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tUnE-yArDs - KEXP Session

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Merrill Garbus' tUnE-yArDs project just released one of the best records of the year so far in Nikki Nack. And now, to our glorious benefit, she has done a KEXP session. The video includes four of the best songs on the record, including "Water Fountain" and "Real Thing", and finds Merrill and bassist Nate Brenner accompanied by passionate backup singers and percussionists. It's a little different than the extremely loop-centric one- or two-person performances Garbus was once known for. But it's nonetheless a gleaming delight to see the group perform these weird, catchy, sunny pop songs in the KEXP studio.

Watch it above, and if you haven't listened to Nikki Nack yet, go do that, ya weirdo.

Julia Holter - Live In-Studio w/KEXP


Art-popper Julia Holter stopped by the KEXP studio recently and did an interview and a lovely performance of "In the Green Wild," "This is a True Heart," and "City Appearing" from her latest album Loud City Song, which is, in case you didn't know already, one of 2013's best. It is always interesting to see how songs such as Holter's are performed live.

Loud City Song is out now via Domino.

THEESatisfaction- KEXP Session

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Neo-soul/experimental hip hop duo THEESatisfaction stopped by KEXP to record a session video fairly recently. The pair didn't play anything from their loved debut album, but they did perform a couple of non-album highlights, respectively titled "Pause" and "Do You Have The Time." The video does a particularly good job of capturing the interplay between the group's Stasia Irons and Catherine Harris-White, which should be especially rewarding for fans of the dynamic the two displayed on awE naturalE. Check out the session above.