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01/14/2021 05:58 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
by Deep Sea Diver
(34 plays) | (0 fans)

Deep Sea Diver's "Impossible Weight" was voted #1 for Album of the Year by KEXP listeners for the 90.3 countdown of 2020! https://bit.ly/38MfKBw This record 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/
01/14/2021 05:53 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
by Anna Kaneelina
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

***2021 EUROSONIC ARTIST ALERT*** Having released her debut album early 2019, singer-songwriter Anna Kaneelina picked up four awards at the 2020 Estonian Music Awards: Album of the year, Female artist of the year, Alternative/Indie album of the year and Debut album of the year. Make way for the new voice from the wilderness, singing of love, experience and change. Her fragile power mixed with honest and shy I’m-ready-to-shine energy make Anna Kaneelina and her music both raw and ripe at the same time. Ethereal pop with toxic effects. https://bit.ly/2KgcHI9 Hit the link to follow along with what's going on NOW at Eurosonic 2021 in Groningen, NL, with free access to concerts with up and coming artists all over Europe: https://esns.nl/
01/14/2021 05:48 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Maybe in the Summer
by Sassy 009
(1 play) | (0 fans)

***2021 EUROSONIC ARTIST ALERT*** Sassy 009 - the solo project of 23-year-old Norwegian singer/producer Sunniva Lindgård - combines heavy basslines and euphoric beats with her distinctive voice. Her music threads dark and abstract narratives through a vast musical and emotional landscape with vocals ranging from fragile and floating to bold and confident. Her dark hypnotic techno-rooted take on pop music is well captured on her latest EP KILL SASSY 009 released on Luft Recordings in autumn 2019. https://bit.ly/39zDnfv Check out her cool music video for this track here: https://bit.ly/2LLKsS5 Full the full line-up of Eurosonic 2021, which you can enjoy free online now, follow the link: https://esns.npo3fm.nl/
01/14/2021 05:44 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Big Time Sensuality
by Bjork
(96 plays) | (0 fans)

After leaving The Sugarcubes, Björk traveled to London, where she began having contacts with electronic music, and that inspired her to change her musical style from the pop-rock sounds of the Sugarcubes to a more alternative and electronic style of music. "Big Time Sensuality" was one of the last songs to be written for Debut, and was originally planned to be the first single from the album, but it got delayed by the release of "Human Behaviour." It was then intended to be the third single, but it got delayed again by the success of "Play Dead", and was finally released as the fourth single in November 1993. The song was co-written by Björk and Nellee Hooper and produced by Hooper, which helped her in writing and producing her first two albums. The singer's meeting with Hooper inspired her in writing the song: "I think it's quite rare, when you're obsessed with your job, as I am, when you met someone who's your other part jobwise and enables you to do what you completely want." The lyrics deals with enjoying life to its fullest and, in spite of its name, it was inspired by Björk's friends. The lyrics deal also with braveness: "I've got a lot of courage, but I’ve also got a lot of fear. You should allow yourself to be scared. It’s one of the prime emotions. You might almost enjoy it, funny as it sounds, and find that you can get over it and deal with it. If you ignore these things, you miss so much. But when you want to enjoy something, especially when it’s something you’ve just been introduced to, you’ve got to have a lot of courage to do it. I don’t think I’m more courageous than most people. I’m an even mixture of all those prime emotions." https://bit.ly/2XNhN1z
01/14/2021 05:40 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole

Celebrating Ian Z, who requests this song and shares, "Just realized now would be the perfect time to request one of the songs that started me onto KEXP. It was in frequent rotation when I first started listening, and it's one of those songs that I never grew tired of; I crank my volume any time it comes up to this day. I'm not super familiar with all the particulars on where the parties involved are from, but it's 'Monument' by Röyksopp -- specifically The Inevitable End version. Hope that can be worked in. My update was that the 25th of December was officially my 300th day sober, and I made it through New Year's alcohol free, and I picked up my 10 month chip :)" Congratulations and love from the DTPC; we are so proud of, and happy for, you! Thanks for sharing your joy with us.
01/14/2021 05:34 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Can I Believe You
by Fleet Foxes
(18 plays) | (0 fans)

Shore is the fourth studio album by Seattle folk band Fleet Foxes. It was announced one day in advance of its release, and was intentionally released exactly at the autumnal equinox on September 22, 2020. It is the follow-up to their 2017 album Crack-Up and is the band's first release on Anti- Records. From Pitchfork: “For Robin Pecknold, the music of Fleet Foxes has been a coming-of-age story. Pecknold founded the band in Seattle with childhood friend Skyler Skjelset when they were just about 20 years old, making unpretentious yet studied folk music and quickly signing with Sub Pop.” This album is both a reflection on the pureness we’ve lost to youth and the beauty ahead. The song Sunblind heartbreakingly starts with the lyrics, “For Richard Swift…”
01/14/2021 05:26 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Song For Zula
by Phosphorescent
(243 plays) | (1 fan)

Phosphorescent's Matthew Houck's life before songs for Muchacho were written was a somewhat ramshackle existence: recording, touring, drinking, taking drugs; late nights, hard mornings. He had begun his musical career in the early noughties, an Alabama native relocated to Athens, Georgia, performing first as Fillup Shack, later as Phosphorescent, and touring widely. "I wouldn't have expected people to like that song the way they have," Houck says. "The things that people have brought to me and said to me about what it means to them… I think it just doesn't matter now what I was doing when I wrote it." So he will not unravel its meaning, or the circumstances of its writing. "No," he says, looking sheepish. "I kinda can, but I know it's silly to be abstruse, but that one is…" Special? "It does still feel special to me, it does," he nods. "Yeah, more than the others, to be honest. I think I've been lucky enough a handful of times to have done something which I feel is above what I think I can do, where I don't know where that little thing has come from. It's an emotional and physical feeling, and there's an element of doubt in it when you're doing it, because you know you're doing something above your ability." https://bit.ly/2MXX7Ss
01/14/2021 05:22 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
by Lor
(1 play) | (0 fans)

***2021 EUROSONIC ARTIST ALERT*** Performing tonight at the legendary festival in Groningen, NL, Lor are four talented female teenagers from Kraków, Poland, who present an unusual atmospheric style based on a mix of piano, violin, and vocals that are both subtle and charming. Being compared to the best alt-pop musicians, the band played events like Spring Break, Soundrive, Orange Warsaw Festival and OFF Festival, where they recorded an exclusive KEXP session. Their highly anticipated debut full-length Lowlight came out early 2019, followed in February 2020 by the Sunlight EP, whose leitmotif is sun: its characteristic light and the emotions it evokes. https://bit.ly/39wu14d
01/14/2021 05:19 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
(1 play) | (0 fans)

***2021 EUROSONIC ARTIST ALERT*** Performing tonight at Eurosonic 2021, Oska started making music at the age of 12, writing about the separation of her parents, being kissed for the first time and everything in between. At 18 she moved to Vienna to play on the streets, while also studying music. Her biggest wish for her music is to create safe spaces in people’s bedrooms, hearts and ears, comfort them in their pain, make them feel validated and share what it’s like to be human through the stories in her songs. https://bit.ly/2KeKwJC Check out more from Eurosonic 2021's featured Austrian artists here: https://bit.ly/3slD8xr
01/14/2021 05:12 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Good Days
by SZA
(57 plays) | (0 fans)

With with Jacob Collier on back up vocals, this is a newly released single from SZA. No word on a new album, but let's keep our fingers crossed! https://szactrl.com/
01/14/2021 05:09 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
5 Out of 6
by Dessa & Minnesota Orchestra
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

Dessa collaborated with Grammy-winning Minnesota Orchestra in March of 2019. "Sound the Bells: Recorded Live at Orchestra Hall" features 17 of Dessa's tracks rearranged by musician and composer Andy Thompson, and was recorded live across two sold-out shows. For the music video, Dessa put out a call on social media asking fans to depict a line or two from the song in materials ranging from chalk to yarn to cake frosting. More than 200 submissions were received. A crew of dedicated collaborators then did their best to narrow the section down to more than 60 images spanning as many disciplines as possible. Dessa notes that many fans “did incredible work with frosting” due to her well-known “special weakness for dessert art,” but only a few were included to leave enough room for embroidery, sculptural work, photography, and more. Filmmaker Adam Dunn cleverly wove the images together, and Becky Hoffmann headed up the organization and curatorial process with assistance from Asa Krause and some of Dessa’s Doomtree cohorts. But Dessa says her biggest collaborators on the project were her fans. “I’m lucky enough to have a pretty engaged, kind-hearted, and talented community of listeners,” she says. https://bit.ly/2KdWWBs Check out that gorgeous video here: https://bit.ly/2LQzMl8
01/14/2021 05:06 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
by Dessa
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

IDES is a series of new songs released once a month for the first half of 2021 (with “ides” being a reference to the ancient Roman calendar—a day that falls roughly mid-month, à la the Ides of March in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar). The first single, “Rome,” will be out on Friday. The project is a collaboration between Dessa, Lazerbeak and Andy Thompson (who produced Dessa’s 2018 album, Chime, as well as her live album Sound the Bells, recorded in 2019 with the Minnesota Orchestra). The team worked from their home studios, trading sound files, snapshots, and voice memos. In a world without touring, the series is designed to deliver regular installments of new art to look forward to every month. (The song contains a field recording of some drummers busking in the NYC subway pre-COVID—Dessa presented them with a slapdash license agreement she found on the internet and paid them in cash for the use.)