cheryl Waters takes you through multiple dimensions of new music with new tunes from artists including Dent May, Rainer Maria, and Lo Tom. 1. Au.Ra – Above The Triangle 2. Jen Cloher – Forgot Myself 3. Beaches – When You're Gone 4. Rainer Maria – Suicides and Lazy Eyes 5. Dent May – Picture On A Screen 6. Guided By Voices – Steppenwolf Mausoleum 7. Elia – Libertad, Cultura, Fe 8. Japanese Breakfast – Diving Woman 9. The Sadies feat. Kurt Vile – It's Easy (Like Walking) 10. Lo Tom – Bubblegum 11. Heat – Sometimes 12. New Age Healers – He Took a Bullet To Heaven

Music That Matters, Vol. 579 - Runcast. Vol. 9  

John Richards' latest installment of the Runcast links up tracks from Bombay Bicycle Club, Pixes, and Eagulls, among others, to soundtrack your run. 1. Elbow - New York Morning 2. Bombay Bicycle Club - Carry Me 3. !!! - Sick Ass Moon 4. The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Vad Hände Med Dem? 5. Eagulls - Lemontrees 6. Broncho - Class Historian 7. Pond - Sweep Me Off My Feet 8. ADKOB - Lung Capacity 9. Dana Buoy - Preacher 10. DMAs - Laced 11. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Coming Down 12. Pixies - Greens and Blues 13. Angel Olsen - Forgiven/Forgotten 14. De Lux - Better At Making Time

Music That Matters, Vol. 578 - Vibes From The Future  

Street Sounds host Stas THEE Boss leads you through a futuristic mix of grooves and rhythms from artists including Linafornia, Nappy Nina, and Jon Bap.   1. Nate Jack feat. Norvis Jr. - FREQ  2. 10.4 Rog - Hue Ride 3. Quelle Chris - Popeye  4. Witch Prophet - Wish I Knew 5. Cavalier - The Dirge 6. Nappy Nina feat. Bria Monet - Growth Groove 7. Linafornia - Wetttttt 8. OCNotes feat. Greg Cypher - The Kiss 9. Bubblerap  - Otherwise 10. Jon Bap - Let It Happen 11. Clark and the Community - Buddy Away12. DoNormaal - Lyf So

Music That Matters, Vol. 577 - Bring The Furry  

DJ Kevin Cole unleashes a bombastic mix of his current faves including tracks from ODESZA, Kevin Morby, Alvvvays, and DoNormaal.  Feel the Furry!   1. Alvvays - Dreams Tonight 2. DoNormaal - Ego Slave 3. ODESZA - Late Night 4. Grieves - RX 5. Moses Hightower - Mjóddin 6. The True Loves - The Dirty 7. Kevin Morby - 1234 8. Sheer Mag - Meet Me In The Street 9. Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs - Tough 10. Octo Octa - Fleeting Moments of Freedom (Wooo) 11. Lone - Mind's Eye Melody

Music That Matters, Vol. 576 - I Know You're Charming  

Cheryl Waters' summer rolls on with vibrant new tunes from Chelsea Wolfe, Zebra Hunt, and Midday Show all-time favorites Wolf Parade. 1. Alvvays - In Undertow 2. Juana Molina - Cosoco 3. Japanese Breakfast - Machinist 4. Fotoform - I Know You're Charming 5. Wolf Parade - Valley Boy 6. Cende - Moment Too Late 7. Zebra Hunt - What I Want 8. Young Guv - Traumatic 9. Mhostly Ghostly - Bleed Over 10. Wingman - Giant Microphone 11. Big Thief - Capacity 12. Thunderpussy - No Heaven 13. Chelsea Wolfe - 16 Psyche 14. ANOHNI - Paradise

Music That Matters, Vol. 575 - Runcast, Vol. 8  

The eighth installment of the Runcast features kinetic songs from Slowdive, Low, Eyelids, The Black Angels and and others to keep you motivated on your run. 1. Slowdive - Star Roving 2. Land of Talk - This Time 3. Middle Kids - Edge of Town 4. Holy Esque - Hexx 5. Sorority Noise - No Halo 6. Naked Giants - Ya Ya 7. Fufanu - Sports 8. Club 8 - Skin 9. Goldfrapp - Anymore 10. onDeadWaves - Blue Inside 11. Low - What Part of Me 12. Benjamin Booker - Witness 13. Eyelids - Falling Eyes 14. The New Pornographers - This Is The World of The Theater 15. Mark Lanegan Band - Nocturne 16. The Black Angels - Currency

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 LGBTQ 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, an original music album composed and produced by Petter Wallenberg featuring queer voices from the world's most dangerous countries to 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

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