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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. Todayâ€™s featured selection, chosen by Afternoon Show host Kevin Cole, is
Doubter Out of Jesus (All Over You) by Chuck Prophet from the 2007 album Soap and Water on Yep Roc.
After spending years with Green on Red, a band that foreshadowed the alt-country craze of the ’90s, Chuck Prophet went it alone. Soap and Water marks his eighth solo album and, according to all the critics, his best. Though highly skilled at production himself, the album was co-produced by Brad Jones (Yo La Tengo, Josh Rouse). As Chuck says, even with modern equipment, you can’t be on both sides of the glass at once. Like many a rock ‘n’ roller, Prophet has been through many crazy, often drug-induced, things in his life; fortunately for him and his listeners, those experiences more often translate into great records than bad press. Recently, in addition to his own record, Prophet has collaborated with Alejandro Escovedo, produced the latest Kelly Willis record, and completed a reunion tour with his former band Green on Red. Seattle will have the pleasure of his company when he performs 11/30 at the Tractor. Check out his website and MySpace page for all the details. Here’s a behind-the-scenes video for Prophet’s
Freckle Song, also on the new album: