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01/13/2021 12:59 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Faith Healer
by Julien Baker
(22 plays) | (0 fans)

Watch Julien Baker sharing a live performance recorded exclusively for KEXP and talking to Cheryl Waters. Recorded January 6, 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS2TxfBSmjs 'Little Oblivions' is set to release on February 26.
01/13/2021 12:54 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
No Love Lost
by LCD Soundsystem
(11 plays) | (0 fans)

LCD Soundsystem's single "All My Friends" included covers of the song by both Franz Ferdinand and former Velvet Underground member John Cale. The digital download "All My Friends" EP also includes a cover of Joy Division's "No Love Lost"
01/13/2021 12:48 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Here Comes The Night Time
by Arcade Fire
(56 plays) | (0 fans)

Win Butler described the song to Rolling Stone as "kind of a hybrid of Haitian Rara and Jamaican influence." He added: "We spent some time in Jamaica, but it sounds like a Cure song at the end of the day, kind of a mashup. I mean, it's not like our band trying to play Haitian music. I just felt like we were opened up to a new influence. Bob Marley probably felt the same way the first time he heard Curtis Mayfield." https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/win-butler-reveals-secret-influences-behind-arcade-fires-reflektor-83028/
01/13/2021 12:44 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Video Game
by Sufjan Stevens
(20 plays) | (1 fan)

Despite quarantine, it's been a busy year for Sufjan Stevens. Earlier in 2020 he released the collaborative, instrumental album Aporia alongside his step-father Lowell Brams. Stevens also shared the song "Video Game" and a video starring teenage dancer and choreographer Jalaiah Harmon.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fCdZzsP4U0
01/13/2021 12:38 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters

As featured on Bandcamp Daily last month: Chicago-based experimental vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Sen Morimoto wrote a majority of his self-titled sophomore album in transit, and accordingly, the album feels like a portrait of a person stuck between places, both physical and emotional. On the sweeping Chicago crew cut Taste Like it Smells,” alongside Lala Lala, Qari, and Kara Jackson, Morimoto laments the loss of touring. https://daily.bandcamp.com/album-of-the-day/sen-morimoto-self-titled-review Read a recent KEXP interview with Chicago-based artist Sen Morimoto: https://www.kexp.org/read/2020/11/24/sen-morimoto-waking-dreams-and-superstitions/
01/13/2021 12:36 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
vaya con dios
by Kali Uchis
(9 plays) | (0 fans)

Portishead / James Bond Soundtrack vibes on this new one from Colombian- American singer-songwriter Kali Uchis' new album https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdUpkhBNeI8 --- Want an English translation?: https://genius.com/Genius-english-translations-kali-uchis-vaya-con-dios-english-translation-lyrics
01/13/2021 12:33 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters

Gorillaz has released a new song “Chalk Tablet Towers,” with St. Vincent. The new song, “Chalk Tablet Towers,” is a simple, percussive and upbeat track featuring Gorillaz’s signature electronic beats. A synth-heavy song, it features vocals from St. Vincent layered with 2D’s. Together, the pair sing lyrics such as “Chalk tablet towers, like drawing shadows / Chemical distraction, you are not with me.” Song Machine is an audiovisual project the band created consisting of a collection of singles and music videos released monthly as episodes. “Song Machine is a whole new way of doing what we do. Gorillaz breaking the mold ‘cos the mold got old. World is moving faster than a supercharged particle, so we’ve gotta stay ready to drop,” said the band’s drummer Russel in a press release. https://music.mxdwn.com/2020/10/23/news/gorillaz-releases-new-song-chalk-tablet-towers-with-st-vincent-and-announce-song-machine-2021-summer-tour-dates/ https://www.gorillaz.com/
01/13/2021 12:27 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
by Golden Mammoth
(1 play) | (0 fans)

Golden Mammoth is a neo-psychedelia outfit band based in Putrajaya, Malaysia started by Syabil Alyahya (the brain of Golden Mammoth) who began experimenting, recording and producing in his bedroom. Syabil expresses himself through dancy basslines, lush vocals and hypnotising guitars as he narrates his journey with moving, uplifting and spiritual verses while experimenting with a wide range of musical styles. As a result, every song is a chaotic, flavor-full adventure https://goldenmammoth.org/
01/13/2021 12:24 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Phantom Limb
by Marika Hackman
(5 plays) | (0 fans)

"On latest album "Covers", English singer-songwriter Marika Hackman breathes new life into a collection of classics and obscure hits alike. Including original takes on songs by Radiohead, Beyonce, Grimes, The Shins and more, Covers dives deep into Hackman’s diverse musical inspirations...The Shins’ original “Phantom Limb” is lyrically somber yet sonically buoyant, which creates a strange yet alluring juxtaposition. According to The Shins’ lead singer James Mercer, the song is “a fictional account of a young, lesbian couple in high school dealing with the shitty small town they live in.” Hackman’s version augments the original track’s understated sadness, detachment and angst with eerily beautiful, movingly dynamic vocals." https://music.mxdwn.com/2020/11/26/reviews/album-review-marika-hackman-covers/
01/13/2021 12:20 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Drive to Oregon
by Boat
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

BOAT, is an American indie rock band from Seattle, Washington. On August 7, 2020, BOAT released the first singles from their quarantine collection, "Quartanteen Dreem." The band released singles on each Bandcamp Friday that followed throughout 2020 with proceeds going to charities chosen by guest artists and collaborators.
01/13/2021 12:17 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
All This Useless Energy
by Jeff Rosenstock
(12 plays) | (0 fans)

Jeff Rosenstock spent 10 years fronting the ska-centric outfit called Bomb the Music Industry! up until 2012, when they broke up and Rosenstock started recording under his own name. "All This Useless Energy" is one of the more rousing tracks on this album and sounds like Wavves and Weezer had a baby. https://kexp.org/podcasts/song-of-the-day/2018/3/28/jeff-rosenstock-all-useless-energy/
01/13/2021 12:13 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Guess Again
by Jeff Tweedy
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

Tweedy, who recently celebrated 25 years of marriage with Sue Miller, has love on the brain: “Guess Again” arrives alongside “Love Is the King,” the title track from his new record released in October 2020. Tweedy observes, it’s the fights and the hard times that recede into the background. “Oh trouble, I can sing it the same/Or just about the same as any other song you can name,” he sings, doubling back for a little self-deprecating songwriter humor. “And if you think that’s the main thing pulling me through/Guess again, my love—it’s you.” https://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/wilco-guess-again/
01/13/2021 12:09 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
by Bill Callahan & Bonnie “Pri...
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

"Bill Callahan and Bonnie “Prince” Billy have revealed their latest cover, performing a rendition of Johnnie Frierson’s “Miracles” with Ty Segall. Directed by Sai Selvarajan, the video features vintage, sepia-toned photos of automobiles and American life, as Callahan takes the lead on vocals. “If you believe and if you try/You can do anything,” he sings. “You can do miracles/Things than seem impossible.” “Ty Segall turns the party up to 11 as only he can, with a synth and rhythm box rebuild of Johnnie Frierson’s late-period Memphis outsider-gospel..." To read more, go here...https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/bill-callahan-bonnie-prince-billy-ty-segall-cover-1110434/
01/13/2021 12:03 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
by Bully
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

Bully is the solo project of guitarist and singer Alicia Bognanno. The American rock band formed in 2013 in Nashville. Prism was released in August 2020. Bognanno says “‘Prism’ is about the process of letting go and realizing which aspects continue to resonate as time passes.” Highlighting the song’s lyric “Can’t feel your pain like before now it’s just vaguely a shadow waiting outside the door but it just keeps coming up.” Read KEXP’s interview with Alicia Bognanno a few days before the release of SUGAREGG on 9/2/2020 here...https://www.kexp.org/read/2020/9/2/bully-alicia-bognanno-interview/