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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.

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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.

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I love everything KEXP

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My favorite music podcastS And one of my favorite stations in the country.

Consistently quality radio

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Always glad to hear what this radio station is pumping out. Thank you!

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357 Ratings
Average Ratings
288
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9

I love everything KEXP

By searchingforsandwiches - Jan 07 2020
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My favorite music podcastS And one of my favorite stations in the country.

Consistently quality radio

By Old_Ryan - Jul 04 2019
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Always glad to hear what this radio station is pumping out. Thank you!
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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.

Rank #1: Music That Matters, Vol. 684 - Runcast, Marathon Edition

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It's literally the MARATHON edition of the Music That Matters Podcast. Hosted by KEXP's John Richards, and infused with music and inspirational messages, this 3-plus hour podcast takes you through every aspect and emotion of running a marathon. We're cheering for you!

1. Explosions in the Sky - Your Hand in Mine
2. Lord Huron - Time To Run
3. The War on Drugs - Red Eyes
4. Animal Collective - What Would I Want? Sky
5. Maps - To the Sky
6. Washed Out - Eyes Be Closed
7. Arcade Fire - Keep the Car Running
8. Bombay Bicycle Club - Carry Me
9. Porcelain Raft - Big Sur
10. On Dead Waves - Blue Inside
11. Amen Dunes - Miki Dora
12. Junip - Your Life Your Call
13. The Rural Alberta Advantage - Terrified
14. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Coming Down
15. Japandroids - The House That Heaven Built
16. Akron/Family - River
17. Wye Oak - The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs
18. Yellow Ostrich - Marathon Runner
19. Cut Copy - Free Your Mind
20. Maribou State - Turnmills
21. The Preatures - Is This How You Feel?
22. Hammock - Everything and Nothing
23. Sulk - Black Infinity (Upside Down)
24. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Beat the Devil’s Tattoo
25. Sharon Van Etten - Words
26. Holy Esque - I Am the Truth
27. FONTAINES D.C. - Chequeless Reckless 
28. Broken Social Scene - Halfway Home
29. Architecture in Helsinki - Heart It Races (Trizzy’s Rusty Tin Can mix) 
30. Little Dragon - Ritual Union
31. Young Fathers - GET UP
32. Black Pumas - Colors 
33. Jose Gonzalez - Leaf Off / The Cave
34. Low - What Part of Me
35. Brian Jonestown Massacre - Vad Hände Med Dem? 
36. Nilüfer Yanya - In Your Head 
37. BRONCHO - Class Historian 
38. Matt and Kim - Daylight
39. Dana Buoy - Preacher
40. Washed Out - Don’t Give Up 
41. Foxing - Nearer My God
42. Strand of Oaks - Weird Ways
43. Black Belt Eagle Scout - Soft Stud
44. Lost Under Heaven - I&I
45. Slowdive - Star Roving
46. IDLES - Colossus
47. Middle Kids - Edge of Town
48. Quivers - You’re Not Always on My Mind
49. Geowulf - Saltwater
50. De Lux - Better At Making Time 
51. Spiritualized - A Perfect Miracle

Aug 30 2019

3hr 44mins

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Rank #2: Music That Matters, Vol. 637 - Runcast, Vol. 14

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John Richards' latest installment in the Runner Powered Podcast series takes songs from Matthew Dear, Spirit Award, and Shakey Graves to inspire you to keep you running (with a special surprise at the end.)
 
1. Matthew Dear - Bunny's Dream
2. Maribou State - Turnmills
3. Morgan Delt - Some Sunsick Day
4. Saintseneca - Beast in the Garden
5. Foxing - Nearer My God
6. Junip - Your Life, Your Call
7. Advance Base - Dolores & Kimberly
8. Weller - Point of Personal Privilege
9. Owl John - Red Hand
10. Maps - To the Sky
11. Haerts - The Way
12. Spirit Award - Supreme Truth
13. The Goon Sax - Make Time 4 Love
14. Fred Thomas - Good Times Are Gone Again
15. Desert Mountain Tribe - It's All Good
16. Spesh - Teflon
17. Shakey Graves - Pay the Road

Oct 12 2018

1hr 7mins

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Rank #3: Music That Matters, Vol. 627 - Runcast, Vol. 12

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Search for that runner's high with another soundtrack to your run curated by John Richards featuring music from Amen Dunes, Dessa, Loma, and Beach Slang.
1. Amen Dunes - Miki Dora
2. On Dead Waves - Blue Inside
3. Sulk - Black Infinity
4. Porcelain Raft - Big Sur
5. Wooden Shjips - Staring At the Sun
6. Loma - Joy
7. Local Natives - Past Lives
8. Beach Slang - Spin the Dial
9. Beach Slang - Punks in a Disco Bar
10. Born Ruffians - Miss You
11. Shakey Grave - Kids These Days
12. Dessa - 5 out of 6
13. Childish Gambino - Have Some Love
14. Lady Wray - Do It Again
15. The True Loves - The Dapper Derp
16. Louise Burns - Storms
17. Crocodiles - Telepathic Lover
18. Beach Fossils - This Year
19. STRFKR - Open Your Eyes
20. Jacuzzi Boys - Lucky Blade
21. Crater - Ladder Song

Aug 03 2018

1hr 16mins

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Rank #4: Music That Matters, Vol. 611 - Music That's Been Greatly Lately

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From psychedelic punch to synth symphonies, Troy Nelson rounds up some fantastic tunes from all across the musical universe to form a killer mix featuring new tunes from ShitKid, Ed Schraeder's Music Beat, and Lena Raine.
1. Ed Schrader's Music Beat - Dunce
2. Black Moth Super Rainbow - Baby's In the Void
3. Falon Sierra - Try Me
4. Middle Kids - Mistake
5. Ought - Disaffectation
6. The Black Tones - The Key of Black (They Want Us Dead)
7. Starchild & The New Romantic - Language
8. ShitKid - All My Fears
9. Holy - Night On Earth
10. Spice Boys - Spice City Boys
11. Bat Fangs - Bad Astrology
12. Lena Raine - Resurrections

Apr 13 2018

57mins

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Rank #5: Music That Matters, Vol. 632 - Runcast, Vol. 13

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John Richards leads you through the latest installment of our Runner Powered Podcasts - the "I like to eat, and drink, a lot (everything hurts and I'm dying!) running podcast", featuring music from Virginia Wing, Metric, Grapetooth, and Spiritualized.
1. Spiritualized - A Perfect Miracle
2. Akron Family - River
3. Hamilton Leithauser - Alexandra
4. Frightened Rabbit - Get Out
5. Holy Esque - I Am the Truth
6. Kristin Hersh - No Shade in Shadow
7. Metric - Dressed To Suppress
8. Haerts - New Compassion
9. Virginia Wing - Be Released
10. Gui Boratto - Forgive Me
11. Sink Ya Teeth - Substitutes
12. Grapetooth - Trouble
13. Decker - The Matador
14. Active Bird Community - Spend the Night
15. Jacuzzi Boys - Sun
16. First Aid Kit - Emmylou
17. Jose Gonzalez - Leaf Off/The Cave

Sep 07 2018

1hr 10mins

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Rank #6: Music That Matters, Vol. 613 - Australian Adventure

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After immersing herself in Australian music during a trip Down Under last year, Cheryl Waters returned to the Northern Hemisphere to bring you a mix of Aussie music from KEXP faves like Courtney Barnett, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and emerging new acts like G Flip, TV Haze, and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever. 
 
1. Camp Cope -  The Opener
2. Jen Cloher & The Endless Sea - Fear Is Like a Forest
3. Courtney Barnett - Nameless, Faceless
4. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - The Fourth Colour
5. Orb – You Are Right
6. Montero - Performer
7. Pascal Babare - Native Birds
8. GUM – The Underdog
9. G Flip - About You
10. Hachiku - Moon Face
11. Alex Lahey -  Perth Traumatic Stress Disorder
12. TV Haze -  Bobby and Sally
13. Bloods – Feelings
14. Middle Kids - Mistake
15. Hockey Dad - I Wanna Be Everybody
16. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Mainland

Apr 27 2018

1hr 6mins

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Rank #7: Music That Matters, Vol. 636 - An Autumn Mix

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With sounds both psychedelic and silver, DJ Hans leads you through the desert and into a musical oasis on this week's episode of Music That Matters, featuring new songs from Kikagaku Moyo, John Grant, and Charles Bradley.
 
1. Kikagaku Moyo - Dripping Sun
2. Kadhja Bonet - Joy
3. Candi Staton - Revolution of Change
4. Ben Pirani - Dreamin's For Free
5. MUNYA - Hotel Delmano
6. Melody's Echo Chamber - Cross My Heart
7. Mirah - Ordinary Day
8. Tomten - Blue Movie
9. John Grant - Touch and Go
10. Charles Bradley - I Feel a Change
11. The Beths - Whatever
12. Say Sue Me - B Lover
13. The Essex Green - Sloane Ranger

Oct 05 2018

1hr 1min

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Rank #8: Music That Matters, Vol. 622 - Runcast, Vol. 11

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(286548)The 2018 Runcast series kicks off with a mix featuring runner-motivating tunes from Simian Mobile Disco, Belly, and Casper Skulls. As Dale Carnegie once said, "remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday." So who knows who or what's gaining on you...RUN! 
 
1. Hammock - Everything and Nothing
2. Mien - Earth Moon
3. Beth Orton - 1973
4. Simian Mobile Disco - Caught in a Wave
5. Wye Oak - The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs
6. Bambara - José Tries to Leave
7. Casper Skulls - Primeval
8. Fontaines DC - Chequeless Reckless
9. Holy Esque - I Am the Truth
10. Big Deal - Say Yes
11. Baio - The Names
12. Austra - Change the Paradigm
13. Young Fathers - In My View 
14. Dom - Gud Tymes
15. Ride - Charm Assault
16. Eleanor Friedberger - In Between Stars 
17. Haley Heynderickx - Oom Sha La La
18. Belly - Shiny One
19. Geowulf - Hideaway

Jun 29 2018

1hr 15mins

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Rank #9: Music That Matters, Vol. 668 - Runcast, Vol. 15

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KEXP's John Richards takes you along the full journey of a long run with songs of inspiration and fun including the one song he played 13-straight times while running the NY Marathon.

    1. Devon Welsh - I’ll Be Your Ladder

    2. Star Slinger - Choose Yourself

    3. Stats - Lose It

    4. TVAM - Psychic Date

    5. IDLES - Colossus

    6. The Budos Band - Old Engine Oil

    7. Left at London - Revolution Lover

    8. OCNotes - Better Days

    9. Nilüfer Yanya - In Your Head

    10. Piroshka - Everlastingly Yours

    11. Chromatics - Time Rider

    12. Lost Under Heaven - Bunny’s Blues

    13. Black Belt Eagle Scout - Soft Stud

    14. Quivers - You’re Not Always On My Mind

    15. Citizen Cope - The River

    May 10 2019

    1hr 4mins

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    Rank #10: Music That Matters, Vol. 633 - The Echo of The World

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    Sublime guitars, processed beats, and resonant tones echo through Cheryl Waters' latest Music That Matters mix, featuring new songs from NAVVI, Cloud Nothings, OCNotes, and Our Girl.
     
    1. Planes on Paper - All That's Flesh Is Grass
    2. OCNotes - True To Life
    3. Foxing - Heartbeats
    4. NAVVI - Us
    5. Wye Oak - Symmetry
    6. David Bazan - Thread
    7. Lala Lala - Destroyer
    8. Emma Ruth Rundle - Darkhorse
    9. The Purrs - Out of Sight, Out of Mind
    10. Cloud Nothings - The Echo of the World
    11. Israel Nash - Spiritfalls
    12. Dilly Dally - I Feel Free
    13. Pascal Babare - Go Now
    14. Marissa Nadler - Blue Vapor
    15. Our Girl - Being Around
    16. Greg Cameo - Yes Professor
    17. The Hot Sprockets - Imagine Us On The Sun
    18. Wild Nothing - Letting Go

    Sep 14 2018

    1hr 10mins

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    Rank #11: Music That Matters, Vol. 614 - Show Up For Life

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    DJ Kevin Cole shows up big time with a hard hitting mix of current faves including new Courtney Barnett, Natalie Prass, illuminati hotties, power pop from Philly band Hurry, and psychedic funk rock from Hungarian band The Qualitons, and more awesomeness to blow your mind.
     
    1. illuminati hotties - Paying Off The Happiness
    2. Tancred - Reviews
    3. Courtney Barnett - Need a Little Time
    4. Horse Feathers - Born In Love
    5. The Qualitons -  All We Can Do 
    6. Moaning - Tired
    7. Natalie Prass - Sisters
    8. Eleanor Friedberger - Make Me a Song
    9. Sango - Speak 
    10. Imarhan - Ehad Wa Dagh
    11. Hurry - Read Between The Lines
    12. E - Untie Me
    13. Mind Spiders - Never Like That

    May 04 2018

    53mins

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    Rank #12: Music That Matters, Vol. 693 - Iceland Airwaves 2019

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    DJ Kevin Cole guides you through some of the best of this year’s Iceland Airwaves Music Festival, one of the world’s premier music discovery festivals showcasing awesome new and emerging Nordic artists alongside forward-thinking international acts across all genres! Indulge yourself to an overdose of sonic inspiration.

    1. GDRN - Lætur mig feat. Floni
    2. JFDR - Taking A Part Of Me
    3. Vök - Erase You
    4. Seabear - Waterphone
    5. Sin Fang - No Summer
    6. Penelope Isles - Gnarbone
    7. Svavar Knútur - Janúar
    8. Just Mustard - Seven
    9. The Holy - Obi Bate Opiate
    10. Kælan Mikla - Draumadís
    11. Snapped Ankles - Three Steps To A Development
    12. Georgia - Never Let You Go
    13. SONS - Ricochet
    14. girl in red - bad idea!
    15. Mammút - Forever on Your Mind
    16. Jesse Markin - Jericho
    17. Æ Mak - We Have It Right Here
    18. alyona alyona - Булiнг
    19. Tiny Ruins - Olympic Girls
    20. Orville Peck - Take You Back (The Iron Hoof Cattle Call)
    21. Sólstafir - Silfur-Refur
    22. Gabríel Ólafs - Absent Minded
    23. Sunna Fridjons - Ankle Deep - Innocence

    Nov 01 2019

    1hr 49mins

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    Rank #13: Music That Matters, Vol. 698 - Mellow Winter Edition

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    Say "hovvdy" (howdy) to a great set of mellow music favorites from John Richards that would fit right in on any Lite FM...in Hell. 

    1. Bonnie "Prince" Billy - In Good Faith (feat. Joan Shelley)
    2. Bonny Light Horseman - Deep In Love
    3. Futurebirds - Waiting On a Call
    4. Carter Tanton - Steep Angles On The Back Wheels
    5. Long Beard - Means to Me
    6. Sera Cahoone and Tomo Nakayama - Crows
    7. Hovvdy - So Brite
    8. somesurprises - High Rise
    9. The Sunday League - I Liked It When You Weren’t Yourself
    10. HOLY - Forget About Life
    11. Lower Dens - Galapagos
    12. Dan Deacon - Sat By A Tree
    13. The Districts - Hey Jo

    Dec 06 2019

    56mins

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    Rank #14: Music That Matters, Vol. 673 - Runcast, Vol. 16

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    John Richards and special guest, KEXP volunteer and marathon expert Ken Tarleton, take you through the DOs of being a runner. 

    1. Liela Moss - “Wild as Fire” 

    2. Mitski - “Geyser” 

    3. Blushing - “The Truth” 

    4. Calexico and Iron and Wine - “Father Mountain” 

    5. Black Pumas - “Colors” 

    6. Shovels and Rope - “The Wire”

    7. The Cinematic Orchestra - “A Caged Bird/Imitations of Life” 

    8. Maps - “Surveil” 

    9. Strand of Oaks -“Weird Ways” 

    10. Swervedriver - “Mary Winter” 

    11.Greys - “These Things Happen” 

    12. Lust For Youth “Great Concerns” 

    13. Generationals - “Beggars in the House of Plenty”

    14. La Neve - “Maximum Wage”

    Jun 14 2019

    1hr 1min

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    Rank #15: Music That Matters, Vol. 607 - Dapper Derps That Matter

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    John Richards' latest podcast is not just any kind of Music That Matters podcast, it's the dapper derpiest Music That Matters imbedded with a secret message at the end.
     
    1. The Amazing - Pull
    2. Belly - Shiny One
    3. Wye Oak - The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs
    4. Eleanor Friedberger - In Between Stars
    5. Simian Mobile Disco - Caught In A Wave
    6. Moby - Mere Anarchy
    7. Dessa - 5 out of 6
    8. Fontaines DC - Chequeless Reckless
    9. Bambara - Jose Tries To Leave
    10. Frigs - Solid State
    11. Sloan - The Day Will Be Mine
    12. Shakey Graves - Kids These Days
    13. The True Loves - The Dapper Derp

    Mar 16 2018

    54mins

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    Rank #16: Music That Matters, Vol. 696 - Pre-Winter Chillout

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    Most of us get stressed out this time of year, right? RIGHT?? Expansions’ own DJ Brit is here to help you chill the bleep out. A very nice hour of ambient and experimental music for you to get a hot stone massage to.

    1. Black Lodge Singers - On the Move
    2. Susumu Yokota - The Future of Ecstasy
    3. Floating Spectrum - Eruption
    4. Christopher Tignor - Your Slow Moving Shadow, My Inevitable Night
    5. Pita - Two Top Five
    6. Starkey - Simple Hive
    7. Sleepertrain - Disappear
    8. Land of Light - Between Two Grains of Water
    9. Ocean Moon - Cloud Garden
    10. Papivores - Heard by Stones
    11. Young Spirit - Beautiful Dancing
    12. Olan Mill - The Point, The Circle, and The Sphere
    13. Steve Hauschildt - Subtractive Skies
    14. Emptyset - Blade
    15. Violet - Bed of Roses
    16. Northern Cree - Jealous Fool
    17. Oiseaux-Tempête - Out of Sight

    Nov 22 2019

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    Rank #17: Music That Matters, Vol. 650 - Drowning in the Sound

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    Start off your year by surrounding yourself with new aural experiences when you dive into Cheryl Waters' latest mix of her current favorites, including new songs from Sloucher, Amanda Palmer, and Big Joanie.
    1. Team Dreams - Black Screen2. Matthew Dear - Modafinil Blues3. Wild Pink - There Is A Ledger4. Sloucher - Up & Down5. Briston Maroney - Under My Skin6. John Parish - Sorry For Your Loss7. Amanda Palmer - Drowning In the Sound8. Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter - Dewayne9. Ghost Pains - Square One10. Crooked Man - Turnaround11. Spendtime Palace - Blackout Control12. Big Joanie - Fall Asleep13. Fontaines D.C. - Too Real14. INHEAVEN - World On Fire15. Mudhoney - Paranoid Core

    Jan 04 2019

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    Rank #18: Music That Matters, Vol. 660 - Can't Calm Down

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    As the Seattle spring starts to emerge, amazing music is coming hard and fast and Cheryl Waters' latest mix helps you pick out some of the highlights of the last few weeks, featuring new tracks from Lady Lamb, Sharon Van Etten, Tacocat, and Better Oblivion Community Center. 1. Sharon Van Etten - Seventeen 2. Lady Lamb - Even in the Tremor 3. Cass McCombs - The Great Pixley Train Robbery 4. The Mountain Goats - Younger 5. Hand Habits - Can't Calm Down 6. Hatchie - Without a Blush 7. Telekinesis - Cut The Quick 8. Bayonne - Drastic Measures 9. Steve Mason - The End 10. Better Oblivion Community Center - Dylan Thomas 11. Tacocat - Grains of Salt 12. Stella Donnelly - Old Man 13. Ex Hex - Tough Enough 14. Queen Zee - Idle Crown 15. Snapped Ankles - Rechargable

    Mar 15 2019

    1hr 6mins

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    Rank #19: Music That Matters, Vol. 649 - Colossus - 2018 Year In Review

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    DJ Kevin Cole brings a colossus mix of some of the best music of 2018, including tracks from artists both new and established that ruled KEXP's airwaves and in-studio sessions all year long. Love yourself and love this mix! It's what's really going on…
    1. IDLES - Colossus2. Shame - Concrete3. Pearl Jam - Can't Deny Me4. Black Belt Eagle Scout - Soft Stud5. Jason McCue - When He Drinks6. Tres Leches - What Are You Doing7. Dessa - Fire Drills8. Young Fathers - In My View9. Fontaines D.C. - Chequeless Reckless10. Lithics - Specs11. Hot Snakes - Six Wave Hold-Down12. Kikagaku Moyo - Dripping Sun13. Gaye Su Akyol - Laziko14. Khruangbin - Maria Tambien15. Jenn Champion - Time To Regulate16. Júníus Meyvant - High Alert17. Cumulus - Sing To Me18. The Goon Sax - Make Time 4 Love19. Superorganism - Reflections on the Screen20. Courtney Barnett - Nameless, Faceless

    Dec 28 2018

    1hr 23mins

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    Music That Matters, Vol. 705 - What Are You Waiting For?

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    John Richards is proud to present this episode of the Music That Matters podcast, spotlighting a diverse group of artists who are sharing beauty, intensity, and fun through their music. There's dream pop, electronica, shoegaze, soul and more. We could not be more excited to share these new tracks with the KEXP community.. so, what are you waiting for? 

    1. The Innocence Mission - On Your Side
    2. Daisies - What Are You Waiting For?
    3. TORRES- Good Scare
    4. Caspian - Flowers of Light
    5. The Sweet Release of Death - Sway
    6. Citrus Clouds - A Pastel Sky
    7. Deserta - Hide
    8. HOLY - You Shine On Me (feat. Boys)
    9. MGMT - In the Afternoon
    10. Hotels - Sides
    11. Jonathan Emile - Savanna
    12. Holy Fuck - Free Gloss (feat. Nick Allbrook of Pond)

    Jan 24 2020

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    Music That Matters, Vol. 704 - The 2010s in Review

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    KEXP DJs Cheryl Waters, Kevin Cole and John Richards pick their favorite songs of the decade, from Arcade Fire to Lizzo, Deerhunter to A Tribe Called Quest, and discuss the personal and cultural impact of music in the 2010s.

    1. Arcade Fire - Ready to Start
    2. LCD Soundsystem - You Wanted A Hit
    3. Sharon Van Etten - Don’t Do It
    4. The Chemical Brothers - Swoon
    5. Frightened Rabbit - The Loneliness and the Scream
    6. Phantogram - When I’m Small
    7. Deerhunter - Desire Lines
    8. M83 - Midnight City
    9. Of Monsters and Men - Little Talks
    10. Grimes - Genesis
    11. Alt-J - Fitzpleasure
    12. Parquet Courts - Stoned and Starving
    13. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis - Same Love
    14. The Lumineers - Ho Hey
    15. Japandroids - The House That Heaven Built
    16. Courtney Barnett - History Eraser
    17. Foals - Bad Habit
    18. Empire of the Sun - Alive
    19. ODESZA - All We Need
    20. The War on Drugs - An Ocean In Between the Waves
    21. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Cellophane
    22. Ty Segall - The Hand
    23. Strand of Oaks - Shut In
    24. TV On The Radio - Trouble
    25. Kendrick Lamar - The Blacker The Berry
    26. FIDLAR - West Coast
    27. A Tribe Called Quest - We The People….
    28. Júníus Meyvant - Color Decay
    29. Car Seat Headrest - Vincent
    30. Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate
    31. Alvvays - Plimsoll Punks
    32. Ghostpoet - Immigrant Boogie
    33. IDLES - Television
    34. Childish Gambino - This Is America
    35. Fontaines D.C. - Big
    36. Lizzo - Juice

    Jan 17 2020

    1hr 53mins

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    Music That Matters, Vol. 703 - Special PNKSLM Edition

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    In this unique edition of Music That Matters, KEXP’s Atticus focuses on Sweden’s PNKSLM Recordings (Sudakistan, Chemtrails, HOLY). Along with playing some of his favorite releases, he talks with founders Luke Reilly and Johan Alm about the origins and future of the label, what it takes for them to sign a new band, touring in the US vs Europe and more. Get ready for a mix of sweet garage and punk from across the world while gaining insight into the label where it all began. 

    1. Sudakistan - Two Steps Back
    2. High Sunn - Those Last Words 
    3. Sleep Eaters - Valley of Dogs
    4. MISS WORLD - (U Watch My) Stories (But U Don't Like My Posts)
    5. Shit Girlfriend - Mummy’s Boy
    6. Chemtrails - I’ll Never Be
    7. Spice Boys - Spice City Boys
    8. HOLY - You shine on me (feat. Boys)
    9. Beach Skulls - Baby’s A Liar
    10. Arre! Arre! - I Feel It All
    11. Mind Rays - Cease / Commence
    12. ShitKid - Get jealous
    13. Les Big Byrd - Snö Golem
    14. Hollow Ship - We Were Kings

    Jan 10 2020

    56mins

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    Music That Matters, Vol. 702 - With Precision We Design The Decade

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    KEXP’s Stas THEE Boss, host of Street Sounds, brings you this week’s mix, featuring music from Pink Lotion, Kassa Overall, Akai Solo & Pink Siifu and more: “A carefully crafted experience with astral intentions. I desire freedom in music. Genres are cute but not necessary. Pulling mostly from the Pacific Northwest, I give a healthy dose of what you've truly needed all along.”

    1. Figmore - Practice
    2. Akai Solo & Pink Siifu - Labor Day (feat. KingCarterSlums)
    3. High Pulp - Not By Chance (feat. JusMoni)
    4. Kiefer - Be Encouraged
    5. Kassa Overall - Please Don't Kill Me (feat. Joel Ross & Theo Croker)
    6. Brown Calculus - UFO Daze
    7. Pink Lotion - Find Me Two
    8. Def Dee & Language Arts - Dry Land
    9. Outlaw1 - Blak Madonna
    10. Sunni Colón - Technicolor 
    11. MoRuf - Canal Street (feat. Ikenna)

    Jan 03 2020

    36mins

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    Music That Matters, Vol. 701- New Year, New Me!

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    Start the New Year with new music as DJ Kevin Cole features current favorites from all over the world including Slovakia, Colombia, Canada, Australia, Germany, Iceland, Senegal, Great Britain, Belgium, Croatia, Mexico, the USA, and the Pacific Northwest. Bringing the world together through the power of music!

    1. Sløtface - New Year, new me
    2. Shopping - Initiative
    3. SONS - Keep On Going
    4. Eddy Current Suppression Ring - Our Quiet Whisper
    5. SAULT - Why Why Why Why Why
    6. Clairo - Softly
    7. Ezra Collective - Space Is The Place (Reprise)
    8. Alps 2 - Arron’s Here
    9. Katarína Máliková - Vodník
    10. Jon Hopkins & Kelly Lee Owens - Luminous Spaces
    11. COMA - Sparkle
    12. Punčke - Chk Chk
    13. El Shirota - Más de Una Vez
    14. BAMBARA - Serafina
    15. Sin Fang - Smother
    16. The Waterboys - London Mick
    17. of Montreal - Polyaneurism
    18. Charly Bliss - Supermoon
    19. Lido Pimienta - No Pude
    20. Yirim Seck - Clicks
    21. Polyrhythmics - Yeti, Set, Go

    Dec 27 2019

    1hr 27mins

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    Music That Matters, Vol. 700 - I Got Myself A Present

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    Sonic Reducer host and holiday music collector Brian Foss shares 13 festive tracks - Christmas music for people who don’t like Christmas music. The mix features songs from Mike Krol, Sweet Reaper, Mariya May and Kathleen Edwards.

    1. Mike Krol - Won’t Be Alone Tonight
    2. Rubber Band Gun - I Got Myself A Present
    3. SAPIN - Christmas Eve
    4. Jagged Jaw - Pink Xmas Tree
    5. Sweet Reaper - Holidaze
    6. Thee Mightees - Christmas Song
    7. Frankie and the Lake County Collective - I’m So Over Christmas
    8.Mariya May - Mama’s On The Floor (It’s Christmas)
    9. Oceans of Mars - Christmas With The Devil
    10. The Dead End Streets - Climate Change Christmas
    11. Cutthroat Brothers - Candy Cane
    12. Kathleen Edwards - It’s Christmastime (Let’s Just Survive)
    13. Regal - Love Your Christmass

    Dec 20 2019

    43mins

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    Music That Matters, Vol. 699 - Queen of the Rodeo

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    Moody, defiant, empowered, and completely original. Every song on Cheryl Waters’ latest musical collage is fit for a Queen. This mix features compelling tracks from Vivian Girls, Seratones, Squid and Orville Peck.

    1. Cigarettes After Sex - Heavenly
    2. Black Nite Crash - Come Easy
    3. Squid - The Cleaner
    4. Vivian Girls - Sick
    5. The Coathangers - Step Back
    6. Seratones - Gotta Get To Know Ya
    7. oso oso - charlie
    8. Sleater-Kinney - Reach Out
    9. Mega Bog - Diary of a Rose
    10. Julia Jacklin - Pressure to Party
    11. Greys - Burning Chrome
    12. Oh, Rose - 25, Alive
    13. Katie Ellen - Still Life
    14. Orville Peck - Queen of the Rodeo

    Dec 13 2019

    55mins

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    Music That Matters, Vol. 698 - Mellow Winter Edition

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    Say "hovvdy" (howdy) to a great set of mellow music favorites from John Richards that would fit right in on any Lite FM...in Hell. 

    1. Bonnie "Prince" Billy - In Good Faith (feat. Joan Shelley)
    2. Bonny Light Horseman - Deep In Love
    3. Futurebirds - Waiting On a Call
    4. Carter Tanton - Steep Angles On The Back Wheels
    5. Long Beard - Means to Me
    6. Sera Cahoone and Tomo Nakayama - Crows
    7. Hovvdy - So Brite
    8. somesurprises - High Rise
    9. The Sunday League - I Liked It When You Weren’t Yourself
    10. HOLY - Forget About Life
    11. Lower Dens - Galapagos
    12. Dan Deacon - Sat By A Tree
    13. The Districts - Hey Jo

    Dec 06 2019

    56mins

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    Music That Matters, Vol. 697 - New Sounds of the Levant: Radical New Music from the Middle East

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    KEXP Wo’Pop host Darek Mazzone spent time in Amman, Jordan this summer. He dug deep into music from all over the region and selected tracks that best reflect the ever changing nature of this amazing part of the world, including music from Palestine's DAM (دام), Jordan's Yazan Sarayrah (يزن صرايرة), Lebanon's Issam Hajali (عصام حاج علی) and many more.

    1. El Khat / القات - Ya Raiyat / يا راعيات
    2. Autostrad - Ama Aldubul / أم الدبل
    3. S H I R A N / شيران - Ya Banat Al Yaman (Live)
    4. Satti / ساتی - Commitment (feat. Natalie Demerjian) / كوميتمنت
    5. DAM / دام - Prozac / بروزاك
    6. El Morabba3 / المربع و الفرعي - Ya Zein (feat. El Far3i) / يا زين
    7. Yazan Sarayrah / يزن صرايرة - Erheb / ارحب
    8. Sofiane Saidi & Mazalda - Gasbah Trisinti
    9. TootArd / توت أرض - Musiqa / موزیکا 
    10. Liraz / لیراز - Zan Bezan / زن بزن 
    11. Ayloul / أيلول - Ya Rait / يا ريت 
    12. Issam Hajali / عصام حاج علی - Ana Damir El Motakallim

    Nov 29 2019

    1hr 5mins

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    Music That Matters, Vol. 696 - Pre-Winter Chillout

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    Most of us get stressed out this time of year, right? RIGHT?? Expansions’ own DJ Brit is here to help you chill the bleep out. A very nice hour of ambient and experimental music for you to get a hot stone massage to.

    1. Black Lodge Singers - On the Move
    2. Susumu Yokota - The Future of Ecstasy
    3. Floating Spectrum - Eruption
    4. Christopher Tignor - Your Slow Moving Shadow, My Inevitable Night
    5. Pita - Two Top Five
    6. Starkey - Simple Hive
    7. Sleepertrain - Disappear
    8. Land of Light - Between Two Grains of Water
    9. Ocean Moon - Cloud Garden
    10. Papivores - Heard by Stones
    11. Young Spirit - Beautiful Dancing
    12. Olan Mill - The Point, The Circle, and The Sphere
    13. Steve Hauschildt - Subtractive Skies
    14. Emptyset - Blade
    15. Violet - Bed of Roses
    16. Northern Cree - Jealous Fool
    17. Oiseaux-Tempête - Out of Sight

    Nov 22 2019

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    Music That Matters, Vol. 695 - Seeker

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    Midday Show host Cheryl Waters is back with another dynamic mix of her latest favorites in global and local sounds. Encompassing everything from jangle pop to soul, anthemic rock to proto-punk, this is a mix for seekers of all kinds. Among the artists featured are Bon Iver, SAULT, (Sandy) Alex G, Clairo, and Death Valley Girls.

    1. Bon Iver - Hey, Ma
    2. Angel Olsen - Lark
    3. Marika Hackman - conventional ride
    4. Wye Oak - Evergreen
    5. Lower Dens - I Drive
    6. SAULT - Let Me Go
    7. Patrick Watson - Dream For Dreaming
    8. (Sandy) Alex G - Southern Sky
    9. Jenn Champion - Turn Up The Radio (feat. Victor Le Masne)
    10. Clairo - Bags
    11. Dude York - Box
    12. FEET - Petty Thieving
    13. Angie McMahon - Keeping Time
    14. Juliana Hatfield - It’s So Weird
    15. Mikal Cronin - Show Me
    16. Fernando Viciconte - I Don’t Know (feat. Luther Russell)
    17. Death Valley Girls - Dream Cleaver

    Nov 15 2019

    1hr 8mins

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    Music That Matters, Vol. 694 - Ding Dong Scrambled Eggs

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    This is the 'work ding dong scrambled eggs into a conversation' Music That Matters Podcast featuring the best in international and local music, from Angel Olsen and Georgia to SISTERS and Lisa Prank, and hosted by your pal John Richards.

    1. Swans - It’s Coming It’s Real
    2. Angel Olsen - All Mirrors
    3. Sudan Archives - Confessions
    4. Moor Mother - After Images
    5. Georgia - Never Let You Go
    6. SISTERS - We Can Get Together (feat. Tilson XOXO)
    7. Great Grandpa - Digger
    8. Dead Soft - I Believe You
    9. Pendant - Through a Coil
    10. Eyesore & the Jinx - Leisure Time
    11. Lisa Prank - Rodeo
    12. Mikal Cronin - Shelter
    13. Cataldo - Ding Dong Scrambled Eggs

    Nov 08 2019

    53mins

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    Music That Matters, Vol. 693 - Iceland Airwaves 2019

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    DJ Kevin Cole guides you through some of the best of this year’s Iceland Airwaves Music Festival, one of the world’s premier music discovery festivals showcasing awesome new and emerging Nordic artists alongside forward-thinking international acts across all genres! Indulge yourself to an overdose of sonic inspiration.

    1. GDRN - Lætur mig feat. Floni
    2. JFDR - Taking A Part Of Me
    3. Vök - Erase You
    4. Seabear - Waterphone
    5. Sin Fang - No Summer
    6. Penelope Isles - Gnarbone
    7. Svavar Knútur - Janúar
    8. Just Mustard - Seven
    9. The Holy - Obi Bate Opiate
    10. Kælan Mikla - Draumadís
    11. Snapped Ankles - Three Steps To A Development
    12. Georgia - Never Let You Go
    13. SONS - Ricochet
    14. girl in red - bad idea!
    15. Mammút - Forever on Your Mind
    16. Jesse Markin - Jericho
    17. Æ Mak - We Have It Right Here
    18. alyona alyona - Булiнг
    19. Tiny Ruins - Olympic Girls
    20. Orville Peck - Take You Back (The Iron Hoof Cattle Call)
    21. Sólstafir - Silfur-Refur
    22. Gabríel Ólafs - Absent Minded
    23. Sunna Fridjons - Ankle Deep - Innocence

    Nov 01 2019

    1hr 49mins

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    Music That Matters, Vol. 692 - SPOT Festival in Aarhus

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    Your overnight goblin, Abbie, takes you on a journey of musical discovery inspired by her visit to SPOT Festival in Aarhus, Denmark this past Spring. Founded in 1994, SPOT began as a local music event and has since grown considerably, hosting early performances from acts like Sigur Rós, The Raveonettes, Junior Senior, múm, and more. Discover an array of emerging artists that bend the genres of minimalist folk, shamstep, post-punk, and techno.

    1. Hjalte Ross - Falling
    2. Tuvaband - Unknown
    3. Varnrable - Blink of an Eye
    4. Hôy la - Shame
    5. Deadpan - Country Walker
    6. Dark Times - Blazing
    7. Boundaries - Always A Way
    8. Beverly Kills - In This Dim Light
    9. Dawda Jobarteh - Begging Boys
    10. 47SOUL - Intro to Shamstep (Live on KEXP)
    11. Special-K - Imposter Syndrome Self Help Song
    12. Shikoswe - To The Dogs
    13. Linn Koch-Emmery - Waves
    14. Alcabean - Tsukuyomi
    15. Pish - Crime
    16. Birds Ov Paradise - Plejset
    17. Courtesy - Hey

    Oct 25 2019

    1hr 15mins

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    Music That Matters, Vol. 691 - NOW That’s What I Call Sean’s Podcast! 27

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    Are you ready for NOW? Seventeen of today’s hottest superstars in one all new power-packed podcast! Move into a new dimension with the year’s biggest songs! NOW you can have all your favorite hits right here, right NOW! Chart-toppers from Cherushii & Maria Minerva, Sui Zhen, Yu Su, Kedr Livanskiy and Blue Hawaii. NOW delivers nothing but the biggest hits you crave! (on CD or cassette)

    1. BEA1991 - My Own Heaven 
    2. XOA - Only One Thing 
    3. Erika de Casier - Do My Thing 
    4. Pioneer 11 - I'm Not A Player 
    5. Sunbeam Sound Machine - Hold Me Back 
    6. Aries - Juramento Mantarraya 
    7. Daisies - Just Yesterday 
    8. Sui Zhen - Perfect Place 
    9. Patience - The Church 
    10. Working Men's Club - Bad Blood 
    11. Charlotte Adigéry - Paténipat 
    12. Klein Zage - She's Out There (Local Artist Cult Mix) 
    13. Yu Su - The Ultimate Which Manages The World 
    14. Elsa Hewitt - Mermaid 
    15. Kedr Livanskiy - Sky Kisses 
    16. Blue Hawaii - All That Blue 
    17. Cherushii & Maria Minerva - Thin Line

    Oct 18 2019

    1hr 12mins

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    Music That Matters, Vol. 690 - Indigenous Peoples' Day

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    In honor of Indigenous Peoples' Day, KEXP DJs Gabriel Teodros, OCnotes, Miss Ashley and Chilly put together a mix featuring music from and inspired by Indigenous artists all around the globe. Encompassing a diversity of voices, soundscapes and histories, the list includes Tanya Tagaq, Strummin Dog, Lido Pimienta, Ampersan and Luzmila Carpio.

    1. Supaman - Miracle (feat. Maimouna Youssef)
    2. Calina Lawrence - ʔəshəliʔ ti txʷəlšucid (Lushootseed Is Alive)
    3. A Tribe Called Red - The OG (feat. Black Bear)
    4. DAM - Prozac
    5. Tufawon - Sagepatch Kid
    6. Tanya Tagaq - Snowblind
    7. Sampa the Great - Mwana (feat. Mwanje, Theresa Mutale Tembo, and Sunburnt Soul Choir)
    8. The GroovaLottos - Just Is…
    9. Silver Jackson - Glad I Found You
    10. Strummin Dog - Aberdeen Blues
    11. Lido Pimienta -  Humano (El Búho Remix)
    12. Once A Tree - Phoenix
    13. Afrosideral - Ode Ni Ire (feat. Nickodemus)
    14. Balam Ajpu - Batz
    15. Mala Fama - Anónimo (Chimbapura)
    16. Luzmila Carpio - Tarpuricusum Sarata (Captain Planet Remix)
    17. Elysia Crampton - Oscollo
    18. Ampersan - Cuando Muere Una Lengua (feat. Rubén Albarrán)

    Oct 11 2019

    1hr 24mins

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    Music That Matters, Vol. 689 - Here Right Now

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    Greg Vandy delivers a diverse mix of super indie roots and rock n’ roll songs for Right Now. Twenty-three mostly new recordings from your soon-to-be favorite bands and space cowboys. 

    1. Garrett T. Capps - Here Right Now
    2. The Nude Party - Feels Alright
    3. Georgia Dish Boys - Put My Records On
    4. David Nance Group - Poison
    5. The Weary Times - Hard Times
    6. David Quinn - Where The Buffalo Roam
    7. Tim Buchanan - Grinnin'
    8. Robert Ellis - Topo Chico
    9. Cordovas - Step Back Red
    10. Gold Star - Sonny's Blues
    11. Erin Rae - Putting On Airs
    12. Will Courtney - Loaded
    13. Lasers Lasers Birmingham - After Party After Life
    14. Garrett T. Capps - Brand New Dance
    15. Kassi Valazza - Mary
    16. TK & The Holy Know Nothings - Emmanuel
    17. Tré Burt - What Good
    18. Cat Clyde - Anymore
    19. Daniel Norgren - The Day That's Just Begun
    20. Jake Xerxes Fussell - Jubilee
    21. The Skiffle Players - Coo Coo Bird
    22. Daniel Romano - The Long Mirror of Time
    23. GospelbeacH - The Hoarder

    Oct 04 2019

    1hr 39mins

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    Music That Matters, Vol. 688 - The Mostest Bestest

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    A tour de force of the mostest bestest songs from KEXP's Morning Show, hosted by Mr. John Richards. This may one day be regarded as the definitive podcast of the year 2019. Your move, world. 

    1. Black Country, New Road - Sunglasses
    2. IDLES - I Dream Guillotine
    3. Ceremony - Presaging the End
    4. Bombay Bicycle Club - Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)
    5. Ride - Clouds of Saint Marie
    6. Blushh - July
    7. Marika Hackman - i’m not where you are
    8. Pernice Brothers - Lullabye
    9. Empty Country - Ultrasound
    10. Bethlehem Steel - Empty Room
    11. Sleep Eaters - Life of Sin
    12. Cuffed Up - Small Town Kid
    13. The Shivas - Gloria
    14. Dirty Rugs - I Got Your Moves

    Sep 27 2019

    53mins

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    Music That Matters, Vol. 687 - Encendemos

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    KEXP’s El Sonido compiles a mix of recent modern Latin favorites featuring a wide array of genres spanning 14 different countries, including Argentina, Peru, Guatemala, El Salvador, Brazil and beyond.

    1. Daymé Arocena - La Rumba Me Llamo Yo (Canyonazo Remix) 
    2. Francisca Valenzuela - Tómame 
    3. Las Yumbeñas - El Tíbet 
    4. Dylan Thomas - Luces Violeta 
    5. Los Wembler's de Iquitos - Lamento Selvatico 
    6. Doctor Nativo - Guatemaya 
    7. Santi Mostaffa - Eva 
    8. Quebrada Queer - Pra Quem Duvidou 
    9. Rubens da Selva - Aquiles Rockefeller 
    10. Dogos - Limítrofes 
    11. Mujercitas Terror - Oscura Sala De La Visión 
    12. Los Blenders - ¡Ponte Punk! 
    13. Débil Estar - Mi Patria Querida (feat. B Nicole & Victor Crooked) 
    14. Mexican Institute of Sound - Cruzando el Río (feat. Joe Crepúsculo) 
    15. Uji - El Colapso Suena (feat. Sof Tot) 
    16. Hidrogenesse - La Carta Exagerada 
    17. Juan Wauters - Guapa 
    18. Héloa - Agô (feat. Grupo Sabuká Kariri-Xocó) 
    19. Olmeca - El Solitario (feat. Alex Chavez) 
    20. Él Mató A Un Policía Motorizado - El Tesoro 
    21. El Culto Casero - Una Ciudad 
    22. AR Ferdinand - On My Mind (feat. GEISTE) 
    23. Somos Guerreras - Somos Guerreras 
    24. YANGA - Encendemos

    Sep 20 2019

    1hr 36mins

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    Music That Matters, Vol. 686 - Transitions (Virgo Szn)

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    DJ Mike Ramos – born September 20, on the Virgo/Libra cusp – brings you a diverse mix reflecting on summer highlights and preparing for the approaching fall. Features local and international artists ranging from rising young talents (Deaton Chris Anthony, Dotorado Pro) to household names (Young Thug, Roy Ayers) to Seattle-based favorites (Chastity Belt, AJ Suede).

    1. Deaton Chris Anthony - Sonshine (feat. UMI)
    2. Khruangbin - Four of Five
    3. Helado Negro - Sabana De Luz
    4. Dotorado Pro - Say Daddy
    5. Young Thug - What's The Move (feat. Lil Uzi Vert)
    6. Jay Som - Anak Ko
    7. Los Mundos - Sin Vértigo
    8. Culture Abuse - War Time Dub, Culture City (feat. Lil Ugly Mane)
    9. Chastity Belt - Ann's Jam
    10. AJ Suede - Universal Nationality
    11. Roy Ayers - Virgo Vibes

    Sep 13 2019

    54mins

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