Datarock played Iceland Airwaves last year. This year, you can win tickets through KEXP
photo courtesy of Iceland Airwaves
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 Morning Show host John Richards, is â€œI Used To Dance With My Daddyâ€ by Datarock from their 2007 album Datarock Datarock, available on Nettwerk.
The Norwegian band, built around friends Fredrik Saroea and Ketil Mosnes, has been featured on a Song of the Day podcast before, and the boys from Bergen have recently finished a U.S. leg of their tour, including a stop at the KEXP studio — look for a Live Performance podcast from them in the near future! Next, the band is taking its high-energy live shows, which often feature audience members joining in a chorus on songs like “Fa-Fa-Fa,” on a round of festivals in Europe, Dublin’s Oxegen Festival and Roskilde Festival both this weekend, Benicassim Festival later in the month, and Reading and Leeds festivals next month — plus a whole bunch more in between. Go to the Datarock’s website for more information.
While you’re waiting out in the mud, dirt, or trampled grass at these many festivals, you could be sporting new kicks if you’re the winner of the “Fa-Fa-Fa-Fluevog/Datarock Awesomest Ever Prize Pack.” Along with the ‘vogs, you could also win a limited edition datarock tracksuit “complete with trace amounts of authentic Datarock sweat”! If that’s not appealing to you, then you just don’t know Datarock. Maybe this video will show you how cool red jumpsuits can be. Here’s a fun and great sounding clip from their live performance at Chop Suey last month: