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10/01/2020 04:56 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
by Samia
(1 play) | (0 fans)

The Baby is technically Samia’s first full-length project, but she’s been entrenched in the entertainment industry for a while. Her parents are the actors Kathy Najimy and Dan Finnerty, and Samia has been acting and pursuing music for most of her life. When she was 17 and living in New York, she made a fake manager’s email address to help her book shows. https://bit.ly/3l6AgQE
10/01/2020 04:50 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
When The Levee Breaks
by Kristin Hersh
(33 plays) | (1 fan)

A B-side on the "Your Ghost" CD single, and originally a country blues song written and first recorded by Kansas Joe McCoy and Memphis Minnie in 1929. The lyrics reflect experiences during the upheaval caused by the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927. It was then re-worked by Led Zeppelin as the last song on their untitled fourth album. Singer Robert Plant used many of the original lyrics and the songwriting is credited to Memphis Minnie and the individual members of Led Zeppelin. https://bit.ly/3n3ipf0
10/01/2020 04:46 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Deep Red Bells
by Neko Case
(294 plays) | (3 fans)

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Gary Leon Ridgway — better known as the Green River Killer — murdered at least 49 women, though he claims to have killed as many as 80. Ridgway grew up in Sea-Tac and as an adult, lived in Kent, Des Moines, and Auburn; the area became his hunting ground. For twenty years, he terrorized King County, with women in fear of becoming his next victim. One of those women haunted by Ridgway was Neko Case. Case grew up in Tacoma, Washington, just south of where the murders were taking place. Her unsettling song 'Deep Red Bells' is a reflection on growing up in the shadow of a serial killer. In a 2006 interview with the AV Club, she remembered: "I grew up while he was killing women, and on the news, they never talked about them like they were women. They just called them 'prostitutes.' Myself and other little girls in my neighborhood didn't make that distinction; we thought the Green River Killer was going to kill us. We were scared of him. We'd go to school with steak knives in our pockets and stuff." She elaborated in this 2002 interview with Perfect Sound Forever: "It was very much a part of our psyche, and it still is, when you grow up with that kind of stuff... They knew who he was for a long time, but they couldn't bring him in on technicalities. I'm sure that it upset the people who had been looking for him that long just as much as the parents of the people he had killed. These women's lives just never seemed that important; they weren't really made that important on the news. It was all about fear. I guess the song is basically me just thinking, 'What are their lives? What would their families do?'" Read on here: https://bit.ly/34idGxC
10/01/2020 04:42 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Do or Die
by Ani DiFranco
(3 plays) | (0 fans)

DiFranco writes, i recorded this song in a semi-abandoned strip mall in durham, north carolina, with some very talented musicians from that area. we all came out of isolation for the session and i wore a mask except when i was in front of a microphone singing. i didn’t know any of the players before the session. the group was put together by brad cook and included his brother phil cook on keys, yan westerlund on drums, brevan hampden on percussion and matt douglas on flute. later, my touring compadre terence higgins overdubbed some more percussion and a string quartet called delgani was added in eugene, oregon, arranged by my other touring companion, todd sickafoose. pandemic productions! -ani Dig deeper into her wisdom and care here: https://bit.ly/3kXuctA
10/01/2020 04:31 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
by Kelly Lee Owens
(22 plays) | (0 fans)

Of this track, Kelly Lee Owens shares, "My grandmother was the biggest supporter of my music. She was almost like a mother to me. She came to my first show – there’s a video of her online, I think, of her dancing on-stage with me. This was one of the biggest losses I’ve experienced in my life, so I wanted to pay tribute to her with the track, 'Jeanette.' It’s no coincidence that she’s named after one of the most bright, sunny, upbeat, and hopeful tracks, because that was absolutely her energy. "Her name is engraved on the inner groove of every vinyl of this record. She heard this album and loved it. She also loved (my collaboration with Jon Hopkins) 'Luminous Spaces.' She loved Jon; she came to a show of mine and his in Manchester with my grandad and stayed for the whole thing – and as you can imagine, (his album) Singularity gets pretty banging. I wanted to honour that and have her live through the music and sound. She lives through me in many ways. "There was a moment in the past few years where I wasn’t sure if I could go on creating and playing shows. I was gonna cancel this show, and she said, 'Don’t you dare give up, don’t you dare cancel that show, don’t give away your essence.' I was in a difficult relationship and that’s why I was drained a lot of the time. She saw that and called me out. She said, 'I’ve known you since the day you were born, and that you always wanted to do this – so don’t you dare give up this now.' And when Nana speaks, I listen. I hope she’d be proud. I know she would be." https://bit.ly/3l9NOuF
10/01/2020 04:27 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
The Caterpillar
by The Cure
(34 plays) | (1 fan)

The Cure are currently working on the follow-up to their 2008 album 4:13 Dream. The band's keyboard player Roger O'Donnell revealed he and frontman Robert Smith didn't want to release another album unless it lived up to their high expectations. He told Classic Pop magazine recently, "Four years ago, I said to Robert, 'We have to make one more record. It has to be the most intense, saddest, most dramatic and most emotional record we've ever made, and then we can just walk away from it.' He agreed. Listening to the demos, it is that record. I think everybody will be happy with it. "The problem is, it's 12 years since the last album so it becomes precious. When you've got a back catalogue like The Cure, it's a lot to live up to. Robert has said, 'If The Cure say any more, it had better be important and it had better be f***ing good'. It is, it's going to be an amazing record. I just suggest a little patience." https://bit.ly/34bFu6I
10/01/2020 04:24 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Strange Timez
by Gorillaz & Robert Smith
(5 plays) | (0 fans)

"We did this tune with Robert completely by email," Damon Albarn explained on BBC Radio 6. Smith added: "I loved it! I thought it was excellent. I felt ripples in the force and I thought, 'I better get this done.'" "Strange Timez" marks the latest in the Song Machine series by Gorillaz. 'Song Machine, Season One' will be released on October 23rd as part of the Gorillaz Song Machine project, a collection of singles and music videos, dubbed "episodes." Each will feature previously unannounced guests and incorporate a wide range of genres, 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://bit.ly/3d0u6Pf
10/01/2020 04:19 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole

Set to appear on the group’s forthcoming album We Will Always Love You, “Take Care In Your Dreaming” focuses on unrealized dreams and the navigation through life’s unexpected journeys, reminding listeners to be “careful what you wish for.” https://bit.ly/2G8UnyQ Enjoy the lovely video accompanying this song: https://bit.ly/30qiu2M
10/01/2020 04:08 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Leave A Trace (Four Tet remix)
by Chvrches
(6 plays) | (0 fans)

Lauren Mayberry reveals, "'Leave a Trace' is the middle finger mic-drop. It’s about that point where you’re like, 'There’s no point having this conversation anyways: There will be no resolve, I won’t feel better about it, you won’t feel better about it, no outcome from this will actually change my reality.' It makes me feel better to write about that—I’ve done something constructive with it. You don’t put that on other people, you put that into what you do. That’s always the way I’ve written lyrics. My ex-partners are not friends with me, but I’m OK with that." https://bit.ly/3jnvIVg
10/01/2020 04:02 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
TK 4
by Chez Damier
(1 play) | (0 fans)

Deep House DJ and co-founder of legendary Detroit nightclub, the Music Institute, Chez Damier (aka Anthony Pearson) shares, "I was self-taught. I hung around bands, of course, but never formally trained. I had musicians in my family but I was never really inspired by that, to be quite honest with you. I'm still not. What inspired me was that I'm very psychological so it was all about, 'How do I take this feeling that I've experienced [on dance floors] and [re]produce it [as a piece of music].' And that's still what happens [with me] today: it has nothing to do with how great or not I am as a musician. It's, 'How can I produce this feeling that makes me want to dance that hopefully makes other people want to dance?' That's my whole philosophy behind it. I don't pretend I'm some guru, or deep person, who's studied how to do this. I'm an inspired artist; and inspired artist means simply that if I'm not inspired, nothing's happening." https://bit.ly/30s4ndd