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02/22/2022 09:56 AM
DJ: Evie
Dashboard
by Modest Mouse
(151 plays) | (0 fans)

This song was written the first day Modest Mouse began collaborating with guitarist Johnny Marr, who was not yet an official member of the band. Marr is known for his work with The Smiths. Johnny Marr recalled: "On the first night we (Marr and Isaac Brock) just set up two amps opposite each other and just got louder and louder and improvised. I just started playing 'Dashboard,' which I'd been playing a few weeks before and forgotten about. And he instantly started improvising the lyrics, which knocked me out. To see someone produce those lyrics just off the top of his head is amazing: I've never seen it done in such a way." https://bit.ly/3mPTMTm -- Watch Modest Mouse perform "Dashboard" live at the US Open: https://youtu.be/PK-UXosdoIw
02/22/2022 09:52 AM
DJ: Evie
Convenient Parking
by Modest Mouse
(66 plays) | (1 fan)

“Convenient Parking” is a song lamenting urban sprawl, inspired by lead singer Isaac Brock's move to Montana from Issaquah, Washington as a kid. -- Modest Mouse will be performing at Thing Festival in Port Townsend, WA August 26-28, 2022. Tickets go on sale starting Friday, February 25th at 10 A.M. PST via thingnw.org, stgpresents.org and ticketmaster.com. KEXP PRESALE INFO: Wednesday, Feb 23, 10am - Thursday, Feb 24, 10pm. CODE: KEXP https://www.ticketmaster.com/artist/724795?venueId=123899&brand=fortworden
02/22/2022 09:48 AM
DJ: Evie
Clouds
by Jarv Dee & Bad Colours feat...
(27 plays) | (0 fans)

Seattle-based hip-hop artist Jarv Dee has teamed up with Brooklyn-based Bad Colours for a collaboration featuring another Seattle favorite, Shabazz Palaces. This marks Jarv Dee’s first release since 2016’s The Red Eye Jedi. Support the artists here: https://badcolours.bandcamp.com/track/clouds
02/22/2022 09:45 AM
DJ: Evie
Black Skin
by Jarv Dee x Bad Colours feat...
(27 plays) | (0 fans)

Here's local music from Seattle rapper Jarv Dee, teaming up with Brooklyn-based DJ/producer Bad Colours, recruiting former KEXP DJ and current Brooklynite Stas THEE Boss for a guest verse. -- Larry chatted with Jarv Dee x Bad Colours for KEXP's Sound & Vision series. Read part of that interview on our website: https://www.kexp.org/read/2021/11/8/bad-colours-offers-new-palette-seattle-rapper-jarv-dee-new-ep-blakhouse/ https://badcolours.bandcamp.com/track/black-skin
02/22/2022 09:42 AM
DJ: Evie
Real Love Baby
by Father John Misty
(23 plays) | (0 fans)

"He might be boasting of having an entire world inside him (and how he tastes), but there’s a humbleness and honesty to the song. Like any real love, it’s about learning to surrender such power to the other person. He may call her honey, but Tillman also inverts that old metaphor of being the King Bee. Instead, he sweetly sings of being the flower, his betrothed the bee." https://bit.ly/3jzqck1 --- Enjoy Live Video from Father John Misty's 2017 KEXP In-Studio, hosted by Cheryl Waters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EndpbTBK-mY. 2-for-Tuesday here on KEXP, which means back-to-back Father John Misty!
02/22/2022 09:39 AM
DJ: Evie

Father John Misty will be performing at THING Festival at Fort Worden in Port Townsend, WA August 26-28, 2022. Tickets go on sale starting Friday, February 25th at 10 A.M. PST via thingnw.org, stgpresents.org and ticketmaster.com. KEXP PRESALE INFO: Wednesday, Feb 23, 10am - Thursday, Feb 24, 10pm. Code: KEXP https://www.ticketmaster.com/artist/724795?venueId=123899&brand=fortworden
02/22/2022 09:36 AM
DJ: Evie
Chaise Longue
by Wet Leg
(108 plays) | (1 fan)

Chaise Longue was inspired by Hester Chambers’ grandfather’s chaise longue. “I kind of inherited it,” she explains, “and it now lives in my flat. When Rhian stays over it’s also where she sleeps. She actually wrote all the lyrics to ‘Chaise Longue’ whilst sitting on the chaise longue (all day long).” https://bit.ly/3rGryP3 https://wetleg.bandcamp.com/album/chaise-longue
02/22/2022 09:34 AM
DJ: Evie
Wet Dream
by Wet Leg
(84 plays) | (0 fans)

On the origin of the band name, Rhian Teasdale explained to News OnTheWight, "We started the band just for fun as we were both working full time jobs that demanded a lot of our time and energy, so we took a little while choosing the name 'Wet Leg.' "We basically chose it after hitting
02/22/2022 09:29 AM
DJ: Evie
Unsmart Lady
by Dry Cleaning
(16 plays) | (0 fans)

"Unsmart Lady" pairs one of the band’s heaviest grooves with lead vocalist Florence Shaw’s spoken lyrics about body image (“Fat, podgy, non-make-up/Unsmart lady”), everyday frustrations (“If you like a girl, be nice/It’s not rocket science”), and the Kerry Bog Pony, a hardy Irish horse breed known for working in tough conditions. https://bit.ly/3nOVxAT https://drycleaning.bandcamp.com/album/new-long-leg
02/22/2022 09:25 AM
DJ: Evie
Strong Feelings
by Dry Cleaning
(87 plays) | (0 fans)

This was No. 12 on KEXP listeners' Top 90.3 Albums of 2021! Check out the full list of listener favorites here: https://www.kexp.org/top-903-albums-2021/ -- Dry Cleaning performed "Strong Feelings" and other songs from 'New Long Leg' during a KEXP Live at Home session in March 2021: https://youtu.be/50bMKTIYWyU https://drycleaning.bandcamp.com/album/new-long-leg
02/22/2022 09:21 AM
DJ: Evie
Rush & Fever
by Nation of Language
(34 plays) | (0 fans)

"I hoped in making this album to create the space to openly ache for something. My favorite songs have always allowed me to indulge in that kind of longing, and this album was designed very simply to afford the same room to the listener. If I can build the structure to effectively pass that along to other people, I’ll feel like I’ve done something worthwhile." --Ian Devaney https://bit.ly/3sjFVcB https://nationoflanguage.bandcamp.com/
02/22/2022 09:17 AM
DJ: Evie
The Grey Commute
by Nation of Language
(29 plays) | (0 fans)

According to vocalist Ian Devaney, 'In some ways “The Grey Commute” is one of the more upbeat songs of the record, but in truth it’s one that was born out of much more depressing stuff. As I was working on the lyrics I had a kind of fixation on terrible tax policies, our cultural addiction to meaningless consumption, and it all got swept together into this punchy, kind of fun track.' - https://bit.ly/3mG5Lo7 Check out their full in-studio performance from last month: https://youtu.be/rQDWfRCsQJA
02/22/2022 09:12 AM
DJ: Evie
Gospel For A New Century
by Yves Tumor
(94 plays) | (0 fans)

Sean Bowie, best known by the recording alias Yves Tumor, is an American musician and producer of experimental music, raised in Tennessee and currently based in Turin, Italy.: https://www.allmusic.com/artist/yves-tumor-mn0003438593/biography -- The title of the song is based on the Japanese title for the anime 'Neon Genesis Evangelion' ('Shinseiki Evangerion,' literally "New Century Gospel"); the title card in the music video is stylized similarly to the series' episode cards. https://bit.ly/3pw3cnr Watch the video for "Gospel for a New Century": https://youtu.be/G-9QCsH3OQM
02/22/2022 09:09 AM
DJ: Evie
Jackie
by Yves Tumor
(52 plays) | (0 fans)

"Jackie" was the KEXP Song of the Day last July -- Subscribe and download a copy for free, and learn more about the psychdelic video for "Jackie" from studio Actual Objects: https://www.kexp.org/podcasts/song-of-the-day/2021/7/22/yves-tumor-jackie/ https://yves-tumor.com/
02/22/2022 09:07 AM
DJ: Evie
Romeo
by Jungle feat. Bas
(42 plays) | (0 fans)

#10 on listeners' Top 90.3 -- featuring Dreamville rapper Bas; the artists came together after sharing a bill at New York's Greatest Day Ever festival. “We’d never had a featured artist on a record before but Bas is part of the journey of this album and so it just had to make the cut,” the group’s J Lloyd explained of the collaboration. Read more at NME: https://tinyurl.com/dhjhtck Cheryl Waters hosted Jungle Live in the KEXP Studio back on October 23! Check it out after the show: https://youtu.be/Qu5RuOIUlhw
02/22/2022 09:03 AM
DJ: Evie
Busy Earnin'
by Jungle
(97 plays) | (0 fans)

JUNGLE will be performing at THING Festival at Fort Worden in Port Townsend, WA August 26-28, 2022. Tickets go on sale starting Friday, February 25 at 10 A.M. PST via thingnw.org, stgpresents.org and ticketmaster.com. KEXP PRESALE INFO: TIMELINE: Wednesday, Feb 23, 10am - Thursday, Feb 24, 10pm. Code: KEXP https://www.ticketmaster.com/artist/724795?venueId=123899&brand=fortworden
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