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
Lights & Music by Cut Copy from the 2008 album In Ghost Colours on Modular.
Australian band Cut Copy originally started as an outlet for Dan Whitford’s sampling and electronic material. After recruiting multi-instrumentalist Tim Hooey and drummer Mitchell Scott, the trio embarked on what has become one of the greatest dance/rock crossovers in recent memory. On numerous tracks from In Ghost Colours, the group’s sophomore release, one can hear a hodgepodge of styles from disco to dub, from new wave to post-punk. The album was recorded at NYC’s DFA Studios and co-produced by the much sought after Tim Goldsworthy (UNKLE, LCD Soundsystem). A few short months before the album’s release, the band was lucky enough to open for Daft Punk. That, among other things, has elevated them to an indie-star status they’re unlikely to shake any time soon. If you like what you’re hearing, stop by Neumos on April 30th when Cut Copy shares the bill with Black Kids. Now that you’ve heard
Lights & Music, hear it again — this time with visuals: