photo by Amanda Longtain
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. Todayâ€™s featured selection, chosen by Afternoon Show host Kevin Cole, is “Love Your Abuser,” by Lymbyc Systym from the 2007 album Love Your Abuser on Mush Records.
Lymbyc Systym - Love Your Abuser (MP3)
Though you can hear all of Lymbyc Systym’s influences and contemporaries in their songs, they never fail to remind you that they are indeed unique. While touring with more well-known bands of the so-called post-rock genre, like Album Leaf
and Mice Parade
, brothers Jared (keys) and Michael (drums) Bell, aka Lymbyc Systym, grew and thrived under all of the right conditions, crafting an interesting and dynamic live show and are now considered peers to their former inspirations. Much like Talkdemonic
, Lymbyc Systym create their sound slowly by layering instrument upon instrument, not by pushing buttons as modern technology too easily allows. Perhaps it’s the hot Arizona climate, but unlike some other bands in the same genre, Lymbyc Systym never seem icy or distant, preferring instead a warmer and livelier sound. Refer to the band’s website
for a ton of great reviews from around the web and blogosphere.After a show tomorrow night in Austin at Emo’s
, the brothers head out to Japan for a five stops before returning back to the Arizona heat.Be sure to check out Lymbyc Systym’s in-studio performance at KEXP, recorded in April, which was recently one of our Live Performance
podcasts. Lymbyc Systym - Live @ KEXP 4/25/07 (MP3)
And while the brothers Bell were in our studio, a Seattle Times reporter and a photographer came to write about KEXP and technology
and included Lymbyc Systym as part of their feature. Take a look at this sweet slideshow
of the performance.