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01/04/2019 03:59 PM
DJ: Troy Nelson
Doesn’t matter
by Christine & The Queens
(56 plays) | (0 fans)

French musician Heloise Letissier considered the boundaries that male stars were permitted to cross while their female counterparts were held back. “They can be sexual, flawed, and incredibly charismatic,” she said. “Complexity and intricacy is reserved to men. Women must make it unthreatening, simplified. I wish I could be Nick Cave or Mick Jagger.” Unlocking the persona of Chris—a “horny, hungry and ambitious” woman, as Letissier told The New York Times—liberated her to step over those boundaries and more fully embrace the whole of her being. https://bit.ly/2FFoKvA
01/04/2019 03:55 PM
DJ: Troy Nelson
Get By
by Talib Kweli
(236 plays) | (1 fan)

Of the album's title, Kweli explained, "It was just the best way of trying to describe what I wanted to do. The word just fit. I'm trying to focus on quality over quantity." https://bit.ly/2VvRk6w
01/04/2019 03:51 PM
DJ: Troy Nelson
Juicy 1-4
by Blood Orange
(15 plays) | (0 fans)

Freetown Sound takes its name from Freetown, Sierra Leone, where Hynes' father was born. The album features Carly Rae Jepsen, Zuri Marley, Debbie Harry, Nelly Furtado, writer Ta-Nehisi Coates, slam poet Ashlee Haze, and others. When he first announced the album's release on Instagram, Hynes wrote that the album was intended for those who had been told they were "not black enough, too black, too queer, not queer the right way." https://bit.ly/2LR5kTZ
01/04/2019 03:47 PM
DJ: Troy Nelson
by Nao
(29 plays) | (0 fans)

Nao is embarking on an international tour this month, kicking off with a night at Vancouver's Vogue Theatre on January 12, then the Showbox Market in Seattle on January 13. Full list of concert dates here: https://www.thisnao.com/tour/
01/04/2019 03:40 PM
DJ: Troy Nelson
Lover Chanting
by Little Dragon
(30 plays) | (0 fans)

01/04/2019 03:35 PM
DJ: Troy Nelson
Tropics Of Love
by The Black Heart Procession
(47 plays) | (0 fans)

The Black Heart Procession took a chapter out of the Nick Cave book of cool for their fourth album, Amore del Tropico. It's a sultry, mystical book of romance. The crime of love is the culprit in this murder mystery and the Black Heart Procession mix a tantalizing session of lounge and blues aesthetics, dark guitars, and lush string arrangements. It's an epic move for this Californian foursome -- the concept is brilliant and musically the Black Heart Procession are sonically at their best. https://bit.ly/2Fb5tB8
01/04/2019 03:32 PM
DJ: Troy Nelson
by D'Angelo
(56 plays) | (1 fan)

This song can be found on the soundtrack for video game Red Dead Redemption 2, which also features music by Willie Nelson, Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, Nas, and Rhiannon Giddens. Woody Jackson’s score includes contributions from Arca, Daniel Lanois, Colin Stetson and Queens of the Stone Age drummer Jon Theodore. Of the buzz, Lanois noted, "“What’s interesting to me is the amount of traction we’re getting — all of this material has really caught on on the internet. These songs are being ripped from the game and they’re on YouTube everywhere. There are Japanese pianists doing classical versions of the song I wrote with Rhiannon [Giddens]. I haven’t felt this kind of fever since the late Eighties, when I was knocking it out of the park [producing] Peter Gabriel and U2!” https://bit.ly/2GRihya
01/04/2019 03:29 PM
DJ: Troy Nelson
Her Cold Cold Heart
by NightBeats
(15 plays) | (0 fans)

01/04/2019 03:22 PM
DJ: Troy Nelson
Mary Pop Poppins
by The True Loves
(54 plays) | (0 fans)

The True Loves features the work of Jimmy James, who shares a name with the last track Troy just played by the Beastie Boys. James shared his guitar/amp set-up with KEXP readers in an exclusive interview: "I use mixed gauge strings, which you can't really find unless you get them in singles. The other thing is that I just run guitar to amp... no pedals. There've been times where in certain situations I've had to use it, just a little distortion unit and a wah. Other than that, I don't really use it. I like the sound that you can just control with your hands, you know? Oh, and the amp I use is a Peavey Delta Blues Amp. I just like the sound that it produces. It's not too harsh, it's not too basic, it's just right. You know, it's just like plug and play. Turn the amp on and the rest is all in your control. Because I would say that the tone is in your fingers." https://bit.ly/2AxobPA
01/04/2019 03:19 PM
DJ: Troy Nelson
Jimmy James
by Beastie Boys
(106 plays) | (0 fans)

Mike D and Ad-Rock have recently released the autobiography, "The Beastie Boys Book," which you can purchase here: https://amzn.to/2F8wbKC

While promoting it, they partook in the "Not My Job" segment of NPR's "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me," which you can stream here: https://n.pr/2Vow5U2
01/04/2019 03:15 PM
DJ: Troy Nelson
None an Island
by Lorn
(5 plays) | (0 fans)

Euan Ferguson of The Skinny wrote, "Does Lorn know his name sounds like a flat sausage popular in Scotland? His output betrays the fact he wouldn’t be too impressed with such an association. Nothing Else is best described as serious – the logical conclusion of dubstep, no longer a music to dance or listen to but one that exists as a presence. The soundtrack to an unfilmed Edgar Allen Poe nightmare. All this is meant as a compliment – it is dark, cephalalgic and weighty, but the clever production by Warp Records’ Clark lets the originality of the 12 tracks emerge from the primordial clay they sound like they were born in."
01/04/2019 03:12 PM
DJ: Troy Nelson
Under the Sun
by Roosevelt
(24 plays) | (0 fans)

Tonight at 12am, enjoy Roosevelt DJing an hour of his favourite tracks on our Midnight in a Perfect World guest DJ show. Roosevelt, known to his near and dear as Marius Lauber, recently recorded a dreamy in-studio session at Avast! Studios; keep checking KEXP's YouTube page and catch it as soon as it's live. https://bit.ly/2AtGCok
01/04/2019 03:04 PM
DJ: Troy Nelson
Flower of Sex
by Merchandise
(93 plays) | (2 fans)

Back in November 2016, the band released the following statement upon the cancellation of the rest of their European tour: “After the Leeds gig, Carson lost consciousness and had a fall backstage. After multiple tests, we think it was due to exhaustion and nothing more serious. During the fall, he hit his chin badly, breaking several teeth and fracturing his jaw. The band is currently in London waiting to see a specialist who will be advising the next course of treatment for repairing his jaw. Carson is expected to make a full recovery and we plan on making up the shows as best we can in Spring 2017.” Here's hoping he's made a full recovery since then.

Merchandise dropped by KEXP in 2014 and recorded a gorgeous session here with us; check it out here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=aW7WC-BXsdg
01/04/2019 03:01 PM
DJ: Troy Nelson
Shut Up Kiss Me
by Angel Olsen
(104 plays) | (0 fans)

A frequent guest at KEXP, the prolific Angel Olsen played an enthralling set in our sparkling Live Room: www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsFlIO9d6uY