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06/30/2017 05:58 PM
DJ: Stevie Zoom

As well as being a highly influential musician, Steve Earle also acts, and played a recurring and beloved role in The Wire: www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3eXLKx2iSM
06/30/2017 05:53 PM
DJ: Stevie Zoom
Battery Brides (Andy Paints Brian)
by XTC
(1 play) | (0 fans)

The album's cover was designed and executed by Hipgnosis. It consists of an essay about how album covers are used to attract buyers of the album. On the first British pressings of the LP version of the Go 2 album the track listing on the vinyl disc label mimicked the type style of the cover art. The label is crammed full of text. In some non-English speaking countries, the group shot that was featured on the album's inner sleeve in the UK was used instead as the album cover. The French 13-track album, including the bonus track "Are You Receiving Me?", was one of the releases that featured this sleeve. Yugoslavia was another country that issued this version of the sleeve. http://bit.ly/2swaTfd
06/30/2017 05:49 PM
DJ: Stevie Zoom

The title track to Wave was a tribute to Pope John Paul I, whose brief papacy coincided with the recording sessions. The first single off the album was "Frederick", a love song for her husband-to-be Fred "Sonic" Smith with a melody and structure bearing resemblance to "Because the Night", the group's biggest hit. The second single, "Dancing Barefoot", has been covered by many artists. The band broke up after this album was released, and Smith went on to marry Fred Smith. She spent many years in semi-retirement following the birth of their children, Jesse and Jackson, until her 1988 solo comeback album, Dream of Life. http://bit.ly/1K8oNWw
06/30/2017 05:45 PM
DJ: Stevie Zoom
A Little Revolution
by Firewater
(38 plays) | (0 fans)

"Created in Istanbul and Tel Aviv during the 2011 Arab Spring, this release captures the frenetic pulse of a world in the state of flux. International Orange! continues in the proud Firewater tradition of cultural and stylistic mash-ups. High-energy Turkish percussion drives jagged guitars and horns on eleven anthems of frustration and hope, movement and transformation. The songs tap into grooves as disparate as Turkish maqsoum, Punjabi bhangra, Jamaican ska, Greek rebetiko, classic punk and old-school mambo. Muskat’s mixing aesthetic draws on everything from the Bollywood excess of ‘60s-era R.D. Burman to the early dub experiments of King Tubby." http://bit.ly/2t17QPL
06/30/2017 05:43 PM
DJ: Stevie Zoom
Worst of Times
by Bread
(7 plays) | (0 fans)

Seattle's Bread and Butter recently played an invigorating set in our studio, with a highly interview by DJ Kevin Cole. Check it out here! www.youtube.com/watch?v=04ZVtU4QF_k
06/30/2017 05:38 PM
DJ: Stevie Zoom
Knives Of Summertime
by Sparklehorse
(28 plays) | (1 fan)

06/30/2017 05:34 PM
DJ: Stevie Zoom

The London-based duo of J. Wilgoose, Esq., and Wrigglesworth are fond of filling their music with samples from public information films, archive footage and propaganda material, creating an amalgamation of the historical past and the contemporary era. Watch their intriguing performance in our studio here: http://blog.kexp.org/2014/04/21/live-video-public-service-broadcasting/
06/30/2017 05:28 PM
DJ: Stevie Zoom
Adeline
by Alt-J
(19 plays) | (0 fans)

Alt-J performed a gorgeous set for our Amplifiers at an exclusive performance at the Triple Door Theatre; watch it here: http://blog.kexp.org/2012/10/09/live-video-alt-j-at-the-triple-door/ To find out how to receive your own invitations to these private performances, head over to www.kexp.org/donate
06/30/2017 05:23 PM
DJ: Stevie Zoom
That One Thing
by Natasha Kmeto
(5 plays) | (0 fans)

"I think dancing and body movement is a very visceral thing. I think experiencing emotion is a very visceral thing. I’ve had very emotional experiences on dance floors. I’m expressing the stories of my life and my narrative. They can go together, but they don’t frequently go together. A lot of people think dance music is a frivolous thing, but I mean, you watch people on dance floors and there’s super emotional stuff that can happen in that space. I’m just trying to tell that story. For me and my whole experience coming out and starting to be more aware of my sexual identity, a lot of that was done on the dance floor. That’s a heavy and a beautiful experience. At the same time it served as a catharsis for me." http://bit.ly/2sX6qnH
06/30/2017 05:19 PM
DJ: Stevie Zoom
Alphabet Block
by Helen Marnie
(3 plays) | (0 fans)

Formerly of Ladytron, Helen Marnie reveal, "This song is a co-write with producer Jonny Scott. He produced the album Strange Words And Weird Wars and I've been working with him since I wrote Wolves in 2014. I thought Alphabet Block would be a good album opener, a little sneak peak at what to expect. That being said, the album is quite different to Alphabet Block. AB is a wordy little number, which i would describe as shoe-gaze electropop. I love all the swirling guitars and arpeggiators. Lyrically, it's actually really dark. I wrote it at a time of personal uncertainty. However, I think it does come across as warm and that is due to the instrumentation." http://bit.ly/2u89cqr
06/30/2017 05:14 PM
DJ: Stevie Zoom
Heatwave
by L.A. Takedown
(10 plays) | (0 fans)

Led by Los Angeles-based composer/multi-instrumentalist Aaron M. Olson, the seven-piece band delivers a guitar-driven take on synth-pop that’s inspired its own genre. “Bjorn Copeland of Black Dice once described L.A. Takedown to me as ‘Baywatch Krautrock,’” Olson recalls. “I found myself saying, ‘Well, you know…it’s not not that—works for me!” Check out the full album here: https://latakedown.bandcamp.com/
06/30/2017 05:10 PM
DJ: Stevie Zoom
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by Kendrick Lamar
(15 plays) | (0 fans)

"I think now, how wayward things have gone within the past few months, my focus is ultimately going back to my community and the other communities around the world where they're doing the groundwork. To Pimp a Butterfly was addressing the problem. I'm in a space now where I'm not addressing the problem anymore. We're in a time where we exclude one major component out of this whole thing called life: God. Nobody speaks on it because it's almost in conflict with what's going on in the world when you talk about politics and government and the system." http://rol.st/2tamoLk
06/30/2017 05:05 PM
DJ: Stevie Zoom
Take Me Away
by Ayron Jones
(8 plays) | (0 fans)

"There’s nothing more American than rock ’n’ roll, and in this time period, we need it now more than ever. Regardless of who is responsible, there’s divisiveness in this country that we’ve never seen since the civil-rights era. Rock ’n’ roll embodies that American blues soul and spirit. Our generation, as millennials, has forgotten what it means to play rock ’n’ roll.” www.seattletimes.com/.../seattles-ayron-jones-we-need-rock-n-roll-more-than-ever/
06/30/2017 05:01 PM
DJ: Stevie Zoom
Cleveland
by Algiers
(65 plays) | (0 fans)

"This record, we wanted to emphasize the hope that may have been lost on a lot of people on that first album. I don’t want to get ahead of ourselves here, but a lot of what this album’s about is this sense of purpose and hope and drive in spite of the impending apocalypse, symbolic or otherwise. A lot of songs on this record touch on those themes. A major influence on this record, thematically, was The Plague by Camus. There’s at least five or six songs that deal with those concepts... Generally, the songs were written between Brexit and Trump. That’s a nice bookmark. It’s more nuanced than that obviously. 'Cleveland,' for example, was written about a year prior to us going into the studio." ~ vocalist Franklin James Fisher http://bit.ly/2tzjyCN
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