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04/27/2021 04:59 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Colouring A Cloud
by Daníel Hjálmtýsson
(3 plays) | (0 fans)

NEW MUSIC! Daníel Hjálmtýsson described this track on his Bandcamp: "The song laments the experience of moving far away from everything you´ve ever known and finding yourself torn in the middle of nowhere without knowing who and what to lean on for guidance, peace or comfort. Fearing loss of connection to yourself and those around you. Facing your yourself, your demons and your dogs on a new and foreign battleground." The Reykjavik-born musician released "Birds" in 2020, and it was selected by Kevin Cole as KEXP's Song of the Day on May 5, 2020: https://www.kexp.org/podcasts/song-of-the-day/2020/5/5/daniel-hjalmtysson-birds/ Daníel Hjálmtýsson is scheduled to perform live at the Secret Solstice Festival on August 15 in Reykjavik -- https://www.danielhjalmtysson.com/shows/
04/27/2021 04:51 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Starfire 500
by Amyl and The Sniffers
(31 plays) | (0 fans)

More punky Australian tunes, from housemates Amy Taylor, Bryce Wilson, Dec Martens, and Fergus Romer. The band takes their name from the Australian slang for amyl nitrate. Amy Taylor told the BBC's Paul Glynn: "In Australia we call poppers Amyl. So you sniff it, it lasts for 30 seconds and then you have a headache – and that's what we're like!" https://bit.ly/2KqzjT0 Amyl and the Sniffers have live shows scheduled for June 6 at the Forum Copenhagen in Denmark, and on November 23 at the Electric Ballroom in London, UK: https://www.amylandthesniffers.com/
04/27/2021 04:46 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
As Seen On TV
by Civic
(7 plays) | (0 fans)

Civic are touring in Australia, with shows in Thornbury on June 4 and Richmond on June 5! Doug Wallen reviewed Future Forecast for NME calling it "a cleaner, more melodic sound that still buzzes with adrenaline." https://bit.ly/3fPAOuK https://civicivic.bandcamp.com/
04/27/2021 04:44 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
by Visqueen
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

By request from Jen the vet! "Got my first Pfizer vaccine, today. Arm is a little sore, but otherwise doing okay. Would you play visqueen’s vaccine, please and thank you? Have a great day, Kevin" Visqueen is named after a brand of polyethylene film that United States Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge once recommended as a defense against bioterrorism. Here's an interview with Visqueen's Rachel Flotard: https://blogcritics.org/interview-with-rachel-flotard-of-visqueen/
04/27/2021 04:38 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Hold You Back
by Quivers
(7 plays) | (0 fans)

As described on the band's site, Quivers' "life-damaged but hopeful jangle pop has returned!" Sam from Quivers says of this new song, "It is a song overwhelmed by someone, and somewhere, but also overwhelmed by the beauty of those strange, new experiences we used to have when travel was possible. 'We would kiss close to the precipice, though it makes us feel nervous'." https://quiversss.bandcamp.com/album/golden-doubt
04/27/2021 04:34 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Your Love (Déjà Vu)
by Glass Animals
(10 plays) | (0 fans)

Glass Animals embraced retro vibes for this album -- from vaporwave-styled cover art, to limited edition collectable releases on floppy disc, to an "visual album" 'Dreamland: The Home Movies', shown as a one-time YouTube livestream on August 9 2020. The visual album was later offered by the band on handmade VHS tapes! The band's store doesn't appear to have the VHS anymore, but there are plenty of cassette editions -- https://shopus.glassanimals.com/
04/27/2021 04:30 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole

The only single from Echo & The Bunnymen's 1985 compilation album -- the only song that had previously been unreleased on an album. The song was recorded specifically for the soundtrack to the 1986 John Hughes classic "Pretty in Pink" Learn more: https://www.bunnymen.com
04/27/2021 04:28 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Your Love (Déjà Vu)
by Glass Animals
(20 plays) | (0 fans)

04/27/2021 04:25 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
First Day Of Spring
by The Horrors
(54 plays) | (0 fans)

The Horrors are an indie rock band that formed in 2005, in Southend on Sea, England. The band consists of Faris Badwan, Tom Cowan, Joshua Hayward, Joseph Spurgeon and Rhys Webb. Cheryl Waters hosted The Horrors Live in the KEXP Studio back in June 2018: https://youtu.be/d2lJxNLzbQA
04/27/2021 04:21 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
by Caveman
(7 plays) | (0 fans)

04/27/2021 04:12 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Jimmy's Groove
by Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio
(49 plays) | (0 fans)

04/27/2021 04:04 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
by Charles Bradley and His Ext...
(7 plays) | (0 fans)

American funk and soul singer Charles Bradley was known as "the Screaming Eagle of Soul" -- he came to prominence in his early 50s after years as a part-time musician. Om March 23 2016, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires performed Live in the KEXP Studio, hosted by Cheryl Waters, including a stunning performance of this track -- check it out on YouTube: https://youtu.be/z8qTC47S8Fw
04/27/2021 04:01 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole

It's DRIVE TIME! Kevin Cole's here every T/W/Th/Fri from 4PM to 7PM Pacific -- thanks to Larry Mizell Jr for another fantastic Afternoon Show! Future Islands' 'Seasons (Waiting on You)' was one of 2014's most talked-about tracks after their legendary live performance on Late Night with David Letterman -- and BBNG re-interpreted the track as a "slinky Vegas crooner", as described by Laurence Day for The Line of Best Bit. Check out the summary and link to the BBNG video: https://tinyurl.com/438n6zeh