Posts Tagged ‘Live at KEXP’

On his fourth solo record, the former frontman of Bomb The Music Industry! new intense highlights. The current and anxious texts occupy a prominent place for the solid skater punk and power pop background. Songs like “Scram!” and “Monday At The Beach” have a very high roar and the scream at the end of “N O D R E A M” comes straight from a Converge project. Despite the few instrumental breathers and the seemingly playful vocals, the lyrics remain very introspective and authentic. Rosenstock finds on NO DREAM the furore and passion that made Worry (2015) so great and which was painfully absent at Post-(2018).

Jeff Rosenstock performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded August 20th, 2018.

Songs: USA Yr Throat All This Useless Energy The Trash The Trash The Trash

Shopping are all about propulsive bass lines, primitive disco-not-disco drums and guitar lines sharp as broken glass. The band was formed in 2012 by members Rachel Aggs (guitar), Billy Easter (bass) and Andrew Milk (drums), who’ve all done time in a plethora of notable UK DIY bands including Trash Kit and Wet Dog.

Shopping were barely a few dates into a worldwide tour when it all got cancelled. They were supporting their new album ”All Or Nothing,” and things had been going quite well up to that point – press, radio, and fan reactions were great, as the album was a most accessible advancement of their earlier sound.

They had just begun on the west coast of the US and were on their way into the legendary Seattle radio station KEXP for a live session when things started getting dicey. Soon after, they got the news that all their dates had been cancelled across the US, UK, and EU. The money they’d spent on flights and visas would be lost. After hunkering down at a friend’s house, the band flew home a week later.

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While fans can’t attend one of their absolutely thrilling live shows for a while, these live recordings serve as a placeholder until touring can happen once again. And yet, even after suffering such financial disaster from the tour cancellations, the band have now chosen to donate their profits from this release to the Bail Project and National Memorial Family Fund.

Released June 5th, 2020

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Wand are constantly on the move – if not writing or recording, they’re on tour in some country on some continent, heating up and burning down venues with their scorched-torch songs and inventive and propulsive take on rock. Earlier this year was the release of “Perfume” and a tour of the USA; come November, they head to Europe. In the meantime, they make stops at some of the finest radio stations that will host them, like they did last month at KEXP in Seattle. That session just went online today so all of us the world over can enjoy live Wand, right now, and whenever we want! Watch Wand rip it up in session at the KEXP Studios,.

Wand performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded August 2nd, 2018.

Songs: High Rise White Cat The Gift Bee Karma Blue Cloud

La Luz

Ever since they first appeared in 2012 with their lush combination of moody surf guitar and luminous girl group harmonies, La Luz have pushed the expressive possibilities of surf into ever more adventurous realms, with songwriting and arrangements that have grown increasingly sophisticated over time. The band’s latest LP, Floating Features, is the most fully-realized version of their sound to date, a record of complex, cerebral rock songs that feel as light and effortless as pop.

Floating Features was recorded in Nashville, and it marked the first time the group had been able to “take full advantage of all the bells and whistles and the toys that were just kind of laying around the studio,” remembers Simon, the group’s resident gearhead. “Harpsichord, orchestra chimes, marimba, all the different pedals. A Leslie speaker, too. We ran different organs through the Leslie with various effects.”

Like the rest of the band’s discography, Floating Features is a record that hinges upon La Luz’s preternatural talent for writing songs that balance the menacing edge of instrumental surf with sunny harmonies, a mix that’s defined the band from the beginning.

presents La Luz performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded March 9th, 2013

Songs:
Big Big Blood
Call Me In The Day
It’s Alive
Sure As Spring

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Cherry Glazerr signed to the fabled indie label Secretly Canadian, made up of singer/guitarist Clementine Creevy, multi-instrumentalist Sasami Ashworth, and drummer Tabor Allen—licked each other’s elbows, detailed the “Fibonacci sequence of snack games,” and told us about being a horn star, not a porn star. But the playful attitude belies its sleek new sound, like the recent singles “Told You I’d Be With The Guys” and “Nurse Ratched” that show off polished riffs, incisive lyrics, and urgent vocals miles ahead of the band’s garage rock origins. Like Hole updated for the Tumblr era, Cherry Glazerr are the grunge-pop darlings to soundtrack your war against the patriarchy.

Clementine Creevy has said Secretly Canadian is a great label with really cool music lovers and wonderful energy. They’ve allowed us to do what we want creatively so far and they loved our record. We wanted to have some variety and explore all musical pathways.

This second record was much more, I don’t want to sound like we know what the hell we’re doing, but slightly more sophisticated and focused and deliberate and exploratory.

Cherry Glazerr performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded February 8th, 2017.

Songs:
Told You I’d Be With The Guys
Only Kid On The Block
Trick or Treat Dance Floor
Chewing Cud

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Throwing Muses frontwoman Kristin Hersh dropped by the studios of Seattle radio station KEXP last November while touring in support of her new solo album Wyatt At The Coyote Palace, and performed a four-song set and discussed her music with host Larry Rose.

The 25-minute video — recently posted by KEXP — includes Hersh’s performances of “Bright,” the opening track to her new album, as well as “Sunray Venus,” off the Throwing Muses’ 2013 album “Purgatory Paradise” , and two other solo cuts.

Kristin Hersh performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded November 29th 2016.
Songs:
Bright
Sunray Venus
Mississippi Kite
Krait

The Amazing charismatic frontman  is Paul Janeway and the band are St Paul and the Broken Bones most of the band are from Birmingham Alabama, this new session recorded Live at KEXP on the 18th February 2015, KEXP radio  presents St. Paul & the Broken Bones performing live at the Triple Door as part of KEXP’s VIP Club Concert series.
Songs:
Simple Song
Don’t Mean A Thing
Sugar Dyed
I’m Torn Up
Half The City
Broken Bones & Pocket Change
Like A Mighty River
Call Me
Grass Is Greener