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08/11/2022 06:55 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
by Built to Spill
(17 plays) | (0 fans)

Built to Spill mastermind Doug Martsch recorded When the Wind Forgets Your Name alongside two members of the Brazilian psychedelic jazz-rock band Oruã: lo-fi punk artist and producer Le Almeida, and his long-time collaborator João Luiz. Oruã will support Built to Spill in the fall, performing separately, while Built to Spill’s latest lineup—Martsch, bassist Melanie Radford and drummer Teresa Esguerra—will play the band’s new material live. The band’s ninth studio album, When the Wind Forgets Your Name is produced by Martsch; mixed by Martsch, Lê Almeida, João Casaes and Josh Lewis; and mastered by Mell Dettmer. Comic artist Alex Graham (Fantagraphics Books’ Dog Biscuits) designed the album’s cover art, and illustrated a 50-panel comic strip for the album’s CD, LP and cassette gatefold. https://bit.ly/3ChgMEP
08/11/2022 06:50 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Me And My Charms
by Kristin Hersh
(5 plays) | (0 fans)

Celebrating the year 1994 this week as part of KEXP/KCMU's 50th Anniversary's festivities. Produced by Lenny Kaye, released as a solo artist after her work with Throwing Muses - the Boston group she founded as a teenager, Kristin Hersh's Hips and makers is defined by a series of extraordinary songs; at once ambiguous, heartfelt, plaintive and simple/complex. "It's personal, literally so," Hersh said, "Full of skin and coffee, shoes and sweat and babies and sex and food and stores – just stupid stuff that's really a big deal. https://bit.ly/3bMpXSC Hersh is a much loved musician, her admirers holding her in a special esteem that reflects the honesty of her work. See, for instance, this celebration of Hips and makers, two decades on, published in UK magazine, The Quietus that includes a touching anecdote where the writer recalls how he reached out to Hersh when his son was critically ill (and how they met and she later dedicated an album to his son). https://bit.ly/3bVNO2a
08/11/2022 06:48 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole

Kevin recently hosted a sublime in-studio session with Damien here at KEXP; enjoy that here: https://bit.ly/3BXb22N
08/11/2022 06:42 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
by Veruca Salt
(33 plays) | (0 fans)

Celebrating the year 1994 this week as part of KEXP/KCMU's 50th Anniversary's festivities! https://kexp.org/50 In an interview in 1994, it was suggested that "Seether" could either be about female "animalistic instincts" or bouts of rage. Vocalist Nina Gordon agreed that her songs' meanings often changed during and after the writing process. "You write a song, think it's about one thing for five minutes....and discover that it's about many different things and working on many different levels." https://bit.ly/3Peet81
08/11/2022 06:38 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Gimmie the Power
by Beverly Crusher
(51 plays) | (0 fans)

Beverly Crusher is a Seattle-based rock and roll band formed from previous and current music projects. Riff heavy with obnoxious solos and whiny lyrics about ex-girlfriends and devil worship. https://bit.ly/2UCbkEb
08/11/2022 06:36 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
I Want You
by Inspiral Carpets
(1 play) | (0 fans)

Featuring Mark E. Smith! From 1994! Inspiral Carpets were an English rock band, part of the late-1980s/early-1990s Madchester movement. Formed in Oldham in 1983, the band's most successful lineup featured frontman Tom Hingley, drummer Craig Gill, guitarist Graham Lambert, bassist Martyn Walsh and keyboardist Clint Boon. Formed by Lambert and singer Stephen Holt, who departed the band before they signed with Mute Records, Inspiral Carpets was known for using organs and distorted guitars with influences from psychedelic rock. In 2011, Hingley departed the band, though members disagree about the circumstances. The band continued on, reuniting with Holt. The group have been inactive since Gill's suicide in 2016. https://bit.ly/3vUoEb6
08/11/2022 06:32 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
by Echobelly
(9 plays) | (1 fan)

Celebrating the year 1994 this week as part of KEXP/KCMU's 50th Anniversary's festivities! Reflecting her fascination for wordplay, lead singer Sonya Madan titled the album Everyone's Got One, with the first letter of each word spelling "EGO", a common theme throughout the album. Madan wrote the songs "Today, Tomorrow, Sometime, Never" and "Call Me Names" about her feelings of alienation due to her Indian heritage: "Even though I have a brown skin, I didn't feel Asian. I felt alien." "Father Ruler King Computer" discusses her anger towards arranged marriages: "I was brought up, I've been told, that a husband is the goal. What connotations in these loaded words, a spinster and a bachelor, I am whole all by myself, I don't need nobody else." Other topics covered in her lyrics include empowering women ("Give Her a Gun"), self-confidence ("I Can't Imagine the World Without Me"), a friend's abortion ("Bellyache"), and loneliness ("Close… But"). https://bit.ly/3Pl8qi9
08/11/2022 06:29 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Easy On Your Own?
by Alvvays
(33 plays) | (0 fans)

Blue Rev is out October 7. The band’s third studio album comes five years after 2017’s Antisocialites and eight years after a self-titled debut. Alvvays recorded Blue Rev with Shawn Everett, and the record includes new members, drummer Sheridan Riley and bassist Abbey Blackwell. In October, the group will head out on tour, including The Moore on Saturday, October 22, 2022, an all ages event! https://bit.ly/3PiFffE
08/11/2022 06:24 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
(63 plays) | (1 fan)

According to the band, "Burning" was somewhat inspired by the Four Seasons’ "Beggin'." Karen O explains, "Back when I was 19 living in the East Village, one night a roommate dragged me out of the apartment for an impromptu drink across the street, I left a votive candle burning on a plastic yaffa block which in my absence set flame to my room. Within an hour and a half of having one drink down the block firefighters had come and gone extinguishing the fire, I came home to find that a natural disaster had occurred (to my room) and most of my stuff, lost in the flames. "All electronic goods were melted and demolished like my laptop, cameras, etc., but oddly enough the items that held the most sentimental value remained intact like sketchbooks, a favorite sweater with hearts across the chest, and photographs. I had photos of my parents in their youth where the fire burnt around the two of them as if there was some intangible force field protecting them, many photos like that, mysteriously leaving the beloved subjects untouched. If the world is on fire I hope the most beloved stay protected and that we do all we can to protect what we cherish most in this life. "'Burning' is a song about that feeling, smoke signals for the soul. Begging to cool it down, just doing it the best we know how. Nick [Zinner] and I nodded to Frankie Valli’s 'Beggin',' with the line, 'Oooh, lay your red hand on me, baby.' We’ve cut a rug to many a soulful ’60s bangers in our day, it was in our DNA by the time we wrote 'Burning.'"
08/11/2022 06:18 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
by The Jon Spencer Blues Explo...
(141 plays) | (1 fan)

"Bellbottoms" notably featured in the opening of the 2017 film Baby Driver directed by Edgar Wright. https://bit.ly/3dqyCL5 Jon Spencer shares, "Things changed a little bit [after 1994's Orange], but we were just always nose-to-the-grindstone. We were working, and working very hard, making the records we wanted to make and touring. I'd like to think that if we got over, it was just through hard work and sweat and playing and turning people on. Yeah, things changed, but it's not like I was given keys to the city or the record label bought us Cadillacs or that I got a dinner invitation from Eric Clapton or something." https://bit.ly/3BYHsd6
08/11/2022 06:14 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose
by James Brown
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

Hip Hop was born on this day in 1973, at a birthday party in the recreation room of an apartment building in the west Bronx, New York City. The man who hosted the historic party was the birthday girl's brother, Clive Campbell—better known to history as DJ Kool Herc, founding father of hip hop. Attendees, or people who later claimed to be there, include Grandmaster Caz, leader of the Cold Crush Brothers, Grandmaster Flash, Busy Bee, Afrika Bambaataa, Sheri Sher, Mean Gene, Red Alert, and KRS-One. Admission was .25 cents for ladies, and .50 cents for "fellas." https://bit.ly/2B9Qnea
08/11/2022 06:09 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
by DOMi & JD BECK & Thundercat
(9 plays) | (0 fans)

Ambient and jazzy instrumental duo DOMi and JD Beck have announced their debut album, NOT TiGHT, a joint release of a collaboration between Anderson .Paak’s new label, APESHIT Inc. and the storied jazz label, Blue Note Records. The announcement comes almost a month after the release of their first single, “SMiLE,” which featured a video directed by .Paak. The pair got the attention of .Paak — sliding into a co-writing credit on “Skate” from the Grammy-winning Silk Sonic album — and earned performance spots alongside Ariana Grande, Herbie Hancock and Thundercat by doing what creative kids and young adults are doing these days: flooding the internet with displays of their creativity. https://bit.ly/3C4n8af
08/11/2022 06:04 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Free Yourself
by Jessie Ware
(52 plays) | (0 fans)

"'Free Yourself' is the beginning of a new era for me," Ware reveals. "I'm so excited for people to have this song for the end of their summer; to dance, to feel no inhibitions, and to feel joyful because that’s how I've been feeling recently being able to tour again and being able to sing again. Enjoy yourself, Free Yourself!" https://www.jessieware.com/
08/11/2022 06:01 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
by Hot Chip
(18 plays) | (0 fans)

Freakout/Release was written and recorded in the band’s newly minted Relax & Enjoy studio in East London, a creative space that Al Doyle put together before and during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. "By the time we were able to be back together, we were turning on a tap and having a lot of ideas being poured out quite quickly" adds Alexis Taylor. Joe Goddard describes the creative plan of attack as creating "In a natural way, without too much discussion or a grand plan." This improvisatory vibe was supported by the new studio space, where Doyle adds, "Everything’s on all the time, and it’s very easy to capture what we’re doing." Lyrically, Freakout/Release explores darker emotions than previous Hot Chip albums have, drawing from the personal and the political to chart the ways people survive even amidst immovable struggles. "We were living through a period where it was very easy to feel like people were losing control of their lives in different ways," Goddard explains. "There’s a darkness that runs through a lot of those tracks." https://bit.ly/3C4n8af