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01/11/2021 07:55 AM
DJ: John Richards

“This machine kills fascists” was emblazoned on folk singer Woody Guthrie’s guitar, and he used his weapon of choice to compose timely songs of protest, which still remain relevant. One of those tunes is “All You Fascists Bound To Lose” which Guthrie wrote in 1942. -- Rhiannon Giddens from the Carolina Chocolate Drops sings and plays fiddle with the Resistance Revival Chorus, an activist and musical group that formed out of the 2017 Women’s March-- video here: https://youtu.be/dWUa7aAIfLE https://www.resistancerevivalchorus.com
01/11/2021 07:53 AM
DJ: John Richards
All You Fascists
by Billy Bragg & Wilco
(1 play) | (0 fans)

By request! Chris in DC writes: "Long time listener who was in the Capitol last Wednesday. Any chance you can fit in maybe 'All you fascists' from the Woody Guthrie/Billy Bragg/Wilco Mermaid Avenue or something similar!? Love your work, and remember you are not alone either!!" Nance writes: "Morning. Welcome back. I am back in the classroom today as well. All three grades. Five days a week. Will miss having KEXP on all day in my home classroom. Not sure what song will help but will second the All you Fascists request. ❤️"
01/11/2021 07:46 AM
DJ: John Richards
by Club Intl.
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

The "After Dark" compilations drop every seven years from Italians Do It Better Music on their After Dark label; Club Intl performed this live for the After Dark 3 Premiere, check out the video here: https://youtu.be/59q5CJEWrX0 Learn more about the compilation with artists including Chromatics, Pink Gloves, and Joon here: https://tinyurl.com/y5gsfh5e
01/11/2021 07:41 AM
DJ: John Richards

Happy birthday to Tom Rowlands from The Chemical Brothers! Norwegian singer-songwriter and producer AURORA provided the vocals for this track. In a press release, The Chemical Brothers wrote: "AURORA really made this by coming up with these amazing images. Sonics-wise, there are a lot of ideas and a lot of movement... It’s a rolling psychedelic journey, for want of a better word." Read more: https://tinyurl.com/yxlo7qvn Cheryl Waters hosted AURORA Live in the KEXP Studio in February 2019: https://youtu.be/gWa68W9sUC4
01/11/2021 07:38 AM
DJ: John Richards
by Erik Blood & Nearby
(8 plays) | (0 fans)

into a new frontier until the new frontier magnificent dawn DJ and producer Erik Blood released this track with lyrics and vocals by Irene Barber from Hotels! https://erikblood.bandcamp.com/track/buffoon
01/11/2021 07:29 AM
DJ: John Richards
by Depeche Mode
(14 plays) | (0 fans)

Famed engineer Dave Bascombe co-produced 1987's "Music for the Masses", stepping in for Daniel Miller. He talked to Paul Sinclair at Super Deluxe Editions about the making of that album, including anecdotes about the band's samples -- this track uses a pneumatic coach door shutting as a high-hat! https://tinyurl.com/y6no5z8g
01/11/2021 07:27 AM
DJ: John Richards
The Rest Is Noise
by Jamie xx
(72 plays) | (1 fan)

Jamie xx's first solo album was composed over a five-year period, and features guest vocals from Romy and Oliver Sim from The xx, as well as from Young Thug and Popcaan. The album topped the Dance/Electronic charts in the US! Cheryl Waters hosted The xx Live in the KEXP Studio in April 2017: https://tinyurl.com/y35wunu9
01/11/2021 07:20 AM
DJ: John Richards
Bunny's Dream
by Matthew Dear
(33 plays) | (0 fans)

Matthew Dear performed a guest DJ mix for KEXP's Midnight in a Perfect World back in 2020 -- He had these words to share about his mix: "This mix was made during an unprecedented time in all of our lives. On one hand, it's the furthest thing from importance. I put it together between trips to the pharmacy and grocery store to make sure I had provisions to last my family for some time. On the other hand, it's a commitment to my craft, and following through on a promise to share a mix for the Midnight In A Perfect World series. Ultimately I hope this music can, if only for a short moment, make you feel like you are in a more perfect world." Check it out at KEXP.org: https://tinyurl.com/y35wunu9
01/11/2021 07:17 AM
DJ: John Richards
Liberty Bell
by Darkside
(33 plays) | (0 fans)

Darkside are back. Nicolás Jaar and Dave Harrington have shared “Liberty Bell,” their first new song in years off their upcoming album "Spiral". In a press release, the duo said they started writing together again in 2018. Read more, and find links to their recently released live album, on Pitchfork: Thttps://tinyurl.com/y4prpcdq Enjoy their live 2013 KEXP performance here: https://youtu.be/Q__0zE0URbg
01/11/2021 07:10 AM
DJ: John Richards
King of Birds
by R.E.M.
(60 plays) | (1 fan)

According to the REM Project Blog, the term 'king of birds' is a Mayan folk legend where the quetzal is chosen to be king. He does so with deception and then arrogance. The roadrunner had helped him with plumage and was repaid with nothing, as the quetzal left the roadrunner naked and alone. Read more: https://tinyurl.com/y3nb2vty
01/11/2021 07:06 AM
DJ: John Richards
by Quivers
(6 plays) | (0 fans)

Those creatures jumped the barricades And have headed for the sea She began to breathe To breathe at the thought of such freedom Stood and whispered to her child, "belong" She held the child and whispered With calm, calm, "belong"
01/11/2021 07:02 AM
DJ: Gabriel Teodros
The New Year
by Death Cab for Cutie
(138 plays) | (0 fans)

In the band's 2011 Storytellers special, Gibbard said that he often gets visions of familiar character types and places them in different settings when he writes songs. He said: "This song is about a person who came to me one day and said she wanted to be written about. So it's not really my story as much as it is hers. The song started out as a folk song, but it had to be ramped up a bit." Our own Cheryl Waters hosted Ben Gibbard Live in the KEXP Studio back on September 12, 2018: https://youtu.be/gxU3Y1ot5yY