Smoke Ring For My Halo was one of 2012’s great albums and here Kurt Vile and his Violators drop by the KEXP studio to perform a few cuts from it, “Runner Ups” being a standout.


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Clearly Strokes fans, rockers Howler perform “Told You Once” live on KEXP at Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop during SXSW 2012.

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Atlanta’s bedroom phenomenon Ernest Greene, aka Washed Out, performed a few tracks from 2011’s Within and Without at the KEXP studios.

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Ringo Deathstarr drop by the KEXP studios for a set of their heavy, fuzzed-out rock.

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Philly’s The War On Drugs hits the KEXP studios for a set from 2011’s excellent Slave Ambient.

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Austra performs one of the tracks that got them all the buzz, live in KEXP’s studio.

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On of this years buzziest bands, Manchester’s WU LYF hit KEXP’s studios for a live set.

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The guys from Maserati drop by KEXP’s studio to do amazing, psychedelic jam thing. “…the band has dragged the glory years of psychedelic arena rock kicking and screaming into the 21st Century, with the pomposity (and vocals) carefully removed” says their site.

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A live performance of “Easy” from this year’s release, Days, which is making a well deserved appearance on lots of year end lists.

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Gus Gus perform the title track to their eighth album live at the KEXP Hostel in Reykjavik during Iceland Airwaves 2011.

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Live from the Bumbershoot Music Festival in Seattle.

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The Horrors perform a cut off this year’s fantastic Skying for KEXP during MusicFest NW.

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