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7:02 am
Mon August 19, 2013

KEXP Presents: clipping.

New Sub Pop signee clipping. performs at the label's 25th-anniversary festival.
Morgen Schuler KEXP

If it's not careful, the Sub Pop label is going to exceed its reputation for breaking rock bands with its new discoveries in experimental hip-hop. Following its success with the space-hop outworlders in Shabazz Palaces and the earthy psych-rap enchantresses in THEESatisfaction, the Seattle label recently signed L.A.

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4:06 pm
Sun August 18, 2013

A Year After Its Debut, The Song 'Cups' Becomes A Hit

Originally published on Sun August 18, 2013 4:23 pm




Does that sound familiar? You may recognize "Cups" as a rhythmic game from your childhood or from the song "Cups" which is on Billboard's hot 100 as the number six song in the country right now.


ANNA KENDRICK: (Singing) When I'm gone. When I'm gone. You're gonna miss me when I'm gone.

GONYEA: That's Anna Kendrick in a version of the song from the movie "Pitch Perfect," which came out last year. Since then, it's blown up. Why is it so popular all of a sudden?

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Music Interviews
5:41 am
Sun August 18, 2013

Hugh Laurie Puts Blues In The House

Originally published on Sun August 18, 2013 3:07 pm



You might recognize Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House - the brilliant, acerbic main character in the TV series "House."


UNIDENTIFIED MAN: (as character) How can you treat someone without meeting them?

HUGH LAURIE: (as Dr. Gregory House) It's easy if you don't give a crap about it. That's a good thing. If emotions made you act rationally, well, they wouldn't be called emotions, right? That's why we have this nice division of labor. You hold his hand, I get him better.

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Music Interviews
1:03 am
Sun August 18, 2013

A Musical Power Couple With A Dozen-Strong Entourage

Mark Seliger Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun August 18, 2013 3:07 pm

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Music Interviews
4:13 pm
Sat August 17, 2013

Irene Diaz: Crafting Songs In Dreamy Black And White

Irene Diaz's debut EP is titled I Love You Madly.
Miguel Morales Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sat August 17, 2013 8:50 pm

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