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01/08/2021 10:59 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Good Grief
by Torres
(10 plays) | (0 fans)

Watch TORRES perform "Good Grief" live at Paradiso Amsterdam from July 2020: https://youtu.be/bmi_PjT_oi4 https://torrestorrestorres.bandcamp.com/album/silver-tongue
01/08/2021 10:56 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
by Phoebe Bridgers
(75 plays) | (0 fans)

Phoebe Bridgers performed KEXP's most-viewed Live on KEXP at Home session on August 4, 2020. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WekaPReaJBU&t=70s
01/08/2021 10:53 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
by Cumulus
(12 plays) | (0 fans)

Local Seattle band Cumulus performed live at Avast! Recording Co. for KEXP back in November 2018. Watch the full performance, including "Stereo" here: https://youtu.be/1JzJhBhVnrc
01/08/2021 10:50 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
World's Fair
by Hi Crime
(5 plays) | (0 fans)

Today's KEXP Song of the Day, as chosen by Cheryl Waters, is "World's Fair" by Hi Crime, a 2020 self-released single. Download the song, read more about Hi Crime's "World's Fair" and watch the video here: https://kexp.org/podcasts/song-of-the-day/2021/1/8/hi-crime-worlds-fair/
01/08/2021 10:43 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Rabbit Hole
by Cherry Glazerr
(30 plays) | (0 fans)

“‘Rabbit Hole’ is about clawing back my identity,” frontwoman Clementine Creevy says in a press release. “I often find myself acting a certain way to get someone else’s approval. Then it’s hard for me to find myself again. That’s what I was meditating on with this song. Change and discomfort are something I thrive in but I’ve come to realize that there’s a futility of doing things just to please other people,” she says. “You can’t sacrifice your true self, it’s just unsustainable. Realizing this has been a big pill to swallow for me but it has given me a wealth of perspective.” Summing up the experience of recording “Rabbit Hole,” Creevy concluded: “I feel like I’m growing into the artist that I’ve always wanted to be, it feels better than anything to do what you want with your own art.” Read more: http://www.undertheradarmag.com/news/cherry_glazerr_share_new_song_rabbit_hole/
01/08/2021 10:39 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
by Queen Latifah
(59 plays) | (0 fans)

Queen Latifah told the Huffington Post in 2015, “I was never the kind of person that was gonna take something lying down. … I was raised to protect myself and stand up for myself and speak my mind and be true, even if I had to stand alone.” She won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance and later performed this song at the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize concert. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/queen-latifah-rap-feminism_n_560b2a83e4b0af3706de83e5
01/08/2021 10:34 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Cranes In The Sky
by Solange
(116 plays) | (1 fan)

Solange explains the meaning of this song: As it turns out, “Cranes” was written eight years ago when Solange was fresh out of her relationship with her child’s father and battling feelings most women in their 20s face: self-doubt, self-pity, and a sense of emptiness. The singer says she was working on music in Miami and felt the city was something of a “refuge” for “peace” for her. However, at the same time, condos were being built left and right because of a real estate boom. “I remember looking up and seeing all of these cranes in the sky. They were so heavy and such an eyesore, and not what I identified with peace and refuge,” Solange explains in the interview. Read the full article here: https://uproxx.com/music/solange-beyonce-interview-cranes-in-the-sky-meaning/
01/08/2021 10:31 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
by Bartees Strange
(5 plays) | (0 fans)

Watch Bartees Strange's interview and performance on KEXP and Starbuck's "And to All a Good Home" session that benefited Mary's Place: https://youtu.be/cZYRt1IrO14
01/08/2021 10:26 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
by David Bowie
(84 plays) | (1 fan)

Today is David Bowie's birthday. David Robert Jones was born on this date in 1947 (his death was January 10, 2016). Curious to see what the KEXP vinyl looks like? There are stickers with handwritten notes all over the cover. Read what the DJs had to say about the album on Review Revue for 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars': https://kexp.org/read/2018/10/25/review-revue-david-bowie-ziggy-stardust/
01/08/2021 10:19 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
by Ambar Lucid
(6 plays) | (0 fans)

Pitchfork gave a very positive review of Ambar Lucid's debut album, 'Garden of Lucid.' "The 19-year-old singer’s debut exudes confidence and experience. Her style of R&B is mystical and moody, lavishing in wonky, washed-out guitar, sticky basslines, and fuzzy background vocals." https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/ambar-lucid-garden-of-lucid/
01/08/2021 10:15 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
crawling in my skin
by Soccer Mommy
(10 plays) | (0 fans)

You can watch Soccer Mommy "perform" in Seattle in the music video for "crawling in my skin," which KEXP premiered: https://www.kexp.org/read/2020/5/7/soccer-mommy-gifts-seattle-8-bit-performance-crawling-my-skin-kexp-premiere/ With touring at a halt, Sophie Allison of Soccer Mommy has gotten creative and decided to release specialized music videos for a few of the cities she was unable to play on tour. For Seattle’s “show,” Soccer Mommy performs underneath a sort of Space Needle meets the Great Wheel hybrid while, deep in the Washington forests, a crowd dances along. “When going over site options, we were interested in what would be fun to build out, but also what is offbeat, what is spooky?” explains Clark. “Everyone knows the Space Needle, but Seattle also has this sort of ET, Bigfoot, werewolf energy that we wanted to incorporate!"
01/08/2021 10:13 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Things I Do
by Andy Shauf
(14 plays) | (0 fans)

Andy Shauf played this track in his session live in the KEXP studio in late February 2020. Enjoy this one! https://youtu.be/qqNTVbargwc
01/08/2021 10:09 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Same Damn Luck
(25 plays) | (0 fans)

"The London jazz-pop musician is at her most opaque on a new three-song EP, yet these tracks are as evocative and affecting as any in her catalog." https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/nilufer-yanya-feeling-lucky-ep/ https://niluferyanya.bandcamp.com/album/feeling-lucky
01/08/2021 10:05 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
I Know Alone
by Haim
(7 plays) | (0 fans)

In a statement, Danielle Haim acknowledged that this song has taken on a new meaning since the pandemic. “The first lyric we wrote was ‘I know alone like no one else does.'....Now with everything going on, ‘alone’ feels like a ritual,” she continued, “Only I know my own little secret routine on these days of being by myself and I almost take comfort in it. It’s my own way of staying sane in my aloneness and it’s really helping me get through this." https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/haim-i-know-alone-single-991663/
01/08/2021 10:02 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Not That Kind
by Hatchie
(10 plays) | (0 fans)

Hatchie stopped by KEXP and played songs from 'Keepsake' back in 2019. Watch that session here: https://youtu.be/EPBKs6jzfE0