Song of the Day: The Fucking Eagles – When Will I Be Loved

Fucking Eagles
photo by LaRae + Cory Lobdell / Lifework Images

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 When Will I Be Loved by The Fucking Eagles from their 2007 debut A Million Dollars Worth of Music on Gap Tooth Jukebox.

The Fucking Eagles – When Will I Be Loved (MP3)This review by KEXP Music Director Don Yates says it all: “This Tacoma band’s debut album is a sweat-soaked dance party of old school garage-rock injected with high-energy R&B in ways reminiscent of modern-day rockers like the Mooney Suzuki, the Hives and the Oblivians, not to mention a variety of more vintage sources including Mitch Ryder, the Human Beinz and hometown heroes the Sonics. The songs are split evenly between covers and originals, but whether they’re digging up old soul chestnuts from Gino Washington and Sir Mack Rice or tearing into one of their own catchy originals, they bring a feral intensity and unbridled enthusiasm that’s utterly refreshing.”

There are plenty of opportunities to see The Fucking Eagles, who earlier this year headlined Lebowski Fest in Seattle. They’ll be at the High Dive on July 6, the Tractor on July 21, and at Bumbershoot on September 2. Be sure to tune in to hear them play on air and in the KEXP studio on July 19 at noon. Right now, head over to their MySpace page(s) for numerous song downloads; yes, they have two, this one and that one.

Wanna know why the band was chosen to head Lebowski Fest (besides the fact that they rule) and why they would choose to call themselves a name unspeakable on the radio? Just watch:

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