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02/19/2021 07:59 AM
DJ: Troy Nelson
Love Will Tear Us Apart
by Swans
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

Swans have actually released two versions of this Joy Division cover.: https://bit.ly/2ZxOQrq
02/19/2021 07:54 AM
DJ: Troy Nelson
by Akron/Family
(117 plays) | (0 fans)

R.I.P., Akron/Family's Miles Seaton, who has died at age 41.: https://bit.ly/3aBSYNE Bradley Cook wrote: "Damn, Miles. You were such a comet. You crash landed in my life and changed everything. First time I heard your music it changed it all for me. I didnt know you at the time but it changed me. Then we became friends and our friendship changed me. You opened all the doors...." https://pitchfork.com/news/akronfamilys-miles-seaton-has-died-at-41/
02/19/2021 07:48 AM
DJ: Troy Nelson
Green Eyes
by Arlo Parks
(20 plays) | (0 fans)

Nigerian-French artist Arlo Parks' just-released debut album, "Collapsed In Sunbeams," is already being touted as one of the best of 2021.: https://arloparks.bandcamp.com/album/collapsed-in-sunbeams -- Watch her recent KEXP Live at Home session and conversation with Gabriel Teodros: https://youtu.be/yQHmIt9OVGU --
02/19/2021 07:44 AM
DJ: Troy Nelson
by Waaves
(42 plays) | (0 fans)

Watch this Toronto four-piece as they played live in our studio in 2016: https://www.kexp.org/read/2016/10/2/live-video-weaves/
02/19/2021 07:41 AM
DJ: Troy Nelson
Damaged Goods
by Gang of Four
(172 plays) | (0 fans)

English post punk band Gang of Four enjoyed little commercial success but their blend of punk with funk has been influential on a number of 21st century bands including Bloc Party and Franz Ferdinand. This song was the lead track on their debut EP, which was an indie hit. They later included it on their first album, "Entertainment!" on the EMI record label.
02/19/2021 07:37 AM
DJ: Troy Nelson
Nigel Hitter
by Shame
(16 plays) | (0 fans)

shame knocked our socks off with this incendiary live performance in the KEXP Gathering Space in 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EugdaJ3xw4Q
02/19/2021 07:31 AM
DJ: Troy Nelson
by Goldfrapp
(83 plays) | (1 fan)

"Ooh La La" was Goldfrapp's first song to feature the electric guitar, an instrument that they had avoided due to its overly recognizable rhythm. When they recorded the song, Will Gregory played the keyboard bass as Alison Goldfrapp sang. Her microphone picked up the "clattering" of Gregory's pressing the keys, which they added to the chorus.
02/19/2021 07:27 AM
DJ: Troy Nelson
Ooh La La
by Jessie Ware
(48 plays) | (0 fans)

Jessie Ware said of this banger: "This is another very cheeky one. It’s very much innuendo. In my head, there are these prim and proper lovers—it’s all very polite, but actually there’s no politeness about. So it’s quite a naughty number. The song has got an absolute funk to it, but it’s really catchy and it’s still quite quirky. It’s not me letting rip on the vocal. It’s actually quite clipped."
02/19/2021 07:23 AM
DJ: Troy Nelson
Oo La La
by Beth Ditto
(81 plays) | (1 fan)

Happy birthday to Mary Beth Patterson, known to us as Beth Ditto. She was born on this date in 1981 in Searcy, Arkansas.: https://www.allmusic.com/artist/beth-ditto-mn0001862849/biography --- See the birthday girl perform a live version of "Oo La La," a terrific song from her debut solo album, "Fake Sugar": https://www.npr.org/2017/07/20/538299227/beth-ditto-oo-la-la-live
02/19/2021 07:18 AM
DJ: Troy Nelson

The Avalanches' third album was released late last year to rave reviews. Here's "an attempt to catalog all the samples and guest artists" on this album: http://magazine.vinylmeplease.com/magazine/avalanches-we-will-always-love-you-vinyl-me-please/
02/19/2021 07:13 AM
DJ: Troy Nelson
by Yves Tumor
(88 plays) | (1 fan)

“Kerosene!” is a duet between Yves Tumor (aka Sean Bowie) and singer-songwriter/secret weapon Diana Gordon, a NY singer-songwriter formerly known as Wynter Gordon who also collaborated closely with Beyonce on "Lemonade". -- Oh, and here's another "gloriously trashy" video, described as “the Hottest/Nastiest love-triangle in what’s left of Middle America”.": https://www.factmag.com/2020/11/18/yves-tumor-kerosene/
02/19/2021 07:05 AM
DJ: Troy Nelson
Sleep Sound
by Jamie xx
(25 plays) | (0 fans)

Speaking of great videos.... The song's music video was directed by Sofia Mattioli, who is a London-based artist and poet. The clip shows deaf children and young adults dancing in response to both the director's movements and the music's vibrations in the air. "I was on a train listening to music, getting deep into it, and this girl started staring at me," Mattioli said of the genesis of her visual. "After a while I took my headphones off and she came up to me, started signing and then wrote me a note to say that she was deaf but could almost feel the music by my movement." With the germ of an idea from this chance encounter, Mattioli created the video using 13 members of the Manchester Deaf Centre. "The relationship between silence and music is a big part of what I am trying to express with my work," said Mattioli. "The first kid in the video, Archie, was bliss—all of them were amazing. I hope this is a project I can develop further.": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_Gx2-yeNlk
02/19/2021 07:01 AM
DJ: Gabriel Teodros
by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
(62 plays) | (0 fans)

Good morning, happy Friday, and welcome to The Morning Show with Troy Nelson. You are not alone! -- "Through the darkness and the light... Some sun has got to rise..." OMG, watch the sun rise from the top of the Empire State Building in the wonderful video for "Despair": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cvrjn_pF9tY