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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.

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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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So good 😊

By Pypeerey - Jan 03 2018
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I enjoy this podcast every time I listen. Thank you for the care and effort you put into the pod!

Great new music

By KrisMuse - Oct 22 2015
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They great play bands I've not heard anywhere else, from places I wouldn’t think to look. .

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285 Ratings
Average Ratings
233
33
5
7
7

So good 😊

By Pypeerey - Jan 03 2018
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I enjoy this podcast every time I listen. Thank you for the care and effort you put into the pod!

Great new music

By KrisMuse - Oct 22 2015
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They great play bands I've not heard anywhere else, from places I wouldn’t think to look. .

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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. 459 - Runner Powered Podcast, Volume 4

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Morning Show host John Richards presents Volume 4 of KEXP's Runner Powered Podcast series. This newest installment is a pure energy boost sure to keep you on track during your next run. 1. Explosions in the Sky - Your Hand in Mine 2. Dan Deacon - Feel th

May 08 2015
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #2: Music That Matters, Vol. 483 - Right Now I'm in the Shower

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DJ El Toro presents nineteen of his favorite new tracks (including a couple of recently unearthed archival gems) for singing, dancing, shredding, and sulking. Lather, rinse, repeat. 1. Mocean Worker - Julius, Irving, Berlin 2. Peaches (feat. Kim Gordon)

Oct 23 2015
1 hour 21 mins
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Rank #3: Music That Matters, Vol. 529 - 2016 Ain't So Bad

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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 ain't all bad.

Sep 09 2016
43 mins
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Rank #4: Music That Matters, Vol. 497 - Eyes on You

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Midday Show host Cheryl Waters has her eye on a bunch of great records coming out in early spring. Here's a sneak peek at some songs she knows you will love. 1. M. Ward - Girl From Conejo Valley 2. Hey Marseilles - Eyes on You 3. GEMS - w/o U 4. Lucius -

Jan 29 2016
59 mins
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Rank #5: Music That Matters, Vol. 535 - The Long Goodbye

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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)

Oct 21 2016
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #6: Music That Matters, Vol. 486 - Runner Powered Podcast, Volume 5

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Morning Show host John Richards presents a new Runner Powered Podcast. 1. Caspian - Sad Heart of Mine 2. Sharon Van Etten - Words 3. Youth Lagoon - The Knower 4. !!! - Sick Ass Moon 5. Other Lives - Reconfiguration 6. Roger Lion - A Dead Man's Song 7. Jo

Nov 13 2015
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #7: Music That Matters, Vol. 534 - The Light Is Clear In My Eyes

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Cheryl Waters ushers in autumn with a mix of the 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 – Oppos

Oct 14 2016
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #8: Music That Matters, Vol. 496 - Bottle Rockets for a Nuclear Free City

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Morning Show host John Richards presents a mix of some his favorite new music, featuring Savages side-project Kite Base, new music from Shearwater, and upcoming music from Belfast duo Ex Magician. 1. TRAAMS - Costner 2. Ex Magician - Job Done 3. Holy Esq

Jan 22 2016
49 mins
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Rank #9: Music That Matters, Vol. 512 - Runner Powered Podcast, Volume 6

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Morning Show host John Richards presents the 6th installment of KEXP's Runner Powered Podcast. 1. LUH - I&I 2. onDeadWaves - Blue Inside 3. Hammock - Everything and Nothing 4. School of Seven Bells - Ablaze 5. Fly Moon Royalty - Grown Man 6. Cullen Omori

May 13 2016
50 mins
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Rank #10: Music That Matters, Vol. 571 - Runcast Vol. 7

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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 Leithau

Jun 30 2017
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #11: Music That Matters, Vol. 561 - Smile Yourself Happy

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Lots to smile about in DJ Kevin Cole's latest edition of Music that Matters! Stag strut their stuff, Mark Arm infuses The Black Clouds with an ominous howl, Killer Mike and El-P from Run the Jewels Talk To Us, plus loads more! 1. The Holy - Ramses, The

Apr 21 2017
52 mins
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Rank #12: Music That Matters, Vol. 503 - The Ups and Downs

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Afternoon Show host Kevin Cole takes you up and down- rocking your world and then helping you chill the f**k out. 1. PJ Harvey - The Wheel 2. Pinkshinyultrablast - The Cherry Pit 3. Bill Ryder-Jones - Satellites 4. M. Ward - Confession 5. Quilt - Roller

Mar 11 2016
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #13: Music That Matters, Vol. 575 - Runcast, Vol. 8

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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 Es

Jul 28 2017
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #14: Music That Matters, Vol. 479 - Autumn Fuzz

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Autumn calls for fuzzy sweaters and fuzzy music. Listen to Midday Veil, Blank Realm and more with fuzzy songs, feedback drenched guitars and lo-fi indie rock on this latest mix that emotes the dark days of the season. 1. Pony Boy - When Tomorrow Ne

Sep 25 2015
54 mins
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Rank #15: Music That Matters, Vol. 493 - Death by Unga Bunga Is a Hell of a Way to Go

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KEXP Variety Mix host Reeves does his first ever Music That Matters podcast, featuring tracks from the end of 2015 and from anticipated releases of 2016. 1. Cymbals Eat Guitars - Aerobed 2. The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die -

Jan 01 2016
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #16: Music That Matters, Vol. 565 - 2017 Sasquatch! Music Festival Preview

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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 One 2.

May 19 2017
47 mins
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Rank #17: Music That Matters, Vol. 518 - Midday Mix

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Cheryl Waters presents a mix of new songs that she's loving right now and hopes you will too!

Jun 24 2016
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #18: Music That Matters, Vol. 418 - Summer Fun

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So much music, so little time. Midday Show host Cheryl Waters has compiled a collection of summer songs that she loves, listen to find out why Cheryl always plays more than one Spoon song. 1. Luluc - Without A Face 2. Sharon Van Etten - Taking Chances...

Jul 25 2014
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #19: Music That Matters, Vol. 612 - No, Thank You! NO, THANK YOU!

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Get caught up with new music and intense gratitude with the No, Thank You! NO, THANK YOU! Music That Matters Podcast featuring John Richards as John "In the Morning" Richards. May the Blackwater Holylight be with you. 1. Damien Jurado - Over Rainbows an

Apr 20 2018
50 mins
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Rank #20: Music That Matters, Vol. 426 - Spotlight on Decibel Festival 2014

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DJ Alex shines a spotlight on 16 artists performing at this year's 11th annual Decibel Festival, Seattle's premier electronic music and arts event, happening all over the city from September 24th to September 28th! As with years past, tune in to get a ...

Sep 19 2014
1 hour 7 mins
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