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01/15/2021 04:57 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Dance Of The Clairvoyants
by Pearl Jam
(43 plays) | (0 fans)

Guitarist Mike McCready has revealed of the upcoming album, “It was emotionally dark and confusing at times, but also an exciting and experimental road map to musical redemption. Collaborating with my bandmates on ‘Gigaton’ ultimately gave me greater love, awareness and knowledge of the need for human connection in these times.” https://bit.ly/2SE8f6d
01/15/2021 04:53 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Politics
by Personal Trainer
(1 play) | (0 fans)

***2021 EUROSONIC ARTIST ALERT*** Read the Interview Personal Trainer did for Diy Magazine here! https://diymag.com/2020/10/30/get-to-know-personal-trainer "Are there any other artists breaking through at the same time that you take inspiration from? I love Dutch bands like Lewsberg, The Sweet Release Of Death, and The Homesick, but you have some cool stuff going on in the UK too! A year ago I was super into the black midi, BC,NR, Squid deal. I like The Cool Greenhouse!!! I like Jockstrap!!! I think that Working Men's Club record is bad-ass and I like the first couple of Do Nothing singles. Longtime friends Bull have been releasing wonderful music, as well as Swine Tax from Newcastle."
01/15/2021 04:49 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
New Slang
by The Shins
(263 plays) | (2 fans)

The Shins were not truly a band when James Mercer composed the song, and the idea of making music his career seemed uncertain. The song's creation was partially a reaction to the music scene in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the band's hometown, which Mercer described as "macho, really heavy, and aggressive." "It's definitely a moment in my life, that sort of angst and confusion about what my future was going to be." he remarked
01/15/2021 04:46 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Outer Sunset
by Tycho
(19 plays) | (0 fans)

Sunset Song of the Day! This latest album from Tycho contains reworkings of songs from his 2019 album, 'Weather.' Tycho’s Scott Hanson states: "A simulcast is the transmission of a program across different mediums and in different languages. With these two albums I wanted to present the same ideas in two languages, one more literal and the other more open to interpretation. Simulcast expands on the concepts laid out in Weather, but shifts into the abstract with instrumental soundscapes in place of lyrics, opening up a visual space and translating the message into a new language." https://bit.ly/3kiO0r9
01/15/2021 04:41 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Good Days
by SZA
(57 plays) | (0 fans)

A gift released on Christmas Day 2020 - brand new single from SZA! - with Jacob Collier on back up vocals. This track is expected on her upcoming second studio album -- and was first featured at the tail end of the video for the September single "Hit Different". https://youtu.be/qJlMkMtK7-8 https://szactrl.com/
01/15/2021 04:37 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
CHAILA
by Denise Chalia
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

**2021 EUROSONIC ARTIST ALERT*** In her breakthrough track Copper Bullet, Denise Chaila succinctly described the thriving hip-hop scene in Ireland. The fact that Chaila was able to convey the sentiment of a nation in one perfect line displays both the depth and skill of the Irish MC. It perhaps partially explains why, following the release of her debut EP Denise has become one of the most in-demand MCs in Ireland and beyond. https://denisechaila.bandcamp.com/
01/15/2021 04:33 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole

NOL are back with a song called “Deliver Me From Wondering Why.” Here’s what frontman Ian Devaney had to say about it: “Deliver Me From Wondering Why” is a bit of an exploration, rooted in a desire for something repetitious and a bit spacey — something that would make you really want to zone out or go for a long drive on the highway. (Ideally not at the same time.) We worked on it with Nick Millhiser (Holy Ghost!) and it was just a really fun exercise in letting the track carry us wherever it was going to go. The backbone of the steady synth arpeggios and rhythms just leads endlessly forward and lets the mind wander around it." https://www.stereogum.com/2112829/nation-of-language-deliver-me-from-wondering-why/music/
01/15/2021 04:26 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
John Cooper Clarke
by Working Men's Club
(9 plays) | (0 fans)

John Cooper Clarke toured together with Mark E. Smith and The Fall in the late 70s -- check out this recollection of a show at Eric's in Liverpool back from 1978 -- the author's first ever gig at a night club: https://tinyurl.com/yy4lcesk This song pays tribute to English "punk poet," John Cooper Clarke. The band spoke to Apple Music about this one, "He’s just a proper punk, and one of the last remaining punks there is... he’s still going. He just does it how he wants to do it, and I think that’s quite admirable, as a creative." https://heavenlyrecordings.com/release/working-mens-club/
01/15/2021 04:21 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Behind The Wheel
by Depeche Mode
(21 plays) | (0 fans)

Depeche Mode are an English electronic music band formed in Basildon in 1980. The group consists of a trio of Dave Gahan (lead vocals and co-songwriting), Martin Gore (keyboards, guitar, co-lead vocals and main songwriting) and Andy Fletcher (keyboards). Depeche Mode released their debut album Speak & Spell in 1981, bringing the band onto the British new wave scene. Founding member Vince Clarke left after the release of the album; they recorded A Broken Frame as a trio. Gore took over as main songwriter and, later in 1982, Alan Wilder replaced Clarke, establishing a lineup that continued for 13 years. The band's last albums of the 1980s, Black Celebration and Music for the Masses, established them as a dominant force within the electronic music scene. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depeche_Mode
01/15/2021 04:17 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Injureyes
by LUVVER
(1 play) | (0 fans)

***2021 EUROSONIC ARTIST ALERT*** Luvver Is A Crydance/postpop Trio From Slovakia Which Likes To Talk About Themselves In The Third Person. Coming From A Rock-ish Background But Heavily Influenced By Contemporary Poppy Sounds Of The Neighbourhood, Lorde Or The Weeknd They Create A Semi-electronic-semi-live If-you-want-to-dance-you-can-but-standing-still-is-just-as-fine Music With Dreamy And Melancholic, Yet Uplifting Harmonic Soundscapes, Intertwined With Four-to-the-floor Downbeats And The Singer's Powerful Melodies. Their Are Known For Their Musically And Visually Energetic Live Performances, Which Luvver Has Showcased At Multiple Festivals And Club Shows Throughout The Past Years. https://www.luvver.us/
01/15/2021 04:11 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Call Your Mom
by Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio
(45 plays) | (0 fans)

The sound of Seattle locals The Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio has been described as “... a booty-shake blend of 1960s soul-jazz; slinky New Orleans funk; vintage instrumental soul; and a splash of acid-rock guitar.” https://delvonlamarrorgantrio.bandcamp.com Their album 'I Told You So' comes out at the end of the month, and to celebrate, the band will be Live from John's Lawn on KEXP, on Friday January 29 at 9:30AM PT! Tune in then!
01/15/2021 04:05 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Pump Up The Volume
by M/A/R/R/S
(11 plays) | (0 fans)

"Pump Up the Volume" is the only single by British recording act M|A|R|R|S. Recorded and released in 1987, it was a number-one hit in many countries and is regarded as a significant milestone in the development of British acid house music and music sampling. The song derives its title directly from a lyrical sample from "I Know You Got Soul", a hit single by labelmates Eric B. & Rakim, released months prior in that same year. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pump_Up_the_Volume_(song)
01/15/2021 04:00 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Barké
by Falle Nioke & Ghost Culture
(1 play) | (0 fans)

Falle Nioke is a singer and percussionist from Conakry, Guinea , West Africa. He sings in French, English, Susu, Fulani, Malinke and Coniagui, and plays a range of cultural African instruments to accompany his voice (gongoma, Bolon, Cassi). Since arriving in the UK two years ago, after a period travelling around West Africa, singing with a troupe of musicians and learning different cultural rhythms, the 33-year-old has been making music with a number of producers, including Johan Hugo, Congo Natty, Sir Was and Ghost Culture. His new collaboration opens with the track “Barké” – which, in English, means “blessing.” https://bit.ly/30SWr5h https://ghostculture.bandcamp.com/album/youkounkoun-ep
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