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09/20/2022 11:59 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Drone
by Chastity Belt
(57 plays) | (1 fan)

See Chastity Belt performing "Drone" live in our studio in 2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRVGprPWO74
09/20/2022 11:56 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Convincing
by Wet Leg
(1 play) | (0 fans)

Wet Leg is opening for Florence + the Machine at Climate Pledge Arena on Thursday, October 6th, 2022. -- See a live performance of "Convincing" in March: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRVGprPWO74
09/20/2022 11:53 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Gospel For A New Century
by Yves Tumor
(94 plays) | (0 fans)

“Gospel For A New Century” is a rough translation of “Neon Genesis Evangelion” which is a popular anime. -- Yves Tumor is an experimental electronic producer now based in Turin, Italy. Originally from Knoxville, TN, they started making music out of a need to escape "dull, conservative surroundings." The enigmatic artist told Pitchfork in a 2017 interview: "I really like to drop hints in the way I express myself, instead of making my gender or my sexuality or my feelings about equality my personal brand. That’s not why I do what I do." https://yves-tumor.bandcamp.com/ https://yves-tumor.com/ -- Watch them performing this song live in March, just before the pandemic: https://youtu.be/GaSIq_7qFfI
09/20/2022 11:50 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Talk About It
by Jungle
(83 plays) | (0 fans)

Cheryl was the host when Jungle gave this great live performance in our studio in 2021: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu5RuOIUlhw
09/20/2022 11:47 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Far Apart
by MorMor
(37 plays) | (0 fans)

In a statement released alongside "Far Apart," MorMor's (Seth Nyquist) first release in over two years, the Toronto artist explains that he wrote the track about the "toxicity that occurs in a relationship when both people haven’t yet faced their demons." The heaviness of that topic is fleshed out in the lyrics, with MorMor singing about being "pulled down from above" and "buried in my doubt" in his distinctive falsetto.: https://bit.ly/3QAwizV -- Don't miss the official video for "Far Apart": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EPHbkE_YRw
09/20/2022 11:39 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Estalacticas
by Juana Molina
(1 play) | (0 fans)

Argentine artist Juana Molina will be Live on KEXP on Friday, September 23rd, at 4:00 p.m. -- "Juana Molina has played a significant role in KEXP’s history of engagement with Latin American music scenes. Over the years, Juana has visited Seattle on several occasions. KEXP has closely followed each of her fruitful steps as an icon of the international experimental scene. Molina has recorded two Live on KEXP sessions, one in 2014 and one in 2017, but has a relationship with the station going back to 2005, when she recorded an audio-only performance, prior to the creation of KEXP’s YouTube channel. Having Juana Molina join KEXP live from Argentina completes a full circle of love for music and takes another step in a long musical friendship.": https://www.kexp.org/read/2022/7/1/announcing-kexp-live-from-argentina-full-lineup/
09/20/2022 11:36 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Policy Of Truth
by Depeche Mode
(142 plays) | (0 fans)

"Things could be so different now It used to be so civilized You will always wonder how It could have been if you’d only lied...": https://genius.com/Depeche-mode-policy-of-truth-lyrics -- “Policy of Truth” is the third single off Depeche Mode’s 1990 album "Violator." It had significant success, reaching the top 20 in nine countries. -- "We wanted to come up with the most extreme, ridiculously heavy-metal title that we could," the band's chief songwriter, Martin Gore, told NME when 'Violator' was released. "I'll be surprised if people will get the joke." Read why Depeche Mode is one of heavy metal's biggest influences: https://bit.ly/2Vle4uP.
09/20/2022 11:30 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Sleepsinging
by The Damnwells
(43 plays) | (0 fans)

The Damnwells were an indie rock band originally from Brooklyn, New York. The band formed in 2000 and released five full-length albums,. The original members of the Damnwells were Alex Dezen (lead vocals, guitar, piano), David Chernis (lead guitar), Ted Hudson (bass), and Steven Terry (drums/percussion).: http://www.thedamnwells.com/bio/
09/20/2022 11:23 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Over and Over
by Beach House
(13 plays) | (0 fans)

Beach House will be performing at Primavera Sound in Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 13th, 2022. -- NPR says of this song: "Beach House has perfected the "escapist" song, which knocks you into dizziness and elation, heightened by those rotating, shimmering synths... it may also have the power to temporarily cure you of seasonal depression. ": https://www.npr.org/sections/now-playing/2021/12/14/1064053190/beach-house-over-and-over
09/20/2022 11:17 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Gotta Know
by Acapulco Lips
(29 plays) | (0 fans)

See a live performance by Acapulco Lips ion the KEXP studio in 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6KkLXshDJQ&t=7s
09/20/2022 11:16 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Merci Bocu
by Blanco Teta
(1 play) | (0 fans)

You can hear Blanco Teta playing Live on KEXP tomorrow, Wednesday, September 21st, at 1:00 p.m. -- Based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, born in 2017 with the need to find a unique sound with an atypical formation, given by the presence of the processed cello. Blanco Teta is made up by Carola Zelaschi on drums, Carlos E. Quebrada on electric bass and Violeta García on cello. They released their first album BLANCO TETA on cassette in 2017 under the record label TVL REC and in 2019 they recorded their second album which was released in March 2020 through the label GOZA RECORDS. They are now working on ROMPEPAGA, their third album.
09/20/2022 11:13 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Silence Is Golden
by The Beths
(36 plays) | (0 fans)

Get ready! New Zealand quartet The Beths will be at Neumos on Friday, February 17, 2023. -- Their third album, "Expert in a Dying Field," has just been released to very positive reviews.: https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/the-beths-expert-in-a-dying-field/
09/20/2022 11:11 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
En La Frente
by Barbi Recanati
(7 plays) | (0 fans)

Live at KEXP just dropped! All proceeds from this 19-song album go directly to the artists!: https://kexp.bandcamp.com/releases -- Barbi Recanati visited the KEXP studios in May and recorded this song along with three others. See the performance and conversation with El Sonido's own Albina Cabrera here: https://bit.ly/3QP90WW
09/20/2022 11:08 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
En la frente
by Various Artists
(1 play) | (0 fans)

09/20/2022 11:05 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Espacio interior
by Riel
(1 play) | (0 fans)

Riel is a shoegaze duo formed by Germán (drums) and Mora (guitar + vocals). Their avant-garde music centers on dream rock with garage vibes, indie, and noise rock mixing other genres with their own personal style. They will be Live on KEXP tomorrow, Wednesday, September 21st, on The Midday Show at 10:00 a.m.
09/20/2022 11:00 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Rock Steady
by Aretha Franklin
(30 plays) | (0 fans)

"Just call the song exactly what it is" Aretha Franklin sings. Aretha wrote the song herself, but she got a lot of help in the studio (Criteria in Miami), where the groove came together. On "Rock Steady," Donny Hathaway played organ and Dr. John added percussion. "It was a dream come true," producer Arif Mardin said. -- Aretha won a Grammy for this release in the Best R&B Vocal Performance category in 1972.
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