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Sonic Reducer: Jean Mignon, Candy Apple, Powerplant

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Isabel Khalili sits down with Brian, Jenn, and Dr. West, hosts of KEXP’s punk show Sonic Reducer, to celebrate its 20th anniversary. After reminiscing about the origins and evolution of the show, each DJ shares a new short, fast ‘n loud track they’re excited about. Plus, we hear about the show’s namesake song and what makes it an all-time great.

As always, we end on one standout release from KEXP’s Music Director team. This time, we hear about a sprawling track with an unconventional story from Associate Music Director Alex Ruder.

Songs featured:

  1. Jean Mignon – “Cause I'm Scared”
  2. Candy Apple – "Pull the Plug"
  3. Powerplant – "She (Misfits Cover)”
  4. Dead Boys – "Sonic Reducer"
  5. pigbaby – "Texas Girl"

Listen to the full songs on KEXP's "In Our Headphones 2024" playlist on Spotify.

Listen to Sonic Reducer with Jenn, Brian, and Dr. West every Saturday at 9-midnight PT, or anytime on the 2-week archive, at or the KEXP App.

Hosted and produced by: Janice Headley and Isabel Khalili
Mixed by: William Myers
Editorial director: Larry Mizell Jr.

Our theme music is “好吗 (Hao Ma)” by Chinese American Bear

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