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12/08/2020 05:58 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
by Ólafur Arnalds & Bonobo
(3 plays) | (0 fans)

Multi-instrumentalist and composer Ólafur Arnalds has released his album some kind of peace, the first album published by Bosworth Music, part of Wise Music Group. Recorded at his studio at the harbour in downtown Reykjavik, some kind of peace is Ólafur’s most personal record to date, one that’s open and honest. The album was born out of the following mantra: “we can’t control anything that happens to us. All we can do is control how we react to what life gives us.” https://www.wisemusicclassical.com/news/4146/Explore-Music-for-Dance-Olafur-Arnalds-releases-new-album-some-kind-of-peace/
12/08/2020 05:55 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
by Jenny Lewis & Serengeti
(10 plays) | (0 fans)

Jenny Lewis and Chicago rapper Dave Cohn (Serengeti) apparently have collaborated for five songs. "Unblu" is the first of these.: https://www.stereogum.com/2109212/jenny-lewis-serengeti-unblu/music/ --- Watch the official video for "Unblu": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbjNHrJNKYU
12/08/2020 05:51 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Tried To Tell You
by The Weather Station
(25 plays) | (0 fans)

Canadian songwriter Tamara Lindeman pivoted from guitar-driven tracks to writing on keyboards for her new album. “I realized how profound and emotional straight time could be” she says; “those eternal dance rhythms, how they effect you on a physical level.” http://www.theweatherstation.net/biography Bandcamp here: https://theweatherstation.bandcamp.com/track/tried-to-tell-you
12/08/2020 05:48 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Come Together (take 5)
by The Beatles
(1 play) | (0 fans)

The outtake, labeled “Take 5,” offers an intriguing snapshot of John Lennon working out the vocals to the song. The performance is raw and thrilling — like when Lennon’s voice cracks at the line, “He holds you in his arms, you can feel his disease” — and even a bit goofy, as the song suddenly slips away from the band and Lennon’s voice drops from a wail to a drawl as he ad-libs what sounds like, “He roller-coaster, he got early warnin’ … he’s got teenage lyrics" https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/beatles-come-together-outtake-abbey-road-reissue-887677/
12/08/2020 05:42 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
by Arlo Parks
(28 plays) | (0 fans)

Did you know that 20-year-old Nigerian-French sensation Arlo Parks was our guest DJ on Midnight in a Perfect World last month? Check out her selections: https://www.kexp.org/read/2020/10/9/midnight-perfect-world-arlo-parks/
12/08/2020 05:38 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
by Songhoy Blues
(20 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” (which means "Change") 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 --- On Election Day, Songhoy Blues shared a special live set from the riverside in Bamako, Mali for KEXP listeners. Watch that live performance that included "Barre" and enjoy hearing lead singer Aliou Touré talking live with Kevin Cole: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQJN65PokyE Find them here: https://songhoyblues.bandcamp.com/album/optimisme
12/08/2020 05:36 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Love Me Two Times (take 3)
by The Dears
(1 play) | (0 fans)

Its Jim Morrisons Birthday!!! The Lizard King himself was born on this day in 1943!! The Doors were an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1965, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger, and drummer John Densmore. They were among the most controversial and influential rock acts of the 1960s, mostly because of Morrison's lyrics and voice along with his erratic stage persona, and the group was widely regarded as an important part of the era's counterculture
12/08/2020 05:25 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Talks (Mura Masa Remix)
by PVA
(11 plays) | (0 fans)

PVA initially formed in the aftermath of a house party in 2018 and the three-piece have since earned a fearsome reputation as one of the capital’s premier live outfits, garnering hardcore support before even setting inside a studio. Since their formation, PVA’s raucous live performances - whether that be as a full band or their famed early hour DJ sets - had been the band’s focal point. These last couple of years have seen the trio turn The Windmill in Brixton into a second home, whilst regular shows at The Five Bells and the Bunker in Deptford defined PVA as a big part of the local music community in their early career. https://pvaareok.bandcamp.com/album/toner
12/08/2020 05:19 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
by Working Men's Club
(30 plays) | (0 fans)

WORKING MENS CLUB: https://workingmensclub.bandcamp.com/ Talking about the track, Syd from the band said: “Valleys is probably the most honest song on the record and I guess sets a premise for the rest of the album, growing up in a small town and trying to escape. It was one of the last songs we finished, we couldn’t quite get the right string sound despite layering up about 4 synths up then Ross brought in his fixed LE string synth and it sounded perfect for the song. It’s the first track on the album and one of the last songs I wrote before going into Sheffield to finish off the record. Having been in lockdown since the end of Winter in Todmorden it seems like there couldn’t be a more appropriate time to release this song.“ - https://heavenlyrecordings.com/new-music-working-mens-club-valleys/
12/08/2020 05:11 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Perfect Kiss
by New Order
(33 plays) | (0 fans)

"The Perfect Kiss" is a song by the English alternative dance and rock band New Order. It was recorded at Britannia Row Studios in London and released on 13 May 1985. It is the first New Order song to be included on a studio album, Low-Life, at the same time as its release as a single. The vinyl version has Factory catalogue number FAC 123 and the video has the opposite number, FAC 321. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Perfect_Kiss
12/08/2020 05:07 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Дискотека / Discoteque
by !!!
(5 plays) | (0 fans)

Molchat Doma (translated as «Houses Are Silent»), founded in 2017 in Minsk, Belarus, stands at the intersection of post-punk, new-wave and synth-pop. Dark yet danceable, and with a heavy dose of goth ethos, their music is reminiscent of the masters that predate them, but make no mistake: Molchat Doma creates a sound and meaning that is immediately recognizable as all their own. The band is comprised of Egor Shkutko, who sings the Russian lyrics in his deep monotone, Roman Komogortsev on guitar, synths, and drum machine, and Pavel Kozlov on bass and synths. Their second LP, Этажи (pronounced Etazhi, meaning “Floors”) was released in 2018. It has sold out more than 10.000 copies and is currently on repressing due to outstanding demand. The song “Sudno” doesn’t leave the global top viral on Spotify since April 2020. Despite playing to packed clubs no matter whether it’s in London, Warsaw, Helsinki, Belgrade or Berlin, they are still flying under the radar in their native Belarus. (Shasta Gilmore) https://molchatdoma.com/about/
12/08/2020 05:00 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Faith Healer
by Julien Baker
(35 plays) | (0 fans)

Here is what Julien Baker had to say about "Faith Healer": "Put most simply, I think that “Faith Healer” is a song about vices, both the obvious and the more insidious ways that they show up in the human experience. I started writing this song two years ago and it began as a very literal examination of addiction. For awhile, I only had the first verse, which is just a really candid confrontation of the cognitive dissonance a person who struggles with substance abuse can feel — the overwhelming evidence that this substance is harming you, and the counterintuitive but very real craving for the relief it provides. When I revisited the song I started thinking about the parallels between the escapism of substance abuse and the other various means of escapism that had occupied a similar, if less easily identifiable, space in my psyche. There are so many channels and behaviors that we use to placate discomfort unhealthily which exist outside the formal definition of addiction. I (and so many other people) are willing to believe whomever — a political pundit, a preacher, a drug dealer, an energy healer — when they promise healing, and how that willingness, however genuine, might actually impede healing." Support the artist here: https://julienbaker.bandcamp.com/track/faith-healer