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02/11/2022 07:59 AM
DJ: Morgan
Daytona Sand
by Orville Peck
(22 plays) | (0 fans)

Orville Peck's second album, "Bronco," will arrive on April 8th, 2022. Bronco will follow Orville Peck's 2019 debut album Pony. "This is my most impassioned and authentic album to date," Peck explains. "I was inspired by country rock, 60s & 70s psychedelic, California and bluegrass with everything being anchored in country. Bronco is all about being unrestrained and the culmination of a year of touring, writing in isolation and going through and ultimately emerging from a challenging personal time.": https://bit.ly/3sz6VU9
02/11/2022 07:52 AM
DJ: Morgan
Teenage Kicks
by The Undertones
(114 plays) | (0 fans)

Here's the picture of BBC radio DJ John Peel's tombstone with the lyric "Teenage dreams so hard to beat" prominently displayed.: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-514372/John-Peels-wife-grants-final-wish-Teenage-Kicks-lyric-gravestone.html
02/11/2022 07:48 AM
DJ: Morgan
by Joy Division
(93 plays) | (0 fans)

Transmission was Joy Division’s first great song. The track was released as a single on 7 October 1979 following the release of the band’s legendary debut album "Unknown Pleasures" that summer, but it had been written some time earlier. -- Bassist Peter Hook on playing this song for the first time: "We played the new song, which was ‘Transmission’ – and everyone in the whole place stopped literally what they were doing to listen and to turn round and watch us. It was an absolutely bizarre moment. It really made the hair on your arms stand up and shivers down your spine.” -- Here's the official music video of the band performing "Transmission": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dBt3mJtgJc
02/11/2022 07:43 AM
DJ: Morgan

The song credits Bettye LaVette as a featured artist due to its prominent sampling of 1965’s “Let Me Down Easy.” -- Odesza said: " It was an absolute honor to be able to work with Bettye’s voice over the course of writing the track. She’s able to convey emotion with her vocal work unlike any other. To date, this has been one of the more fulfilling songs we’ve had the chance to work on as artists. We hope everyone who listens enjoys the track as much as we did making it.” -- Read a biography of the remarkably talented Bettye LaVette: https://www.allmusic.com/artist/bettye-lavette-mn0000049229/biography
02/11/2022 07:40 AM
DJ: Morgan
Good Morning Gorgeous
by Mary J. Blige
(7 plays) | (0 fans)

Wow! "Good Morning Gorgeous," Mary J. Blige's first album in five years, is out today (just in time for her appearance at the Super Bowl halftime show)! -- Don't miss the official video for the title song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jr1CRMkBVs8
02/11/2022 07:31 AM
DJ: Morgan
Bitter Sweet Symphony
by The Verve
(291 plays) | (1 fan)

Richard Ashcroft’s song famously sampled the previous song, an orchestral cover of the Rolling Stones’ “The Last Time,” and a lawsuit from former Stones manager Allen Klein shortly after its release forced him to hand over 100 percent of the royalties from “Bitter Sweet Symphony” to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. In 2019, the Stones voluntarily returned the songwriting credits for “Bitter Sweet Symphony” to their rightful owner. Read the story of the legal dispute with the Stones that was finally resolved three years ago: https://tinyurl.com/3rrvhu6f
02/11/2022 07:28 AM
DJ: Morgan
The Last Time
by The Andrew Oldham Orchestra
(5 plays) | (0 fans)

The Andrew Oldham Orchestra was a musical side project in the mid-1960s created by Andrew Loog Oldham, the original manager and record producer of The Rolling Stones. There was no actual orchestra per se. The name was applied to recordings made by Oldham using a multitude of session musicians, including members of the Rolling Stones. -- This is, of course, an orchestral version of the Stones' "The Last Time." The Stones sued The Verve over using sampling this song for "Bitter Sweet Symphony." The Stones themselves sampled The Staple Singers' 1961 song, "this May Be the Last Time."
02/11/2022 07:25 AM
DJ: Morgan
When I'm With You
by Best Coast
(64 plays) | (0 fans)

Morgan! Happy Friday. I heard that Snacks, Bethany from Best Coast’s cat died this week. Gnocchi (three legged cat) would love to hear some BC in honor of Snacks. -- The ginger cat, Snacks, who graced the cover of Best Coast's debut album, "Crazy for You," has died.: https://www.spin.com/2022/02/snacks-best-coast-cat-dies/
02/11/2022 07:21 AM
DJ: Morgan
by Fleetwood Mac
(28 plays) | (0 fans)

As part of KEXP's 50th anniversary celebration, we're focusing this week on the music of 1977. Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" is the top selling album of 1977. 45 years later, it has remarkable staying power: "According to the UK’s Official Charts Company, Rumours sold 34,593 vinyl copies in 2021, third only to new albums by Adele and Abba, and besting new records by Ed Sheeran and Lana Del Rey. It sold 32,508 copies the previous year. It is currently at No 29 in its 926th week on the UK album chart – up five places from the week before – while in the US, Rumours sold 6,000 vinyl copies in the last week of January, reaching No 1 on the vinyl albums chart. It sold 169,000 vinyl copies in the US in 2021."
02/11/2022 07:13 AM
DJ: Morgan
by Warpaint
(43 plays) | (0 fans)

Warpaint's fourth studio album (their first in nearly six years) will be out on May 6th. You can pre-order "Radiate Like This" here: https://www.warpaintwarpaint.com/ -- The first single "Champion" is about “being a champion to oneself and for others,” the band said in a press release. “We are all in this together, life is too short not to strive for excellence in all that we do.”
02/11/2022 07:09 AM
DJ: Morgan

02/11/2022 07:05 AM
DJ: Morgan
Two Dots
by Lusine (Feat. Vilja Larjosto)
(7 plays) | (0 fans)

Lusine is the stage name of Seattle's electronic producer Jeff McIlwain. He was our guest DJ on Midnight in a Perfect World in 2015 and chose a terrific tech-house set: https://www.kexp.org/read/2015/4/21/midnight-in-a-perfect-world-lusine/ -- Watch a live performance by Lusine in the KEXP studio in 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAjeNTPWs0I
02/11/2022 07:02 AM
DJ: Morgan
I'm Only Sleeping
by The Beatles
(42 plays) | (0 fans)

One of the defining features of ‘I’m Only Sleeping’ is the backwards guitar. This was, in fact, two parts, conceived and performed by George Harrison during a five hour late-night session on 5 May 1966. Harrison first wrote down the notation for the solos he wanted, reversed them, and recorded them twice – one with fuzz effects, and the other unadorned. The idea for the backwards solos came about after a tape operator accidentally threaded a tape into the machine the wrong way. "It played backwards, and, ‘What the hell is going on?’ Those effects! Nobody knew how those sounded then. We said, ‘My God, that is fantastic! Can we do that for real?’… So that was what we did and that was where we discovered backwards guitar. It was a beautiful solo actually. It sounds like something you couldn’t play." --Paul McCartney