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07/22/2021 05:58 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole

This one goes out to Dr. Harry T, who takes care of his patients with a golden touch and the most joyful, warmest bedside manner. Thank you for the healing and thoughtful care you provide for your community! Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band’s first tour in 10 years ended with an emotional series of 10 concerts at New York’s famed Madison Square Garden. Live In New York City, featuring performances from the last two nights of that tour (chronicled partially in an Emmy Award-winning HBO special), captures “the heart-stopping, pants-dropping, house-rocking, earth-quaking, booty-shaking, love-making, legendary E Street Band” as Bruce and his blood brothers embarked on an exciting new musical chapter together. You can catch this emotional live track here: https://bit.ly/3hVjJ30
07/22/2021 05:52 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
by binki
(7 plays) | (0 fans)

In many ways, this rich tapestry of sounds is linked through to the musician's background. Born to Kenyan immigrant parents in Pennsylvania, he quickly became entranced by the classics of Black hip-hop and rock - Kanye, Jimi Hendrix and Andre 3000 all being found within the depths of his rhythms and melodies - but instead of going down the musical route, instead went to drama, studying acting and performance at UNC Greensboro in Carolina. He soon found himself back in music, however, where he'd eventually plug away and craft genre-bending productions that on his earliest work so far, sing above anything else. There's also the fact that binki simply sells it; the grooves and rhythms of the single coming to life in the way that he takes them on and makes them his own, something that possibly stems from his background in drama and acting. "You always get a high from performing, but plays are such a production," he recalls. You really get the sense that binki understands how to mix that into his music, and the end result is something definitely worth paying attention to. https://bit.ly/2UDv4Mo
07/22/2021 05:46 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
The Cleaner
by Squid
(63 plays) | (1 fan)

"The Cleaner" was inspired by the band, originally from Brighton, England, moving to London. "Match Bet," another song from the band's debut EP, Town Centre, was a KEXP Song of the Day, which you can download for free: https://bit.ly/3zsssQ8 "We are the first generation that’s been brought up with the internet in developing periods of our lives," brass player and bassist Laurie Nankivell says. "It means that genre is much less definable, it’s not about living in the same city, it’s having something else that draws you together. But it does frustrate me when we’ve been put in the post-punk genre. Post-anything is quite frustrating; it feels like you’re anchored to a movement in the 70s which we don’t have a massive link with." https://bit.ly/2Vvc54B
07/22/2021 05:43 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Burn the Heather
by The Lounge Society
(15 plays) | (0 fans)

About this track, Yorkshire-based Lounge Society reveal, "'Burn the Heather' is a song deeply rooted in where we come from. The lyrics are our interpretation of some of the darker aspects of where we live, and our personal reaction to them. Musically, 'Burn the Heather' is intended to be an adrenaline shot to the brain. We wanted this to be the second single all along. We don’t want to be just another post-punk band, and we knew 'Heather' would keep people on their toes. Unlike a lot of our tracks, the guitars are quite minimal and the rhythm really carries it, and we think it works really well. We want to make people move.” https://bit.ly/3xcrAhY A featured KEXP Song of the Day, you can download this track for free at the above link!
07/22/2021 05:38 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Thought Leader
by Babalu
(4 plays) | (0 fans)

From his website, "written during lockdown, and recorded with al doyle (lcd soundsystem, hot chip) in east london, memory device is both a dizzyingly inventive exploration of baba’s complex musical dna, and a thought-provoking treatise on the collective angst of modern existence; a dance record dealing in small ‘p’ politics that, spiritually, has been three decades in the making. "born and raised in fort lee – the new jersey borough connected to upper manhattan by the george washington bridge – the singer/songwriter born babatunde teemituoyo doherty spent much of his childhood immersed in music. related to fela kuti via marriage on his father’s side of the family, baba recalls regularly accompanying his father into manhattan to see femi kuti perform, while he credits his mother for the appreciation he developed for sade, prince, michael jackson, and chic. when he eventually began developing his own musical tastes, he gravitated towards hip-hop – particularly conscious rappers like 2pac, nas, common, and a tribe called quest – as well as neo-soul trailblazers like d’angelo and erykah badu. it was the discovery of j dilla’s seminal second album donuts that would prove most influential on his own musical trajectory." https://bit.ly/2WczxpR You can catch the video here: https://bit.ly/2V7vH0J
07/22/2021 05:33 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Oh Lord, Why Lord/Prayer
by Parliament
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

Celebrating the legendary George Clinton, who turns 80 years old today! Featuring Pachelbel's Canon in D on the track "Oh Lord," Osmium is the debut album of American funk band Parliament, led by George Clinton. The album has a psychedelic soul sound with a spirit of experimentation that is more similar to early Funkadelic than the later R&B-inspired Parliament albums. It was originally released in July 1970 on Invictus Records.[5] The original vinyl release contained a glossy lyric sheet. Since its re-release in 1990, Osmium has been distributed numerous times by various labels in the U.S., Europe and Japan, sometimes under alternate titles that have included Rhenium and First Thangs. A number of these reissues have featured material that was not included on the original album, such as unreleased tracks and singles that were recorded around the same time as Osmium. The personnel for this album included the five Parliaments singers and the five backing musicians known as Funkadelic. The same personnel also recorded as Funkadelic, releasing that act's self-titled debut album also in 1970. After the release of Osmium, contractual difficulties prevented further recording under the name Parliament until 1974, when Clinton signed that act to Casablanca Records and positioned it as an R&B-inspired counterpoint to the more rock-oriented Funkadelic. This is the only Parliament album that Ruth Copeland worked on. https://bit.ly/2TshD1a
07/22/2021 05:30 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
I Wanna Testify
by The Parliaments
(1 play) | (0 fans)

Celebrating the legendary George Clinton, who turns 80 years old today! "(I Wanna) Testify" is the first hit single by the Detroit's The Parliaments. It was released at the beginning of the summer of 1967 by Revilot Records. It would be the only major hit for the group for the entire decade. The only member of the Parliaments to actually appear on the recording was group leader George Clinton, as the group was based in New Jersey at the time and only Clinton was able to travel to Detroit for the session. The recording was rounded off by session singers and musicians. https://bit.ly/3zpzHIx
07/22/2021 05:25 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
by Durand Jones and the Indica...
(103 plays) | (1 fan)

Throwback soul outfit Durand Jones & The Indications have a new album on the way: Private Space goes public July 30 via Dead Oceans and Colemine Records, but the video for lead single “Witchoo” is out now. The band also have an 11-date U.S. tour set for this fall, kicking off in Boston on Sept. 7. “Witchoo” is a light-as-a-feather funk number powered by Mike Montgomery’s wiggly bassline, and Aaron Frazer and Durand Jones’ engaging high/low vocal harmonies, all imbued with a quiet, but unmistakable confidence. Driven by effortlessly tight musicianship, “Witchoo” is an irresistible ode to getting together and having a good time—with a cathartic summer right around the corner in the States, the band’s timing couldn’t be better. Seeing Frazer, Jones and The Indications moving from isolation to joyous togetherness in the accompanying visual (dir. Weird Life) just hammers the excitement home. https://bit.ly/3eO47MR Check out their video here: https://bit.ly/3BwBQ7j
07/22/2021 05:21 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
The Way You Move
by Big Boi
(1 play) | (0 fans)

"The Way You Move" is credited to Big Boi, Sleepy Brown, and the song's producer, Carlton Mahone; Big Boi also does some co-production. Combining elements of bass music, Atlanta-style southern hip hop, and 1970s soul music, "The Way You Move" is Big Boi's light-hearted dedication to women. The song's instrumental track is punctuated with the prominent live horn section "Hornz Unlimited" of Atlanta reminiscent of Earth Wind and Fire, which features Sleepy Brown singing in style inspired by the work of Motown star Marvin Gaye. https://bit.ly/2WcxC4D
07/22/2021 05:20 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Less Like
by Hollis
(8 plays) | (0 fans)

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis collaborator Hollis shares: "This song is all about how even with all the time and space, we’re still just who we are — feeling like a counterfeit prodigy, wishing we could be lighter, brighter, more realized, all with a breezy sing-a-long vibe. It’s an anthem for us all to admit we’re not exactly who we wish we were but we’re just gonna keep rolling with it anyway." Shot and directed by Hollis’ close friend, frequent collaborator, and recording artist KO aka Koala, the video was created by a team of queer and POC women, continuing Hollis’ tradition of collaborating with underrepresented talent. https://bit.ly/2V4iZjl You can watch her video here: https://bit.ly/3rvLYZy
07/22/2021 05:14 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Detroit Pistons
by Bad Bad Hats
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

With a title inspired by the Detroit Pistons’ iconic game day chant, "Detroit Basketball" showcases Bad Bad Hats' cohesion of creative lyricism and spirited melodies. https://bit.ly/3kKwaR0 You can watch the video here: https://bit.ly/3f5l2Ld
07/22/2021 05:11 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Chaise Longue
by Wet Leg
(108 plays) | (1 fan)

Wet Leg, made up of Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers, seem to want to contrast any chance of being seen as an all-singing, all-dancing, carefully manicured band. "Chaise Longue" features a deadpan recital of tongue-in-cheek lyrics that are refreshingly light; the duo asks, "Is your muffin buttered? Would you like us to assign someone to butter your muffin?" a line which is surely saturated in innuendos and undertones. The video for the track offers no more explanation, taking a similar route to the aesthetic choices of Let’s Eat Grandma, as the duo are featured standing far apart with straight faces, wearing long white dresses and large straw hats. "Chaise Longue" is imaginative, infectious, and fresh. It offers many implications, but no straight answers – an excellent introduction to an intriguingly mysterious band. https://bit.ly/3j8oxDi Watch that utterly delightful video here: https://bit.ly/35NDSB9
07/22/2021 05:07 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Box Full Of Letters
by Wilco
(86 plays) | (0 fans)

Wilco rose from the ashes of the seminal roots rock band Uncle Tupelo, which disbanded in 1994. While Jay Farrar, one of the group's two singer/songwriters, went on to form Son Volt, his ex-partner Jeff Tweedy established Wilco along with the remaining members of Tupelo's final incarnation, which included drummer Ken Coomer as well as part-time bandmates John Stirratt (bass) and Max Johnston (mandolin, banjo, fiddle, and lap steel). Guitarist Jay Bennett rounded out the group, which in 1995 issued its debut album, A.M., a collection of spry country-rock tunes that followed the course established in Tweedy's earlier work. https://bit.ly/38uAehi
07/22/2021 05:03 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Mainstream Kid
by Brandi Carlile
(54 plays) | (0 fans)

Brandi Carlile is playing at the Gorge with Sheryl Crow and Amythyst Kiah on Saturday August 14th. https://bit.ly/3qmmflH Born in the small town of Ravensdale, Washington, Carlile was interested in music from an early age, performing locally from age 8. Dropping out of high school to focus full time on music, Carlile moved to Seattle and began performing her songs on the local circuit, eventually joining forces with Tim and Phil Hanseroth to form a musical partnership that has lasted to the present. The first release since Carlile's marriage to her wife and the birth of her first child, The Firewatcher's Daughter is as strong as anything else in Carlile's catalog, spanning acoustic ballads, ragged country rock, and an earnest cover of The Avett Brothers' "Murder In The City". Over ten years into her career, "Mainstream Kid" is perhaps the hardest-edged track Carlile has ever laid to tape. Trading whispered timbre and acoustic picking for shouted swagger and blazing twin electric guitars, Carlile winds up and down the mentality of a young adult caught in a homogenized society. But instead of being a whiny, adolescent lament (like so many songs about this topic), her rant takes the form of a spitfire barroom brawler, thrilling and relentless like nothing else in her catalog. https://bit.ly/2V2CU1W
07/22/2021 05:00 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
by Torres
(27 plays) | (0 fans)

Mackenzie Scott, aka Torres, confides, "I’ve been conjuring this deep, deep joy that I honestly didn’t feel for most of my life. I feel like a rock within myself. And I’ve started to feel that I have what it takes to help other people conjure their joy, too." She added: "I wanted to channel my intensity into something that felt positive and constructive, as opposed to being intense in a destructive or eviscerating way. I love the idea that intensity can actually be something life-saving or something joyous." https://bit.ly/3znyVvR