Posts Tagged ‘Kexp Radio’

Wild Nothing, aka Brooklyn-based musician Jake Tatum, released his debut album ‘Gemini’ in 2010 to critical acclaim. Five years on, with an equally impressive sophomore release and a series of EPs under his belt, Tatum says
Songs are songs you have to allow yourself to be open to everything.” .
I view every record as an opportunity to write better songs. At the end of the day it still sounds like me, just new.”

Wild Nothing performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded April 25, 2016.

Songs:
TV Queen
A Woman’s Wisdom
Lady Blue
Adore

http://KEXP.ORG presents TORRES performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded May 16, 2015.
in Torres’s second album Sprinter feels like dreaming in a state of moderate anxiety, with guitar effects and reverberating synths whirling around lyrics that weave scraps of emotion together with the kind of suggestive references—to Polish swimmer Beata Kamínska, to Poseidon, to a Christian God and a profane pastor—that might crop up in states of estranged reverie. Scott’s vocal instrument ranges from self-consciously fragile, to a menacing growl.

Songs:
A Proper Polish Welcome
New Skin
Sprinter
Cowboy Guilt

KEXP presents King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded September 2, 2015.

Songs:
The River
I’m In Your Mind
I’m Not In Your Mind
Cellophane
I’m In Your Mind Fuzz

 

Meatbodies performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded November 19, 2014.

Chad Ubovich spent the last few years as a member of Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin‘s respective backing bands. Along the way, he’s learned to put his personal spin on the surf-strum mutant beach party championed by California psychedelic rock bands like Thee Oh Sees, Wand and Bleached.

As Meatbodies, Ubovich’s lessons pay off. Listening to the band, fans of Ty Segall and his coterie will no doubt find similarities — the obvious nods to ’60s dream-time dementia, cultish lyrical enticements, the cartoonish narcissism of glam rock, the positioning of an acoustic guitar against heaps of fuzz and delay. That’s fine. People don’t expect a revelation in rock ‘n’ roll so much as they demand a good time. But Ubovich finds ways to differentiate his music, and in doing so gets to have it both ways.

You can tell he’s a bassist by trade, as the rhythmic imperative on his self-titled debut hardly ever lets up; it’s dialed into mosh-pit velocity while driving songs with metallic edges (the twinned lead guitars of “Mountain,” for example) into controlled bursts of frenzy. Someone has already knocked the drink out of your hand, but Meatbodies’ poignant middle section will have you staring at patterns from the lights dancing off the liquid now covering the floor.

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Elsewhere the sturdy two-chord riff structures recall an earlier SoCal sensation, Rocket From The Crypt, if it had replaced its horn section with two more guitarists and played everything much faster and heavier. Meatbodies plays off this energy, which dips only by design and comes racing back anew, recharged and ready to slam heads together. Ubovich applies these lessons to perfection in “Off,” four and a half minutes of bug-eyed melodic pogo-punk that’s been jammed into a quick-shifting chorus and peppered with whammy-bar fratricide and finger-shredding hammer-ons designed to knock the wind out of anyone in earshot. The record closes, fittingly, with “The Master,” a massive coda of delay and noise that shoots the curl against the driving, steady beat, sounding for all the world like Ubovich is trying to trigger the next big earthquake.

Songs:
Mountain
Him
Wahoo
Tremmors

The Dream Syndicate performing live from the Bumbershoot Music Lounge. Recorded August 31, 2014.The Dream Syndicate US tour begins this week.with Five cities then over the course of 2 months. Hey, after a 25 year layoff, it’s nice to take your time.First up Portland’s Doug Fir lounge on Friday and Seattle’s Bumbershoot on Sunday with Atlanta, Brooklyn and LA just down the road.
we’ll make it worth your while. We promise. this session recorded for the Radio station KEXP.
Songs:Tell Me When It’s Over, That’s What You Always Say ,John Coltrane Stereo Blues, The Days of Wine and Roses.

Quilt are a psychedelic Folk Rock Indie three piece band members are Anna Fox Rochinski, Shane Butler and John Andrews  so far they have released two albums an EP and a handful of Singles through Mexican Summer. The band writes Collaboratively and share vocals duties

 

 

 

from the excellent KEXP are Quilt recorded live at Pickathon Festival, they will be at the Liverpool Psychedelia Festival next weekend

Still possibily one of the songs of the year from one of the live acts  of the year, if you saw Courtney and her band they rocked everywhere and with the best lyrics I heard this year what a performance

Scottish band PAWS have just played a great set t the Deer Shed Festival in north Yorkshire, with the band clearly enjoying themselves this track taken from the KEXP radio session features the single from the new album, Youth Culture Forever.