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08/25/2017 04:59 PM
DJ: Stevie Zoom
III: PhD
by Sam Coffey and The Iron Lungs
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

Formed by Sam Coffey, a former mechanic’s apprentice from Kitchener, Ontario, with its members collected from various Ontario small towns, they rapidly ingratiated themselves with Toronto’s punk scene. They released a stream of singles before signing to Oakland punk/garage label Southpaw Records (Ty Segall, Young Guv), for their Gates of Hell LP, which received praise from outlets like Pitchfork, Spin and Noisey, and saw the band tour extensively, playing with Red Kross, Black Lips and Screaming Females, and becoming regulars in DIY scenes up and down the East Coast. http://bit.ly/2w5Ar84
08/25/2017 04:56 PM
DJ: Stevie Zoom
Dream Boy Dream
by Agent blå
(6 plays) | (0 fans)

Swedish for "Agent Blue," the Gothenburg-based band recently did an interview for HYMN. Depending on your grasp of Swedish, or derring-doo with Google Translate, you can check it out here: http://hymn.se/2017/08/18/agent-bla-det-finns-absolut-chans-for-nya-latar/
08/25/2017 04:53 PM
DJ: Stevie Zoom
Know Your Product
by Utah Saints
(16 plays) | (0 fans)

A transitional record for The Saints, "Know Your Product" developed the aggressive punk sound of their debut single, "(I'm) Stranded" (1976), while anticipating the horn-driven R&B of their next album, Prehistoric Sounds (1978). Regarding its musical influences, singer Chris Bailey later said, "Thank Sam and Dave for the brass section! And Stax's horns." Lyrically the song was a cynical take on consumerism; in a 2004 interview, guitarist Ed Kuepper agreed that it was "like a distant cousin to '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction'." A video of the band performing "Know Your Product" was released, shot entirely in solarised colour. The single did not chart, however. Referring to one of the leading mainstream DJs on BBC Radio 1, Bailey noted "Tony Blackburn didn't like it, which was the biggest compliment you could have at the time." Another track on the album was punningly titled "No, Your Product". http://bit.ly/2xA4Rxh
08/25/2017 04:49 PM
DJ: Stevie Zoom
ESP
by Buzzcocks
(1 play) | (0 fans)

"I think there's a lingering misconception that we were just a singles outfit, but if you listen to the albums, they contain lots of things beyond three minute love songs. As well as people like The Beatles, Bolan and Bowie, I always enjoyed more challenging stuff like Can or Yoko Ono... the lucky thing with us is we have all these songs that we never tire of playing. They're just like old friends for me, so when certain ones come along I'm thinking: 'Oh, I really enjoy doing that one'." ~ Pete Shelley http://bit.ly/2wOBcTR
08/25/2017 04:42 PM
DJ: Stevie Zoom

Kate Bush on performing: "I was really nervous every night. The thing that I think was the most difficult thing for me was to be continually in the now. Because I naturally tend to race ahead in my mind. I’m always thinking about situations and running them through. Maybe it’s kind of that primeval thing where you’re trying to think, ‘Can I get to that tree before the tiger gets me? Will I be able to get up high enough?’ So my head is always moving ahead to try to get to the conclusion of whatever this journey is. And once we started running the show, I had to be absolutely in that moment. And I was so terrified that if my mind wandered off, that when I cam back I wouldn’t remember where I was [in the song].” http://bit.ly/2iyt8Rk
08/25/2017 04:37 PM
DJ: Stevie Zoom
Vigil
by Katie Kate
(9 plays) | (0 fans)

With classical flue and piano under her belt, watch Katie Kate kill it in our studio with an explosive live set: http://blog.kexp.org/2014/04/05/live-video-katie-kate/
08/25/2017 04:33 PM
DJ: Stevie Zoom
Heartbreak Kid
by Helen Marnie
(1 play) | (0 fans)

Former vocalist with Ladytron, Helen Marnie muses, "When you use the word 'pop' people frown, as if ‘that's rubbish', but if people have a problem with that then they can get over themselves because there's so much great pop out there – Prince and Bowie were pop at heart." http://bit.ly/2vwArdE
08/25/2017 04:30 PM
DJ: Stevie Zoom
Let Me
by Widowspeak
(8 plays) | (0 fans)

08/25/2017 04:24 PM
DJ: Stevie Zoom
Mali Nord
by Songhoy Blues feat. Elf Kid
(10 plays) | (0 fans)

KEXP blogger Zach Frimmel asks, "What do you get when Malian refugees decide to meet up to make inventive desert rock?" Read on and watch video from the band's lick-heavy in-studio session here at KEXP: http://blog.kexp.org/2016/06/06/live-video-songhoy-blues/
08/25/2017 04:19 PM
DJ: Stevie Zoom
The Space Program
by A Tribe Called Quest
(64 plays) | (0 fans)

Busta Rhymes on one rule governing the making of this album: “If you wrote your rhyme somewhere else, you still had to come back and lay your verse in Q-Tip’s house. So we pretty much did every song together. Everybody wrote his stuff in front of everybody. Everybody spat their rhymes in front of each other. We were throwing ideas around together.” http://nyti.ms/2wG0vrW
08/25/2017 04:13 PM
DJ: Stevie Zoom
Famous Last Words
by The True Loves
(78 plays) | (0 fans)

08/25/2017 04:07 PM
DJ: Stevie Zoom
New Moon
by The Mynabirds
(6 plays) | (0 fans)

"The Mynabirds is, in fact, a solo project. When I started writing songs under that moniker, I wanted something that would be able to change with the songs from album to album. And so instead of using my own name, I went with the Mynabirds. I like to joke that it’s way easier to hear someone say, 'I love the Mynabirds!' or 'I HATE the Mynabirds!' rather than, 'I HATE Laura!' Ha!" ~ Laura Burhenns http://bit.ly/2geuTCR
08/25/2017 04:02 PM
DJ: Stevie Zoom
holiday Destination
by Nadine Shah
(4 plays) | (0 fans)

“The only reason why I was so determined for people to hear that I was [half-]Pakistani was so my nieces – my cousin’s children, two beautiful girls – could have Pakistani role models. We didn’t have any growing up. So I think it’s almost wonderful that they can see it’s realistic and achievable, I can be from this culture and making this music... [At school] I loved being a bit different. I’d get a day off for Eid. Or at show-and-tell I could bring in these amazing outfits that my aunts would send over. It was only after 9/11 that there was lots of racism. From then on it was awful to be Pakistani and I would lie about it. I would say I was Persian. Arabian. Anything that wasn’t … but then finally leaving Newcastle and moving to London, a really multicultural city, I’m 10 a penny!” http://bit.ly/2vp5ARd
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