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01/03/2022 07:57 AM
DJ: John Richards
Delicious Demon
by The Sugarcubes
(127 plays) | (1 fan)

Hey John Happy New Year! Would you play something by The Sugarcubes? This song by The Sundays is putting me in a 1980s/1990s college radio mood.
01/03/2022 07:54 AM
DJ: John Richards
The New Year
by Death Cab for Cutie
(147 plays) | (0 fans)

Happy New Year! -- Ben Gibbard explained that it's not about him or even a specific person, but the girl in the song is an amalgamation of various women he's encountered. In the band's 2011 Storytellers special, Gibbard said that he often gets visions of familiar character types and places them in different settings when he writes songs. He said: "This song is about a person who came to me one day and said she wanted to be written about. So it's not really my story as much as it is hers. The song started out as a folk song, but it had to be ramped up a bit.": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSgHGFuPNus -- Ben Gibbard was live in the KEXP Studio back on September 12, 2018: https://youtu.be/gxU3Y1ot5yY
01/03/2022 07:51 AM
DJ: John Richards
Always Together With You
by Spiritualized
(41 plays) | (0 fans)

From their forthcoming ninth album. J. Spaceman plays 16 different instruments on Everything Was Beautiful which was put down at 11 different studios, as well as at his home. https://www.spiritualized.com/ --- Playing Neptune on April 7th, 2022: https://bit.ly/317teXi
01/03/2022 07:46 AM
DJ: John Richards
Wish You Were Here
by Pink Floyd
(27 plays) | (0 fans)

Hi John, Today is my brother Rob's birthday - the first he's had since our oldest brother Chris passed away in May. Rob and Chris were incredibly close, and I know he's going to be struggling today. Could you please play Pink Floyd's "Wish you Were Here"? We live on opposite sides of the country, and I wish more than anything that we could be together today. Thank you, -Cathy
01/03/2022 07:39 AM
DJ: John Richards
by Miike Snow
(86 plays) | (1 fan)

A request from Rob, who is holding down the KEXP satellite office in Tacoma. -- Swedish pop band consisting of Andrew Wyatt and collab producting team Bloodshy & Avant perform as Miike Snow -- a name influenced by Japanese horror master Takashi Miike. Check out this video of Miike Snow performing their song "Burial" live on KEXP back in 2009: http://bit.ly/2zWVRI6
01/03/2022 07:36 AM
DJ: John Richards
by The Lightning Seeds
(161 plays) | (1 fan)

For Andrew in Sacramento...and you. == Prior to the forming his own project, Ian Broudie had been a member of the 1970s post-punk band Big in Japan and the new wave bands Original Mirrors and Care. By the late 1980s, Broudie was better known as a producer than as a musician, and had produced albums for new wave and alternative rock artists such as Echo & the Bunnymen, Wall of Voodoo and the Fall. In 1989, Broudie began recording alone under the name "Lightning Seeds". The name derives from a misheard lyric from Prince's 1985 hit single "Raspberry Beret", in which Prince sings the line "thunder drowns out what the lightning sees". This was the debut UK hit for The Lightning Seeds and the band's only Top 40 hit in the US.
01/03/2022 07:32 AM
DJ: John Richards
Here's Where The Story Ends
by The Sundays
(121 plays) | (1 fan)

Although it was the Sundays' biggest hit internationally, topping the U.S. Modern Rock Tracks chart for one week, the track was never released as a single in the group's native United Kingdom due to the collapse of the Rough Trade Records label. Nonetheless it achieved no. 36 placing in John Peel's Festive Fifty for 1990.
01/03/2022 07:29 AM
DJ: John Richards
by Makthaverskan
(12 plays) | (0 fans)

Makthaverskan is KEXP's official Swedish post-punk band. Like a highlander, there can only be one. Unless there's more, then there can be more. :) https://makthaverskan.bandcamp.com/album/f-r-allting
01/03/2022 07:25 AM
DJ: John Richards
by Blankenberge
(1 play) | (0 fans)

Blankenberge is KEXP's official Saint Petersburg, Russia based shoegaze band. It's true. Checked the manual and there it is on page 3,218, sub section 38, paragraph A. https://blankenberge.bandcamp.com/album/everything
01/03/2022 07:17 AM
DJ: John Richards
The Slim
by Sugar
(30 plays) | (0 fans)

Do you know where you're going Do you know where you've been Is it simple is it simple The chances seemed so slim
01/03/2022 07:12 AM
DJ: John Richards
Come To the City
by The War on Drugs
(102 plays) | (1 fan)

Remember that time The War on Drugs did this song live on KEXP? THAT WAS AWESOME. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KGhImRwCF8
01/03/2022 07:08 AM
DJ: John Richards
by Aeon Station
(18 plays) | (0 fans)

Aeon Station is a new project from Kevin Whelan of Wrens. Discussing the new single, Whelan said: This song was inspired by one of my all-time favorite songs, "The Winner Takes it All" by ABBA. It’s about betting on the real you. Like a game of high-stakes poker, you push all your chips to the center of the table and aren’t afraid to go “all in.” https://bit.ly/3DyMEm4 https://aeonstation.bandcamp.com/
01/03/2022 07:02 AM
DJ: John Richards
New Year's Day
by U2
(34 plays) | (0 fans)

This single was released, not on New Years Day, but instead on Jan 10, 1983. The album, February 28th of 1983. -- The lyric had its origins in a love song from Bono to his wife, but was subsequently reshaped and inspired by the Polish Solidarity movement. The bassline stemmed from bassist Adam Clayton trying to figure out the chords to the Visage song "Fade to Grey" during a soundcheck.