Feral Children live at KEXP 9/28/07
photo by Scott Steinbright
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 Morning Show host John Richards, is
Jaundice Giraffe by Feral Children from the self-released 2007 Album Second to the Last Frontier.
This Seattle quintet got started over a decade ago in Maple Valley as Blood Alley. Since coming to Seattle and regrouping as Feral Children, many Modest Mouse references have been made. The vocal ranting will bring to mind early Modest Mouse, but the jangly guitars and go-for-the-throat attitude will make you forget anything but Feral Children. By using plenty of distortion, angst, and spontaneity, this debut album is the band’s attempt to create a truly Northwest record. To help complete the project, the band acquired the production services of Scott Colburn(Animal Collective, Arcade Fire) resulting in a complex album with the capability of freaking you out. After several listens however, you come to realize that these songs are as catchy as they are creepy. Let any pleasure you draw from this track direct you to Queen Anne’s Easy Street Records where Feral Children are playing a free in-store tonight @8PM. The band also opens for Caribou Monday night at Neumo’s. Check out their MySpace page for more information including a number of other local dates, and learn more about the band as The Stranger tags along with Feral Children as they take out the trash: