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08/02/2022 11:58 PM
DJ: Larry Rose
Will Do
by TV on the Radio
(63 plays) | (0 fans)

2011 In the heartbreaking video, TVOTR's members strap on clunky-looking, virtual reality suits that transport their senses elsewhere -- guitarist Kyp Malone ends up in a gorgeous field and strums along to the backing track, while singer Tunde Adebimpe relives tender memories with a mysterious woman. "What choice of words will take me back to you?" Adebimpe sings as he remembers the past love and tries to grasp at the illusion. https://vimeo.com/21051326 From the Brooklyn band's fourth studio album, "Nine Types of Light". http://www.tvontheradio.com/
08/02/2022 11:49 PM
DJ: Larry Rose
by Caribou
(289 plays) | (4 fans)

2010 Swim is the fifth studio album by Canadian musician Dan Snaith, released under the moniker Caribou, released in 2010.
08/02/2022 11:45 PM
DJ: Larry Rose
Mouthful Of Diamonds
by Phantogram
(139 plays) | (0 fans)

2009 Watch Phantogram perform this song LIVE on KEXP back in October of 2009. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHo5S93cEi0
08/02/2022 11:43 PM
DJ: Larry Rose
by Vampire Weekend
(110 plays) | (1 fan)

2008 We've got a Platinum copy of this record (courtesy of Vampire Weekend) hanging at KEXP due to being a station that was playing this song while it was still just a CD-R demo to run off of (which we started playing in 2007).
08/02/2022 11:35 PM
DJ: Larry Rose
Paper Planes
by M.I.A.
(298 plays) | (2 fans)

2007 M.I.A., the daughter of Sri Lankan Tamil immigrants, spoke about the inspirations behind her hit track "Paper Planes," as a way to push back against anti-immigrant rhetoric. You can find an essay penned by KEXP's Dusty Henry on our website, which dives deep into the history of the song, and the sample from The Clash's "Straight To Hell.": https://bit.ly/30W4YUp
08/02/2022 11:29 PM
DJ: Larry Rose
Someone Great
by LCD Soundsystem
(488 plays) | (5 fans)

2007 Sound of Silver is the second studio album by LCD Soundsystem, released in 2007.
08/02/2022 11:26 PM
DJ: Larry Rose
Hold On, Hold On
by Neko Case
(223 plays) | (2 fans)

2006 Neko stopped by the KEXP studios back in 2018. Check out her full performance here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5MPRCf2M9U. 'Fox Confessor Brings the Flood' is Neko Case's fourth solo album. Most of the songs on the album were based on her life experiences. Case shared in an interview with the Chicago Tribune, "I've always been fascinated by fairy tales, But we really don't have fairy tales anymore. Movies have taken their place, and modern fiction seems to be in this rut of the coming-of-age story, which is getting really boring. I'm trying to find things on the outer limits of experience. I really love the Eastern European fairy tales because they're not only dark but they're also funny and not overly moral." https://nekocaseofficial.bandcamp.com/
08/02/2022 11:23 PM
DJ: Larry Rose
I Turn My Camera On
by Spoon
(195 plays) | (0 fans)

2005 Britt Daniel wrote this song after being inspired by Franz Ferdinand's "Take Me Out" --- Of the song's meaning, Daniel told NPR: "This song is about emotional distance, maybe. The idea of instead of engaging with the world you're holding a camera up which, a) puts a camera in front of your face, and b) puts some distance between you and the outside world. And you're sort of documenting the world.
08/02/2022 11:16 PM
DJ: Larry Rose
by Cat Power
(6 plays) | (0 fans)

2003 The album features guest appearances by Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters, Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam and Warren Ellis of the Dirty Three.
08/02/2022 11:12 PM
DJ: Larry Rose
by The Notwist
(47 plays) | (0 fans)

2002 The lead single off of The Notwist's fifth studio album from 2002.
08/02/2022 11:08 PM
DJ: Larry Rose

08/02/2022 11:00 PM
DJ: Larry Rose
Obstacle 1
by Interpol
(283 plays) | (1 fan)

2002 The word "obstacle" doesn't appear in this song or another track on the album, "Obstacle 2." Interpol don't think the titles of songs are important, so they put little thought into them. Lead singer and guitarist, Paul Banks, revealed to Pitchfork in 2003 why the songs are named that way. "I've just never really been all that interested in titles, so either I'm very inspired, or it's just, whatever, the working title," he said. "'Obstacle' 1 and 2 actually came from Daniel, he was working on those. I came up with those names, and they were just our working titles, and everyone was like, 'Those are great names.' We wrote 'Obstacle 2' first and 'Obstacle 1' second, and I do think it was relating to the fact that, for some reason we'd had a drought in our writing. We kind of had a down phase. We just hadn't written anything good in a couple of months, and all of a sudden we were pumping out songs. So it was sort of related to that." https://bit.ly/3oJkcaX Check out this footage of vocalist Paul Banks' live performance here in our studios back in 2012. https://youtu.be/US8fLLSJ6fk