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01/13/2021 10:56 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters

"The ludicrous album title ("Nonagram") is a reference to the looping capability of the album, with each track flowing seamlessly into the next – even the last into the first. If you wanted to, you could listen to it forever in one unbroken melody. They‘ve done this sort of thing before – 2015’s ‘Quarters’ featured just four tracks, each lasting 10 minutes, 10 seconds – but the fluidity of this record has pushed one of the band’s guitarists, Joe Walker, to call these nine songs the “truest example of a King Gizzard live show”...Lead single ‘Gamma Knife’, meanwhile, takes its name from a type of non-invasive brain surgery and encourages the listener to “come on through the door, see, it’s your unborn self”. It also features two solid minutes of drum-solo freak-out in slippery 11/8 time." https://www.nme.com/reviews/reviews-king-gizzard-the-lizard-wizard-16458-306244 "Gamma Knife" was the KEXP song of the day on 5/18/2016 https://www.kexp.org/read/2016/05/18/song-of-the-day-king-gizzard-the-lizard-wizard-gamma-knife/
01/13/2021 10:51 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Red Eyes
by The War on Drugs
(3 plays) | (0 fans)

"The first live album from the Philadelphia band feels loose and sounds immaculate, cementing their status as one of the premier live bands of their generation. There’s a phenomenon at the heart of the War on Drugs’ music called the crossover: the point when one moment folds into another. You can hear it in most of their songs. Sometimes it’s evoked in their steady-marching swells, which can sound like the last sliver of rooftop fading out of focus in the U-Haul’s rearview mirror, or the last flicker of candlelight atop a birthday cake. Often it’s more literal: the point when Adam Granduciel sings his last word and the song’s grand, several-minute-long outro begins." Read the whole review of the album here: https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/the-war-on-drugs-live-drugs/
01/13/2021 10:44 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Talks (Lynks Remix)
by PVA
(4 plays) | (0 fans)

Speaking on the track and visuals they said: "With this remix I was going for like, Britney-concert-in-outer-space-on-DMT vibes. I tried to create this weird contrast between a mega-poppy, catchy, hard chorus and these ethereal, icy, super minimalist verses. And then for the visualiser, I was going for the intro of Benedict Cumberbatch's 'Frankenstein', except instead of learning how to walk he's learning how to dance. Bloody loved making both and can't wait for people to hear my chaotic take on this amazing tune." The remixes come from Grammy-winning producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mura Masa, an early fan of the trio, and fellow South London producer and artist Lynks. https://www.prescriptionmusicpruk.com/press-releases/2020/11/19/pva-share-remixes-by-mura-masa-amp-lynks
01/13/2021 10:41 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
by Sevdaliza
(14 plays) | (0 fans)

Sevda Alizadeh, known professionally as Sevdaliza, is an Iranian-Dutch singer and songwriter. Born in Iran and based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, she was originally a professional basketball player before embarking upon a music career.: https://www.sevdaliza.com/ Sevdaliza has been very vocal about her life leading up to her debut in the music industry. Being an immigrant with a head full of dreams, she has often recounted moments of loneliness, timidness, and the ordeals of “just surviving.” She told Fader in 2017: Besides being an immigrant, I was already [a] weird [child]. I didn’t really care what people thought of me, but at the same time I was really lonely. "Wallflower" capture some of that introversion and timidity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jL-cwHFYY2w
01/13/2021 10:37 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Going Going
by Bartees Strange
(3 plays) | (0 fans)

"In mid-March, just after the country shut down, Bartees Strange, aka Bartees Cox Jr., released Say Goodbye to Pretty Boy, an EP of re-imagined songs originally by The National. For him, it was a project of both appreciation and interrogation; it was inspired in part by seeing the band in D.C. in 2019 and noticing how few other Black faces he saw in the crowd." https://www.npr.org/2020/10/01/919100503/for-bartees-strange-everything-is-everything New EP of National covers by this DC artist. https://barteesstrange.bandcamp.com/releases
01/13/2021 10:31 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Carry The Zero
by Built to Spill
(206 plays) | (1 fan)

"I can't be your...Apologist very long": https://www.songfacts.com/lyrics/built-to-spill/carry-the-zero ---- Built To Spill performed live in the KEXP studio. Recorded July 24, 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMKtB6sMg7Y
01/13/2021 10:28 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters

Choral rock out of Dallas, TX! The Polyphonic Spree are a psychedelic pop group which formed in 2000 in Dallas, Texas, United States. The band's core members are Tim DeLaughter (lead vocals, guitar), Mark Pirro (bass) and Bryan Wakeland (drums), all former members of the alternative rock band Tripping Daisy. The band also contains 5 backing vocalists and 12 musicians. The band's lineup has generally been stable since their formation.
01/13/2021 10:21 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters

Their first new album since 2016. The band had this to said this about the "Our Heads, Our Hearts on Fire Again"... “This song has been floating around since the Roaring Night era,” the band explains in a statement. “We could never figure out how to finish it. Well, we figured out how to finish it. It has that 3/4 waltz we love so much, the same 3/4 waltz that ‘Disaster’ rested upon. It’s also a bit of a lament about how sad we were when we parted ways with [our former label] Jagjaguwar.” The Last Of The Great Thunderstorm Warnings is out 1/29 on Fat Cat in the US and via Flemish Eye in Canada. https://www.stereogum.com/2111215/the-besnard-lakes-our-heads-our-hearts-on-fire-again/music/ To see a live performance on KEXP from 2013, go here... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkMWVpDl2iI
01/13/2021 10:15 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
by Deep Sea Diver
(36 plays) | (0 fans)

Deep Sea Diver's "Impossible Weight" was the #1 record chosen by KEXP listeners for the 90.3 countdown of 2020!: https://kexp.org/top-903-albums-2020/ 'Impossible Weight' was written after Jessica Dobson's experience with depression. She spoke with Emily Fox for KEXPs Sound & Vision about her journey on the album. Read/listen here: https://www.kexp.org/podcasts/sound-vision/2020/10/16/deep-sea-divers-journey-healing-and-empathy-impossible-weight/
01/13/2021 10:12 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Records of Your Tenderness
by Torres
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

Torres is Mackenzie Scott an independent American singer, songwriter, musician and artist, born in Florida but raised in Macon, Georgia. Scott's fourth studio album, Silver Tongue, was released on January 31, 2020 via Merge Records. Pitchfork gave it a positive review saying "Tongue is both her most intimate and eclectic album thus far".
01/13/2021 10:08 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
No One's Easy to Love
by Sharon Van Etten
(54 plays) | (0 fans)

Sharon Van Etten waltzes through the Empire State Plaza in Albany, New York in her atmospheric new video for “No One’s Easy to Love,” a song off her latest album Remind Me Tomorrow, released earlier this year. The clip was directed by Katherine Dieckmann, who also shot the cover art for Remind Me Tomorrow and previously directed the video for Van Etten’s “Jupiter 4.” “She allowed me to be myself as she took the reins with capturing my performance in her favorite part of downtown Albany.” Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=cBBRTiE4p0s&feature=emb_logo
01/13/2021 10:04 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters

Sananda Maitreya is the alias of Terence Trent D’Arby Though the Avalanches went on an almost two-decade hiatus after releasing their debut, the group managed to maintain its frenetic energy on their acclaimed follow-up, Wildflower. Only now does it seem that the band’s vibrancy is beginning to dissipate. With the four singles released in the lead-up to their third record, they’ve settled into a steady, predictable pattern: eye-catching, “fill-in-the-blank” features paired with their most conventional work yet. It’s not as if they’ve totally lost direction—beneath the homogeneity of their newfound placidity, there are still murmurs of greater passion. https://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/the-avalanches-reflecting-light-ft-sananda-maitreya-and-vashti-bunyan/
01/13/2021 10:00 AM
DJ: John Richards
Wishing Well
by Terence Trent D'arby
(10 plays) | (0 fans)