Every Friday Night on my show Nite Life I choose an album from my personal collection and bring you trax and info on the record. Tonight’s “Midnight Album Feature” is a band called Low Frequency in Stereo. Their album The Last Temptation of... The Low Frequency in Stereo is their third release of warm, fuzzy lo-fi post-rock. Funky organ parts, edgy distorted guitar and vocals that range from spacey euro psych to bluesy indie rock styles.
The record by this lo-fi post-rock Norwegian band was released in March 2006 and we got it here in the U.S. in October. The band describes themselves as having “one foot in Pompeii and one foot in space.” What I love about this band is that they remind me of Sonic Youth except they take it a little further and make the songs more encapsulated, more melodic, and they sound how I always expect Sonic Youth to sound but they don’t add the same things. They even add extra flavor through more instrumentation, extra guitars bass, organ, and trumpets.
I think the three best songs on the album are “21,” “Jimmy Legs,” and “Axes” -- three songs from the middle of the album. “Axes” has sort of a retro futuristic feel to it, a Stereolab influence. The other two have this go-go infusion which I love in my rock music. And it also has the funky organ just kicking over the top, with beautiful rushes of organ-ization. Sexy, trippy, spooky and hip. I love it.
KEXPâ€™s â€œNite Lifeâ€ show with Michele Myers is every Friday night from 9pm-1am. This Friday, the Midnight Album Feature will focus on the sax-infused melodic delirium of Morphineâ€™s landmark record Cure for Pain.