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09/25/2020 12:56 PM
DJ: Eva Walker

Robert Glasper has shared a new single, “Better Than I Imagined”, which features contributions from H.E.R. and Meshell Ndegeocello. Released last month, the relaxed lofi jazz/pop crossover tune will appear on Glasper’s forthcoming 'Black Radio 3' studio project scheduled to arrive sometime next year. A statement shared by Glasper reads: "Black lives matter and so does black love; no one wants a life without love, but we have generations of people in our community who haven’t had the tools to actually be in healthy relationships. It seems like people are finally ready to open their eyes to systemic racism in this country, and if we’re going to talk about it, we have to also talk about how it affects our relationships — how we communicate, how we see ourselves, how we treat each other. It’s not always good, even though maybe it could be." https://liveforlivemusic.com/news/robert-glasper-her-meshell-ndegeocello-better-than-imagined/ The music video is a beautiful piece of visual art directed by Marvin Lau and animated by Gianni Lee. https://youtu.be/8yQE8v-5GTU
09/25/2020 12:50 PM
DJ: Eva Walker
Psycho World
by Bread & Butter
(18 plays) | (0 fans)

Bread & Butter are a Seattle band obsessed with cramming their songs full of good fun, bad fun, rad sounds, and killer moves. 'Psycho World' is available today! https://breadnbutter.bandcamp.com/album/psycho-world
09/25/2020 12:47 PM
DJ: Eva Walker

Daptone has announced a new collection of previously unreleased covers by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings called 'Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Rendition Was In)'. The posthumous release is due out October 23, almost four years since Sharon Jones died at 60 from pancreatic cancer. The first offering from the LP is a rendition of Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours.” https://pitchfork.com/news/listen-to-sharon-jones-and-the-dap-kings-stevie-wonder-cover-from-new-album/
09/25/2020 12:43 PM
DJ: Eva Walker
I Miss Her
by Fly Moon Royalty
(23 plays) | (0 fans)

Request for James! Local music from Fly Moon Royalty. Check out Fly Moon Royalty session live in the Gathering Space for KEXP's Soul Day broadcast from 2016, which included "I Miss Her": https://youtu.be/gqf8e5DMCjI
09/25/2020 12:38 PM
DJ: Eva Walker
Lost Ones
by Lauryn Hill
(121 plays) | (0 fans)

Request for Stephanie! In 1996, Lauryn Hill met Rohan Marley while touring as a member of the Fugees. The two gradually formed a close relationship, and while on tour, Hill became pregnant with his child. The pregnancy and other circumstances in her life inspired her to record a solo album. She recalled in an interview several years later: "When some women are pregnant, their hair and their nails grow, but for me it was my mind and ability to create. I had the desire to write in a capacity that I hadn't done in a while. I don't know if it's a hormonal or emotional thing ... I was very in touch with my feelings at the time." https://bit.ly/3mV5FXG
09/25/2020 12:34 PM
DJ: Eva Walker
The Office Of A Busy Man
by The Ocean Blue
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

From the the eponymous debut studio album, released on this day in 1989. The members of The Ocean Blue first met in junior high school in Hershey, Pennsylvania, forming the band in 1986. The Ocean Blue's members were still in high school when they signed a three-album deal in 1988 with Sire Records. https://bit.ly/3i5fCOE
09/25/2020 12:32 PM
DJ: Eva Walker
Mary Bell
by Antenna
(9 plays) | (0 fans)

Sarah Pasillas, frontwoman of Seattle band Antonioni said of the track, "Mary Bell": “I wrote this song after watching a couple True Crime Youtube videos about young girls who became murderers. I was drawn to this topic in particular as one of my best friends murdered someone a couple years ago– an incident that was so traumatizing and close to my heart that I can’t help but explore the grief time and time again through songwriting”. https://dustyorgan.com/2020/08/11/antonioni-mary-bell/ https://antonioni.bandcamp.com/
09/25/2020 12:28 PM
DJ: Eva Walker
Barre
by Songhoy Blues
(9 plays) | (0 fans)

The song was written to inspire the youth of their Mali homeland to get involved and help change their corrupt and oppressive political system. In light of the very recent military coup d’etat in Mali, it could not come at a more prescient and poignant time. “Barre” serves as a figurative and spiritual call to arms for the younger generation to take control of their destiny and invest in their futures. https://bit.ly/3kuz4Gu 'Optimisme' available for pre-order here: https://songhoyblues.bandcamp.com/album/optimisme
09/25/2020 12:24 PM
DJ: Eva Walker
Art
by Luna Set
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

Luna Set are a German eccentric electro-pop trio, that often features offbeat female vocals! Check out their full discography here: https://bit.ly/34CqP6w
09/25/2020 12:20 PM
DJ: Eva Walker
Say the Name
by clipping.
(25 plays) | (0 fans)

In a statement announcing the album, clipping. summed up their intentions by quoting the movie 'Scream 2': “There are certain rules that one must abide by in order to create a successful sequel. Number one: the body count is always bigger. Number two: the death scenes are always much more elaborate—more blood, more gore. Carnage candy. And number three: never, ever, under any circumstances, assume the killer is dead.” https://consequenceofsound.net/2020/08/clipping-announce-visions-of-bodies-being-burned-share-say-the-name-stream/ Pre-order the 'Visions of Bodies Being Burned' here: https://clppng.bandcamp.com/album/visions-of-bodies-being-burned
09/25/2020 12:17 PM
DJ: Eva Walker
Been Caught Stealing
by Jane's Addiction
(19 plays) | (0 fans)

Woof woof woof!! These were the work of Perry Farrell's pet, who would respond to the song's hip-shaking' groove with some fearful yelps. "We just thought it would be interesting to hear the dog on the song." Dave Navarro remembers. "So we put a microphone in the vocal booth, and when Perry went in there and started running around with the dog, he- - the dog - started barking, and that was that. It was just one of those happy accidents. It wasn't like somebody said, 'Hey let's get a dog-barking sample in here.'" https://www.rollingstone.com/feature/janes-addiction-break-down-ritual-de-lo-habitual-track-by-track-61809/
09/25/2020 12:09 PM
DJ: Eva Walker
Strange Timez
by Gorillaz & Robert Smith
(17 plays) | (0 fans)

“Strange Timez” marks the latest in the Song Machine series by Gorillaz with Robert Smith. 'Song Machine, Season One' will be released on October 23rd. The album is released as part of the Gorillaz Song Machine project, a collection of singles and music videos, dubbed "episodes" each featuring previously unannounced guests, and has incorporated a wide range of genres, thus far including punk rock, bossa nova, synth-pop, electronic, and downtempo. The compilation will also include new collaborations alongside St. Vincent, Beck, Elton John, EarthGang and GoldLink. Watch the video for "Strange Timez" here: https://youtu.be/bbA5p54Rw2M Preorder available here: https://usstore.gorillaz.com/
09/25/2020 12:06 PM
DJ: Eva Walker
Bam Bam
by Sister Nancy
(4 plays) | (0 fans)

In 2016, Billboard called the song "a strong contender for the title of most sampled reggae song of all time." When asked her opinion of the many songs that have used her voice over the years, Jamaican artist Sister Nancy responded: "I don’t know if I hear all of them. They sample it so much times but none of them is my favorite. The reason why I say that is they know how to contact me. They know I live in the U.S. and nobody try to contact me to do it in person. They always sample the tune. If they had contacted me and I would do it for them live then I would have a favorite." https://bit.ly/3mTepxG
09/25/2020 12:03 PM
DJ: Eva Walker
Be Kind To Me
by Supercrush
(4 plays) | (0 fans)

Seattle band Supercrush will be releasing their new album 'SODO Pop' on October 9th. "Be Kind To Me" is the latest single. The song and video both offer a pretty great introduction to the Supercrush aesthetic: Handclaps, harmonies, riffs, guitar solos, pastel colors, hesher vibes, Brady Bunch split-screens. https://www.stereogum.com/2099719/supercrush-be-kind-to-me/music/ Pre-order available on bandcamp: https://supercrush.bandcamp.com/album/sodo-pop-2
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