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02/04/2021 11:54 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Plaid Pants
by The Black Tones
(23 plays) | (1 fan)

The Black Tones performed live in the KEXP studio in 2019. Watch the full session here: https://youtu.be/szOQRFxGOkk https://theblacktones.bandcamp.com/
02/04/2021 11:50 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
I Want You to Love Me
by Fiona Apple
(23 plays) | (0 fans)

Fiona Apple’s label wanted to release the album in October due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Apple pushed for an earlier release date for self-isolating listeners. One of those self-isolating listeners was KEXP’s DJ Abbie, who stayed up late the Thursday before the album’s release to hear it at midnight. Sound & Vision host Emily Fox spoke with DJ Abbie about the themes of 'Fetch the Bolt Cutters' and some of her favorite tracks. https://kexp.org/read/2020/4/28/sound-vision-dj-abbie-why-moment-fiona-apple-fetch-bolt-cutters/
02/04/2021 11:46 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Darkest Hour
by Sevdaliza
(8 plays) | (0 fans)

“Darkest Hour” features as the ninth song on the digital version of Sevdaliza’s sophomore album 'Shabrang,' however it will not appear on the physical version of the album. After fan confusion around the song’s appearance, Sevdaliza took to an Instagram comment to explain, adding: [“Darkest Hour”] will be on the digital record, just not on the vinyl. I change my mind sometimes.❤️ https://bit.ly/39XOoaK https://sevdaliza.bandcamp.com/album/shabrang
02/04/2021 11:42 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Good Days
by SZA
(84 plays) | (0 fans)

With Jacob Collier on back up vocals, this track is expected on SZA's upcoming and long-awaited second studio album. During an interview, the singer also expressed a sense of overall peace with her slow-moving creative process, saying, "Sometimes you just want to make something f**king awful just to rage against the system, but that’s not where I’m at. In this space, I just want to do what I want without any pressure, without any hyper-conversation about it.": https://www.nylon.com/entertainment/sza-second-album-update
02/04/2021 11:38 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Down In The Country
by Israel Nash
(8 plays) | (0 fans)

Israel Nash is gearing up to release 'Topaz' on March 12th. Nash recorded the candid, textured album at Plum Creek Sound, his studio assembled from an old quonset hut near his home in the Texas Hill Country. 'Topaz' marks the first album Nash has recorded mostly on his own, both taking his time and relishing his newfound access to immediacy, punching the red button moments after an idea hit. “It’s allowed me to capture sounds and ideas, to really get stuff out of my head and into the world so quickly,” Nash says.: https://americansongwriter.com/isreal-nash-down-in-the-country-song-topaz-album https://israelnash.bandcamp.com/
02/04/2021 11:34 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
by Teenage Fanclub
(3 plays) | (0 fans)

Teenage Fanclub is releasing 'Endless Arcade' April 30th. The album, says the band’s Norman Blake, addresses the fact that “We’re all getting older, and you can’t help but think about mortality, especially when you’re being creative and reflecting on your life.” https://www.spin.com/2021/01/teenage-fanclub-share-im-more-inclined-from-upcoming-lp/ Watch the video for "Home" here: https://youtu.be/rKaoUahiY1k https://www.teenagefanclub.com/
02/04/2021 11:33 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters

'The Georgia E.P." is a collection of five covers of songs by some of Death Cab for Cutie's favorite artists from the great state of Georgia (including this Neutral Milk Hotel cover - the band spent time living in Athens, GA). https://deathcabforcutie.bandcamp.com Here's the original from Neutral Milk Hotel: https://youtu.be/LULmbLlPvVk
02/04/2021 11:24 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
by Arcade Fire
(212 plays) | (1 fan)

The song was produced by James Murphy, who is best known for his work with LCD Soundsystem. It features backing vocals by David Bowie, who was a fan of Arcade Fire for many years. Win Butler once said of their famous supporter, "I remember when we first met David Bowie and he said, 'You'll definitely be big in the UK.' He was always enthusiastic about the band." https://www.songfacts.com/facts/arcade-fire/reflektor
02/04/2021 11:15 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
how do you sleep?
by LCD Soundsystem
(7 plays) | (0 fans)

Uncut commented to frontman James Murphy that the track is "insane." He responded: "I played it for my wife and by the back 20 per cent, she was leaning back in her chair: 'That might be too much... 'So I had to remix it and make some space. That song, for a really long time was just the drum at the start, a little percussion and voice, that's all it was. (Then) it just got bonkers. It was a bit of a beast to wrangle." Read the full Q&A for 'American Dream' here: https://www.uncut.co.uk/features/qa-james-murphy-lcd-soundsystems-american-dream-just-stopped-giving-shit-101387/2/ See the first live performance of "How Do You Sleep?" at the Hollywood Bowl in 2018: https://youtu.be/EvcPGlNjIPs
02/04/2021 11:12 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Ordinary Pleasure
by Toro Y Moi
(93 plays) | (1 fan)

"It's my dear friend Lauren's birthday today. We are big mid-day show fans!!! I am hoping you can play something fun for her birthday, that we can dance to "together" but apart? We always try to achieve what we call "Peak Bliss" - making the most fun and joy of any situation! HAPPY BIRTHDAY LAUREN! Thank you Cheryl and KEXP for bringing us joy through music everyday!" Enjoy Toro y Moi's 2015 session live in the KEXP studio: https://youtu.be/J6_eAZDbshY
02/04/2021 11:06 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
by King Gizzard & The Lizard W...
(4 plays) | (0 fans)

K.G., subtitled "Explorations into Microtonal Tuning, Volume 2" released in November, 2020, is King Gizzard's sixteenth studio album: http://www.undertheradarmag.com/reviews/kg_king_gizzard_and_the_lizard_wizard/ https://kinggizzard.bandcamp.com/album/k-g
02/04/2021 11:01 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Psycho Star
by King Tuff
(60 plays) | (0 fans)

Cameron Dutra directed the video for "Psycho Star." In the meta-video, Kyle Thomas (King Tuff) attempts to shoot a video while surrounded by dancers in red jumpsuits and devil horns. But the camera is more interested in the people standing around nearby, including a lady ranting about mind control and a few shadowy individuals doing mysterious things. https://www.stereogum.com/1981858/king-tuff-psycho-star-video/music/ Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/uiVnT1gSXZg Check out the 2014 King Tuff session live in the KEXP studio: https://youtu.be/VMaAS01WxWM