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
Forever by Walter Meego from the 2008 album Voyager on Almost Gold.
Inspired by the early alternative pop scene, Justin Sconza (vocals) took his then one-man show, under the moniker Walter Meego, to Chicago’s open mic circuit. Soon after, Colin Yarck (synths, beats) jumped on board and the two of them have been slaying clubgoers ever since. A while back the duo relocated to LA, picked up a bunch of synths and pedals off Ebay and embarked on Voyager, their debut LP. The sound of the record shows them stepping away from their previous output, which has awarded many a Daft Punk comparison. Though the album was mastered by Nils Patel (Daft Punk) and contains plenty of throbbing disco joints, the songwriting is decidedly closer to pure pop. Sconza and Yarck have consciously moved in a new direction in order to get more exposure outside of the clubs. Tonight Walter Meego plays, along with touring member Andrew Bernhardt, the Music Hall of Williamsburg, an appetizer on their way to tomorrow’s sold-out Bowery performance. Check out half the album on the group’s MySpace page as well as this video for “Forever”: