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11/26/2018 06:55 AM
DJ: John Richards
Star Roving
by Slowdive
(81 plays) | (1 fan)

Slowdive joined us for an epic in-studio performance last fall. If you missed it (or just want to rewatch!) check it out over on the KEXP YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwgq-IWtcPE
11/26/2018 06:51 AM
DJ: John Richards
Love to Hate
by The Stargazer Lilies
(4 plays) | (1 fan)

Kim Field and John Cep are The Stargazer Lilies. https://www.thestargazerlilies.com/
11/26/2018 06:45 AM
DJ: John Richards
NO SHADE IN SHADOW
by Kristin Hersh
(11 plays) | (1 fan)

The new record will be her 10th solo album in 28 years, and this track was our podcast song of the day not too long ago. Check it out over on the KEXP blog: https://kexp.org/podcasts/song-of-the-day/2018/8/23/kristin-hersh-no-shade-shadow/
11/26/2018 06:40 AM
DJ: John Richards
Black Hearted Love
by PJ Harvey & John Parish
(74 plays) | (0 fans)

From the second collaboration between Harvey and Parish.
11/26/2018 06:37 AM
DJ: John Richards
what a mess
by Ellis
(3 plays) | (0 fans)

Linnea Siggelkow of Ellis explains that this track is about “This tendency that I have, and I think other people [have], to be like, ‘I know this is a bad idea but I’m going to do it anyway.’ The first verse is literally about me cutting my hair, [which is] a really specific instance where I one day felt really alone, hadn’t spoken to another person, and was feeling a little wacky… I couldn’t stop myself. By the end I was crying, cutting my hair, being like, ‘what am I doing?’ And I was thinking about how that plays into so many other things when I get self-destructive. I can tell myself over and over, this is a bad idea, you can opt out now but, for some reason, I follow through.” https://ellissongs.bandcamp.com/track/what-a-mess
11/26/2018 06:31 AM
DJ: John Richards
Bison on the Plains
by Grandaddy
(7 plays) | (1 fan)

http://www.grandaddymusic.com/
11/26/2018 06:26 AM
DJ: John Richards
Fake Plastic Trees
by Radiohead
(13 plays) | (0 fans)

Potentially the 90's-est of music videos: https://youtu.be/n5h0qHwNrHk
11/26/2018 06:23 AM
DJ: John Richards
Lonely Man of Winter
by Sufjan Stevens
(3 plays) | (0 fans)

What was once a *very* rare Sufjan Stevens song is finally released to the rest of the world. In 2007, it was written for the winner of his “Xmas Song Xchange Contest.” The winner played it for some fans at listening parties around the world, but it was otherwise unavailable to anyone until now. https://music.sufjan.com/
11/26/2018 06:18 AM
DJ: John Richards
Fallen Leaves
by Neneh Cherry
(4 plays) | (0 fans)

Four Tet on harp!
11/26/2018 06:16 AM
DJ: John Richards
The Morning Fog
by Kate Bush
(5 plays) | (0 fans)

Kate Bush says this is "very much a song of seeing perspective, of ... being so grateful for everything that you have, that you're never grateful of in ordinary life because you just abuse it totally. And it was also meant to be one of those kind of "thank you and goodnight" songs. You know, the little finale where everyone does a little dance and then the bow and then they leave the stage."
11/26/2018 06:14 AM
DJ: John Richards
Fear The Future
by St. Vincent
(14 plays) | (0 fans)

https://ilovestvincent.com/home/
11/26/2018 06:09 AM
DJ: John Richards
Avalanche
by Leonard Cohen
(24 plays) | (1 fan)

11/26/2018 06:03 AM
DJ: John Richards
Bloodless
by Andrew Bird
(12 plays) | (0 fans)

Bird explains the song: "We find ourselves in a cold civil war. Everyone is playing their part too well. Certain actors are reaping power and wealth from divisiveness. Echoes of the Spanish Civil War when fascists and clergy win because they put up a united front against the individualistic and principled (yet scattered) left. We can turn this ship around but need to step back and be honest with ourselves about what's happening while it's still relatively bloodless." http://www.andrewbird.net/
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