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01/06/2021 10:59 AM
DJ: Eva Walker

"'Gold Sky' bridges folksy spoken word from Kurt Vile with a walking, gospel-influenced track that feels like it belongs in the sky." Read a review of The Avalanches' recently released "We Will Always Love You": https://www.magneticmag.com/2020/12/album-review-the-avalanches-we-will-always-love-you/
01/06/2021 10:55 AM
DJ: Eva Walker
It All Feels Right
by Washed out
(142 plays) | (0 fans)

"Washed Out is Ernest Greene, a young guy from Perry, GEORGIA, who makes bedroom synthpop that sounds blurred and woozily evocative. There’s a sense of longing and distance in Greene’s somber, filtered vocals, but it’s what he does compositionally that makes Washed Out stand out. Backed by gently pulsing, Balearic-tinged disco, Greene’s voice takes on a new dimension. Reminiscent of groups like The Glass and Chromatics, Washed Out is the music to end your night with, when the city is quiet and you've got a long walk home ahead of you." https://www.last.fm/music/Washed+Out/+wiki
01/06/2021 10:51 AM
DJ: Eva Walker
Love Her Madly
by The Dears
(9 plays) | (0 fans)

Listener request. "Love Her Madly" was released in March 1971 and was the first single from L.A. Woman, their final album with singer Jim Morrison. "Love Her Madly" became one of the highest-charting hits for The Doors.
01/06/2021 10:47 AM
DJ: Eva Walker
Your Enemy
by Made Kuti
(7 plays) | (0 fans)

"Fela Kuti’s son Femi Kuti and grandson Made Kuti have announced their new joint double album Legacy + with two new songs. Set to be released February 5, 2021 via Partisan, Legacy + features Femi’s album Stop the Hate and his son Made’s album For(e)ward. Both records were produced by Sodi Marciszewer, who worked on Fela’s last six albums". https://pitchfork.com/news/femi-and-made-kuti-announce-double-album-share-new-songs-listen/
01/06/2021 10:41 AM
DJ: Eva Walker
by StasTHEEBoss
(10 plays) | (0 fans)

Formerly of Thee Satisfaction, Stas Thee Boss continues to wow us with sonic gems. Pitchfork described her first album as having, “Vocal distortion, playful harmonies, and rich basslines mingle with cheeky samples that show her love for bogle-ready basement party anthems.” Check out the full 2018 KEXP performance here: https://youtu.be/zXInTUHo_eg
01/06/2021 10:38 AM
DJ: Eva Walker
Tequila Shots
by Kid Cudi
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

The third in a trilogy album, this new Cudi music in out now. On “Tequila Shots,” the struggle is clear, as his sanity is as slippery as Vaseline. “That’s my mind that’s speeding by, I’m holding on / Asking God to help, are you hearing me?” https://variety.com/2020/music/reviews/kid-cudi-man-moon-chosen-album-review-1234852161/
01/06/2021 10:35 AM
DJ: Eva Walker
Pointer Finger
by Hypoluxo
(1 play) | (0 fans)

Brooklyn post-punk ensemble quartet Hypoluxo released this self-titled album in November 2020. Samuel Cogen of the band says of the song Pointer Finger, "We got our first “record deal” when I was still just a kid. It’s easy to think at that age, being naive and incredibly excited, that once you sign that contract you’ll find some success. Becoming discouraged is not something any artist wants to let in, but when you’re being screwed over and over, and there’s only seemingly low points in the present and in the future, you hit a wall. I was in the midst of a really bad place personally when writing this song, and it comes through. I’m just glad we were able to push our way through and in the end find some meaning and move in the right direction." https://floodmagazine.com/82899/hypoluxo-self-titled-track-by-track/
01/06/2021 10:30 AM
DJ: Eva Walker
Trampled Underfoot
by Led Zeppelin
(3 plays) | (0 fans)

This funk-influenced Led Zeppelin track was released in 1975, featuring John Paul Jones on clavinet. The lyrics were inspired by blues musician Robert Johnson's 1936 song "Terraplane Blues"
01/06/2021 10:26 AM
DJ: Eva Walker
Espírito Santo
by Sango
(9 plays) | (0 fans)

Seattle DJ and producer Sango’s (Kai Asa Savon Wright) fourth and latest entry in his acclaimed Da Rocinha series. “I’ve always been a person of culture through connecting dots and bridging gaps,” Sango says about the project. “With this fourth installment, I wanted to reach out to the community of Rocinha, local areas in Rio de Janeiro and Brazil to give and receive support while I push this North American & South American sound.” https://sangobeats.com/ His 2018 song, "Speak," was selected as a KEXP Song of the Day: https://www.kexp.org/podcasts/song-of-the-day/2018/5/18/sango-speak/
01/06/2021 10:22 AM
DJ: Eva Walker
Sunday Afternoon
by The True Loves
(40 plays) | (0 fans)

Seattle locals The True Loves perform an older style of R&B/Soul with a full horn section; Sunday Afternoon feels like its name. Listening to the abundant sounds of the Seattle-based funk & soul group, The True Loves, is like walking down a favorite neighborhood street, slapping-five with friends, checking up with clerks in their stores, admiring your own dark sun-glassed face in their windows, ducking under flowerpots and smelling the familiar smells of your most cherished locale. The band is its own block party. Check out this 2018 KEXP performance of the True Loves: https://youtu.be/TD2hNsY6G7E
01/06/2021 10:17 AM
DJ: Eva Walker
Good Days
by SZA
(61 plays) | (0 fans)

A gift released on Christmas Day 2020 - brand new single from SZA! - with Jacob Collier on back up vocals. Hit the top of the charts - in all genres! https://twitter.com/sza/status/1345926015038570497?s=20 https://szactrl.com/
01/06/2021 10:13 AM
DJ: Eva Walker

Tariq Trotter, better known as Black Thought, is an American rapper and the lead MC of the Philadelphia-based hip hop group The Roots, which he co-founded with drummer Questlove. On the third volume in his solo series, Black Thought once again demonstrates the power of his dense, winding freestyles and stretches into new, more vulnerable territory. https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/black-thought-streams-of-thought-vol-3-cane-and-abel-ep/
01/06/2021 10:09 AM
DJ: Eva Walker
The Office Of A Busy Man
by The Ocean Blue
(3 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
01/06/2021 10:06 AM
DJ: Eva Walker

You can find this track from The Ify Jerry Krusade on the compilation record 'The World Ends: Afro Rock & Psychedelia in 1970s Nigeria', issued by Soundaway Records: http://www.soundwayrecords.com/catalogue/the-world-ends.html AllMusic says about the compilation: "This double disc is jammed with unstoppable, irresistible grooves overlaid with teeth-rattling, mind-zapping guitar solos and nearly unhinged call-and-response vocals. Not every track is pure aggression, of course; some are more relaxed, providing a breather between eruptions. Taken as a whole, this is one of the most exhilarating and thrilling compilations around, recommended not only to scholars of African music but anyone who remembers when rock bands wanted people to dance." https://bit.ly/31yhaM1