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. 535 - The Long Goodbye  

After 10 amazing years at KEXP, DJ El Toro is moving to Tucson, AZ next month. In his final “Music That Matters” podcast, you'll hear some of his favorite new songs, with special emphasis on punk and no wave veterans (Jah Wobble, Alice Bag, James Chance) who continue to innovate and instigate in the 21st century. It's not really goodbye, merely au revoir.   1. Lambchop – The Hustle2. The April Seven – Platform Shoes3. Jah Wobble's Invaders of the Heart – Cosmic Blueprint4. Tay Sean – Um Tryin' (feat. Jusmoni)5. Lilac – Secrets6. Rob Townsend – U Can Be My Lover7. Ultimate Painting – Song for Brian Jones8. Dungen – Jakten Genom Skogen9. Toy – I'm Still Believing10. Alice Bag – No Means No11. James Chance and the Contortions – Melt Yourself Down12. Pylon – Volume (live)13. King Dude – Holy Christos14. Dust Moth – Corrections15. Marissa Nadler – The Best You Ever Had16. Little Annie – Dear John

Music That Matters, Vol. 534 - The Light Is Clear In My Eyes  

Cheryl Waters ushers in autumn with a mix of her latest acoustic, electric, and psychedelic fall favorites including new music from Temples, Cass McCombs, and Moby & The Void Pacific Choir. 1. SYML – Leave Like That (feat. Jenn Champion)2. Cass McCombs – Opposite House3. Van William – Revolution (feat. First Aid Kit)4. Moby & the Void Pacific Choir – The Light Is Clear In My Eyes5. Steve Mason – Planet Sizes6. Temples – Certainty7. Wild Beasts – Big Cat8. Xenia Rubinos – Mexican Chef9. Sin Fang – Lost Girls10. Kingdom of the Holy Sun – Flown Away11. Good Morning TV – Ordinary People12. Rollling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Wide Eyes13. The Green Pajamas – When Juliet Smiles14. EZTV – High Flying Faith15. Dead Gaze – Running All Around

Music That Matters, Vol. 533 - America Is Great (Again)  

Greg Vandy reaffirms the inherent greatness and depth of American music with 15 tracks from today's song makers of cosmic Americana, psych pickers, hill country blues, low-down soul, folk ramblin', and plain hard country, proving that this generation often looks back to go forward. 1. Daniel Norgen - Howling Around My Happy Home2. Promised Land Sound - Push and Pull (All The Time)3. Steve Gunn - Wildwood4. Kevin Morby - Water5. Ryley Walker - Roundabout6. Luke Winslow-King - I'm Glad Trouble Don't Last Always7. Banditos - Fun All Night8. Daniel Norgren - Black Vultures9. Barna Howard - Then and There10. Kacy & Clayton - Springtime Of The Year11. Courtney Marie Andrews - Irene12. Jeremy Pinnell - Rodeo13. The Easy Leaves - Fresno14. The Deslondes - Low Down Soul15. Birger Olsen - The Lights Just Buzz

Music That Matters, Vol. 532 - The Rich, Corinthian Leather Music That Matters Podcast  

John Richards presents a mix of music that, to quote the man himself, "feels like riding next to Ricardo Montalbán in his 1975 Chrysler Cordoba... I have no idea what that means, but these songs are excellent." 1. Morgan Delt - Some Sunsick Day2. Delorean - Epic3. Bellows - Orange Juice4. Goat - Try My Robe5. COMBAT! - Olive Skin6. Communions - Don't Hold Anything Back7. Eros and the Eschaton - The Way I Feel 2Nite8. Midnight Faces - Blue Haze9. Sun Club - Worm City10. Twin River - Knife11. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - I'm Still Here

Music That Matters, Vol. 531 - Get Started Now  

DJ Kevin Cole provides a motivating mix to get you started now on achieving greatness.  Featuring new music from Local Natives, Trentemøller, The Wedding Present, Anomie Bell, Manatee Commune and more. 1. Gringo Star – Get Closer2. Death By Unga Bunga – Fight!3. LVL UP – Hidden Driver4. The Wedding Present – Bear5. Manatee Commune – Be Still (feat. Marina Price)6. beGun – Yoko7. Anomie Belle – Unwind 8. Ever So Android – Pretty Teeth9. Odonis Odonis – Nervous10. Trentemøller – Never Fade11. Flock Of Dimes – Minor Justice12. Local Natives – Dark Days

Music That Matters, Vol. 530 - Ready for the Magic  

In this enchanting mix of artists from Seattle to Scotland, Cheryl Waters shares some of her current faves and tracks from her most anticipated records of the fall, including American Wrestlers, The Tallest Man on Earth, and Honeyblood. 1. Adia Victoria - Sea of Sand2. Fly Moon Royalty - Find You3. Hotels - Green Apples4. Anomie Belle - Lovers5. FKL - Elliott 6. The Tallest Man on Earth - Rivers 7. Chris Staples - Golden Age8. American Football - I've Been So Lost For So Long9. Sam Coomes - Bugger Me10. Allah-Las - Could Be You11. John K. Samson - Postdoc Blues12. Gordi - Wanting 13. American Wrestlers - Give Up14. Adult Books - Casual Wrecks15. Honeyblood - Ready for the Magic 16. Thee Oh Sees - Toe Cutter - Thumb Buster (live)

Music That Matters, Vol. 529 - 2016 Ain't So Bad  

John Richards leads you through a mix of the top songs currently being rocked on the Morning Show. With new music like this coming out, 2016 isn't all bad. 1. Tom Brosseau - You Can't Stop2. Hamilton Leithauser & Rostam - A 1000 Times3. Geowulf - Saltwater4. Smokey Brights - In Demand5. Luxury Death - Radiator Face6. Decker - The Holy Ghost7. Pixies - Um Chagga Lagga8. Naked Giants - Ya Ya9. Kestrels - No Alternative10. Purling Hiss - Fever11. Restorations - Sea

Music That Matters, Vol. 528 - Bumbershoot 2016 Pacific Northwestern Showcase  

In an episode of Music that Matters that doubles as a showcase for some of the region's most notable rock, electronic, and hip-hop outfits, Audioasis host Sharlese highlights thirteen of the Pacific Northwestern acts playing this year's edition of Bumbershoot, a music and arts festival that takes place on the Seattle Center campus (also the location of KEXP's New Home.) 1. Deep Sea Diver – Secrets2. Chastity Belt – Joke3. Lisa Prank – Why Can't We Just Dance4. DoNormaal – Blacklifemother5. Fly Moon Royalty – Grown Man6. Radiation City – Come and Go7. Manatee Commune – What We've Got ft. Flint Eastwood8. The Flavr Blue – Feathers9. Erik Blood – Chase the Clouds10. Lemolo – White Flag11. Snuff Redux – How Could It Be?12. So Pitted – No Nuke Country13. Dude York – Love Is

Music That Matters, Vol. 527 - Bigger Than That  

From epic soundscapes to future R&B to classic power pop, DJ Kevin Cole brings the best to you on his latest Music That Matters mix.   1. Haley Bonar – Called You Queen 2. Petite League – French New York 3. Yeesh – Limbo District 4. Hockey Dad – So Tired 5. Field Mouse – The Order of Things 6. Blood Orange – Best To You 7. Sin Fang – Candyland (Feat. Jónsi) 8. Camp Cope – Done 9. Russian Circles – Mota 10. Explone – Born at the Wrong Time 11. Connections – Month 2 Month 12. Wild Beasts – Dreamliner

Music That Matters, Vol. 526 - It's Tomorrow Now  

You never need to wait to hear great music when you can always find it at KEXP. Cheryl Waters shares a mix of her recent favorites, including new tracks from Angel Olsen, My Bubba, and Camp Cope. 1. My Bubba - Charm2. Annabelle Lord-Patey - Oxytocin, Serotonin & Me3. Eskimeaux - Year of the Rabbit4. Angel Olsen - Shut Up Kiss Me5. Cymbals Eat Guitars - Wish6. Camp Cope - Flesh & Electricity7. Laura Gibson - The Cause8. Preoccupations - Degraded9. Jagwar Ma - O B 110. Flyying Colours - It's Tomorrow Now11. Deerhoof - Learning To Apologize Effectively12. Mommy Long Legs - Haunted Housewives13. 50FootWave - Bath White14. The Minus 5 - Blue Rickenbacker15. Drive-By Truckers - Surrender Under Protest

Music That Matters, Vol. 525 – Strange Relations and Lost Boys  

DJ Atticus takes you on a journey through love - a series of emotions caused by serotonin and anxiety - featuring thirteen first-hand stories of love and heartbreak from Still Corners, Whitney, The Faint, Xenia Rubinos, and more.  1. Still Corners - Lost Boys2. Golden Gardens - Extrasolar Heat3. Preoccupations - Anxiety4. Fujiya & Miyagi - Serotonin Rushes5. Klaus Johann Grobe - Geschichten aus erster Hand 6. Strange Relations - Ceremony7. Yumi Zouma - Keep It Close to Me 8. Samaris - Wanted 2 Say9. Whitney - No Woman10. Tobacco - Gods in Heat11. The Faint - Young & Realistic12. Xenia Rubinos - Don't Wanna Be 13. Sløtface - Sponge State

Music That Matters, Vol. 524 – We Love Everybody Podcast  

Join John Richards as he takes advantage of KEXP's policy of loving everybody from everywhere with songs from countries like Sweden, Australia, Scotland, Israel, and England as well as cuts from Brooklyn, Philly, Grand Rapids, and – of course – Seattle! 1. LVL Up - Pain2. Middle Kids - Edge of Town3. Paws - N/A4. Heaters - Centennial5. Beach Slang - Punks in a Disco Bar6. Math and Physics Club - Coastal California, 19857. Kutiman - Jaffa Beach8. MIYNT - After the Gold Rush9. Weaves - Tick10. Evans the Death - Hey! Buddy11. The Hotelier - Piano Player

Music That Matters, Vol. 523 - Nomadic Freedom Sounds  

  Like a nomadic hunter-gatherer, DJ Kevin Cole travels the sonic sphere in search of the greatest new music. In this podcast he shares his latest favorites, including new tracks from Júníus Meyvant, The Jayhawks, Kutiman, The Coral, and more. 1. Júníus Meyvant – Beat Silent Need 2. Stephen Steinbrink – Impossible Hand 3. The Jayhawks – Quiet Corners & Empty Spaces 4. Kutiman – She's a Revolution (feat. Adam Scheflan and Karolina) 5. Hanssen – We Went Too Far Forward 6. Kweku Collins – The Outsiders 7. Let's Eat Grandma – Deep Six Textbook 8. Maria Usbeck – Llámame 9. Twin River – Settle Down 10. Martha – Goldman's Detective Agency 11. Sam Vicari – Contact High12. The Coral – Chasing The Tail of a Dream 13. Black Mountain – Mothers of the Sun   

Music That Matters, Vol. 522 – Land of Pines  

Music from Pinegrove, Pinemen, and a group that was formerly known as Pinecones (now Arbor Labor Union) feature in  a Cheryl Waters-curated Music That Matters podcast with an inadvertent pine theme. 1. Tomo Nakayama – Miss Misery 2. Blackberry Hill – Werewolf 3. Hot Hot Heat – Kid Who Stays in the Picture 4. Pinemen – That Certain Flavor 5. The Strokes – OBLIVIUS 6. LUH – Beneath the Concrete 7. Gun Outfit – Legends of My Own 8. Pinegrove – Aphasia 9. Grant-Lee Phillips – Rolling Pin 10. Wild Powwers – Sad Bath 11. Arbor Labor Union – Mr. Birdsong 12. Eagulls – Lemontrees 13. Nothing – Vertigo Flowers 14. Strange Faces – Been Waitin'

Music That Matters, Vol. 521 - Unknown Mortal Crocodiles Boxed In Amazing Blood Orange Bags  

Larry Rose brings you a fun, genre-hopping mix that is the perfect soundtrack for enjoying warm summer days or heading out on your latest Pokemon Go adventure. 1. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – First World Problem 2. Alice Bag – He's So Sorry3. Blood Orange – Augustine4. The Amazing – Ambulance5. Crocodiles – Telepathic Lover6. Jay Arner – Personal Line7. Vats – Drag8. NAVVI – Simpatico9. Boxed In – Jist10. Jay Som – Rush11. Sweet As Knives – Who We Knew12. Tycho – Division13. Djustin – Stars

Music That Matters, Vol. 520 - Where in the World is Beth Orton?  

John Richards brings together some of his favorite tracks from around the world that he's been banging' on the Morning Show this summer all while Beth Orton performs in the studio down the hall. 1. Psychic Ills - I Don't Mind 2. Ghosts I've Met - Songbirds 3. Faye - Ancient Bones 4. Ages and Ages - They Want More 5. Belgian Fog - One Night Man 6. Crater - Ladder Song 7. Beth Orton - 1973 8. Angelic Milk - Rebel Black 9. Mercury Girls - All That Heaven Allows 10. Dinosaur Jr. - Tiny 11. Sleigh Bells - Rule Number One 12. The Julie Ruin - I'm Done 13. Charly Bliss - Ruby 14. King Khan - Children of the World"

Music That Matters, Vol. 519 - Life is Here  

DJ Kevin Cole drops a vibey, life-affirming new music mix taking you from outer spaces to the chamber of plastic thrills. Includes new tracks from Holy Fuck, Deerhoof, Jessy Lanza, and Delorean.   1. Outer Spaces - Words 2. Amber Arcades - Turning Light 3. Holy Fuck - Neon Dad 4. Delorean - Limbo 5. Mitski - Happy 6. Still Parade - Chamber 7. Lisa Prank - Take It All 8. Male Gaze - Ranessa 9. Deerhoof - Plastic Thrills 10. Quantic Presenta Flowering inferno - A Life Worth Living (feat. U-Roy, Alice Russell) 11. Sotomayor - Cielo 12. Ladyhawke - The River 13. Jessy Lanza - V V Violence 14. Weval - Square People 15. Badbadnotgood - Confessions, Pt. II (feat. Colin Stetson)

Music That Matters, Vol. 518 - Midday Mix  

Cheryl Waters presents a mix of new songs that she's loving right now and hope you will too!   1. Carter Tanton feat. Sharon Van Etten - twentynine Palms 2. Twin Peaks - Walk To The One You Love  3. The Ghost Ease - Gemini Rise 4. Speedy Ortiz - Death Note 5. Thee Oh Sees - Plastic Planet 6. Aesop Rock - Rings 7. David Bazan - Both Hands 8. Erik Blood - Quiet 9. Goodbye Heart - Lives on Lives 10. Eagulls - Blume 11. Moderat - Reminder 12. Woods - Sun City Creeps 13. The Last Shadow Puppets - Aviation 14. PJ Harvey - The Wheel

Music That Matters, Vol. 517 - Big Gay Podcast 2016  

From PWR BTTM to Patti Labelle, music by “out” artists and our allies powers KEXP's DJ El Toro through happiness, hopelessness, and hardship … and always steers me back towards love.    1. The Julie Ruin - I Decide 2. Lisa Prank - Starting Again 3. Alex Anwandter - Siempre Es Viernes En Mi Corazón 4. Boyfriends - Groovy 5. The Spook School - David Bowie Songs 6. Adult Mom - Survival 7. Thalia Zedek Band - All I Need 8. Hit Bargain - Song for Fainting 9. Tacocat - Men Explain Things to Me 10. Julien Baker - Everybody Does 11. Erik Blood - Hold For Laughs 12. John Grant - Voodoo Doll 13. SassyBlack - Comicon 14. Seth Bogart - Sunday Boy 15. SUMAC - Rigid Man 16. Dreamcrusher - Codeine Eyes

Music That Matters, Vol. 516  

Morning Show host John Richards presents a summer mix of new music from around the globe featuring Seattle's NAVVI, Ireland's Pleasure Beach, London's Big Deal and Norway's Death by Unga Bunga.   1. Mitski - Your Best American Girl 2. NAVVI - Close 3. Fear Of Men - Sane 4. The Kills - Heart Of A Dog 5. Local Natives - Past Lives 6. The Blessed Isles - Caroline 7. Pleasure Beach - Magic Mountain 8. 50 Foot Wave - God's Not A Dick 9. Big Deal - Avalanche 10. Ten Commandos - Staring Down the Dust 11. Islands - Back Into It 12. Death By Unga Bunga - Best Friends 13. Fruit Bats - Humbug Mountain Song

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