Song of the Day: Ted Leo & The Pharmacists – The Unwanted Things

Ted Leo performing for KEXP members at The Triple Door

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 Afternoon Show host Kevin Cole, is by Ted Leo and The Pharmacists and is found on their 2007 release Living With The Living on Touch and Go:

Ted Leo & The Pharmacists – The Unwanted Things (MP3)

After getting his start within the East Coast hardcore scene in bands like Citizen’s Arrest, Animal Crackers, and Chisel, Ted Leo broke away from his direct, confrontationally political approach to experiment with the cryptically named Tej Leo (?), Rx/Pharmacists, but he very quickly returned to form, writing and performing what he does best: no nonsense rock and roll. With The Pharmacists, Ted Leo has recorded five albums to date, including the latest, Living With The Living, on which you can find the reggae inspired “The Unwanted Things,” our Song of the Day podcast, and this very directly political statement, “Bomb. Repeat. Bomb.”

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One Comment

  1. Dan McGurk
    Posted March 29, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for this song of the day! This was instrumental to me finding, and loving Ted Leo

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