Song of the Day: Das Llamas – Wood On Bone

photo by Gunther Frank

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This 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 Morning Show host John Richards, is “Wood On Bone” by Das Llamas, which comes from their forthcoming album World War on Aviation Records.

Das Llamas – Wood On Bone (MP3)

Das Llamas put the post- back in punk. Often compared to Mission of Burma and even Devo (?), the Seattle four-piece edge closer to the angular grooves of British post-punkers Television, The Fall, and Gang of Four. Das Llamas add their own dark intensity, though, thanks especially to Kerry Zettel deep vocals, even moodier than Interpol’s Paul Banks, and with more bite. Guitarists Shawn Kock and newly added Aaron Everett build a squall over the punching rhythms provided by Zettel and drummer Thomas Burke. As of yet, Das Llamas have released two EPs, but their debut World War is due to explode in June.

Listen to more songs on the band’s MySpace page.

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