Song of the Day:
Every Monday-Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. The podcast features exclusive in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that KEXP DJs think you should hear. Todayâ€™s featured selection, chosen by Morning Show host John Richards, is by The Besnard Lakes and is found on their 2007 album The Besnard Lakes Are The Dark Horse on Jagjaguwar:
The Besnard Lakes – Agent 13 (MP3)
After self-releasing their first album, Montreal’s The Besnard Lakes are now reaching wider audiences with their independent label debut, and thankfully so. The husband and wife duo of Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas pouplate their complex aural landscapes, almost prog-rock in structure, with rich, reverb-laden Beach Boys-style harmonies. At only eight tracks, the album The Besnard Lakes Are The Dark Horse nevertheless is a complete listening experience, accessible enough to listen to while cleaning your house but also rewarding enough to strap on the headphones and tune out the rest of the world.
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We are beyond thrilled to have Rufus Wainwright in our studios today. Tune in to the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters at noon today to hear the interview and exclusive live performance. If you’d like to go back later to listen in, you can go back for the next two weeks on our Streaming Archive. Here’s a video of “Going To Town” from his album Release the Stars due out next month:
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