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Radiohead Heads Radio
Episode 56 – Present Tense

Radiohead Heads Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2023 118:35


So much is going on with the Radiohead lads that we had to do a full-on newspile episode! We talk about Phil's two connected music videos from his forthcoming solo album, plus his many fascinating interviews. We also cover the news about the Smile's upcoming North American tour, their Tiny Desk and KEXP performances, and their clothing choices. In addition, we discuss the amazing Mario 64 rendition of In Rainbows, where Rolling Stone put Thom in their best singers list, and a song collaboration by Noah Yorke and the son of another famous musician.

KEXP Live Performances Podcast
Bandalos Chinos [Performance & Interview Only]

KEXP Live Performances Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2023 46:57


Bandalos Chinos is an Argentinian treasure of a band playing smooth, groovy pop, with strong leanings in the direction of 70s gold, disco, and 80's Quincy Jones productions. This session was recorded during KEXP's live from Argentina programming and features 3 songs from Bandalos Chinos' 2022 record, ‘El Big Blue,' 2 from 2018's ‘BACH,' and their single with Adanowsky, “Departamento.” They've also released the live albums, ‘Feliz Navibach' 1 and 2, available on streaming services. Recorded 09/20/2022 from Kirchner Cultural Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Mi Fiesta Sin Vos No Puedo Demasiado La Final Vamonos de Viaje Departamento Watch the full Live on KEXP session on YouTubeSupport the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KEXP Live Performances Podcast

Bandalos Chinos is an Argentinian treasure of a band playing smooth, groovy pop, with strong leanings in the direction of 70s gold, disco, and 80's Quincy Jones productions. This session was recorded during KEXP's live from Argentina programming and features 3 songs from Bandalos Chinos' 2022 record, ‘El Big Blue,' 2 from 2018's ‘BACH,' and their single with Adanowsky, “Departamento.” They've also released the live albums, ‘Feliz Navibach' 1 and 2, available on streaming services. Recorded 09/20/2022 from Kirchner Cultural Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Mi Fiesta Sin Vos No Puedo Demasiado La Final Vamonos de Viaje Departamento Watch the full Live on KEXP session on YouTubeSupport the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KEXP Song of the Day
Tautumeitas - Spodrē Manu Augumiņu

KEXP Song of the Day

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2023 3:25


Tautumeitas - "Spodrē Manu Augumiņu" from the 2022 self-released album Skrejceļš. Latvian ensemble Tautumeitas take traditional folk songs and folklore from their homeland and update them with modern beats and production. Their latest album, Skrejceļš, was crafted with their long-time producer Reini Sējanus, as well as Swedish producer Povel Olsson.  Today's Song of the Day is a celebration of the winter solstice, as captured in the accompanying video, directed by Dārta Apsīte. The clip was filmed in early November on the coast of Vidzeme, using light installations to convey how "in ancient traditions, through disguise and rituals, people became brighter and stronger." In the same press release, percussionist/vocalist Aurēlija Rancāne explains the masks worn: “Masks are made of various plants and cereals found in Latvian nature, as well as components of electrical appliances that no longer function in everyday life. This is a direct reference to tradition, because in the past, masks were used to integrate objects and clothes that are no longer used in everyday life." Watch below. Read the full story at KEXP.orgSupport the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KEXP Song of the Day
Jembaa Groove - Bassa Bassa

KEXP Song of the Day

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 6, 2023 5:00


Jembaa Groove - "Bassa Bassa" from the 2022 album Susuma on Agogo Records. The word “Jembaa” translates to “life,” and a "groove in life" is what Berlin-based Afro-Soul band Jembaa Groove aims to inspire with their music. Bassist/composer Yannick Nolting and vocalist/percussionist Eric Owusu happened to meet in late 2020 when they were each picking up their sons from kindergarten. Before too long, they'd assembled a seven-piece band to meld influences from traditional West African styles (like Highlife, Adowa, and Wassoulou) with ‘60s and ‘70s soul music.  In a press statement, the band explained they wrote today's Song of the Day "to motivate people." They continue, "It's an energy and it's for people who are looking to make a vibe, especially the new generation. It's for those people who are fed up with the mess that is everywhere at the moment." Read the full story at KEXP.orgSupport the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KEXP Song of the Day
Noah Coinflip - Journey (feat. Porsche)

KEXP Song of the Day

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2023 6:50


Noah Coinflip - Journey (feat. Porsche) from the 2022 self-released album God Is Love. Seattle-via-Alabama producer Noah Coinflip released his latest album God Is Love back in November. According to Bandcamp, the album is “an exploration of themes related to finding a transformative higher power through compassion and community” as well as “an exploration of the mystery behind the higher power” and “a prayer of surrender.” That's expressed most clearly in our Song of the Day “Journey.” One of the few tracks on the vibey instrumental record with vocals, Coinflip, who is also a member of the jazz fusion band Animal Face and engineer at South Seattle studio Mead St., lays down a swirling beat chock full of ripping electric guitars and glitchy flourishes, anchored by a smooth and sexy synth melody. Over it, Porsche articulates through spoken word the power of inner purpose, perseverance, and love. Watch Noah Coinflip wield magic in a live video and read the full post at KEXP.org.Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KEXP Live Performances Podcast
50 Years of Hip-Hop: Coming February 1

KEXP Live Performances Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2023 1:58


A party in the Bronx on August 11th, 1973 is widely considered to be the birthplace of hip-hop. The art form has since touched every corner of our world and evolved into one of the most significant cultural forces today. This year, on hip-hop's 50th anniversary, we're giving it a proper tribute.  50 Years of Hip-Hop is KEXP's newest podcast. Hosted by Larry Mizell Jr, the series highlights a different year of rap history each week. Jumping around the timeline from 1973 to today, expect personal reflections, iconic tracks and albums, and conversations around the genesis of the culture. New episodes drop every Wednesday starting February 1.  Subscribe to 50 Years of Hip-Hop now and learn more at KEXP.org.Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KEXP Song of the Day
Fievel Is Glauque - My Rebel

KEXP Song of the Day

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2023 1:48


Fievel Is Glauque - "My Rebel" from the 2022 album Flaming Swords on MATH Interactive. Taking their name from a diss on a 1986 cartoon character, Belgium-based vocalist Ma Clément and NY producer/musician Zach Phillips comprise the duo that is Fievel Is Glauque. ("Fievel" is a mouse who stars in the animated An American Tail film series; the internet says "glauque" translates from French to "sinister, ominous, worrying.")  The jazzy-pop of their 2021 debut cassette God's Trashmen Sent To Right The Mess landed them an opening slot on Stereolab's recent North American tour, but their first proper LP — Flaming Swords, released back in November — adds a sheen to their prog-punk-jazz sound. The album was recorded live, in its entirety, during an evening in Brussels, August 2021.  “Musically, Ma directed melodic impetus and I directed harmonic and rhythmic framing,” Phillips said in a press release. “Lyrically, we fought and embraced our initial impulses alternatingly; above all, we tried to trust and document the psychodynamics of the process itself rather than attempting to express concrete, prefab emotional or intellectual messaging. This approach to writing is intended to promote poetry while avoiding alibis and the hall-of-mirrors reproduction of excessive self-identification.” Read the full story at KEXP.orgSupport the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KEXP Live Performances Podcast

On the show this time, it's the minimalist-no-rubbish storytelling of singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin. The Aussie songwriter Julia Jacklin composes thoughtful lyrics and spacious arrangements, which in combination with her fresh harmonic choices make for a rewarding listening experience. Her latest album Pre-Pleasure is named for the state we all exist in - the moment right before a mythical state -  where we have arrived, we have done the work, and we can now live in the state of “pleasure.”  Problem is - that kind of work is never done, so we remain in this state - pre-pleasure, in perpetuity.  This episode features 3 songs from the new record, one from a Sub Pop Singles Club release, and a bonus from her 2019 in-studio, the epic “Don't Know How to Keep Loving You” from the album “Crushing.”  Both are available from the Polyvinyl Record Company. Recorded 09/30/2022. Moviegoer to Perth before the border closes Ignore Tenderness Lydia Wears A Cross Watch the full Live on KEXP session on YouTubeSupport the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KEXP Song of the Day
MIKE - Stop Worry! (feat. Sister Nancy)

KEXP Song of the Day

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2023 2:29


MIKE - Stop Worry! (feat. Sister Nancy) from the 2022 album Beware of the Monkey on 10k London-via-the-Bronx artist Michael Jordan Bonema (better known as MIKE to us) has recruited the legendary Sister Nancy to help out on today's Song of the Day. Sister Nancy is the first ever female dancehall DJ, and her repeated refrain to "wake up" helps elevate this laid-back, synthesizer-laden song.  The track can be found on his latest full-length Beware of the Monkey, titled after some advice he found in his Chinese horoscope. Like on previous releases, the new album honors the memory of his mother. The video, directed by Ryosuke Tanzawa, is dedicated to her, and the single was released on what would've been his mother's birthday. Read the full story at KEXP.orgSupport the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KEXP Presents Music That Matters
50 Years of Hip-Hop: Coming February 1

KEXP Presents Music That Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2023 1:58


A party in the Bronx on August 11th, 1973 is widely considered to be the birthplace of hip-hop. The art form has since touched every corner of our world and evolved into one of the most significant cultural forces today. This year, on hip-hop's 50th anniversary, we're giving it a proper tribute.  50 Years of Hip-Hop is KEXP's newest podcast. Hosted by Larry Mizell Jr, the series highlights a different year of rap history each week. Jumping around the timeline from 1973 to today, expect personal reflections, iconic tracks and albums, and conversations around the genesis of the culture. New episodes drop every Wednesday starting February 1.  Subscribe to 50 Years of Hip-Hop now and learn more at KEXP.org.Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KEXP's Sound & Vision
Who Is She Enters (And Exits) The Hockey Rink

KEXP's Sound & Vision

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2023 8:07


Seattle supergroup Who Is She (members of Chastity Belt, Tacocat, and Lisa Prank) were slated last week for a residency performing at the Kraken hockey games at Climate Pledge Arena. The band only made it one performance before they were asked to not come back after singing a song calling Amazon founder Jeff Bezos a “total jerk.” Prior to these developments, KEXP's Dusty Henry did a tongue-in-cheek interview with the band about their love of hockey and jock jams.Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/sound/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KEXP Live Performances Podcast
Julia Jacklin [Performance & Interview Only]

KEXP Live Performances Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2023 27:30


On the show this time, it's the minimalist-no-rubbish storytelling of singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin. The Aussie songwriter Julia Jacklin composes thoughtful lyrics and spacious arrangements, which in combination with her fresh harmonic choices make for a rewarding listening experience. Her latest album Pre-Pleasure is named for the state we all exist in - the moment right before a mythical state -  where we have arrived, we have done the work, and we can now live in the state of “pleasure.” Problem is - that kind of work is never done, so we remain in this state - pre-pleasure, in perpetuity.  This episode features 3 songs from the new record, one from a Sub Pop Singles Club release, and a bonus from her 2019 in-studio, the epic “Don't Know How to Keep Loving You” from the album “Crushing.”  Both are available from the Polyvinyl Record Company. Recorded 09/30/2022. Moviegoer to Perth before the border closes Ignore Tenderness Lydia Wears A Cross Watch the full Live on KEXP session on YouTubeSupport the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KEXP Song of the Day
Liv.e - Wild Animals

KEXP Song of the Day

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2023 3:38


Liv.e - "Wild Animals" from the 2023 album Girl In The Half Pearl on In Real Life Music. Psychedelic soulstress Liv.e returns with her sophomore full-length Girl in the Half Pearl, out February 10 via In Real Life. The Dallas-born, Los Angeles-based singer/producer found inspiration while experimenting with live performance at her residency last year at London's Laylow. Today's Song of the Day was co-written and produced with John Carroll Kirby and Solomonphonic, and is accompanied by a video directed by herself.  “I really love the process of coming up with a vision and doing my best to ensure that it will come out just as it was in my imagination,” Liv.e shared in a press release. “I tend to use almost all my practices as another way to strengthen my trust and belief in myself. The concept is just based on the release of letting go old ‘people pleasing' habits that I tended to act on in the past a lot. A depiction of gaining the strength & courage to choose myself every time.” Read the full story at KEXP.org  Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KEXP Song of the Day
50 Years of Hip-Hop: Coming February 1

KEXP Song of the Day

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2023 1:58


A party in the Bronx on August 11th, 1973 is widely considered to be the birthplace of hip-hop. The art form has since touched every corner of our world and evolved into one of the most significant cultural forces today. This year, on hip-hop's 50th anniversary, we're giving it a proper tribute.  50 Years of Hip-Hop is KEXP's newest podcast. Hosted by Larry Mizell Jr, the series highlights a different year of rap history each week. Jumping around the timeline from 1973 to today, expect personal reflections, iconic tracks and albums, and conversations around the genesis of the culture. New episodes drop every Wednesday starting February 1.  Subscribe to 50 Years of Hip-Hop now and learn more at KEXP.org.Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KEXP Song of the Day
Hibou - Night Fell

KEXP Song of the Day

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2023 4:41


Hibou - Night Fell from the 2023 self-released Arc EP. Hibou, the solo project of former Seattlite Peter Michel, dropped his first body of music in three years earlier this month. The five-song EP Arc builds upon the dreamy atmospherics that have been his signature since releasing his debut self-titled back in 2015. Now living in Paris, Michel was inspired by “an electric arc between things, or arc lightning” when titling his new EP. Our Song of the Day “Night Fell” is a shimmering, nostalgic bridge between shoegaze and dreampop with only a steady, pulsing drumbeat keeping our feet planted on ground lest we float straight to the heavens. “It's exhilarating to be releasing new Hibou music after spending so much of the last several years concentrating on my folk project,” Michel says of Arc. “‘Night Fell' feels like the perfect song to kick things back into gear. Packed tightly into this track is my return to the lush textured melodies and breezy blend of gossamer vocals that comprise Hibou.” Michel spent the summer writing Arc along the Canal de l'Ourcq in Paris, before recording in various apartments, bathrooms and rehearsal spaces in the city. The EP was engineered and produced by Michel himself, who also performs vocals, guitar, and bass on each track, with drums provided by Jase Ihler. Watch Hibou's KEXP in-studio performance from 2019 and read the full post at KEXP.org.Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Fresh off the Spaceship
50 Years of Hip-Hop: Coming February 1

Fresh off the Spaceship

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2023 1:58


A party in the Bronx on August 11th, 1973 is widely considered to be the birthplace of hip-hop. The art form has since touched every corner of our world and evolved into one of the most significant cultural forces today. This year, on hip-hop's 50th anniversary, we're giving it a proper tribute.  50 Years of Hip-Hop is KEXP's newest podcast. Hosted by Larry Mizell Jr, the series highlights a different year of rap history each week. Jumping around the timeline from 1973 to today, expect personal reflections, iconic tracks and albums, and conversations around the genesis of the culture. New episodes drop every Wednesday starting February 1.  Subscribe to 50 Years of Hip-Hop now and learn more at KEXP.org.Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/freshSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KEXP's Sound & Vision
50 Years of Hip-Hop: Coming February 1

KEXP's Sound & Vision

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2023 1:58


A party in the Bronx on August 11th, 1973 is widely considered to be the birthplace of hip-hop. The art form has since touched every corner of our world and evolved into one of the most significant cultural forces today. This year, on hip-hop's 50th anniversary, we're giving it a proper tribute.  50 Years of Hip-Hop is KEXP's newest podcast. Hosted by Larry Mizell Jr, the series highlights a different year of rap history each week. Jumping around the timeline from 1973 to today, expect personal reflections, iconic tracks and albums, and conversations around the genesis of the culture. New episodes drop every Wednesday starting February 1.  Subscribe to 50 Years of Hip-Hop now and learn more at KEXP.org.Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/sound/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KEXP's Sound & Vision
Hammock on Choosing to 'Love in the Void'

KEXP's Sound & Vision

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 13:36


Hammock releases their twelfth album on January 27, 2023. KEXP's Roddy Nikpour speaks with Marc Byrd and Andrew Thompson about their latest (and loudest) record, 'Love in the Void,' and also about managing a band that doesn't rely on live shows to make ends meet. Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/sound/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KEXP Song of the Day
Black Belt Eagle Scout - Don't Give Up

KEXP Song of the Day

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 5:00


Black Belt Eagle Scout - Don't Give Up from the 2023 album The Land, The Water, The Sky on Saddle Creek. Three years after the release of her sophomore record At the Party Wtih My Brown Friends, Katherine Paul unveiled the new Black Belt Eagle Scout single "Don't Give Up." The song is a dreamy, emotive gift to her Indigenous Swinomish, WA community, where over a melancholic guitar melody she hushedly touches on mental health awareness and the importance of connection to the land in the healing process. Paul wrote the song over the course of two years, starting in 2020 at a songwriting residency in Coast Salish territory before the pandemic and finishing in November 2021 while attending the same residency again. She had this to say about the song: “'Don't Give Up' is a song about mental health awareness and the importance that my connection to the land plays within my own mental health journey. Spending time with the land and on the water are ways that strengthen my connection to my ancestors and to my culture. It helps heal my spirit and is the form of self-care that helps me the most. The lyrics “I don't give up” mean staying alive. I wrote this song for me but also for my community and anyone who deals with challenging mental health issues to remind us just how much of a role our connection to the environment plays within our healing process. At the end of the song when I sing, “The land, the water, the sky,” I wanted to sing it like my late grandfather Alexander Paul Sr. sang in our family's big drum group—from the heart." Black Belt Eagle Scout is embarking on a tour in February, with a date in Seattle on Wednesday, February 15th at Neumos. Watch Black Belt Eagle Scout's KEXP in-studio performance from 2018 and read the full post at KEXP.org.Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KEXP Song of the Day
Genesis Owusu - Get Inspired

KEXP Song of the Day

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 2:53


Genesis Owusu – “Get Inspired,” a 2022 single on Ourness With his 2021 debut LP Smiling with No Teeth, Ghanaian-Australian artist Genesis Owusu swept the ARIA Music Awards (like the Australian Grammys) landing Album of the Year, Best Hip Hop Release, Best Independent Release, and even Best Cover Art. As we await another full-length, Owusu has shared some stand-alone singles, including today's Song of the Day, which brings a fun new wave-feel to his lightning-quick raps. The track is accompanied by a video made in collaboration with creative agency Babekühl and illustrator/animator Chris Yee. Owusu heads to the US later this year, touring in support of Paramore. No Seattle dates yet, but stay tuned. Read the full story at KEXP.orgSupport the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KEXP Live Performances Podcast
Ibibio Sound Machine

KEXP Live Performances Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2023 23:18


On the show this time, it's the inclusionary joy of London's Ibibio Sound Machine. Their latest album, ‘Electricity,' is available on Merge Records. This 8-member multicultural band put out their latest album ‘Electricity' in March of 2022. Blending elements of West African funk and electro-post-punk, it was produced by saxophonist Max Grunhard in collaboration with Hot Chip. The record highlights singer Eno Williams' adamant vocals, and expands the band's sound - it's all bangers, ready for the club. This performance features the first 4 songs from the album, though in a different order. Recorded 09/29/2022. Electricity 17 - 18 - 19 Protection from Evil All That You Want Watch the full Live on KEXP session on YouTubeSupport the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KEXP's Sound & Vision
The Best Latin American Music of 2022

KEXP's Sound & Vision

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2023 24:22


KEXP's Albina Cabrera speaks with music journalist Nuria Net and Songmess podcast's Richard Villegas about their favorite Latin albums of 2022.  Songs discussed include:   "Quien te llamó" by Mediopicky "La Combi Versace" by Rosalía "Tierra Zanta" by Trueno "Chrome" by Saramalacara "Andrea (feat. Buscabulla)" by Bad Bunny Read more here: https://www.kexp.org/read/2023/1/20/the-big-picture-looking-back-at-the-best-latin-american-music-of-2022/ Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/sound/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KEXP Live Performances Podcast
Ibibio Sound Machine [Performance & Interview Only]

KEXP Live Performances Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2023 27:26


On the show this time, it's the inclusionary joy of London's Ibibio Sound Machine. Their latest album, ‘Electricity,' is available on Merge Records. This 8-member multicultural band put out their latest album ‘Electricity' in March of 2022. Blending elements of West African funk and electro-post-punk, it was produced by saxophonist Max Grunhard in collaboration with Hot Chip. The record highlights singer Eno Williams' adamant vocals, and expands the band's sound - it's all bangers, ready for the club. This performance features the first 4 songs from the album, though in a different order. Recorded 09/29/2022. Electricity 17 - 18 - 19 Protection from Evil All That You Want Watch the full Live on KEXP session on YouTubeSupport the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KEXP Song of the Day
Gladie - Heaven, Someday

KEXP Song of the Day

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2023 3:01


Gladie - "Heaven, Someday" from the 2022 album Don't Know What You're in Until You're Out on Plum Records Recorded in early 2022, Philadelphia band Gladie chose an appropriate name for their second LP: Don't Know What You're in Until You're Out. The thoughtful title covers more than just the pandemic. As frontwoman Augusta Koch explained to Flood magazine, "We decided to name the record this because it deals a lot with the theme of shifting into a new mindset, and with that change you can objectively look back and see what you were going through without your thought processes being clouded by being in the thick of it." She adds, "I think it's also an ambiguous title in a way, because I like the idea that it can be interpreted as both a positive and a negative. Like, the duality of both ‘you don't know what you're in until you're out' could seem sad because it implies hardship and turmoil, but it can also seem hopeful in the sense that although you're going through something really rough, there's hope that it will get better — you will change, you will survive it, and you will be able to view yourself and your surroundings from a totally new perspective." Today's Song of the Day continues that theme of duality. She tells Flood, it "was written during the height of the 2020 doomscroll-bad-news factory, when we were all putting in overtime. It's about trying to combat the fear of the outside world and your inner demons at the same time. There's still some hope to hold onto, though, and it's important to remember that even both the inside and outside feel inhabitable." Read the full story at KEXP.orgSupport the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KEXP Song of the Day
Deerhoof - My Lovely Cat!

KEXP Song of the Day

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 4:25


Deerhoof - My Lovely Cat! from the 2023 album Miracle-Level on Joyful Noise. Bay Area-based noise-pop group Deerhoof may not be savvy on internet-memes, but they did dedicate today's Song of the Day to the online feline sensation Lil Bub, and had the song produced by Mike Bridavsky, Lil Bub's owner. As the band explain in a press statement: If you were going to compose a song about a cute cat from the internet, then get it recorded and mixed and mastered by an outside producer known not only for their recording and mixing and mastering, but for their cute cat from the internet, well, you would be shrewd indeed. But this of course we did not do, because we didn't know about Mike Bridavsky or Lil Bub when we wrote the song! Well, we think about him now: a true collaborator and artist and friend. The song is a first-look at the band's forthcoming full-length, Miracle-Level, which will be released on March 31 via Joyful Noise. It's their first Japanese-language LP, and their first to be made entirely in a proper recording studio (with the aforementioned Bridavsky). Lil Bub's Dad shared in a press release, "Satomi [Matsuzaki], Ed [Rodríguez], John [Dieterich], and Greg [Saunier] tried something different on this record, and the result is Deerhoof at their most sparse and vulnerable." Read the full story at KEXP.orgSupport the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KEXP Song of the Day
Quasi - Doomscrollers

KEXP Song of the Day

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 4:24


Quasi - Doomscrollers from the 2023 album Breaking the Balls of History on Sub Pop. "Doomscrollers" is a new single from the indie rock duo Quasi, the project of former partners Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss, off their upcoming album Breaking The Balls Of History which is set to be released in February and is their first full-length in a decade. The song is a commentary on the modern phenomenon of doomscrolling, where people compulsively consume negative news and social media, leading to feelings of anxiety and despair. The lyrics of the song also touch on themes of addiction and isolation, painting a bleak yet relatable portrait of the 21st century. The song opens with a punchy guitar riff, and Coomes's lyrics paint a picture of the current state of society, of people sleeping in their cars, teenage TikTok stars, and everyone baking bread, doomscrolling, and going out of their heads. Weiss, famed former Sleater-Kinney drummer, adds an upbeat, energetic feel to the song that belies the dark lyricism. The lyrics of the song are relatable and dig right into the anxieties of our divisive, COVID-contorted culture. The music video for the song is directed by B.A. Miale and is visually striking, taking Weiss and Coomes into psychedelic territory, facing death, the apocalypse, pies, penguins, and more. Watch the video and read the full post at KEXP.org.Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KEXP Song of the Day
Death Valley Girls - What Are the Odds

KEXP Song of the Day

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 2:55


Death Valley Girls - What Are the Odds from the 2023 album Islands in the Sky on Suicide Squeeze. Los Angeles-based garage rockers Death Valley Girls are releasing their fifth record Islands in the Sky on February 24th via Suicide Squeeze. The follow-up to 2020's Under the Spell Of Joy was recorded in a cabin in the California woods in early 2022 following a “mysterious illness” that left frontwoman Bonnie Bloomgarden bedridden from November 2020 to March 2021 which inspired much of the record. “When I was sick I had to sleep most of the day,” Bloomgarden details in a press release. “I kept waking up every few hours with an intense message to take care of the island, feed the island…I have no idea why, but making music for the island kept coming up.”  Our Song of the Day is the lead single off the record “What Are the Odds,” a rollicking riff-ripping scorcher that takes its inspiration from an unlikely source: Madonna. “In ‘I'm A Man Too' we were trying to revisit No Doubt's ‘I'm Just A Girl' but through a new lens,” explains Bloomgarden. “‘What Are The Odds' is in the same way an investigation/revisitation of Madonna's ‘Material Girl' but with a DVG spin.” She continues on to say, “We love to think about consciousness and existence, and we very much believe in some type of reincarnation, but also that this experience isn't linear, there isn't a past and future, there's something else going on! What is it? Is it a simulation, are we simulated girls??” The video for the song sees two versions of the band, one where they're black hoodie-clad amongst a dreary LA landscape and the other a technicolor dreamscape of them lounging at a pool with red beehives. Which one is the simulation is anyone's guess, but I'd personally rather live in the latter. Watch the Samantha Westervelt-directed video and read the full post at KEXP.org.Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KEXP Song of the Day
Moriah Bailey - The Ocean Life

KEXP Song of the Day

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 3:45


Moriah Bailey - "The Ocean Life" from the 2022 album i tried words on Keeled Scales. "i was hoping on the ocean life to pull through /turns out i'll have to say goodbye real soon." On her sophomore full-length, i tried words, harpist/vocalist Moriah Bailey reflects on the end of a relationship, and the definitions and expectations of "femininity" that can play into not only romantic relationships, but friendships, jobs, or family.  Not only is this reflected in her words, but also on the expanded sound she presents on the new album. After recording the voice and harp parts in her former rental home in Tucson, AZ, she recruited Sarah Reid (violin), Ryan Robinson (percussion), and Ricky Tutaan (guitar) to contribute to those tracks, allowing them to follow their own "musical intuition and insight." The beautifully woven results provide a backdrop for her thoughtful lyrics, ruminating on the struggle of dualities: "yes/no, future/past, darkness/light, giving/taking, masculinity/femininity, wants/needs." Today's Song of the Day is accompanied by a video directed by Lauren Reese. Bailey shares on her Instagram, "When we initially talked about collaborating on this, I let her listen to the whole album and choose a song that she was excited about. The video was filmed at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. Elmer Fajardo and [Holly Pierce] assisted Lauren in shooting the video and providing me moral support in being in front of the camera. Ha. The result is a really compelling illustration of themes in the song that plays with shots of light, reflections, shadows, movement, and water." Read the full story at KEXP.orgSupport the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KEXP's Sound & Vision
The Smile at KEXP

KEXP's Sound & Vision

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 14:14


During the pandemic, Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood, along with drummer Tom Skinner of Sons of Kemet, formed The Smile. The group recently stopped by the KEXP studios for a live performance that can be viewed in full on KEXP's YouTube channel. On this episode, KEXP DJ Morgan Chosnyk and KEXP's Video Manager Jim Beckmann take us behind the scenes of the session and discuss The Smile's debut album. Then, the Seattle-based New York Times Bestselling writer, Ijeoma Oluo, shares a personal essay reflecting on the idea of change, inspired by attending The Smile's KEXP performance. Watch the full session with The Smile here.Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/sound/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KEXP Live Performances Podcast
Hania Rani [Performance & Interview Only]

KEXP Live Performances Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 35:58


On the show this time, it's the cinematic piano and electronics of Hania Rani. The Polish pianist's latest album, 'On Giacometti,' is out February 2023 on Gondwana Records.  She continues to expand on her film score ambient classical atmospherics, using electronics and her clear wistful voice. In this episode, we touch on Rani's origin story and influences and then get right to the music as these works are a bit longer. This performance features 3 previously unreleased pieces, and one - “Buka” - from her 2020 release, 'Home.' Recorded 07/09/2022. 24.03 Ghosts Komeda Part 3 Buka Watch the full Live on KEXP session on YouTubeSupport the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KEXP Live Performances Podcast

On the show this time, it's the cinematic piano and electronics of Hania Rani. The Polish pianist's latest album, 'On Giacometti,' is out February 2023 on Gondwana Records.  She continues to expand on her film score ambient classical atmospherics, using electronics and her clear wistful voice. In this episode, we touch on Rani's origin story and influences and then get right to the music as these works are a bit longer. This performance features 3 previously unreleased pieces, and one - “Buka” - from her 2020 release, 'Home.' Recorded 07/09/2022. 24.03 Ghosts Komeda Part 3 Buka Watch the full Live on KEXP session on YouTubeSupport the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KEXP Song of the Day
Fan Girl - react (react)

KEXP Song of the Day

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 2:25


Fan Girl - "react (react)" a 2022 self-released single. Australian quintet Fan Girl closed out 2022 with a bang, releasing their latest single "react (react)," a boisterous high-energy piece of early 2000's-influenced pop-punk.  “We wrote this song during a particularly wintry week in our studio in Brunswick, Melbourne, channeling the energy and excitement of playing shows,” they told Australian website Pile Rats. You can witness that excitement in the song's accompanying video, filmed at one of Melbourne's longest-running venues, Revolver Upstairs.  Read the full story at KEXP.orgSupport the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Nordy Pod
Ep 26. Macklemore, Grammy Award Winning Hip-Hop Artist

The Nordy Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 47:34


Inspired by the provocative lyrics of the influential hip-hop group NWA, an adolescent Ben Haggerty immediately fell in love with the genre, and soon became laser-focused on a career as a rap artist. Under the alias Macklemore, he slowly gained a loyal following through an emerging underground Seattle hip-hop scene and exposure through the local independent radio station KEXP. In collaboration with friend and producer Ryan Lewis, Ben's career reached an entirely new level after the release of their massively successful album The Heist. Ushered by the viral music video for their hit song "Thrift Shop" and assisted by alt radio DJs across the US, Macklemore and Lewis launched to the top of the Billboard charts and won multiple Grammy Awards for Best New Artist, Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance. Ben has continued to grow and collaborate with some of the industry's top talent, expressing gratitude for his platform to speak about important issues and opportunities to make a positive impact on his community. In our conversation, Ben talks about the intensity of immediate fame, the absolute joy of performing, and the inherent entrepreneurial spirit responsible for his success. And on a surprisingly related tangent, you golfers out there can thank him for creating a whole new aesthetic to brandish out on the green. Thanks for tuning in to episode 26. We hope you enjoy it! Did you know that YOU can be on The Nordy Pod? This show isn't just a one-way conversation. We want to hear about what Nordstrom looks like through your eyes. Share your Nordstrom experience, good or bad, by giving us a call and leaving a voicemail at: 206.594.0526, or send an email to nordypodcast@nordstrom.com to be a part of the conversation!

KEXP Song of the Day
Dave Okumu & The 7 Generations - Blood Ah Go Run (feat. Wesley Joseph & ESKA)

KEXP Song of the Day

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 3:36


Dave Okumu & The 7 Generations - "Blood Ah Go Run (feat. Wesley Joseph & ESKA)" from the 2023 album I Came From Love on Transgressive. Mercury Prize-nominated artist Dave Okumu returns with his new project, Dave Okumu & The 7 Generations, a name he says honors "my actual ancestors, the ancestors of others, my musical ancestors, and my descendants." Their debut album, I Came From Love, will be released April 14th via Transgressive Records. In a press statement, the UK-based guitarist/producer explains, "the narrative of this record emerged in tandem with the origin of its musical journey, through a rumination on survival, ancestry and heritage. The account of the young west African girl who was transported to South Carolina in 1756 and sold to the slave owner Elias Ball and the subsequent unearthing and presentation of her story to her descendants became an emblematic framework for these songs, opening doors to many aspects of the diasporic experience. The music stands in loving defiance of any forces that would seek to disconnect us from our collective history. As I consciously stand before my ancestors through the medium of this sound world, I proclaim that ‘You survived so I might live.'” On today's Song of the Day, in particular, he reflects on the New Cross house fire in 1981 that killed 13 Black teenagers in South London. “Living in an area as culturally rich and diverse as southeast London, I feel touched by an atmosphere of transcendence forged through a particular type of adversity. When you walk the streets and so many cultures are represented within a community, it's difficult not to ask the questions ‘how did these people get here and what have their ancestors passed through so that I can have the life I am experiencing now?' The story of the New Cross Fire and the subsequent response from different factions of society is one such trial, embodying a process which came to shape a significant element of the discourse around race relations in this country. Living in this part of London, I want to remember and honor those who lost their lives in that fire as their sacrifice, along with many others, feeds directly into my experience of this world.” Read the full story at KEXP.orgSupport the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KEXP Song of the Day
Caleb Kunle - All In Your Head

KEXP Song of the Day

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 3:27


Caleb Kunle - All In Your Head a 2022 single on Pony Recordings. While Caleb Kunle may only have a handful of EPs and singles under his belt, the soul-pop artist has been making a splash in the UK since the release of his debut EP Eden in 2017 which landed him the prize of Emerging Artist of the Year 2017 from Thatchers Haze x NME. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Kunle immigrated to the Irish countryside of Laios at eight years old where his love of music was fostered through church choir and playing guitar. Inspired by Nina Simone and Sam Cooke, Kunle's music has a sound that's simultaneously retro and refreshingly modern. Our Song of the Day, “All In Your Head,” opens with stirring strings before Kunle bursts in with an impassioned “Oh!” From there, a bellowing horn section, jazzy piano, and uptempo drums accompany Kunle's croons to pop perfection. Kunle had this to say about the song: “All in your head is an anthem about us facing and rising to our inner challenges. Referenced in the middle 8 lyric ‘It's in your head now, you're on the frontline' this highlights how we collectively have our internal battles and that we can overcome them!” “All In Your Head” is accompanied by a joyful and appropriately retro video directed by Andy Banjanin. Watch it and read the full post at KEXP.org.Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KEXP Song of the Day
Queralt Lahoz - Blade

KEXP Song of the Day

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 3:18


Queralt Lahoz - Blade a 2022 single on Schubert/Say It Loud. Queralt Lahoz is a rising star from Spain who has captivated audiences with her powerful live performances over the past handful of years. Ahead of not only her Eurosonic slot, but also her first stints at SXSW in Austin, Texas, she released the song “Blade.” Her most powerful, pop-centric track yet, the song sees her both sing and rap with equal dexterity about mystical forces at work. Vampires are no match for the katana she weilds which speaks true to the survivor mentality that's always run strong through her work. Watch the Bycontrast-directed video for "Blade" and read the full post at KEXP.org.Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KEXP Song of the Day
BILBAO - Get Up!

KEXP Song of the Day

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 3:16


BILBAO - "Get Up!" from the 2022 album Shake Well on [PIAS]. Like the beautiful city in Spain where they derived their band name, Bilbao create sunny, summery songs, showcased on their debut LP Shake Well. It's hard to believe then that the quartet themselves actually hail from Germany. "There is the 'Bilbao' song by Yves Montand, a chanson that my parents used to play," bassist Jannes Eschrich shares about their moniker. "He tells of the place of longing Bilbao. Our band should also be a place of longing, a place that we conjure up in rainy Hamburg and that you can dream of." Bilbao came together after the four friends attended the Reeperbahn Festival in 2019, writing and recording their first EP within a month. Despite the pandemic, they kept the momentum going, resulting in their first full-length, released in early 2022. Calling to mind bands like Bombay Bicycle Club and Two Door Cinema Club (and other groups that don't have "club" in their band name), Bilbao suceed in transporting you to sunnier shores with their buoyant, upbeat tunes. This week's Songs of the Day were selected by KEXP DJ Kevin Cole, host of Drive Time, showcasing artists playing at this year's ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) Festival. ESNS is a European new music showcase festival and conference committed to presenting and supporting the best new and emerging artists. This year's festival will take place January 18-21, 2023 in Groningen, NL. Read the full post on KEXP.orgSupport the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KEXP's Sound & Vision
Seattle's Music Scene, Past and Present

KEXP's Sound & Vision

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 18:32


Michael Stein and Rod Ronquillo, the original DJs of KEXP's northwest music show, Audioasis, share songs that were staples of Seattle's music scene when the show began 40 years ago. Then, Audioasis' current DJ, Eva Walker, shares songs that represent the scene today. In this episode, we also get a little history lesson in Seattle's early jazz and funk scenes and beyond. Artists discussed:  The Heats  The Dynette Set   Pudz  Visible Targets  Chong the Nomad  Jango  Screen Frogs   Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/sound/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KEXP Live Performances Podcast
Ethel Cain [Performance & Interview Only]

KEXP Live Performances Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 33:19


Hayden Silas Anhedönia has been creating music under the moniker Ethel Cain since 2010 but only just finally released her debut full-length Preacher's Daughter in 2022. Honing in on Southern Gothic themes, her music delves into coming to terms with her hyper-religious upbringing which Troy Nelson details in this episode of Live on KEXP before the Tallahassee-bred musician and model performs a gorgeous rendition of three songs from Preacher's Daughter and one from her 2021 EP Inbred. Recorded 08/19/2022. A House in Nebraska Thoroughfare  Crush Sun Bleached Flies Watch the full Live on KEXP session on YouTubeSupport the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KEXP Live Performances Podcast

Hayden Silas Anhedönia has been creating music under the moniker Ethel Cain since 2010 but only just finally released her debut full-length Preacher's Daughter in 2022. Honing in on Southern Gothic themes, her music delves into coming to terms with her hyper-religious upbringing which Troy Nelson details in this episode of Live on KEXP before the Tallahassee-bred musician and model performs a gorgeous rendition of three songs from Preacher's Daughter and one from her 2021 EP Inbred. Recorded 08/19/2022. A House in Nebraska Thoroughfare  Crush Sun Bleached Flies Watch the full Live on KEXP session on YouTubeSupport the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KEXP Song of the Day
OSKA - Starstruck

KEXP Song of the Day

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 2:57


OSKA - "Starstruck" from the 2022 album My world, My love, Paris on Nettwerk Music Group. Though paying tribute to the City of Lights on her debut album My world, My love, Paris, singer/songwriter OSKA (real name: Maria Burger) was born in a small village in Lower Austria, the youngest of eight kids. She moved to Vienna at the age of 18 to study music, busking on the streets, and sharing her debut EP, Honeymoon Phase, in 2020. The five-song release won her the XA Music Export Award at Waves Vienna Festival 2020. Conceived near the beginning of the pandemic, OSKA envisioned the story of a couple "who board a boat as the world comes to an end" as the theme for her eagerly-anticipated first full-length. She cites her inspiration as the Edith Piaf song "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien" (which translates to “No, I do not regret anything”). Today's Song of the Day has a particular cinematic influence. "This song was inspired by one of my favorite movies, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," she shared in a press release. “It's about celebrating someone great that is in your life while also dealing with the fear of losing them.” This week's Songs of the Day were selected by KEXP DJ Kevin Cole, host of Drive Time, showcasing artists playing at this year's ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) Festival. ESNS is a European new music showcase festival and conference committed to presenting and supporting the best new and emerging artists. This year's festival will take place January 18-21, 2023 in Groningen, NL. Read the full post on KEXP.orgSupport the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KEXP Song of the Day
Jarv Dee & WD4D - Lets Work

KEXP Song of the Day

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 3:21


Jarv Dee & WD4D - “Lets Work,” a 2022 single on MOOR LIFE. Today's Song of the Day is a Seattle-centric bop that sees rapper Jarv Dee hook up with producer WD4D for a buoyant banger about the stressful nature of the “work hard, play hard” lifestyle. While the track is light and airy, Jarv Dee clearly isn't. “Sometimes I wanna take a vacation just to clear my head and get my money right,” he exasperates on the hook while a scorching beat evokes the feeling of a summer evening with zero concerns. A vacation in the ears is better than no vacation at all. Jarv Dee stopped by KEXP in July 2022 for a live performance. Watch it and read the full post at KEXP.org.Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KEXP's Sound & Vision
Mix & Match: Deep Sea Diver

KEXP's Sound & Vision

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 11:18


Mix & Match is a mini series where we meet up with an artist and try to “mix” an adult beverage and “match” it with an artist. Today, KEXP's Jasmine Albertson catches up with Deep Sea Diver's Jessica Dobson over a drink. They talk about music and Jessica's journey of meeting her birth parents.   Deep Ahumada Recipe  In a stirring vessel combine:  - 2oz mezcal  - .5 spiced simple  - 3 dashes aztec chocolate bitters  - Add ice, stir, and strain into a bucket with fresh ice  - Garnish with orange peel and cinnamon stick Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/sound/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KEXP Song of the Day
Blinky Bill, M.anifest, Khaligraph Jones - Inaweza Haiwezi

KEXP Song of the Day

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 3:14


Blinky Bill, M.anifest, Khaligraph Jones - “Inaweza Haiwezi,” a 2022 single on Rauka Music Ltd. You may know celebrated Kenyan producer/DJ Bill Sellanga, aka Blinky Bill, is one-fourth of the electronic collective Just A Band and has produced songs for notable names like Nneka, Goldlink, and Sampa The Great. The OneBeat Alum and TED Fellow is on the verge of releasing his anticipated sophomore record We Cut Keys 2, which follows 2018's Everyone's Just Winging It and Other Fly Tales. Our Song of the Day is the lead single from the record, “Inaweza Haiwezi,” which features two of Africa's greatest rappers, M.anifest from Ghana and Kenya's Khaligraph Jones. Produced by Blinky Bill and Swiss producer Hook (MDQ), mixed by Commissioner Gordon (‘Miseducation of Lauryn Hill', ‘Welcome To Jamrock') and mastered by Tony Dawsey (Jay-Z ‘Blueprint 3', Whitney Houston “My Love is your Love”, Nas ‘Illmatic'), the song is a bouncy, bass-heavy thrillride that shows off each rappers dexterous flows in this “East/West classic.” The song comes with a colorful, gorgeously-shot video directed by Zack Adell. Watch it and read the full post at KEXP.org.Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KEXP Song of the Day
Ukhoikhoi - Abathembu

KEXP Song of the Day

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 3:10


Ukhoikhoi - “Abathembu” from the 2022 Nongqawuse EP on Next Movement More than just a musical duo, uKhoiKhoi call themselves a "a live looping, musical performance art showpiece." Hailing from Johannesburg, South Africa, the group is comprised of musician/composer Yogin Sullaphen and vocalist Anelisa Stuurman. Their band name pays tribute to their shared KhoiSan heritage, an indigenous tribe said to be the first inhabitants of southern Africa. By combining operatic elements with chanting and poetry, they create a unique Afro-Futuristic sound they call "indigenous-electro." Read the full story at KEXP.orgSupport the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KEXP Live Performances Podcast
TEKE::TEKE (RE-RELEASE)

KEXP Live Performances Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 26:56


Montreal 7-piece psych-rock band TEKE::TEKE expand on the wide array of influences that led to the name of their band - urban legends, onomatopoeias, and a Japanese guitarist all have a hand - with Larry Mizell, Jr. before floating into a flute-filled, surfy set. Recorded April 26, 2021. Kala Kala Yoru Ni Barbara Jikaku Meikyu Watch the full Live on KEXP session on YouTubeSupport the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KEXP Song of the Day
Contour - Hearing Voices

KEXP Song of the Day

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 2:18


Contour – “Hearing Voices” from the 2022 album Onwards! on Touching Bass Limited. Recording under the name Contour, Khari Lucas combines tradition and technology into his sophomore full-length Onwards!, using both archival material and atmospheric production to weave together influences of jazz, soul, psych, and hip-hop. In a press statement, he offers, "The record exists as a bridge in conversation between today's artists and art of the past which offered potential ways to navigate the world that we're in; personally or on a larger scale." He explains that today's Song of the Day “explores the relationship between our conditions of living and working and how we process or fail to process them," adding, it's about "our connection to intuition.”  Read the full story at KEXP.orgSupport the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KEXP Song of the Day
Stas THEE Boss - DON'T CRASH

KEXP Song of the Day

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 2:33


Stas THEE Boss is no stranger to KEXP. The former host of our station's beloved weekly hip-hop show, Street Sounds, Stas has been a fixture of Seattle since she emerged as part of the duo THEE Satisfaction. Though Stas has since moved away, her sound, influence, and ingenuity can still be felt reverberating in Seattle. The rapper and producer has been busy dropping singles the past couple of years following 2020's immaculate On the Quarner. “Don't Crash” finds Stas steeped in deep house, capturing the feeling of blurry, 4 a.m. euphoria on the dancefloor. As always, Stas' voice is the smooth tether holding you down. It's an exciting new dimension to her ever-expanding sounds and ideas in her catalog.  Get to know more about Stas KEXP's Fresh off the Spaceship podcast. Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KEXP Song of the Day
Nick Hakim - Vertigo

KEXP Song of the Day

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 3:37


Nick Hakim - “Vertigo” from the 2022 album COMETA on ATO / PIAS. Nick Hakim has been making amorphous psych-soul since 2014 that hones in on his gorgeous buttery smooth croons. Just since 2020, he's released three projects, 2020's WIl This Make Me Good, a collaborative record with jazz saxophonist Roy Nathanson, Small Things, in 2021, and, most recently, the intimately stunning COMETA. Featuring appearances by Alex G, Helado Negro, Arto Lindsay, and DJ Dahl, with co-production from indie's go-to guy Andrew Sarlo, COMETA is a collection of romantic songs written through different lenses, guided by Hakim's own experience of falling in love in a way that made him feel like he was floating. This is best seen on our Song of the Day, “Vertigo,” in which Hakim is struck by the hypnotic feelings of falling in love. The tender track whirrs and sputters as Hakim coos, "Can't tell if it's me or the room that's moving." “The key is to find that extremity of love for yourself,” he says of the romantic themes on the record. “It's about growing into someone you want to be; it's about finding pure love within yourself when the world around us seems to be crumbling.” The song comes with a cinematic and perfectly-paired video by Asli Baykal shot at a real-life rotating house in Bosnia-Herzegovina built by Vojin Kusic for his wife, who desired a life where she could enjoy constantly-evolving views. Watch it and read the full post at KEXP.org.Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.