Song of the Day: Kinetic Stereokids – Explosions Were Heard

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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 Explosions Were Heard by Kinetic Stereokids from the 2007 album Basement Kids on Overdraft Recordings.

Kinetic Stereokids – Explosions Were Heard (MP3)Kinetic Stereokids play a particular kind of post-rock from a post-industrial city. Hailing from Flint, Michigan, the four ‘kids pull together an eclectic mix of styles using acoustic and sampled sounds. Imagine if DJ Shadow were into noise rock, if the Dead Milkmen rapped, or if My Bloody Valentine composed purely with found sounds, and you might come close to pinning down one song or another, but then if you listen to the next song you’ll hear something completely different. Regardless of the genre, style or influence, DIY is the name of the game on Basement Kids, which, from the band’s own notes, was recorded in “dank, ripe, bored and beautiful basements.” Give a listen to Kinetic Stereokids, and you will find something that has borne fruit underground.

Here are are a couple more songs for you to digest:

Kinetic Stereokids – Barefoot In The Rain (MP3) Kinetic Stereokids – Cold and Tired (MP3) Check the band’s MySpace page for more information and for any movement around our outside of Michigan.

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