Song of the Day: Coco B’s – Modern Lover

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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 Midday Show host Cheryl Waters, is Modern Lover by Coco B’s from their 2007 self-titled debut, available through the band’s website.

Coco B’s – Modern Lover (MP3) After the fallout of previous band Retriever, Kevin Castle (guitar/vocals) and Bob Penn (drums) formed Coco B’s, releasing several EPs to slow, somewhat hushed, yet critical acclaim. Hailing from the outskirts of musically saturated Orange County, Coco B’s have made a name for themselves by revisiting the sounds of the Replacements, R.E.M., and other early 90’s tastemakers. The demo sent to NME in early May received “Demo of the Week” honors while Popmatters called their Firehawks and Dirtybirds EP some of the best music that’s ever been released, period. With Alex Newport (Two Gallants, Sepultura) on production detail, expect a splash of tidal wave proportions from these up-and-comers. While touring exclusively in California thus far, Coco B’s played LA’s Little Radio (Summer Camp) yesterday with Great Northern and will be featured on LA’s KXLU later this month.Check out the band’s website and MySpace page for downloads and up-to-date information. For more Coco B’s, check out these mp3’s from the band’s previous EP’s:

from Firehawks and Dirtybirds EP1:

Coco B’s – Big Okie Dokie (MP3) from The Fast-Trak Holy Nova Symphony split EP: Coco B’s – Sister Cold Caller (MP3) from an early 4-Track Demo: Coco B’s – Daytrader (MP3)

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