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04/04/2021 04:58 PM
DJ: Lisa LeClair
by Deep Time
(27 plays) | (0 fans)

DEEP TIME are that kind of rare phenomenon that is easy to miss in the modern rock carnival because they don't wear kabuki make-up or pour PBR on their head. Their bandwagon isn't a monster truck or a garish tour bus with a broken toilet, so you might not see it parked outside of the club. Still, jump on when it drives by. It's a sweet ride. https://deeptime.bandcamp.com/
04/04/2021 04:55 PM
DJ: Lisa LeClair
Just a Creep
by Dum Dum Girls
(20 plays) | (0 fans)

On several levels, Dum Dum Girls’ second full-length 'Only in Dreams' is a great leap forward for a gifted songwriter and an equally gifted band—it’s heavy, deeply personal stuff and surely unprecedented for this style of music. “The first record was basically the first songs I’d ever written,” says band-leader Dee Dee, “and I was thinking nostalgically about being a teenager. This record, it was pretty much impossible not to write about very recent, very real things.” https://dumdumgirls.bandcamp.com/album/only-in-dreams -- Check out Dum Dum Girls performing live for KEXP: https://www.youtube.com/c/kexp/search?query=Dum%20Dum%20Girls
04/04/2021 04:52 PM
DJ: Lisa LeClair
by The Bralettes
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

Bubblegum punks The Bralettes quietly released a four-song EP titled 'Jawbreaker' back in November. “We have learned that building and growing starts in our own communities in order for actual change to be made, so we will continue to do our best to help make these differences that we need,” the band said upon the release of 'Jawbreaker'. While punk music is inherently political, The Bralettes are known for their outspokenness on social and political issues, and this EP is no exception. What’s more, they’ve committed all proceeds from the EP to be put toward donations for various mutual aid organizations in Dallas. That comes as little surprise, though — in case it’s not made clear by their infectiously scrappy vigor, these girls walk the walk. https://bit.ly/3mn47pQ -- https://bralettes.bandcamp.com/album/jawbreaker
04/04/2021 04:47 PM
DJ: Lisa LeClair
Always Happy
by Grandmas House
(5 plays) | (0 fans)

Grandmas House are an all-female, queer punk trio known for their fast and raucous guitar riffs, thumping bass lines and aggressive drums. Bristol In Stereo have described them as a ‘(ferocious) three-piece who have the lungs and power of a mighty machine’. Combining their love of post punk with surfy melodies they create a completely new and catchy sound that grabs you right by the throat. https://grandmashouseband.bandcamp.com/album/always-happy-small-talk
04/04/2021 04:43 PM
DJ: Lisa LeClair
Scratchcard Lanyard
by Dry Cleaning
(57 plays) | (0 fans)

Dry Cleaning shared a live performance recorded exclusively for KEXP and spoke with Cheryl Waters in March 2021. Check out that session here: https://youtu.be/50bMKTIYWyU -- 'New Long Leg' is available now! https://drycleaning.bandcamp.com/album/new-long-leg
04/04/2021 04:40 PM
DJ: Lisa LeClair
Into The Night
by The Vinyl Records
(1 play) | (0 fans)

The Vinyl Records (aka TVR), is a four-piece all-female band based in New Delhi that came together in February 2010. The Vinyl Records states “We look up to girl bands like CSS… Sahara Hotnights and The Donnas are the modern Riot Grrrls to us". Their style has been described as an alternative indie mixture, encompassing many ideals and techniques found within the New Delhi music industry. https://bit.ly/3sU6lzh -- https://thevinylrecords.bandcamp.com/releases
04/04/2021 04:34 PM
DJ: Lisa LeClair
Hand Grenade
by Team Dresch
(3 plays) | (0 fans)

Team Dresch is an American queercore/punk rock band from Portland, Oregon, originally formed in Olympia, Washington, which was initially active from 1993 until 1998. Scott Plouf, then of The Spinanes and later of Built to Spill, served as the drummer on the first 7-inch single, "Hand Grenade", which was released by Kill Rock Stars in 1994. https://bit.ly/3mikNhY -- https://teamdresch.bandcamp.com/album/choices-chances-changes-singles-comptracks-1994-2000
04/04/2021 04:30 PM
DJ: Lisa LeClair
Seven Sisters
by Mary Lou Lord
(1 play) | (0 fans)

Mary Lou Lord first gained attention playing acoustic guitar and singing in and around Boston's subway stations. She released her debut album 'Got No Shadow' in 1998. https://bit.ly/3dAM0IY
04/04/2021 04:26 PM
DJ: Lisa LeClair
by Julien Baker
(4 plays) | (0 fans)

"'Little Oblivions' is the third studio album by Julien Baker. Recorded in Memphis, TN, the record weaves together unflinching autobiography with assimilated experience and hard-won observations from the past few years, taking Baker’s capacity for storytelling to new heights. It also marks a sonic shift, with the songwriter's intimate piano and guitar arrangements newly enriched by bass, drums, keyboards, banjo, and mandolin with nearly all of the instruments performed by Baker." https://julienbaker.bandcamp.com/album/little-oblivions -- Check out Julien Baker's Live on KEXP at Home session from early 2021 here: https://youtu.be/HS2TxfBSmjs
04/04/2021 04:23 PM
DJ: Lisa LeClair
When You Fall In Love
by Dajung
(1 play) | (0 fans)

Jen Dajung Kim, known professionally as Dajung, was born and raised in the Korean city of Incheon. At the age of twelve, she moved to China and attended an international school where she met her friends from different parts of the world. It was there that she acquired her bizarre monicker – Jay Knife – from her English teacher. In an effort to deal with childhood trauma and teenage angst, she started writing songs like she was filling a journal. In that journal, she recorded herself ruminating on self-identity, culture, religion, doubt, anger, and love. “when you fall in love” is not a love song. The song questions the existence of love. In the song, all Dajung does is simply ask: “when you fall in love, how does it feel?” Read more about Jen Dajung Kim, Dajung, her album 'Jay Knife" here: https://electricmuse.bandcamp.com/album/jay-knife
04/04/2021 04:17 PM
DJ: Lisa LeClair
Dance Like Nobody's Watching
by Yuna
(3 plays) | (0 fans)

This year has been a long-winded process of reassessment and self-discovery. With various routes that have led to an awareness and need for self-improvement, many of us have either chosen or been willed to reflect as we take on the world's awakening. It can be very well matched to the philosophical journey Malaysian songstress Yuna has overcome to cradle us all with her empathic dexterity on "Dance Like Nobody's Watching." "[I wrote the song] a couple of years ago," Yuna says, discussing the track's vision and direction. "'Dance Like Nobody's Watching' is a song about embracing one's self. No matter what is going on you are truly doing you and not really caring what anyone else thinks. It's a song about self-care and self-love... this song has a timeless groove to it." https://bit.ly/39EzjvC
04/04/2021 04:12 PM
DJ: Lisa LeClair
Fight For You
by Her
(38 plays) | (0 fans)

Shaka King’s film about the 1969 police killing of Fred Hampton, chirman of the Illinois Black Panther Party, inspired a set of tracks featured on this album. This song by H.E.R. (pronounced "her", an acronym for Having Everything Revealed) is the closing song. Read more at https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/24/arts/music/judas-and-the-black-messiah-the-inspired-album-review.html
04/04/2021 04:09 PM
DJ: Lisa LeClair
Hate on Me
by Jill Scott
(1 play) | (0 fans)

Jill Scott was born on this day in 1972 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Scott began her performing career as a spoken word artist, appearing at live poetry readings to perform her work. She was eventually discovered by Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson of the Roots. Questlove invited her to join the band in the studio. Scott collaborated with Eric Benet, Will Smith, and Common, and broadened her performing experience by touring Canada in a production of the Broadway musical 'Rent'. She released her debut album, 'Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1', in 2000. https://bit.ly/3fHpfWc -- "Hate on Me" came from Scott's third album, 'The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3,' released in 2007. Scott wrote this song in response to people who criticized her on the internet, hiding behind a computer screen to hate on her. The song is a departure from her usual peaceful, jazzy style. https://bit.ly/2R2lXCJ -- Check out the video for "Hate on Me": https://youtu.be/Qw3Z8Oa7E3Y
04/04/2021 04:01 PM
DJ: Lisa LeClair
My Moon My Man (Grizzly Bear re...
by Feist
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

Grizzly Bear remix of "My Moon My Man" was released Deluxe edition second disc bonus tracks from 'The Reminder' album. The video for "My Moon, My Man" takes place in an airport (Toronto Pearson International Airport). Due to the lighting, the beginning of the video had to be re-shot, in an upstairs of a bar, near the airport. Feist is walking down the moving pathway, dancing back and forth, leaving her suitcase behind in the end, and returning to dance some more. Near the end of the video the lights change from normal lighting to a blue tinted lighting, turning on and off in rhythm with the song. The ending (which includes a walk and an opening of the door, unseen) with "The Park" is kept. https://bit.ly/3rJy44o Watch the video for the original song here: https://youtu.be/ltYq-jalYm0