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01/13/2021 11:58 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters

Charles Bradley was an American funk/soul/R&B singer. Born in Gainesville, Florida, and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Bradley spent the better part of his childhood living on the streets. One of the more optimistic moments of his childhood came in 1962, when his sister took him to see James Brown at The Apollo. Brown’s energy formed a lasting impression on Bradley. He went home and immediately began practicing microphone tricks with a broom attached to a string, imitating the Godfather’s every move. With his newfound inspiration came an urgent desire to get off the streets and make something of himself...Charles Bradley died September 23, 2017." https://www.last.fm/music/Charles+Bradley/+wiki Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires performing "You Put the Flame On It" live on KEXP from the Bumbershoot Music Lounge. Recorded August 31, 2013. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpXavW7mqyM
01/13/2021 11:55 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Nest
by Young Fathers
(89 plays) | (0 fans)

FUN FACT: This was originally a commission for a Nestlé advert. Graham G Hastings of Young Fathers explained to NME: "We made them a song which says 'baby' 1000 times. All the lyrics are about 'Feed me, mama' and 'Food for the village.' We sent it to them and they said they'd loved it!" In the end, the commission fell through, but Young Fathers kept the song. - https://bit.ly/2Kc4lBa
01/13/2021 11:52 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Spit
by Fuzz
(4 plays) | (0 fans)

Yet another project from Ty Segall! http://intheredrecords.com/collections/fuzz Fuzz' song "Pollinate," from their 2015 album "II," was selected as a KEXP Song of the Day: https://www.kexp.org/read/2015/8/6/song-of-the-day-fuzz-pollinate/
01/13/2021 11:48 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Scratchcard Lanyard
by Dry Cleaning
(47 plays) | (1 fan)

London band Dry Cleaning performed "Scratchcard Lanyard" and other songs in our studio last March just before the lockdown began: https://youtu.be/rLppqLxALfQ ---- "A woman in aviators firing a bazooka...." The "Scratchcard Lanyard" video was directed by Rottingdean Bazaar who cleverly use old-school in-camera special effects to depict either a very head or a very tiny stage.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PuqlOTyJt0
01/13/2021 11:45 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Burn the Heather
by The Lounge Society
(30 plays) | (0 fans)

The West Yorkshire teen quartet said, “‘Burn the Heather’ is a song deeply rooted in where we come from. The lyrics are our interpretation of some of the darker aspects of where we live, and our personal reaction to them. Musically, ‘Burn the Heather’ is intended to be an adrenaline shot to the brain." - https://bit.ly/2I1vJkq
01/13/2021 11:39 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Together
by Beabadobee
(3 plays) | (0 fans)

Beatrice Laus, known professionally as beabadoobee, is a Filipino-born British singer-songwriter. "Together" is a new single from her debut album 'Fake It Flowers.' Laus said in a statement, "This song is about the dependency you have with someone and missing that when you’re away and learning to be by yourself. It’s written from that point when you’re feeling alone and thinking everything is better when you’re with that other person.” https://www.stereogum.com/2102176/beabadoobee-together/music/ Watch beabadoobee play Live on KEXP at Home here: https://youtu.be/db6aWZMKXwI
01/13/2021 11:36 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Kyoto
by Phoebe Bridgers
(72 plays) | (0 fans)

DRIVE TIME BEST OF 2020 Phoebe Bridgers performed out most-viewed Live on KEXP at Home session on August 4, 2020. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/WekaPReaJBU Bridgers said in a statement: "This song is about impostor syndrome. About being in Japan for the first time, somewhere I’ve always wanted to go, and playing my music to people who want to hear it, feeling like I’m living someone else's life. I dissociate when bad things happen to me, but also when good things happen. It can feel like I’m performing what I think I’m supposed to be like." Read more from Matthew Strauss at Pitchfork: https://tinyurl.com/y2avrqoc
01/13/2021 11:33 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Gold
by Claud
(4 plays) | (0 fans)

Brooklyn indie pop musician Claud (they/them) is the first artist on Phoebe Bridgers' new label, Saddest Factory. Until early 2019, Claud was recording under the name Toast, and all of their music is available on their Bandcamp: https://toastmp3.bandcamp.com/ To find more info about Saddest Factory, including a link to their amazing website, check out this Consequence of Sound article: https://tinyurl.com/yy9wzzh5
01/13/2021 11:29 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Yüce Dağ Başında
by Altin Gün
(7 plays) | (0 fans)

Amsterdam's Altin Gün release their vibrant new single "Yüce Dağ Başında" today 1/13/2021. The flirtatious dance track features lead vocals by frontwoman Merve Dasdemir and showcases the new synth-driven Europop direction the band explores on its forthcoming new record Yol, due out February 26 on ATO Records. Today the band shares "Yüce Dağ Başında" alongside its colorful video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhDfOYn0118
01/13/2021 11:22 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Gatherings
by Kikagaku Moyo
(25 plays) | (0 fans)

Tokyo's Kikagaku Moyo performed at KEXP last August. Enjoy Live Video of the In-Studio: https://youtu.be/M8y3nM6tEqw The band's name translates to "geometric patterns"; they've been playing psychedelic folk rock since 2012
01/13/2021 11:15 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Sad Cowboy
by Goatgirl
(36 plays) | (0 fans)

Last year, Goat Girl performed live at Studio 9294 in Hackney Wick, London, during KEXP's International Clash Day broadcast.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSkDBojGowA&t=100s --- Here's the official video for "Sad Cowboy": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvUSwTO0j0k
01/13/2021 11:12 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Alone Again Or
by Love
(97 plays) | (1 fan)

"Alone Again Or" is a song originally recorded in 1967 by the rock group Love and written by band member Bryan MacLean. It appears on the album Forever Changes, and was released as a single in the USA, UK, Australia, France and The Netherlands.[2] Versions have subsequently been recorded by an eclectic variety of bands and singers including UFO (1977), the Damned (1986), Sarah Brightman (1990), The Boo Radleys (1991), the Oblivians (1993), Chris Pérez Band (1999), Calexico (2004), Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs (2006), Les Fradkin (2007) and Sara Lov (2014). Two demo versions by MacLean himself were released in 1997 on his album Ifyoubelievein.
01/13/2021 11:08 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Heaven and Hell
by William Onyeabor
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

William Onyeabor was a Nigerian afro-funk, musician, singer and songwriter. Onyeabor's songs are often heavily rhythmic and synthesized, occasionally epic in scope, with lyrics decrying war and sung by both Onyeabor himself and female backing vocalists. In recent years a number of his songs have appeared on various compilations, most often his biggest hit, "Better Change Your Mind...In December 2014, William Onyeabor made his first radio appearance on the Lauren Laverne Show on BBC 6 Music, where he stated "I only create music that will help the world," whilst also admitting that he has never played live. https://www.last.fm/music/William+Onyeabor/+wiki
01/13/2021 11:05 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
I Will Be With You
by Ngozi Family
(1 play) | (0 fans)

The band started in 1975, and was lead by Paul Dobson Nyirongo (a.k.a. Paul Ngozi) who was know for his spectacular stage antics, that included playing the guitar with his teeth. They were the first band to be called 'Zamrock'. Ngozi Family was one of the most prolific bands in Zambia at that time and started in 1975 and rocketed to stardom in a period that is hailed as the golden age of Zambian music. The Ngozi Family music is also best remembered for his witty and poignant lyrics that reflected the life and times of Zambians. Paul Ngozi was adored by Zambian music lovers. His music is also best remembered for his poignant lyrics that reflected the life and times of Zambians. He won many awards and represented zambian music in both Europe and the United States, and even went on a controversial tour of south Africa at the height of the Apartheid era." https://www.discogs.com/Ngozi-Family-45000-Volts/release/2035729
01/13/2021 11:01 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Business Time
by Flight of the Conchords
(144 plays) | (3 fans)

It's Wednesday...so, you know what time it is! Thanks for the reminder Kathryn from San Diego.
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