Song of the Day: Low Frequency in Stereo – Jimmy Legs

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Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. The podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s featured selection, chosen by Midday Show host Cheryl Waters, is by Low Frequency in Stereo and is found on their 2006 release The Last Temptation of…The Low Frequency in Stereo Vol. 1 on Gigantic Music:

Low Frequency in Stereo – Jimmy Legs (MP3)

Last year, Low Frequency in Stereo was nominated for a Norwegian Grammy, and rightly so. Although distinctly Nordic, the band’s sound references many genres of American and British rock. The Last Temptation of…, their third album, combines elements of garage rock, lounge music, Western twang, and space rock, reminding you at various times of Link Wray, The Doors, Stereolab, Spiritualized and many others. If you can imagine the late Mary Hansen backed by Ray Manzarek, you’re starting to get the picture. Our Music Director, Don Yates, called the band’s mix “adventurous,” which he meant in the most literal way. Prepare to travel with Low Frequency in Stereo through terrestrial and other worldly territories.

After you enjoy the frenetic intensity of “Jimmy Legs,” turn on, tune in and drop out this hypnotic instrumental called “Bahamas”:

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