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The Runcast with John Richards

We believe that everyone who runs should have a great soundtrack. Not one curated by an algorithm, but one that’s hand-picked by a DJ who runs too. The Runcast with John Richards brings you a dynamic mix of music and inspiration to keep you company and motivate you on your run, no matter what your level.

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Music That Matters, Vol. 684 - Runcast, Marathon Edition

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 Mine2. Lord Huron - Time To Run3. The War on Drugs - Red Eyes4. Animal Collective - What Would I Want? Sky5. Maps - To the Sky6. Washed Out - Eyes Be Closed7. Arcade Fire - Keep the Car Running8. Bombay Bicycle Club - Carry Me9. Porcelain Raft - Big Sur10. On Dead Waves - Blue Inside11. Amen Dunes - Miki Dora12. Junip - Your Life Your Call13. The Rural Alberta Advantage - Terrified14. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Coming Down15. Japandroids - The House That Heaven Built16. Akron/Family - River17. Wye Oak - The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs18. Yellow Ostrich - Marathon Runner19. Cut Copy - Free Your Mind20. Maribou State - Turnmills21. The Preatures - Is This How You Feel?22. Hammock - Everything and Nothing23. Sulk - Black Infinity (Upside Down)24. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Beat the Devil’s Tattoo25. Sharon Van Etten - Words26. Holy Esque - I Am the Truth27. FONTAINES D.C. - Chequeless Reckless 28. Broken Social Scene - Halfway Home29. Architecture in Helsinki - Heart It Races (Trizzy’s Rusty Tin Can mix) 30. Little Dragon - Ritual Union31. Young Fathers - GET UP32. Black Pumas - Colors 33. Jose Gonzalez - Leaf Off / The Cave34. Low - What Part of Me35. Brian Jonestown Massacre - Vad Hände Med Dem? 36. Nilüfer Yanya - In Your Head 37. BRONCHO - Class Historian 38. Matt and Kim - Daylight39. Dana Buoy - Preacher40. Washed Out - Don’t Give Up 41. Foxing - Nearer My God42. Strand of Oaks - Weird Ways43. Black Belt Eagle Scout - Soft Stud44. Lost Under Heaven - I&I45. Slowdive - Star Roving46. IDLES - Colossus47. Middle Kids - Edge of Town48. Quivers - You’re Not Always on My Mind49. Geowulf - Saltwater50. De Lux - Better At Making Time 51. Spiritualized - A Perfect MiracleSupport the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

3hr 44mins

30 Aug 2019

Rank #1

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The Weekly Mix, Vol. 717 - Inside Voices

DJ Kevin Cole brings a new mix of songs that will get inside your head, including tracks from Lee Fields and The Expressions, Yin Yin, JFDR, ALTA and Chuck Prophet. 1. Land of Talk - Weight of That Weekend2. Diet Cig - Thriving3. Chuck Prophet - Marathon4. Bobby Oroza - Should I Take You Home5. Menahan Street Band - There’s A New Day Coming6. Lee Fields and The Expressions - Don’t Give Up7. Yin Yin - One Inch Punch8. Songhoy Blues - Time to Go Home (David Ferguson Mix)9. Photay - Warmth In The Coldest Acre10. JFDR - Shimmer11. ALTA - Figured Out12. Holy Fuck - Deleters (feat. Angus Andrew)13. Acid Arab - Électrique Yarghol (feat. Hasan Minawi)14. Daníel Hjálmtýsson - Birds15. Greg Dulli - Pantomima Kevin Cole is the host of The Afternoon Show on KEXP, every weekday from 2-6pm on KEXP.org or 90.3 FM in Seattle.Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 9mins

17 Apr 2020

Rank #2

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

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 me2. Shopping - Initiative3. SONS - Keep On Going4. Eddy Current Suppression Ring - Our Quiet Whisper5. SAULT - Why Why Why Why Why6. Clairo - Softly7. Ezra Collective - Space Is The Place (Reprise)8. Alps 2 - Arron’s Here9. Katarína Máliková - Vodník10. Jon Hopkins & Kelly Lee Owens - Luminous Spaces11. COMA - Sparkle12. Punčke - Chk Chk13. El Shirota - Más de Una Vez14. BAMBARA - Serafina15. Sin Fang - Smother16. The Waterboys - London Mick17. of Montreal - Polyaneurism18. Charly Bliss - Supermoon19. Lido Pimienta - No Pude20. Yirim Seck - Clicks21. Polyrhythmics - Yeti, Set, GoSupport the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 27mins

27 Dec 2019

Rank #3

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Music That Matters, Vol. 698 - Mellow Winter Edition

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 Love3. Futurebirds - Waiting On a Call4. Carter Tanton - Steep Angles On The Back Wheels5. Long Beard - Means to Me6. Sera Cahoone and Tomo Nakayama - Crows7. Hovvdy - So Brite8. somesurprises - High Rise9. The Sunday League - I Liked It When You Weren’t Yourself10. HOLY - Forget About Life11. Lower Dens - Galapagos12. Dan Deacon - Sat By A Tree13. The Districts - Hey JoSupport the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

56mins

6 Dec 2019

Rank #4

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

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 - Falling2. Tuvaband - Unknown3. Varnrable - Blink of an Eye4. Hôy la - Shame5. Deadpan - Country Walker6. Dark Times - Blazing7. Boundaries - Always A Way8. Beverly Kills - In This Dim Light9. Dawda Jobarteh - Begging Boys10. 47SOUL - Intro to Shamstep (Live on KEXP)11. Special-K - Imposter Syndrome Self Help Song12. Shikoswe - To The Dogs13. Linn Koch-Emmery - Waves14. Alcabean - Tsukuyomi15. Pish - Crime16. Birds Ov Paradise - Plejset17. Courtesy - HeySupport the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 15mins

25 Oct 2019

Rank #5

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Music That Matters, Vol. 668 - Runcast, Vol. 15

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. Devon Welsh - I’ll Be Your Ladder Star Slinger - Choose Yourself Stats - Lose It TVAM - Psychic Date IDLES - Colossus The Budos Band - Old Engine Oil Left at London - Revolution Lover OCNotes - Better Days Nilüfer Yanya - In Your Head Piroshka - Everlastingly Yours Chromatics - Time Rider Lost Under Heaven - Bunny’s Blues Black Belt Eagle Scout - Soft Stud Quivers - You’re Not Always On My Mind Citizen Cope - The River Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 4mins

10 May 2019

Rank #6

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Music That Matters, Vol. 673 - Runcast, Vol. 16

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”Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 1min

14 Jun 2019

Rank #7

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Music That Matters, Vol. 677 - Runcast, Vol. 17

This one (pardon the pun) runs the gammut from amazing music to jokes about runners. Sing, laugh, run! 1. Sharon Van Etten - Every Time the Sun Comes Up2. Slaughter Beach, Dog - Good Ones3. Cave Singers - Have to Pretend4. Spoon - I Turn My Camera On5. Guards - You Got Me6. Honeyblood - She’s a Nightmare7. Skating Polly - Play House8. Wolf Alice - Moaning Lisa Smile9. Culture Abuse - Goo10. Sad Planets - Just Landed11. Temples - Hot Motion12. Tycho - Division13. Slow Club - Complete Surrender14. Drab Majesty - Ellipsis15. Trust - Capitol16. Wye Oak - The Louder I Call, The Faster It RunsSupport the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 3mins

12 Jul 2019

Rank #8

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

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 Tonight2. Rubber Band Gun - I Got Myself A Present3. SAPIN - Christmas Eve4. Jagged Jaw - Pink Xmas Tree5. Sweet Reaper - Holidaze6. Thee Mightees - Christmas Song7. Frankie and the Lake County Collective - I’m So Over Christmas8.Mariya May - Mama’s On The Floor (It’s Christmas)9. Oceans of Mars - Christmas With The Devil10. The Dead End Streets - Climate Change Christmas11. Cutthroat Brothers - Candy Cane12. Kathleen Edwards - It’s Christmastime (Let’s Just Survive)13. Regal - Love Your ChristmassSupport the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

43mins

20 Dec 2019

Rank #9

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

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 Start2. LCD Soundsystem - You Wanted A Hit3. Sharon Van Etten - Don’t Do It4. The Chemical Brothers - Swoon5. Frightened Rabbit - The Loneliness and the Scream6. Phantogram - When I’m Small7. Deerhunter - Desire Lines8. M83 - Midnight City9. Of Monsters and Men - Little Talks10. Grimes - Genesis11. Alt-J - Fitzpleasure12. Parquet Courts - Stoned and Starving13. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis - Same Love14. The Lumineers - Ho Hey15. Japandroids - The House That Heaven Built16. Courtney Barnett - History Eraser17. Foals - Bad Habit18. Empire of the Sun - Alive19. ODESZA - All We Need20. The War on Drugs - An Ocean In Between the Waves21. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Cellophane22. Ty Segall - The Hand23. Strand of Oaks - Shut In24. TV On The Radio - Trouble25. Kendrick Lamar - The Blacker The Berry26. FIDLAR - West Coast27. A Tribe Called Quest - We The People….28. Júníus Meyvant - Color Decay29. Car Seat Headrest - Vincent30. Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate31. Alvvays - Plimsoll Punks32. Ghostpoet - Immigrant Boogie33. IDLES - Television34. Childish Gambino - This Is America35. Fontaines D.C. - Big36. Lizzo - JuiceSupport the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 53mins

17 Jan 2020

Rank #10

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Music That Matters, Vol. 688 - The Mostest Bestest

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 - Sunglasses2. IDLES - I Dream Guillotine3. Ceremony - Presaging the End4. Bombay Bicycle Club - Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)5. Ride - Clouds of Saint Marie6. Blushh - July7. Marika Hackman - i’m not where you are8. Pernice Brothers - Lullabye9. Empty Country - Ultrasound10. Bethlehem Steel - Empty Room11. Sleep Eaters - Life of Sin12. Cuffed Up - Small Town Kid13. The Shivas - Gloria14. Dirty Rugs - I Got Your MovesSupport the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

53mins

27 Sep 2019

Rank #11

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

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 LineSupport the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 12mins

18 Oct 2019

Rank #12

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Music That Matters, Vol. 689 - Here Right Now

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 Now2. The Nude Party - Feels Alright3. Georgia Dish Boys - Put My Records On4. David Nance Group - Poison5. The Weary Times - Hard Times6. David Quinn - Where The Buffalo Roam7. Tim Buchanan - Grinnin'8. Robert Ellis - Topo Chico9. Cordovas - Step Back Red10. Gold Star - Sonny's Blues11. Erin Rae - Putting On Airs12. Will Courtney - Loaded13. Lasers Lasers Birmingham - After Party After Life14. Garrett T. Capps - Brand New Dance15. Kassi Valazza - Mary16. TK & The Holy Know Nothings - Emmanuel17. Tré Burt - What Good18. Cat Clyde - Anymore19. Daniel Norgren - The Day That's Just Begun20. Jake Xerxes Fussell - Jubilee21. The Skiffle Players - Coo Coo Bird22. Daniel Romano - The Long Mirror of Time23. GospelbeacH - The HoarderSupport the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 39mins

4 Oct 2019

Rank #13

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

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 Side2. Daisies - What Are You Waiting For?3. TORRES- Good Scare4. Caspian - Flowers of Light5. The Sweet Release of Death - Sway6. Citrus Clouds - A Pastel Sky7. Deserta - Hide8. HOLY - You Shine On Me (feat. Boys)9. MGMT - In the Afternoon10. Hotels - Sides11. Jonathan Emile - Savanna12. Holy Fuck - Free Gloss (feat. Nick Allbrook of Pond)Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

52mins

24 Jan 2020

Rank #14

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Music That Matters, Vol. 703 - Special PNKSLM Edition

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 Back2. High Sunn - Those Last Words 3. Sleep Eaters - Valley of Dogs4. MISS WORLD - (U Watch My) Stories (But U Don't Like My Posts)5. Shit Girlfriend - Mummy’s Boy6. Chemtrails - I’ll Never Be7. Spice Boys - Spice City Boys8. HOLY - You shine on me (feat. Boys)9. Beach Skulls - Baby’s A Liar10. Arre! Arre! - I Feel It All11. Mind Rays - Cease / Commence12. ShitKid - Get jealous13. Les Big Byrd - Snö Golem14. Hollow Ship - We Were KingsSupport the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

56mins

10 Jan 2020

Rank #15

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Music That Matters, Vol. 674 - Colors

Put some color into your ears and your life with DJ Cheryl Waters’ mix, featuring vibrant new songs from Just Mustard, Stef Chura, and Charly Bliss. 1. Just Mustard - Frank2. Alex Lahey - Don't Be So Hard On Yourself3. Supercrush - I've Been Around4. Jay Som - Superbike5. Minor Poet - Tropic of Cancer6. Mac DeMarco - On The Square7. Black Pumas - Colors8. Orville Peck - Turn To Hate9. Charly Bliss - Chatroom10. Altin Gün - Süpürgesi Yoncadan11. J. Robbins - Un-Becoming12. Stef Chura - Sweet Sweet Midnight (feat. Will Toledo)13. The Muckers - This Town Will Drag Us Down14. The Murlocs - Manic Candid Episode15. Boundaries - ForgiverSupport the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 3mins

21 Jun 2019

Rank #16

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Music That Matters, Vol. 680 - Dancing in the Streets

Summer festival season is upon us! It's time to gather together with your family, friends, and neighbors, celebrating the sunny weather and all that your community has to offer. With new tracks from Bleached, Mal Blum, Apex Manor, and more, DJ Kevin Cole soundtracks the making of your fondest summer memories - from dancing in the streets to strolling on the beach.  1. Jeanines - Either Way2. Mal Blum - Not My Job3. Lower Dens - Young Republicans4. Night Moves - Recollections5. Bleached - Kiss You Goodbye6. YACHT - (Downtown) Dancing7. Tycho - Easy8. Froth - Laurel9. Guards - Take My Mind10. JOHN - Future Thinker11. Apex Manor - Where My Mind Goes12. WIVES - The 20 Teens13. Black Ferns - This IllusionSupport the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

48mins

2 Aug 2019

Rank #17

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Music That Matters, Vol. 679 - Stars Are The Light

DJ Cheryl Waters' latest mix is the perfect cosmic soundtrack to stargazing on late summer nights. With energetic new tracks from Broken Social Scene, Moon Duo, Kishi Bashi, and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, you might even get a glimpse into another world. 1. Broken Social Scene - Can’t Find My Heart2. Youryoungbody - Intentions3. Moon Duo - Stars Are The Light4. Operators - Faithless5. Girl In Red - Dead Girl In The Pool6. Rodrigo y Gabriela - Mettavolution7. Bleached - Hard To Kill8. Craig Finn - Blankets9. Brittany Howard - History Repeats10. Stef Chura - They’ll Never11. Vanishing Twin - KRK (At Home In Strange Places)12. Kishi Bashi - Marigolds13. Fruit Bats - Gold Past Life14. Chris Staples - Holy Moly15. Yeasayer - Let Me Listen In On You16. Wand - Scarecrow17. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - CyboogieSupport the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 15mins

26 Jul 2019

Rank #18

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Music That Matters, Vol. 714 - Spring Sunrise

Pacific Notions host DJ Alex shares a calming springtime mix of ambient, neo-classical, and new age songs to welcome the new season and provide some sonic solace during these stressful times.  1. Haythem Mahbouli - Birth2. Valotihkuu - Sunrise Lullaby3. Darshan Ambient - The Rain Has Flown4. Naneum - Newborn5. Ben Crosland - The Snow Is Melting6. Joram Feitsma - Rain7. Trevor Ransom - Spring8. Lucy Gooch - Sun9. ann annie - blossom10. Luke Sanger - Snow In Spring11. Visionary Hours - rippling river drifts blue and green12. Matt LaJoie - Everlasting Spring (Single Edit)13. Ecovillage - New Life (feat. Ludvig Cimbrelius)14. Constant Shapes - Awaken15. WMD - Unfold16. Michael David - Rain II (Slow) To learn more about each artist and support them directly, follow the above links to their websites. DJ Alex is the host of Pacific Notions on KEXP, every Sunday from 6-9am PST on KEXP.org or 90.3 FM in Seattle.Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 16mins

27 Mar 2020

Rank #19

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Music That Matters, Vol. 669 - Another Kind of Love

Seattle summer is just around the corner and Cheryl Waters is here to bring you the soundtrack to warm days and nights, featuring new tracks from Diane Coffee, Body Type, Tacocat, and MorMor. Ida Wenøe - Another Kind of Love  Laura Gibson - Domestication .Diane Coffee - Not Ready To Go The Chills - Complex  New Age Healers - Hang On  Body Type - Stingray Tacocat - Hologram Calpurnia - Cell Angelic Milk - Black Flamingo Motel 1 Psychedelic Porn Crumpets - Bill's Mandolin Golden Gardens - - Desert Rose Nilüfer Yanya - Baby Blu MorMor - Outside BEAK> - Life Goes On Frikstailers - Brinca   Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 2mins

17 May 2019

Rank #20