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06/30/2017 02:56 PM
DJ: Stevie Zoom
Sweet N Sour
by The Jon Spencer Blues Explo...
(34 plays) | (0 fans)

One of the liveliest and most intriguing personalities to grace our space, here is Jon Spencer and his band performing an invigorating set here at KEXP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-UqIanlKd8
06/30/2017 02:52 PM
DJ: Stevie Zoom
Let It Burn
by The Orwells
(16 plays) | (0 fans)

On touring with The Arctic Monkeys, guitarist Dominic Corse revealed, "We feel like every British person that asks us how supporting Arctic Monkeys was wants us to be like 'It was amazing!’ It was fun and the audience was supportive of us most of the time. We didn’t really hang out with them. The whole thing was a little too big for us. The rooms were too big for us and the Monkeys were very proud, stoic people. We didn’t talk to them much. We weren’t supposed to talk to them much. It was awkward because one or two times we had to through their dressing room to get to our dressing room." http://bit.ly/2tuWm7L
06/30/2017 02:48 PM
DJ: Stevie Zoom
Black Moon Spell
by King Tuff
(99 plays) | (0 fans)

"There was no thought beforehand of how [this album] was going to be laid out. And I actually didn’t have a say really in the sequencing of the tracks, that was all done by the producer (Bobby Harlow) and our friend Mike Wartella. I wasn’t even at the studio. They put the whole thing together. They lost their minds—they stayed in the dark studio a week straight, not eating, and they just went deep within and came out with that. And then, I couldn’t really argue with it when it was done... It is hard for me to give up the control, obviously. It is really hard having someone craft your vision for you. It can be really frustrating, but it can also be really rewarding. No matter what you just have to have maniacs, you have to work with maniacs no matter what. That’s the key. I only work with maniacs." ~ Kyle Thomas | http://bit.ly/2t9Yfo6
06/30/2017 02:45 PM
DJ: Stevie Zoom
Wipe Out
by The Coathangers
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

Drummer Stephanie Luke, aka Rusty Coathanger, on the most significant thing she's learned in the past decade: "Just keep on moving forward. I woke up the other day and I almost had a panic attack, ’cause it’s like, I’m almost 35, what am I doing? And then I was like, 'You know what? F**k that.” You never really have it figured out. Even my friends who got married and had the house and everything, that doesn’t always last forever. Nothing is guaranteed.'" www.spin.com/2016/04/the-coathangers-nosebleed-weekend-stream-interview/
06/30/2017 02:40 PM
DJ: Stevie Zoom
Fire In The Western World
by Japandroids
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A Dead Moon cover. When asked in a 2009 interview to describe the Vancouver music scene, David Prowse responded, "There are a lot of great bands in Vancouver but there’s just a lot of forces working against them. It’s very isolated; it’s hard to come down the West coast because of the border, and then it’s very far from the next major market in Canada. It’s like twelve hours to the next big city. And it’s Calgary, which is where bad things always seem to happen to us. And there’s no KEXP in Vancouver, that’s for sure. There’s just a lack of venues and there’s a lack of real support for all the great bands that are in Vancouver." Hopefully things have changed since then! Read the rest of the exclusive interview here: http://blog.kexp.org/2009/07/01/interview-with-japandroids/
06/30/2017 02:36 PM
DJ: Stevie Zoom
Tame Beasts
by Minus the Bear
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When asked how the band got its somewhat curious name, singer-guitarist Jake Snider explained, “A friend of the band had gone on a date, and one of us asked him afterwards how the date went. Our friend said, ‘You know that TV show from the ’70s B.J. and The Bear? It was like that minus the bear.’ That’s the straight truth.” http://bit.ly/1M4sHSf | The local legends came and performed a stunning set in our Gathering Space back in March; check it out here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7pRHG-RavA |
06/30/2017 02:32 PM
DJ: Stevie Zoom

06/30/2017 02:26 PM
DJ: Stevie Zoom
No Stranger
by Small Black
(28 plays) | (0 fans)

Long Island-based Small Black made their way to our studio way back in 2011, when our studio was back on Dexter and naked of starry lights. Travel back in time and check out their yummy set here: http://blog.kexp.org/2011/01/23/live-video-small-black/
06/30/2017 02:20 PM
DJ: Stevie Zoom
One Tear
by Paul Weller
(10 plays) | (0 fans)

At the same time Weller was working on this album, he was also composing the soundtrack to a British boxing drama called Jawbone. "I know a lot of people my age who are still really stuck in the ’80s or the ’70s, whatever their time was. But as a musician, I like hearing what else is happening, being turned on to whatever it may be. I think it’s good to work with younger musicians, but I also work with people even older than me. The thing is, listen: regardless of age, whenever you meet on a stage or in a studio, it’s a level playing field, whatever your age is. Those people bring their own thing to the party regardless, you know." ~ Paul Weller http://bit.ly/2ttjFPD
06/30/2017 02:17 PM
DJ: Stevie Zoom
by Beth Orton
(6 plays) | (0 fans)

For close to two decades, Beth Orton has walked the line between folk and electronic music far more gracefully than most. Previously an actress and caterer, Orton’s music career began when she bummed a cigarette off of electronic producer William Orbit at a party, resulting in a collaboration that would lay the groundwork for her first two folktronica-leaning albums, 1996’s Trailer Park and 1999’s Central Reservation, both of which received Mercury Prize nominations. Follow the link to read on, and download your own copy of "!973", a free downloadable archived Song of the Day: http://blog.kexp.org/2016/05/30/song-of-the-day-beth-orton-1973/
06/30/2017 02:14 PM
DJ: Stevie Zoom
New York
by St. Vincent
(4 plays) | (0 fans)

According to Pitchfork, Annie Clark previously performed this song at David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption and at New York’s Le Poisson Rouge while dressed as a toilet. Also, never one to rest on her laurels, or even apparently rest, she also made her directorial debut with the short film, The Birthday Party. Catch a taste of it here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttcUMw4_2Fc
06/30/2017 02:07 PM
DJ: Stevie Zoom
This Is Our Time
by School of Seven Bells
(29 plays) | (0 fans)

SVIIB lost Benjamin Curtis, who also performed with Secret Machines and UFOFO, in 2013, but demos of songs he'd written with bandmate and life partner, Alejandra Deheza, were released posthumously in this album. Two years prior to his passing, SVVIB performed a gorgeous set here at KEXP; lose yourself in its beauty here: http://blog.kexp.org/2011/02/16/live-video-school-of-seven-bells/
06/30/2017 02:02 PM
DJ: Stevie Zoom
Love Can Move Mountains
by Peaking Lights
(20 plays) | (0 fans)

Of this band partnership, KEXP blogger writes, "Sparks fly in the form of warm fuzz and soft melodies when Aaron Coyes and Indra Dunis work through marital bliss." Enjoy "Silver Tongues, Soft Whispers" here, a free track courtesy of KEXP for your downloadable pleasure: http://blog.kexp.org/2009/04/10/agitated-atmosphere-peaking-lights-imaginary-falcons/