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01/04/2022 07:59 AM
DJ: John Richards
Keep The Car Running
by Arcade Fire
(155 plays) | (0 fans)

Keep the Car Running is based on singer, Win Butler’s, childhood nightmares of somebody--or something-- “coming to take me away”. In his imagination he crosses rivers and mountains and is always on the move, urging for the car to be ready at all times. (https://bit.ly/3sTS34r)
01/04/2022 07:53 AM
DJ: John Richards
Harmonia's Dream
by The War on Drugs
(15 plays) | (0 fans)

The War on Drugs will be performing at The Paramount Theatre on Monday & Tuesday, Feb 21-22, 2022. https://bit.ly/3EO33Do From The Guardian's review of the new album: 'I Don’t Live Here Anymore' once again feels gloriously expansive, a series of meticulously crafted soundtracks for cruising down never-ending highways, as if the everyman euphoria of Springsteen were underpinned by the motorik propulsion of Neu!. The 1980s soft-rock and synthpop influences seem more pronounced this time around, however, variously summoning the spirits of Simple Minds, Bryan Adams, Bruce Hornsby and Kim Carnes, without ever sounding derivative. The effect, especially on "Harmonia’s Dream" and the title track, can be mesmerizing.' -- https://bit.ly/3kafqBT
01/04/2022 07:48 AM
DJ: John Richards

"Last November, Pom Pom Squad hopped on tour with ’90s alt figureheads Nada Surf after “meeting” over Twitter. Now, the two bands have teamed up for a perfectly executed collaboration: Pom Pom Squad have leaned even further into their punk-rock cheerleader pastiche, entirely remaking Nada Surf’s 1996 “Popular” music video, with band leader Mia Berrin playing all of the key characters. Adding to the video’s authenticity, Pom Pom Squad actually filmed at the same high school as the original video. (Also appearing in the clip is the school’s real cheer squad and football team, presumably in on the song’s irony.) Even better, Nada Surf’s Matthew Caws joins Pom Pom Squad’s Mia Berrin on vocals. Aysia Marotta directed the video." (https://bit.ly/3zoflAT) Remake Music Video: https://youtu.be/VBqwBm6XZdM Original Music Video: https://youtu.be/hAFuD-S-e_E
01/04/2022 07:45 AM
DJ: John Richards
by Jonny L
(6 plays) | (0 fans)

Warpaint’s JennyLee is releasing the second single of her ‘Singles Club’, featuring A-side ‘Tickles’ - which was produced and mixed by Trentemøller - and B-Side ‘Heart Tax’. “I love, love, love collaborating with Trentemøller…he never ceases to amaze me!” JennyLee says of ‘Tickles’. “And more often than not, I usually like his version of the song better!”
01/04/2022 07:41 AM
DJ: John Richards
I Am You
by Just Mustard
(5 plays) | (0 fans)

Just Mustard was one of Stereogum's Best New Bands Of 2019, based on the strength of their debut album, Wednesday. The Irish 5-piece is preparing to follow up with a new record and will be touring with Fontaines DC later this year. https://bit.ly/3JS2n3h https://justmustard.bandcamp.com/
01/04/2022 07:33 AM
DJ: John Richards

A couple months ago, John received this amazing email from Russia: "Hi, my name is Vasily, I'm from Moscow, Russia. You know this scary country with nuclear weapons, walking bears, caviar, etc. My band is called Zorkiy,(It's actually my surname, in Russian it means "the one with sharp eyes"and we made our first english-language release about a week ago. After the quarantine, and all that is happening in Russia today, we understood that we want with all our hearts to try and make something that would be interesting for the world and people in different countries, so we worked hard and made our first record. For a lot of years we, here, are watching KEXP as a window to the woderful world of amazing new music and we always wanted to become a part of it. It's my honest dream and hope that you' ll find some time to listen to our record." Here are the links to their release: https://music.apple.com/us/album/we-dont-talk-feat-dipiphany/1589063040?i=1589063358 https://open.spotify.com/track/2AAj9XUjm50jCOmDicEHKL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMaIijmszy0
01/04/2022 07:25 AM
DJ: John Richards
Soul Kitchen
by The Dears
(17 plays) | (0 fans)

This song is a tribute to Jim Morrison’s love for the soul food serving diner, Olivia’s on Venice Beach. It is an ode to Morrison’s drunken nights and early mornings. Because he often stayed at Olivia's too late, the staff had to kick him out, thus the lines "let me sleep all night, in your soul kitchen". The track was featured on The Doors' self-titled debut album, released on this day in 1967. The guitar riff in the song is a homage to the horn section of James Brown’s “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag.”
01/04/2022 07:22 AM
DJ: John Richards
Love Is a Stranger
by Eurythmics
(16 plays) | (0 fans)

Happy birthday to this album! Eurythmics released Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) on this day in 1983. -- Featuring Annie Lennox on vocals, this track topped at #23 in the US. Said Lennox: "The video is basically a little cameo story. I would say 'Love Is A Stranger' is a song about love objects. The concept of love in relationships is very often a person projecting what they want onto another person. We are all in love with the idea of love but what we want is not always good for us. We might get obsessed with something very dangerous. I wanted to put these ideas into a pop song." Music Video: https://youtu.be/o6f593X6rv8
01/04/2022 07:18 AM
DJ: John Richards
by Portishead
(92 plays) | (0 fans)

Happy birthday to English singer and songwriter, Beth Gibbons of Portishead, born on this day in 1965! Today is a big day to be born.
01/04/2022 07:14 AM
DJ: John Richards
It's My Life
by Talk Talk
(114 plays) | (2 fans)

Happy birthday to Mark Hollis, co-founder, lead singer and principal songwriter of the band Talk Talk, born on this day in 1955. Hollis wrote or co-wrote most of Talk Talk's music, including hits like 'It's My Life' (1984) and 'Life's What You Make It' (1986). He died on February 25, 2019 at the age of 64. -- Read KEXP's tribute to the late Mark Hollis, who died in 2019 at age 64. It features videos from Talk Talk and Hollis' solo career: https://www.kexp.org/read/2019/2/25/rip-mark-hollis-talk-talk/
01/04/2022 07:11 AM
DJ: John Richards
by Cocteau Twins
(134 plays) | (0 fans)

Happy birthday to Scottish musician, songwriter, composer, record producer, audio engineer, and co-founder of Cocteau Twins, Robin Guthrie, born on this day in 1962! During his career, Guthrie has performed guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, drums and other musical instruments, in addition to programming, sampling and sound processing.
01/04/2022 07:07 AM
DJ: John Richards
by New Order
(5 plays) | (0 fans)

Happy birthday to Bernard Sumner, English singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and founding member of Joy Division and New Order, born on this day in 1956!
01/04/2022 07:02 AM
DJ: John Richards
by R.E.M.
(98 plays) | (0 fans)

Happy birthday to Michael Stipe, born on this day in 1960! Michael Stipe is an American singer, songwriter, musician, film producer, music video director, and visual artist. Stipe was the lead singer of R.E.M. from their formation in 1980 until their dissolution in 2011.