Song of the Day: Thee More Shallows – Night at the Knight School

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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 Night at the Knight School by Thee More Shallows from the 2007 album Book of Bad Breaks on Anticon.

Thee More Shallows – Night at the Knight School (MP3)

Following the release of their last album, More Deep Cuts, which took the better part of three years, Thee More Shallows needed a different approach. Insert convenient meeting with Anticon phenom Odd Nosdam who just happened to be vocalist Dee Kesler’s neighbor. Anticon is known for mixing hip-hop sensibilities with ambient, electronic soundscapes, as well as for their role in overseeing and not in meddling. The new album contains more noise and distortion than its predecessor with far less production, resulting in a jarring record for prior fans, yet it remains TMS’ catchiest record to date. As they near the peak of their creative powers, look to hear TMS collaborating and remixing before dropping another surprise on us.

Thee More Shallows will tour the west coast in August, hitting the major music meccas along the way before ending back in their hometown of San Francisco. Check out their website and MySpace page for the latest. Here’s a video for Fly Paper:

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