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09/25/2020 07:58 AM
DJ: John Richards
Gouge Away
by Nation of Language
(25 plays) | (0 fans)

Flatbush resident vocalist Ian Devaney is Nation of Language’s frontman and primary songwriter; his wife Aidan Devaney, 26, plants herself behind the synthisizer, while friend Michael Sui-Poi, 32, lends his talents as the group’s bassist. This is a Pixies cover. Get it here: https://nationoflanguage.bandcamp.com/track/gouge-away
09/25/2020 07:56 AM
DJ: John Richards
Hear Me Out
by Pixies
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

Yesterday, Pixies released a new song, “Hear Me Out,” taken from the sessions for their 2019 album "Beneath the Eyrie." The song will feature on a 12" vinyl single, out October 16, with a cover of T-Rex’s “Mambo Sun.”: https://pitchfork.com/news/listen-to-pixies-new-song-hear-me-out/
09/25/2020 07:49 AM
DJ: John Richards
In Between Days
by Matt Berninger
(3 plays) | (0 fans)

This Cure cover by The National's Matt Berninger is part of a new compilation album, entitled “Good Music to Avert the Collapse of American Democracy.” It was available for one day on September 4th as part of Bandcamp's Friday project.: https://www.udiscovermusic.com/news/r-e-m-good-music-american-democracy/
09/25/2020 07:46 AM
DJ: John Richards
Best Kept Secret
by case/lang/veirs
(35 plays) | (0 fans)

k.d. lang said of "Best Kept Secret": “It was done in one or two takes, and it went down super-fast. We were all dancing. It just had so much joy. Then Neko came up with that ba-da-da ba-da-da ba-da-da ba-da-da. It just kind of unfolded in this really joyful, celebratory way. I wasn’t a huge fan of it in the demo stage. It was kind of straightforward. I was wrong. It tracked really well and it is super-joyful.”
09/25/2020 07:42 AM
DJ: John Richards
Tommy Dread
by La Melodia
(1 play) | (0 fans)

Lomelda is the stage name of Texas musician Hannah Read. According to Read, Lomelda is a made-up word that means "echo of the stars". Read recorded the album " Hannah" with her brother Tommy over the span of a year, apparently re-recording it three different times before she was satisfied. John selected the song "Wonder" from this album as a recent KEXP Song of the Day: https://www.kexp.org/podcasts/song-of-the-day/2020/8/11/lomelda-wonder/
09/25/2020 07:39 AM
DJ: John Richards
Come Give Me Love
by First Aid Kit
(1 play) | (0 fans)

This is a cover of a song by the late Ted Arnbjörn Gärdesta, a Swedish singer, songwriter, musician and actor known internationally as Ted. See the animated lyric video of this just-released song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6O-4nhFHEm4
09/25/2020 07:30 AM
DJ: John Richards
You Don't Know How It Feels
by Tom Petty
(4 plays) | (0 fans)

In June, Tom Petty's family unveiled a posthumous home recording of the rock icon's 1994 single "You Don't Know How It Feels.": https://www.spin.com/2020/06/tom-petty-you-dont-know-how-it-feels-demo/
09/25/2020 07:27 AM
DJ: John Richards
by Kurt Vile
(47 plays) | (0 fans)

See the official video for "Life Like This," directed and animated by Adam Avilla. Avilla said that the video is "a story about getting at the heart of inspiration and the surreal disjointed journey that the pursuit entails." He added: "I feel that artists of all disciplines can relate to such a notion of getting pleasantly (or sometimes unpleasantly) lost in your own thoughts, and from them reap inspiration for our best work.": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0p3AiVkWzU
09/25/2020 07:23 AM
DJ: John Richards
Bright Horses
by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
(20 plays) | (0 fans)

This is one of the prettiest albums I've ever heard in my life, what makes it better is I got to tell Nick Cave exactly that the last time he was here in town. All I do is listen to new music in my downtime and Ghosteen is one of the most beautiful things I've ever heard. Good morning! Thank you. Love y'all have a great day John -- "Ghosteen" was Nick Cave's first album, written entirely after the death of his son Arthur in 2015. At the album's end, Cave reprises the Buddhist tale of Kisa Gotami, a heartbroken mother combing each house in a village for a mustard seed with which to save her child, the Buddha’s proviso being that the seeds had to come from houses where there had not been a death. She can’t find a single one. No one is untouched by loss. And this album finds Cave comforted by the universality of suffering, and the succour of those who gathered around him. “For we are not alone it seems, so many riders in the sky,” Cave observes.
09/25/2020 07:16 AM
DJ: John Richards
Run Away With Me
by Sufjan Stevens
(1 play) | (0 fans)

“Run Away With Me" is the second track of Sufjan Steven’s "exhaustive and dense and detailed" eighth studio album, "The Ascension," out today: https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/sufjan-stevens-the-ascension/
09/25/2020 07:12 AM
DJ: John Richards
The Ubiquitous Mr Lovegrove
by Dead Can Dance
(81 plays) | (2 fans)

Dead Can Dance were founded in Melbourne, Australia by Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard, a domestic couple who had been part of the Melbourne “Little Band” experimental post-punk scene.: http://members.tripod.com/arcane_delights/Dcd/dcdhis.htm Watch a performance by Brendan Perry of a Tim Buckley cover in the KEXP studio in 2011: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4en3W5U1yo
09/25/2020 07:04 AM
DJ: John Richards

Good morning and happy Friday! Kelly Lee Owens said, "In Wales we live by the sentiment that ‘If you don’t ask, you don’t get.’" So, she asked musical icon (and Welshman) John Cale to collaborate with her on this song. And then, she invited Welsh actor and activist Michael Sheen to join her in the video, which features a mystical toaster and LOTS of toast!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKGbveD_cuE