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07/17/2018 07:58 AM
DJ: John Richards
Cafe Joli
by Clodhopper
(105 plays) | (2 fans)

This track is from Clodhopper’s long out-of-print album, Red’s Recovery Room. A project of Danny Pearson (ex-American Music Club), Clodhopper played music that was as influenced by early 20th century folk music as it was by the ’90s alt-country movement. Resting on a steady groove and a dancing clawhammer banjo lead, “Cafe Joli” is a modern take on early 20th century folk music. Weary yet optimistic, Pearson’s conversational vocal style tells a quasi-stream of consciousness tale of his daily adventures around the town. When the rousing chorus comes around, Pearson rallies his bandmates around a refrain of the titular restaurant. “Cafe Joli” captures the intimacy of a campfire singalong and translates it into something much bigger – a folk song that sounds just as great, if not better, today as it did twenty years ago.
07/17/2018 07:54 AM
DJ: John Richards
Waiting For The Sun
by The Jayhawks
(117 plays) | (1 fan)

Jayhawks' guitarist Gary Louris said that he didn't know there already was a song called "Waiting For The Sun," "I was not a Doors fan," he said, "I like them now, but I didn't know there was a song called that." Doors fans aren't made. They're born: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xillqqt0Y0
07/17/2018 07:51 AM
DJ: John Richards
America
by Simon
(3 plays) | (0 fans)

There are no rhymes in this song, which is quite a feat of songwriting. In an interview, Gerry Beckley of America (no relation) broke it down: "The entire song is prose. There's not one line that rhymes and I will tell some of the best songwriters you've ever met that particular element and you can see them stop and go through it in their head. We're oblivious to that being an ingredient because we're so involved in the story. You're not sitting there going, 'That didn't rhyme, wait a second.' It's not an issue."
07/17/2018 07:41 AM
DJ: John Richards
Temptation
by New Order
(37 plays) | (0 fans)

This was the first song the group produced themselves, splitting with Martin Hannett, who the band credit for teaching them the mechanics of recording. "Producing ourselves we get more satisfaction," frontman Bernard Sumner told The Face in 1983. "We know what we want and we can do it. With Martin the songs often turned out different, sometimes better, sometimes not."
07/17/2018 07:38 AM
DJ: John Richards
Destroyer
by Tourist
(61 plays) | (0 fans)

TR/ST is at the Capitol Hill Block Party on Sunday!
07/17/2018 07:34 AM
DJ: John Richards
I'll See You There
by The Chemical Brothers
(10 plays) | (0 fans)

Born in the Echoes was released on this date in 2015. Ah, the good ol' days. It was a different world then.
07/17/2018 07:30 AM
DJ: John Richards
Only Shallow
by My Bloody Valentine
(367 plays) | (1 fan)

MBV are playing the Paramount tonight! There still seem to be some tickets left so change your plans! Tickets & info: https://bit.ly/2uAo1Eb
07/17/2018 07:25 AM
DJ: John Richards

I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got received critical acclaim. In 2003, the album was ranked number 406 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
07/17/2018 07:21 AM
DJ: John Richards
Retreat
by Cumulus
(23 plays) | (0 fans)

Cumulus are playing the Mercer and Summit Block Party on August 18th! More info & tickets here: https://bit.ly/2LpTP4Q
07/17/2018 07:17 AM
DJ: John Richards
I Feel Free
by Dilly Dally
(62 plays) | (1 fan)

Dilly Dally will be at the Showbox SoDo with FIDLAR on October 30th! They also performed live on KEXP in 2015 and you can see that set here: https://bit.ly/2LbSm5t
07/17/2018 07:13 AM
DJ: John Richards
Black Eye Town
by Madder Rose
(4 plays) | (0 fans)

Their music has been described as suggesting druggy languor, which inspired the British music press to trumpet Madder Rose as the second coming of the Velvet Underground. A 1994 review in Rolling Stone characterized their sound as an "alloy" of grunge and "the buttercup sighs of The Cranberries"
07/17/2018 07:09 AM
DJ: John Richards
Falling Down
by Muncie Girls
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

Their second album is out at the end of August. "These are some of the most personal songs I've written, and I was listening to different music when I wrote them and during the recording, which probably sounds quite noticeable," Lande Hekt writes in a press release. "Stuff like The Replacements, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Popguns and The Pastels. I think we all became a bit more adventurous with this record."
07/17/2018 07:03 AM
DJ: John Richards
Ship of Fools
by World Party
(41 plays) | (0 fans)

The video fro Ship of Fools is all 1987 goodness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHh0V7UjVXI
07/17/2018 07:00 AM
DJ: John Richards
Timeless Melody
by The La's
(91 plays) | (0 fans)

Pearl Jam covered Timeless Melody in their Binaural Tour on 6/4/2000 when they played at The Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, England. During the concert Eddie Vedder incorrectly stated that the band was going to play a song written by a band from "your town" (The La's are from Liverpool). Pearl Jam went on to play the song several more times on the tour, often as a duet with Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes. Pearl Jam have also performed the song with Death Cab for Cutie.
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