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07/26/2022 10:58 PM
DJ: Larry Rose
Bad Love
(54 plays) | (0 fans)

“‘Bad Love’ is about recovering from love addiction and making a decision to stop choosing and aligning with people who aren’t your energetic match,” said vocalist Emily Kempf in a statement. “I wrote it for myself and for everyone who needed to hear a song about choosing new forms of love. It’s about chasing a relationship with oneself rather than an unhealthy one, one that just doesn’t quite fit, or a codependent one.” https://bit.ly/3yt2EWy dehdforever.bandcamp.com
07/26/2022 10:56 PM
DJ: Larry Rose
Here Comes Your Man
by Pixies
(122 plays) | (0 fans)

Black Francis commented on the song in an interview with NME: "It's about winos and hobos traveling on the trains, who die in the California Earthquake, peeing their pants. Before earthquakes, everything gets very calm — animals stop talking and birds stop chirping and there's no wind. It's very ominous. I've been through a few earthquakes, actually, 'cause I grew up in California. I was only in one big one, in 1971. I was very young and I slept through it. I've been awake through lots of small ones at school and at home. It's very exciting actually — a very comical thing. It's like the earth is shaking, and what can you do? Nothing."
07/26/2022 10:52 PM
DJ: Larry Rose
by Grace Ives
(10 plays) | (0 fans)

Grace Ives' latest album was produced in collaboration with Justin Raisen, was described by Ives in a statement: “Everyone has a shitty star tattoo/stick n poke, that’s never perfect, or is rough around the edges. A beautiful thing to think about is that stars on earth look like blobs but in space really defined structures.”
07/26/2022 10:49 PM
DJ: Larry Rose
Love Song
by The Cure
(87 plays) | (0 fans)

Robert Smith wrote this as a wedding present for his fiancée, Mary Poole, shortly before they got married in 1988. Smith has remained steadfast in his devotion to Mary, whom he met at school when he was 14. He credits her with saving his life by pulling him out of the abyss when he went through some self-destructive periods. https://www.songfacts.com/facts/the-cure/lovesong
07/26/2022 10:44 PM
DJ: Larry Rose
Where Did We Go Wrong
by Ben Harper
(3 plays) | (0 fans)

New music from Ben Harper. Check out his entire performance live on KEXP from 2016 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Y4tEymZPw4
07/26/2022 10:41 PM
DJ: Larry Rose
2 Be Loved (Am I Ready)
by Lizzo
(15 plays) | (0 fans)

“2 Be Loved (Am I Ready)” — from Lizzo’s new album, Special — is a self-questioning self-help pop track with 1980s drum machines and synthesizers. On the track, she’s met a man she wants to be with, but she’s unsure if she’s ready for the leap due to scars from previous relationships. Eventually, she takes the leap and navigates the ups and downs of a new relationship. https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2022-07-15/lizzo-special-takeaways-myke-wright
07/26/2022 10:37 PM
DJ: Larry Rose
Eye Know
by De La Soul
(231 plays) | (0 fans)

On this day in 1989, the iconic trio De La Soul released an album that would change the course of Hip Hop forever. Off Tommy Boy Records, De La Soul’s debut album, '3 Feet High And Rising' set the standard for what rap should (and would) sound like. Along with producer Prince Paul, the group crafted a sonic landscape of sampled songs, sounds, and snippets unheard of before in Hip Hop. Where most producers sampled either James Brown or P-Funk, De La and producer Paul were borrowing from recordings by an unlikely host of artists usually not affiliated with hip-hop sampling like Johnny Cash, Hall and Oates, Otis Redding, The Turtles, and a French-language instructional record. https://bit.ly/3sC9V3q The most inventive, assured, and playful debut in hip-hop history, '3 Feet High and Rising' not only proved that rappers didn't have to talk about the streets to succeed, but also expanded the palette of sampling material with a kaleidoscope of sounds and references culled from pop, soul, disco, and even country music. Weaving clever wordplay and deft rhymes across two dozen tracks loosely organized around a game-show theme, De La Soul broke down boundaries all over the LP, moving easily from the groovy my-philosophy intro "The Magic Number" to an intelligent, caring inner-city vignette named "Ghetto Thang" to the freewheeling end-of-innocence tale "Jenifa Taught Me (Derwin's Revenge)." https://bit.ly/3hyJTrx https://www.wearedelasoul.com/
07/26/2022 10:32 PM
DJ: Larry Rose
So Alive
by Love and Rockets
(141 plays) | (0 fans)

Love And Rockets didn't typically use backup singers, but they wanted a "Walk On The Wild Side" vibe for "So Alive," so they brought in the trio of Lorna Wright, Sylvia Mason-James, Ruby James to "do do" the backing vocals. https://bit.ly/3bb9IO8 https://youtu.be/-L41MhFPU9s
07/26/2022 10:27 PM
DJ: Larry Rose
New Beginning
by Automatic
(38 plays) | (1 fan)

L.A. trio Automatic will perform at Neumos on Saturday and Sunday, September 10th and 11th! “It’s about spending your life making money and then spending it to fill the void created by said job,” explained bassist/vocalist Halle Saxon, with bandmate Lola Dompé cheekily adding, "Kind of like going to LA to live your dreams." Download this KEXP Song of the Day from May here: https://www.kexp.org/podcasts/song-of-the-day/2022/5/31/automatic-skyscraper/
07/26/2022 10:24 PM
DJ: Larry Rose
by The Lightning Seeds
(161 plays) | (1 fan)

The first of what would turn out to be five compilations Ian Broudie released from 1996 to 2006. Pure, The Lightning Seeds' first release by Virgin, is almost a reissue rather than a compilation, since it consists of all but three of the songs released by Epic on the first two albums, Cloudcuckooland from 1990 and Sense from 1992. https://bit.ly/3IeED8s
07/26/2022 10:19 PM
DJ: Larry Rose

Norwegian duo Röyksopp is back with this track featuring Astrid S. They said in a statement: “We wanted to create a warm and sensual space in which the simple message of the song felt native. And to us, Astrid S had to be a part of that mise-en-scène.”
07/26/2022 10:11 PM
DJ: Larry Rose
by New Order
(4 plays) | (0 fans)

Featured on New Order's fifth studio album.
07/26/2022 10:08 PM
DJ: Larry Rose
So Typically Now
by U.S. Girls
(58 plays) | (0 fans)

New music from U.S. Girls - their first new track since 2020’s Polaris Prize shortlisted album, Heavy Light. U.S. Girls played live on KEXP in in 2018, you can check out their full performance here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGN3XBy_1m8
07/26/2022 10:03 PM
DJ: Larry Rose
Love And Anger
by Kate Bush
(14 plays) | (0 fans)

The one and only Kate Bush circa 1989, featuring Pink Floyd's David Gilmour.
07/26/2022 10:01 PM
DJ: Larry Rose
A Body, A Coffin
by Amaarae & Marvel
(3 plays) | (0 fans)

Ghanaian singer, Amaarae teams up with Marvel for a new collaboration titled ‘A Body, A Coffin’ for the soundtrack for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.