Song of the Day: Joy Wants Eternity – Existences Rust

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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 Existences Rust by Joy Wants Eternity from their 2007 album You Who Pretend To Sleep on Beep Repaired.

Joy Wants Eternity – Existences Rust (MP3)

What started as an ad in The Stranger, attracting 17 musicians interested in creating a wall of noise, eventually turned into this quintet of post-rock bliss. By utilizing three guitars, drums, and most importantly, the Rhodes organ, Joy Wants Eternity craft their own sound in a genre that often gets tagged for repetition. While many post-rock songs will see the 10-minute mark, these guys keep it brief, giving listeners the short-story version. This tactic may easily grab the attention of the genre’s laymen and those typically opposed to instrumental music. Interestingly, but by no means unusual, this LP has essentially taken three years to see the light of day, primarily due to financial restraints. Support your local artists and help spread the music.

This post finishes up a week dedicated to the upcoming John in the Morning at Night, taking place at the Crocodile 9/22. If this is the first you’ve seen all week, check out our Song of the Day archive for the rest of this great lineup. Also be sure to check out Joy Wants Eternity’s MySpace page and this video performance of From Embrace To Embrace:

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