Song of the Day: Dolour – Naive

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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 Afternoon Show host Kevin Cole, is Naive by Dolour from the 2007 self-released album The Years In The Wilderness, available from Dolour’s website.

Dolour – Naive (MP3)

After nearly ditching music altogether, Dolour, aka Shane Tutmarc, returns with a behemoth 19-track album that was put together live in the studio. Tutmarc gathered a highly skilled band of past collaborators and friends to explore everything from Pixies‘ pop to the americana and baroque of Brian Wilson, making us all forget that we waited three years for it. In order to put this clash of sounds together, the album is split into two parts: Storm & Stress and Hell or Highwater. Amazingly, no part of this lengthy and occasionally sprawling album leaves you with a bad taste in your mouth. Tutmarc was not dormant these last three years and is now more deserving of your attention than ever. Be sure to check out this local icon and his current lineup at El Corazon 10/20(all ages!). For more info, see the band’s MySpace page and enjoy this video for Chasing the Wrong Girl Home, performed live earlier this year in Bellingham:

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