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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.

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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Episodes

Music That Matters, Vol. 603 - Podcast of Champions

2/16/2018
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Some say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Others say that the Music That Matters podcast, when hosted by KEXP's Morning Show host John Richards, is the most important podcast of the day. One thing is for sure, it's the right thing to do and the tasty way to do it. 1. Kasbo - Snow In Gothenburg 2. EMA - Moptops 3. Mint Field - Quiero Otono De Nuevo 4. Crater - Novocaine 5. Austra - Change The Paradigm 6. The Blow - Get Up 7. Amen Dunes - Miki Dora 8. Dr. Dog - Listening In...

Duration:00:52:55

Music That Matters, Vol. 602 - 2018 MoPOP Sound Off! Semifinalists

2/9/2018
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Ahead of the 2018 MoPOP Sound Off! semifinals, Audioasis host/Expansions rotating host Sharlese showcases the 12 Northwestern Under 21 artists competing in the local music competition. 1. Dreadlight – Blister (Oregon City, OR) 2. Jawzilla – Family Reunion Pt. 1 (Tacoma, WA) 3. Maiah Wynne – Ballad for an Old Soul (Gresham, OR) 4. Strawberry Mountain – Vice House (Seattle, WA) 5. Micaiah Sawyer – Rest (Olympia, WA) 6. NËSTRÄ – Bucolic (Lynnwood, WA) 7. Sam Foster – Needles in my Mind...

Duration:00:43:43

Music That Matters, Vol. 601 - Plunge

2/2/2018
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Take a deep breath and dive in with Cheryl Waters as she plunges into a pool of new music with new tracks from Preoccupations, Sunflower Bean, and Ought. 1. Cock & Swan – Never Been So Lost 2. Fever Ray – Mustn't Hurry 3. Dream Wife – Somebody 4. Sunflower Bean – Crisis Fest 5. Eels – The Deconstruction 6. Gingerlys – Turtledoves 7. Bette Smith – Jetlagger 8. Destroyer – Tinseltown Swimming in Blood 9. Ought – These 3 Things 10. Preoccupations – Espionage 11. Heaters – Black Bolt 12. Shame...

Duration:00:48:58

Music That Matters, Vol. 600 - Cooperating with the Energies of the Unseen World

1/26/2018
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Musical alchemist DJ Kevin Cole provides the soundtrack to penetrate the darkness and fear that obscures our awareness of the divine chord. Includes new songs from Dessa, Sufjan Stevens, Gord Downie, and other cosmic creators. 1. Dessa - Fire Drills 2. Tus Nua - Fight! 3. The Luxembourg Signal - Blue Field 4. Nabihah Iqbal, Saw U Twice 5. Sufjan Stevens - Tonya Harding (in Eb major) 6. Bekon - Cold As Ice 7. Falon Sierra - Sprained Ankles 8. Gord Downie - A Natural 9. Airiel - Molten Young...

Duration:00:51:20

Music That Matters, Vol. 599 - The (Mostly) Goth Pod

1/19/2018
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Goth is back from the dead and everybody is wearing black and dangly earrings. Atticus takes you on a journey throughout the various dark jams that he's been listening to lately, from goth tinged electropop to shoegaze to garage and everything in between. 1. Odonis Odonis - Check My Profile 2. TR/ST - Bicep 3. Ritual Howls - This is Transcendence 4. L.A. Witch - Drive Your Car 5. Has A Shadow - The Flesh 6. The Soft Moon - Burn 7. Night Sins - Crystal Blue 8. Death of Lovers - The Absolute...

Duration:01:03:46

Music That Matters, Vol. 598 - Barton Fink Feeling

1/12/2018
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The Music that Matters podcast that defies description yet has that Barton Fink feeling with songs from great new artists (make sure to listen to HOLY!) and old favorites like Buffalo Tom, Elvis Perkins and Geowulf. 1. Elvis Perkins - There Go the Nightmericans 2. Jonathan Wilson - Over the Midnight 3. Hatchie - Sure 4. Geowulf - Hideaway 5. Milagres - Flame 6. TR/ST - Destroyer 7. HOLY - Heard Her 8. Amusements Parks On Fire - Our Goal To Realise 9. Buffalo Tom - All Be Gone 10. Mind...

Duration:00:51:27

Music That Matters, Vol. 597 - Come, Let Us Begin!

12/29/2017
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DJ Kevin Cole looks back at musical highlights of 2017 and ahead with anticipation and great expectations! 1. Alvvays - In Undertow 2. Wolf Parade - You're Dreaming 3. Žen - Žal (Strand) 4. Mammút - Breathe Into Me 5. Ride - Charm Assault 6. ГШ (Glintshake) - Убожество 7. Oligarkh - Maria Devo, 8. ODESZA - Late Night 9. Cock & Swan - PERG (Honing) 10. Shabazz Palaces - Shine A Light 11. Mikko Joensuu - There used to be a darkness 12. DoNormaal - Ego Slave 13. The True Loves - The Dirty 14....

Duration:01:41:47

Music That Matters, Vol. 596 - Washed Out Fantasy About A Lost Horizon on the Moon

12/22/2017
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DJ Larry Rose tr/sts that you'll not be a hater and love this podcast that dude, is like a washed out fantasy about a lost horizon on the moon and we're not liars. 1. TR/ST - Destroyer 2. Washed Out - Hard To Say Goodbye 3. Nabihah Iqbal - Zone 1 to 6000 4. Dude York - Break Up Holiday 5. Moon Palace - Full Moon Heart 6. Hater - Rest 7. Milo - Ornette's Swan Song 8. Lost Horizons - Reckless 9. Vivian Fantasy - Florist 10. Liars - Cred Woes11. The Luxembourg Signal - Are You Numb?

Duration:00:42:26

Music That Matters, Vol. 594 - Sound Like That

12/8/2017
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Variety mix host and general renaissance man Troy Nelson paints a portrait of his latest musical tastes with new tracks from Sneaks, Kelley Stoltz, and Curtis Harding. 1. Sneaks - Look Like That 2. Mux Mool - Oh Yeah 3. Frankie Rose - Trouble 4. Cherry - Buttoned Up 5. Timber Timbre - Grifting 6. Kelley Stoltz - Empty Kicks 7. ShitKid - Alright 8. Curtis Harding - Face Your Fear 9. Four Tet - Two Thousand and Seventeen 10. Mogwai - Party In the Dark

Duration:00:42:24

Music That Matters, Vol. 593 - Crush On You

12/1/2017
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DJ Kevin Cole crushes it on his latest new music mix featuring Kiasmos, the Gunn-Truscinski Duo, John Maus, Hundred Waters and the cross cultural collaboration of heavyweights Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet. 1. Autonomics - Southern Funeral 2. Flat Worms - Pearl 3. Oh Sees - Jettisoned 4. Cock & Swan - What Was Life? (What's Your Problem?) 5. John Maus - The Combine 6. Porches - Find Me 7. Hundred Waters - Wave To Anchor 8. Shredders - Fly As I Dare 9. GDJYB - That Day I Went To His Funeral...

Duration:00:56:25

Music That Matters, Vol. 590 - November Spawned Some Monstrous Music

11/10/2017
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DJ Shannon brings you her latest favorite gems from bands such as Blaenavon, Shame, Ride, the Casual Sexists, Lea Porcelain, Paradise and Creatures. 1. Blaenavon - Lonely Side 2. Shame - Concrete 3. Ride - Pulsar 4. Control of the Going - Love You More 5. Paradise - Goodbye 21st Century 6. Lea Porcelain - Similar Familiar 7. New Candys - Excess 8. Out Lines - Buried Guns 9. Featherwest - A Baby Not Yet 10. Yassassin - Cherry Pie 11. Creatures - Enola 12. Dream Version - Fight Fair 13....

Duration:01:03:50

Music That Matters, Vol. 589 - Shapeshifter

11/3/2017
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The latest mix from Cheryl Waters comes from all kinds of places and artists, featuring new songs from Zola Jesus, Ty Segall, and Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings. 1. Kevin Morby - City Music 2. Django Django - Tic Tac Toe 3. Widowspeak - When I Tried 4. Dream Wife - Somebody 5. Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings - Matter of Time 6. L.A. Witch - Baby In Blue Jeans 7. Moon Palace - Shapeshifter 8. Ty Segall - Alta 9. Weaves - Walk Away 10. Zola Jesus - Soak 11. Bully - Feel The Same 12. METZ -...

Duration:00:51:29

Music That Matters, Vol. 588 - Iceland Airwaves 2017: Gabba Gabba Gobbledigook

10/27/2017
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DJ Kevin Cole previews the best of Iceland Airwaves 2017 with new tracks from Högni, Hórmónar, Mammút, JFDR, Vök, Sóley, Glintshake ГШ, Mikko Joensuu, and more! 1. Mammút - The Moon Will Never Turn On Me 2. Hey Elbow - Quest 3. JFDR - White Sun 4. Vök - BTO 5. ГШ (Glintshake) - Убожество 6. Pale Honey - Get These Things Out of my Head 7. Hórmónar - Kynsvelt 8. Högni - Komdu með 9. Lára Rúnars - Rosir 10. aYia - Ruins 11. Fai Baba - Can't Stop Loving You 12. Gordi - Can We Work It Out 13....

Duration:01:27:38

Music That Matters, Vol. 587 - 9 Gazzilionth Podcast

10/20/2017
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Morning Show host John Richards presents the 9 gazzilionth podcast featuring a plethora of the finest new music for your ear-hole. 1. Florist - What I Wanted To Hold 2. Cock & Swan - PERG 3. Haley Hendrickx - Oom Sha La La 4. Phoebe Bridgers - Motion Sickness 5. Holiday Ghosts - Paranoia 6. Peeling - Away From You 7. Andrew Hung - Say What You Want 8. Cults - I Took Your Picture 9. Great Grandpa - Teen Challenge 10. Bully - Kills To Be Resistant 11. A.D.K.O.B - Helium 12. Faith Healer -...

Duration:00:54:28

Music That Matters, Vol. 586 - Voyage

10/13/2017
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Audioasis host/Expansions rotating host Sharlese spins a continuous, danceable set with a spectrum-spanning mix of silvery electronic music featuring new songs from Boy Harsher, Youryoungbody, and Sally Dige. 1. Iv/An - Somewhere There's a Hunger Strike 2. Wire Spine - Hellraiser 3. Frequence Noir - I Could Die 4. High-Functioning Flesh - Stationed 5. Boy Harsher - Motion 6. Webdriver Torso - Web_006 7. Haunted Horses - Assembly 8. Sextile - Ripped 9. Mala Herba - Rusa ki 10. Benway's...

Duration:00:51:49

Music That Matters, Vol. 585 - Sidestep The Spiral

10/6/2017
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DJ Kevin Cole surfs the sea of possibility on Sidestep The Spiral, a head spinning new music mix featuring Lamb, Makthaverskan, Battle Me, Versing, Faye Webster, Nilüfer Yanya, and more. 1. Who Is She? - Seattle Freeze 2. Worriers - The Possibility 3. Versing - Body Chamber 4. Battleme - No Truth 5. Makthaverskan - In My Dreams 6. Lamb - Illumina 7. Moonchild - Every Part (For Linda) 8. Casper Skulls - Lingua Franca 9. Turnover - Butterfly Dream 10. Faye Webster - Remember When 11. Nilüfer...

Duration:00:48:47

Music That Matters, Vol. 584 - Be Here Now

9/29/2017
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Focus on the present and join Cheryl Waters in the moment for a mix of fresh new tracks from Iron & Wine, Kelley Stoltz, and Wolf Parade. 1. Iron & Wine - Call It Dreaming 2. Jessica Lea Mayfield - Sorry Is Gone 3. Shake Some Action! - Waiting For the Sun 4. The Mynabirds - Shouting At the Dark 5. Kelley Stoltz - Looking For A Spark 6. Peaking Lights - A Phoenix and a Fish 7. Slowdive - Go Get It 8. Chastity Belt - 5am 9. A Tribe Called Red Feat. OKA & Chippewa Travellers - Maima Koopi 10....

Duration:01:00:41

Music That Matters, Vol. 583 - Runcast, Vol. 10

9/22/2017
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John Richards wraps up the the 2017 installments of the Runcast with Vol. 10, a mix to get you over the wall and across the finish line. 1. The National - Start a War (Live on KEXP) 2. The War on Drugs - Red Eyes 3. Waxahatchee - Silver 4. The Wild Reeds - Only Songs 5. Typhoon - Common Sentiments 6. The Rural Alberta Advantage - Terrified 7. Trentemoller - Never Fade 8. School of Seven Bells - On My Heart 9. The Preatures - Is This How You Feel 10. Trust - Capitol 11. Shad & DJ T.Lo -...

Duration:00:57:29

Music That Matters, Vol. 582 - Dance It Out

9/15/2017
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DJ Michele Myers spins a dance party mix of beats, rock & soul with new tunes from Odesza, Joe Goddard, and Shabazz Palaces! 1. Ladyhawke - Dangerous 2. Lucius - Turn it Around 3. Ex Hex - Don't Wanna Lose 4. Sharon Jones - This Land is Your Land 5. Joe Goddard - Home 6. Goldfrapp - Anymore 7. Odesza - Late Night 8. Filthy Friends - The Arrival 9. The Olympians - Sirens of Jupiter 10. Shabazz Palaces - Shine A Light

Duration:00:32:58

Music That Matters, Vol. 581 - Stakes Are High

9/8/2017
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DJ Kevin Cole provides your perfect post-apocalyptic ash rain soundtrack with tons of great new music including tracks from Bully, Ghostpoet, Frankie Rose, Jane Weaver, and local bands New Age Healers, The True Loves, and Dot Comet. Let it rain! 1. New Age Healers - Love Is For Free) 2. Alex Lahey - Every Day's The Weekend 3. Filthy Friends - Any Kind of Crowd 4. Bully - Running 5. Blis. - Take Me Home 6. Beaches - Arrow 7. The True Loves - The Dirty 8. Ghostpoet - Immigrant Boogie 9....

Duration:00:55:29

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