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01/10/2022 12:55 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters

Kurt Vile wrote about this song and Courtney Barnett, "I started writing a tune that I hoped she’d do with me one day. I was doing promo for b'lieve I’m going down and being photographed in Philly with my acoustic and literally writing a song I had in mind for her (over everything) with the idea of alternating lines and everything." http://courtneybarnettandkurtvile.com/about/ Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile performed live in the KEXP studio in 2017. They opened the set with "Over Everything". Watch the full session: https://youtu.be/4uAXMl-Bfiw. https://courtneybarnettandkurtvile.bandcamp.com/album/lotta-sea-lice
01/10/2022 12:49 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters

This single off last year's 'A Color of the Sky" is accompanied by Melanie Kleid’s animated video, based on a story by Kleid and Lightning Bug. Here’s Audrey Kang with more about "The Right Thing Is Hard To Do": "Here I wanted to connect how the struggles and flaws within the individual are mirrored in the greater problems of society. How do we as individuals know we are on the right path? How do we as a society, as a species, know we are on the right path? So I started with myself, and my own struggles, touching on how I hide myself away from other people, on my stage fright, on my inability to be vulnerable, on this feeling I used to have that I needed to prove I was worthy of being alive. Then I tried to connect these struggles outward to global issues like xenophobia, arbitrary borders, the lines we draw between ourselves and the environment, and the ways we sacrifice the health of the planet for human convenience." https://bit.ly/33K1WEa https://lightning-bug.bandcamp.com/
01/10/2022 12:46 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Nice Fox
by The Rosebuds
(24 plays) | (0 fans)

Enjoy Live Video from The Rosebuds' 2014 KEXP In-Studio, hosted by Cheryl Waters: https://bit.ly/3fbw0OA.
01/10/2022 12:41 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Begin Again
by Purity Ring
(60 plays) | (2 fans)

Playing The Neptune Friday, June 3. Edmonton, Alberta's Purity Ring played this song live in the KEXP studio in June 2015. Watch the full performance here: https://youtu.be/GFNXcFCN-EU
01/10/2022 12:36 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
by Beach House
(34 plays) | (0 fans)

Beach House will perform at The Paramount Theatre on Sunday, April 3rd. Victoria Legrand spoke about her and bandmate Alex Scally’s songwriting process: "It’s like this stain and it’s coming out because I hear these tones and these chords and these notes, and they make me feel like crying or they make me completely euphoric. That’s the thing that hasn’t changed, but I think it’s become amplified. And that is why I don’t think we’re done making records." https://bit.ly/3zxlJpx
01/10/2022 12:30 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Price of Blue
by Flock of Dimes
(53 plays) | (0 fans)

Cheryl Waters chose this song by Jenn Wasner (Flock of Dimes) as a KEXP Song of the Day. Subscribe and download for free here: https://www.kexp.org/podcasts/song-of-the-day/2021/4/29/flock-dimes-price-blue/. Check out Wasner's March 2021 Live on KEXP at Home performance and interview with Cheryl Waters: https://youtu.be/KV0Z9bG0b-w. https://flockofdimes.bandcamp.com/album/head-of-roses
01/10/2022 12:27 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Lime Habit
(114 plays) | (1 fan)

POLIÇA hails from Minneapolis and formed in 2011. POLIÇA means "policy" in Polish, and refers to an invisible force that guides the band. Poliça play "Lime Habit" live in the KEXP studio in 2016, hosted by Cheryl Waters: https://bit.ly/3HQCcrQ. https://polica.bandcamp.com/
01/10/2022 12:24 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
by Hana Vu
(5 plays) | (0 fans)

Los Angeles artist Hana Vu. "Storage units hold possessions on pause from the outside world, objects capable of reconnecting us to a time or place. Hana Vu (born in 2000s California) grew up with her family making regular use of self-storage spaces in Los Angeles, moving every few years, leaving a mix of the sacred and the mundane to sit inside concrete and steel. The 20-year-old musician sees the art of making and releasing songs in a similar sense: “these public expressions of thoughts, feelings, baggage, experiences that accumulate every year and fill little units such as ‘albums.’” She lived next to one of these buildings when she started writing her full-length Ghostly International debut, Public Storage, and its towering presence lends a metaphor to a record that sounds far bigger than the bedroom it came from." https://hanavu.bandcamp.com/
01/10/2022 12:17 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
by Aeon Station
(18 plays) | (0 fans)

The 18 year wait for new Wrens music is over (sort of): https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/20/arts/music/the-wrens-aeon-station.html. The Wrens' Kevin Whelan has signed with Sub Pop and has released his first album under the name Aeon Station. 'Observatory' includes contributions from fellow Wrens Jerry MacDonald and Greg Whelan. 'Whelan describes his writing on 'Observatory' as “fastball,” plainspoken and direct, motivational without being cloying, the sort of pep talks people usually wish they’d get from a higher-up at the office.' https://bit.ly/3089ouI aeonstation.bandcamp.com/
01/10/2022 12:14 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Black Like Me
by Spoon
(60 plays) | (0 fans)

"Then again, everything about the track is bewitching — the subtle alterations to the chord progression, the stabs of gruff passion in frontman Britt Daniel’s voice, the cryptic lyrics that seem to use tattered boots as a metaphor for loneliness." Read a tribute to this song, see the official video, AND see Britt Daniel's acoustic version: https://bit.ly/3zL5KV1. https://spoontheband.com/
01/10/2022 12:10 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
I Can’t Give Everything Away
by Spoon
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

As indie-rock legends Spoon prepare to release their first new album in five years, 'Lucifer On The Sofa' (February 11th), the band has unveiled an Amazon-exclusive cover of David Bowie’s “I Can’t Give Everything Away,” which memorably appeared on the late, great performer’s final album, 'Blackstar'. “‘I Can’t Give Everything Away’ is a tune Alex and I have been playing since we learned it for an acoustic and piano show in Mexico City in 2016,” said Britt Daniel said in a release. “It’s just a fantastic song, and as the last song on Bowie’s final album it doesn’t disappoint. We recorded this version live in December 2021.” https://bit.ly/3zvrEew
01/10/2022 12:08 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Be Careful
by KAYTRANADA feat. Thundercat
(29 plays) | (0 fans)

Canadian record producer KAYTRANADA has released the new 'Intimidated' EP. The three-song release includes “Intimidated” (featuring H.E.R.), “Be Careful” (featuring Thundercat), and “$PayforHaiti” (featuring bilingual rap newcomer Mach-Hommy). https://www.kaytranada.com/
01/10/2022 12:04 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Riot in My House
by Mark Lanegan
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

Here's Live Video from Mark Lanegan's 2014 KEXP In-Studio, hosted by Cheryl Waters: https://bit.ly/3rnKS2n. https://lanegan.bandcamp.com/