Rank #1: The Tallest Man On Earth
Rank #2: Mitski
Rank #3: IDLES
Rank #4: IDLES
For this year's International Clash Day celebration, KEXP traveled to London for our first-ever live broadcast from Studio 9294. British Band IDLES stopped by to perform songs during the Afternoon Show. Recorded 2/07/2019. 8 songs - Heel/heal, Queens, Faith in the City, 1040 Gotho, Television, Great, Danny Nedelko, Rottweiler.
Rank #5: John Grant
Rank #6: HÆLOS
The ethereal sounds of London trio HÆLOS will transport you to another dimension. Hear the band's full performance recorded at KEXP on 3/23/19. 1. End of World Party 2. A.R.K. 3. Full Circle 4. Buried in the Sand
Rank #7: Vagabon
Cameroon-born Lætitia Tamko burst into the indie rock scene as Vagabon in 2017 with her debut album Infinite Worlds, showcasing unique guitar-driven melodies with her deeply expressive vocal stylings. She joins DJ Cheryl Waters in the KEXP Live Room to play songs from her debut as well as her highly anticipated self-titled follow up. Recorded 07/19/2019. 4 songs - Cold Apartment, Minneapolis, Flood, All the Women.
Rank #8: Durand Jones & The Indications
Soulful superstars Durand Jones & The Indications join Kevin Cole in the KEXP Live Room to perform 4 songs from their sophomore LP, American Love Call. Recorded 04/02/2019. 4 songs - Walk Away, Morning In America, Long Way Home, Too Many Tears.
Rank #9: Belly
Rank #10: Bill Callahan
On Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest, Bill Callahan proves as powerful as ever. This time reflecting on his home and family life, the record is a compelling ode to contentment. Cheryl Waters hosts Callahan in the KEXP Live Room. Recorded 06/23/2019. 4 songs - Writing, Son of the Sea, Camels, The Ballad of the Hulk.
Rank #11: Better Oblivion Community Center
Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst, also known as Better Oblivion Community Center stopped by KEXP's studio shortly after the release of their debut, self-titled album. Recorded 3/17/2019 on the Midday show with Cheryl Waters. 4 songs - Didn't Know What I Was In For, Dylan Thomas, Little Trouble, Easy/Lucky/Free
Rank #12: The Beths
Rank #13: Red Ribbon
Rank #14: Pedro The Lion
Rank #15: Tacocat
In their fourth record, This Mess Is a Place, Seattle pop-punk outfit and KEXP regulars Tacocat blend political critique with their signature sense of humor and hope. The band joins Stevie Zoom in the KEXP Live Room to showcase four new songs. Recorded 05/03/2019. 4 songs - New World, Crystal Ball, Grains of Salt, The Joke of Life.
Rank #16: Phosphorescent
Rank #17: Among Authors
Rank #18: Maribou State
British electronic duo Maribou State stopped by KEXP's studio during The Afternoon Show and performed 4 songs from their 2018 album Kingdom's In Colour. 1. Feel Good 2. Nervous Ticks 3. Glasshouses 4. Vale