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07/12/2022 12:55 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
by Alex Anwandter
(16 plays) | (0 fans)

"Malinche" refers to the Aztec woman who allied with Hernán Cortés. Chilean artist Alex Anwandter turns this on its head: "One thing I set out to do with this song was to shift the classical 'evil woman' narrative inherent in the story of La Malinche towards the pervasive, all-knowing, bro-y straight male that actually has ruled our lives for ages. I didn’t have a lack of targets for that, fortunately." Read more: https://www.kexp.org/read/2018/11/7/chilean-artist-alex-anwandter-his-most-political-album-date-latinoamericana/
07/12/2022 12:47 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
by TV on the Radio
(48 plays) | (1 fan)

Read a very positive review of this "dense, kaleidoscopic, and challenging" album: https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/9177-return-to-cookie-mountain/ -- Here's a 2017 Austin City Limits interview with TV on the Radio about the band's past and what pushes them musically: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDhLpSBr4dA
07/12/2022 12:41 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
by Slowdive
(70 plays) | (0 fans)

Bassist Nick Chaplin said: Neil’s [Halstead] been kind a folk singer for 20 years. You can kind of hear it when you listen to the vocal melodies and lyrics in “Slomo,” for example. It’s a song I think Neil’s been kicking around for a while that he would have written as a solo folk song. There’s a lot of imagery about Cornwall, where he lives by the sea, typical Southwestern English kind of folk topics, and it’s ended up as a Slowdive song. Here are the lyrics: https://genius.com/Slowdive-slomo-lyrics -- Slowdive performed "Slomo" among others when they played live in the KEXP studio in 2017. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwgq-IWtcPE&t=176s
07/12/2022 12:34 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters

Melbourne, Australia band Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever will play Neumos on Thursday, August 18th. Their third album, "Endless Rooms," was released in May.: https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/rolling-blackouts-coastal-fever-endless-rooms/ -- They performed live in our studio in 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2zuqY8PrUo&t=578s
07/12/2022 12:30 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
by Hatchie
(23 plays) | (0 fans)

Here's what Harriette Pilbeam (Hatchie) says about "Quicksand": “Quicksand” is about dealing with the realisation that you’ll never be satisfied. I started writing it when I was home between tours in 2019 before finishing it with Joe Agius and Dan Nigro the next year. I was feeling guilty and ungrateful for not being happy about a few different things in my life that were technically going well. I had to work through some tough learned thought processes and emotions that had been working away for years to try to understand how to be happy with my present, and stop fixating on my past and future. The video digs deeper into showing this juxtaposition of such sadness and anger despite being surrounded by glamour and grandeur.': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xP5yeegZEsE
07/12/2022 12:27 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
by Warren Dunes
(17 plays) | (0 fans)

Warren Dunes will be playing the Ballard Seadfood Fest on Sunday, July 17th: https://www.facebook.com/welcometowarrendunes/
07/12/2022 12:23 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
by Allison Russell
(5 plays) | (0 fans)

We just released Allison Russell's live KEXP performance in June on our YouTube channel!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HD2HOdwEY_w
07/12/2022 12:19 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters

Mykki Blanco today announced a new LP titled Stay Close to Music. Its first single is called “French Lessons” and also debuted today, and features artist Kelsey Lu. Stay Close to Music will be released on October 14 and will feature appearances from ANOHNI, Devandra Banhart, Jonsi of Sigur Ros and many more.: https://www.stereogum.com/2192787/mykki-blanco-french-lessons-feat-kelsey-lu/music/
07/12/2022 12:17 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Selfish Soul
by Sudan Archives
(52 plays) | (1 fan)

Violinist, singer, songwriter and producer Sudan Archives will be at Capitol Hill Block Party on July 22nd and will return to Neumos on Saturday, October 1st. -- She said of this song: "I feel like there’s an American standard of what beautiful hair is, and I wanted to show in this video that’s not what all beauty is; to showcase different hairstyles and different types of women and their hair. I was inspired by India.Arie’s “I Am Not My Hair,” one of the first songs I heard about this subject. She talks about extensions and weaves and natural hair and nappy hair, and that she’s not her hair; she won’t conform to the comparisons that would come up if you had a weave or sew-in or natural hair or Afro—that doesn’t represent her." -- See the terrific video for "Selfish Soul": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaY8kI0oEpA
07/12/2022 12:12 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Shine a Light
by Shabazz Palaces feat. Thadd...
(122 plays) | (0 fans)

Fresh off the Spaceship tells the story of the Black Constellation, an artist collective (Shabazz Palaces, THEESatisfaction, Ya Tseen) with Seattle roots and cosmic reach. Hosted by KEXP’s Larry Mizell Jr. and Martin Douglas, each of the 10 episodes takes listeners on a musical journey connecting the stars of the Black Constellation and drawing meaning from their art, emphasizing the revolutionary power of communion along the way. https://www.kexp.org/podcasts/fresh-off-the-spaceship -- In 2017, Shabazz Palaces performed live in the KEXP studio. that session included "Shine a Light": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT0Yxq22Dho
07/12/2022 12:07 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
by Denzel Curry
(5 plays) | (0 fans)

See Denzel Curry perform "Walkin" live in the KEXP studio back in April: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZMm4OzY-2I
07/12/2022 12:03 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
In the Stone
by The Goon Sax
(1 play) | (0 fans)

The Brisbane trio announced today that they are calling it quits.: https://pitchfork.com/news/the-goon-sax-call-it-quits/ -- Watch the full KEXP Live at Home session that included "In the Stone": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZJuHiqEBVk