Seattle’s KEXP has just shared a nearly 40-minute live set by Ride that the shoegaze legends performed for the radio station last October ahead of their proper concert that night. The nine-song set is taken entirely from This Is Not a Safe Place, the band’s second post-reunion album, which was released last August.
Calexico and Iron & Wine have been out on the road this year in support of their 14-years-in-the-making second collaboration, Years to Burn, and have regularly been performing a cover of Echo & The Bunnymen’s “Bring on the Dancing Horses” — which they recorded in a live session for KEXP last summer.
Martin Phillipps brought his iconic New Zealand indie-pop outfit The Chills to the studios of Seattle’s KEXP during the band’s U.S. tour this past spring for a four-song on-air set and interview that the radio station has recently shared via YouTube. You can watch it right here.
The Dream Syndicate stopped by the studios of Seattle’s KEXP radio station in September while touring in support of the band’s excellent reunion album How Did I Find Myself Here?, recording a 35-minute session and interview that is now available for all to see. Watch it right here.
David J, the erstwhile bassist and Bauhaus and Love and Rockets, has been on the road for much of the year, playing full-band shows and incredibly intimate house concerts. Back in April, he stopped by the studios of Seattle’s KEXP radio for a 40-minute performance and interview session. See it here.
A frequent on-air guest at KEXP, singer-songwriter Robyn Hitchcock stopped by the radio station’s Seattle studios on May 1 for a half-hour live session and conversation with host John Richards. Joined by Sean Nelson (Harvey Danger, The Long Winters) on backing vocals, Watch the full set here.
David Gedge and the rest of The Wedding Present stopped by the Seattle studios of KEXP in April during the band’s spring U.S. tour in support of their latest album Going, Going…, and performed a six-song, half-hour set that the radio station has now shared online. Watch the full performance right here.
U.K. post-punk warriors Wire stopped by the Seattle studios of KEXP radio in early April during a short West Coast swing in support of their 15th studio album, Silver/Lead, to perform a four-song on-air session and chat with host Stevie Zoom.
American Music Club frontman Mark Eiztel stopped by Seattle’s KEXP radio station last month to perform a quartet of songs off his just-released new album Hey Mr. Ferryman and discuss his music with host Troy Nelson. On the album, Eitzel is backed largely by ex-Suede guitarist Bernard Butler.
Throwing Muses frontwoman Kristin Hersh dropped by the studios of Seattle radio station KEXP last November while touring in support of her new solo album Wyatt at the Coyote Palace, and performed a four-song set and discussed her music with host Larry Rose.
Fishbone, long-running masters of the genre mashup, stopped by Seattle’s KEXP radio station just two days after the election last fall to perform a four-song, 30-minute in-studio session. Host Kevin Cole gets the band started by saying, “I know I could use some funk to get me out of my post-election funk.”
Lloyd Cole opened his U.S. tour in Seattle earlier this month, and, while he was there, the singer-songwriter stopped by radio station KEXP to play a five-song, 20-minute solo-acoustic set that saw him perform a pair of songs off last year’s Standards and three tracks from Rattlesnakes.
The resurgent Throwing Muses last year played a few handfuls of U.S. dates to support their new double album Purgatory/Paradise, and Seattle radio station KEXP continues to show Kristin Hersh and Co. love by following up last year’s in-studio session with this just-posted footage from the band’s June 1 show at the Triple Door.
Last November, when Wire was in Seattle to stage its Drill festival, the postpunk legends stopped by KEXP to play a 20-minute session and discuss their current album, Change Becomes Us. The station recently posted video of that set, which you can watch here.