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03/22/2022 07:58 AM
DJ: John Richards
Price Of Gas
by Bloc Party
(96 plays) | (0 fans)

Bloc Party released their debut album, "Silent Alarm" on this day in 2005. Remember when we thought gas was expensive in 2005?
03/22/2022 07:53 AM
DJ: John Richards
Bad Reputation
by Joan Jett
(47 plays) | (0 fans)

Tuesday morning mood. Sort of, also, an everyday mood...
03/22/2022 07:49 AM
DJ: John Richards
Pretend We're Dead
by L7
(150 plays) | (0 fans)

"Please play L7 Pretend that we're Dead. Much appreciated Thanks, Sally in Denver" - While writing this track, Donita Sparks was in her apartment in Echo Park trying to write lyrics to a cassette she had made. She was heartbroken at the time due to a recent breakup, and she says the first thing that came to her was, "I just pretend that you're dead." She did not mean it as wanting her former paramour to be dead but felt that the only way she could get through the breakup was to pretend he was dead. Then, immediately, in her mind, she thought "I'm not writing that. It's just not gonna happen. What about, "pretend we're dead"? I liked that because that was a children’s game. And then it became kind of a commentary on Reagan/Bush–era apathy." Read the full oral history of this song here: https://www.spin.com/2012/03/l7-look-back-20-years-pretend-were-dead/
03/22/2022 07:46 AM
DJ: John Richards
Absolute Maximum
by Scrunchies
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

Scrunchies, the Minneapolis based rock band, will release their sophomore record Feral Coast (Dirtnap Records) on April 1, 2022. The album continues their consciousness of the intersection of personal and political, pushing the edges of the soft and the heavy, with intimate yet surrealistic lyrics and melodic hooks. https://scrunchies.bandcamp.com/
03/22/2022 07:41 AM
DJ: John Richards
Everyone Chooses Sides
by The Wrens
(169 plays) | (0 fans)

"Hi John and the Morning Crew! Today is my 41st birthday. To honor this momentous occasion, could you play something by the 41st greatest band of all time, the Wrens? Thanks, Cody in Seattle" HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CODY!
03/22/2022 07:39 AM
DJ: John Richards
Skinty Fia
by Fontaines DC
(23 plays) | (0 fans)

The title of Fontaines D.C.'s forthcoming album, Skinty Fia, draws its name from an old Irish cuss word that translates to “the damnation of the deer”. The album is scheduled to released on April 22, 2022. https://fontainesdc.com/
03/22/2022 07:33 AM
DJ: John Richards
So Haunted
by Cut Copy
(110 plays) | (0 fans)

Cut Copy released In Ghost Colours on this day in 2008. In Ghost Colors is the second studio album by Cut Copy. Lead vocalist, Dan Whitford, said that the sound of In Ghost Colours is the closest the band has come to the sound they are after: "The album is a lot more realised than the first one. I think all of us, when we think of the first one, we agree we sort of got half way there. But on the new one we got a lot closer to the sort of sounds we're after. There are some different aspects to it – more layered, more dynamic, as well as some more loud, dance-y sections to it. And with the guitar there were many-layered sections as well. It got the real highs and lows, the real floaty bits, which I think is sort of a secret to our sound, with a lot of segues so that it just sort of flows together. And I think it's a lot more, kind of... complete."
03/22/2022 07:27 AM
DJ: John Richards
by Miike Snow
(99 plays) | (3 fans)

This track off the third album from the Swedish band is based off a real person. Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow told Notion in 2016 that this album, "kicked off with the first time anyone’s really ever broken my heart and it was a long process of recovery, much longer than I thought it would be."
03/22/2022 07:24 AM
DJ: John Richards
by Jacques Greene
(4 plays) | (0 fans)

Greene said: “In my mind thereʼs a real soothing, meditative core to 'Taurus' and the almost relentless repetitive nature of the aggressive breaks is meant to tip over into full mediation mode. Thereʼs angst - but thereʼs trying to move through it.” https://bit.ly/3uf2tLf https://www.jacquesgreene.com/ https://jacquesgreene.bandcamp.com/
03/22/2022 07:21 AM
DJ: John Richards

Kae Tempest is joined by BROCKHAMPTON's Kevin Abstract in "More Pressure." According to a statement from Tempest, the new album, 'The Line Is A Curve' "is about letting go. Of shame, anxiety, isolation, and falling instead into surrender," Kae says. "I want people to feel welcomed into this record, by me, the person who made it, and I have let go of some of my airier concerns. I feel less shame in my body because I am not hiding from the world anymore. I wanted to show my face, and I dreamed of it being Wolfgang Tillmans who took the portrait." https://bit.ly/3AL3xt1 Kae Tempest has visited the KEXP studio a few times in the past. Here is their most recent performance in 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUQ5T8bG3d4&t=1s
03/22/2022 07:15 AM
DJ: John Richards
Time and Time Again
by Bob Moses
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

According to Bob Moses, Time and Time Again is “a celebration of the return of dancing with friends after almost two years spent inside." https://bit.ly/3IwL7i7 LET'S DANCE
03/22/2022 07:11 AM
DJ: John Richards
Mercy In You
by Depeche Mode
(3 plays) | (0 fans)

Depeche Mode released their eighth studio album, Songs of Faith and Devotion, on this day in 1993! Songs of Faith and Devotion was recorded over eight months in a rented villa in Madrid during 1992, as well as later sessions in Hamburg and London. Following his work on U2's seventh studio album, producer Flood suggested the idea of building their own studio in a rented house where the band would live and work, the same process having yielded huge successes for U2. A studio was set up in the basement of the villa, with two drum kits using different spaces to achieve different sounds. The band had become aware of getting caught in easy routines in the studio leading to boredom and thus wanted to change as many aspects to their approach to the recording as possible.
03/22/2022 07:02 AM
DJ: John Richards
how do you sleep?
by LCD Soundsystem
(7 plays) | (0 fans)

Good morning, early birds! - Uncut commented to frontman James Murphy that the track is "insane." He responded: "I played it for my wife and by the back 20 per cent, she was leaning back in her chair: 'That might be too much... 'So I had to remix it and make some space. That song, for a really long time was just the drum at the start, a little percussion and voice, that's all it was. (Then) it just got bonkers. It was a bit of a beast to wrangle." See the first live performance of "How Do You Sleep?" at the Hollywood Bowl in 2018: https://bit.ly/3dMt1L1
03/22/2022 07:02 AM
DJ: John Richards
John in The Morning
by Eyelids
(1 play) | (0 fans)