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01/12/2021 04:59 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Isolation
by Joy Division
(84 plays) | (0 fans)

This Friday, January 15, you can watch a streaming one-off event featuring a Peter Hook & the Light show from 2014! The show celebrated the Mexican holiday The Day of the Dead, and included a special tribute of "ofrenda" to Ian Curtis. The show is being hosted across multiple time zones, including 8PM GMT in the UK and Ireland and 8PM PST for the US West Coast. The link to buy tickets the West Coast concert is on the Dice.FM site -- https://dice.fm/event/plxlw-peter-hook-the-light-live-in-mexico-city-us-pst-15th-jan-us-2000-pst-los-angeles-tickets Proceeds go to support the band while they can't tour. For tickets for other time zones, you can search for "Peter Hook" directly at https://dice.fm
01/12/2021 04:51 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Faith Healer
by Julien Baker
(29 plays) | (0 fans)

Julien Baker performed this track live on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' on January 7 2020 -- read more, with links to an interview and the YouTube video of the performance, on Pitchfork: https://tinyurl.com/y6kxaxjd "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,” Baker explained in a statement, adding that the song is over two years old. “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.” https://tinyurl.com/y43vueuk
01/12/2021 04:47 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Dance Me to the End of Love
by Mark Pickerel
(8 plays) | (0 fans)

This Seattle artist’s latest album is a strong set of mostly covers (along with two originals). This track covers Leonard Cohen, who told Allan Showalter that the song was inspired by the Holocaust: "...[it] came from just hearing or reading or knowing that in the death camps, beside the crematoria, in certain of the death camps, a string quarte[ was pressed into performance while this horror was going on, those were the people whose fate was this horror also.... So, that music, 'Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin,' meaning the beauty thereof being the consummation of life, the end of this existence and of the passionate element in that consummation." -- https://tinyurl.com/y5uwywxw
01/12/2021 04:44 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Waiting For The Sun
by The Jayhawks
(127 plays) | (1 fan)

Sunset today in Seattle at 4:42 PM -- today's Sunset Song is Waiting for the Sun by the Jayhawks! Minneapolis alt-country band The Jayhawks stopped by KEXP back in 2016 for an in-studio performance, hosted by Kevin!. You can revisit their full set here: https://bit.ly/2EPiJqL
01/12/2021 04:35 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
One Inch Punch
by YĪN YĪN
(4 plays) | (0 fans)

Maastricht-based group Yīn Yīn performed live at the Eurosonic Festival in the Netherlands today! Learn more with a link to their set: https://tinyurl.com/y2g4fs7s In the summer of 2017, Kees Berkers (Baby Galaxy, YAYAYA) & Yves Lennertz (Bounty Island) started writing and recording songs in a ballet school in a remote village atthe foot of the Plateau of Doenrade near Alpaca Mountain. Being avid record collectors, with both members having a collection spanning almost every musical era and genre, details from many different genres seep through in their music. Using South East Asian music from the 60s and 70s as inspiration, and also bringing their individual interests to the table, the recording spree resulted in a remarkable set of songs mixing world music, disco, funk and electronic music. Read more at their Bandcamp: https://bit.ly/30OSTQ7
01/12/2021 04:28 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Let It Happen
by Tame Impala
(159 plays) | (0 fans)

In an interview for Under the Radar, Tame Impala's Kevin Parker talked about his inspiration for this track -- "I remember it came to me, I think I was walking to my hotel room in Oklahoma. And then the chorus, I was at a festival in Hungary or Turkey. And then the midsection, the jam bit, I was on a train. That's a bit looping and a weird repetitive thing going on, and I had my laptop on a train in France, going to Toulouse. I think with that song, one thing led to another. I was just jamming by myself in the way I do, and I put it on a loop to see what sounds cool. I just see where it takes me." -- https://tinyurl.com/y3pyq3hp KEXP's Jacob Webb interviewed Kevin Parker about "Currents" back in 2015. Read the full interview here: https://bit.ly/2QPxIZO
01/12/2021 04:20 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Used to Think
by Casper Clausen
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

Casper Clausen just released his debut solo album, Better Way. He's the front man of the Danish band Efterklang! He's described his new album as "journeying into new terrain, somewhere between no-wave and krautrock, twisting dense textures and swirls of sound into tales of the two alpha and omegas: Alienation and Love." Casper will be performing at the Eurosonic Festival, live from Groningen in the Netherlands, on Wednesday January 13, starting at 8:25PM in the Netherlands -- 11:25AM in Seattle! You can find out more about Casper's show, and links to the rest of the festival, at: https://tinyurl.com/y5gtja9c
01/12/2021 04:09 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Zion
by Polyrhythmics
(7 plays) | (0 fans)

Kevin Cole hosted Seattle's own Polyrhythmics Live in the KEXP Studio on February 21, 2020 -- watch the performance: https://youtu.be/FnP9BsLLhck "Fondue Party is a concept record of tracks recorded during the Man from the Future sessions, but deliberately saved for this EP. This collection of songs explores the group’s downtempo, chilled-out side with heavy dub influence." - https://polyrhythmics.bandcamp.com/album/fondue-party Polyrhythmics Seattle's Polyrhythmics featured on listeners' Top 90.3 Albums of 2020, as well as on several KEXP DJs lists -- https://kexp.org/top-903-albums-2020
01/12/2021 04:06 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Everything In Its Right Place
by Radiohead
(229 plays) | (2 fans)

Kid A turned *twenty years old* in October! This track was the first one Thom Yorke wrote for Kid A, working from a new house near the cliffs of Cornwall. The lyrics, “yesterday I woke up suckin a lemon,” refers to a sour disposition. The lyrics are relatively ambiguous, however, as most of Radiohead lyrics are. The line can also sound like, “Yesterday I woke up stuck in hollywood,” and Yorke has been known to blend the lyrics during live shows. Read more at Dazed magazine: https://tinyurl.com/yyt5ydh2
01/12/2021 04:01 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Apricots
by Bicep
(17 plays) | (1 fan)

You're tuned into Drive Time with Kevin Cole! Kevin's here until 7PM PST today -- we're so glad you're here! Bicep is the London-based duo of Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson, childhood friends from Belfast . The new single “Apricots” is a wistful combination of glistening synths and shuffling beats surrounding prominent vocal samples of traditional Malawian singers and a 1950s performance by the Bulgarian State Radio & Television Female Vocal Choir. https://bicep.bandcamp.com/album/isles
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