Song of the Day: The DTs – Freedom

The DT's
The DT’s record release at Georgetown Records
photo by yfelines

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 The DT’s and is found on their 2007 album Filthy Habits released on Get Hip:

The DTs – Freedom (MP3)

Begun by long-time friends Diana Young-Blanchard and Dave Crider, The DT’s create a sound they call “hard soul,” a combination of 70s rock and late 60s soul. Also evident in the Bellingham band’s sound are the sharp edges of Northwest punk. In fact, the band’s is actually a reference to the early Portland punkers The Wipers, rather than a drink-inflicted condition. Added to to Young-Blanchad’s soulful lyrics and Crider’s cruching guitar riffs are the powerful rhythms of drummer Phil Carter and the jazzy keyboards of Patti Bel, altogether creating a sweaty, stomping, explosive sound. More information about The DT’s and this video can be found on their MySpace page:

the Dt’s: Live TV2 Madrid – 10.05

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