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
A Little More Time by Baskervilles from the 2008 album Twilight on Secret Crush.
After the dissolution of a prospective EP a while back, this NYC quartet embarked on a 14-month project, releasing one single at a time leading up to the greater album release of Twilight. Each month the band released a single accompanied by album artwork from notable and differing contemporary artists. Check out the project page here. The album shows the band to be on a big Brit-pop streak focused on bright horn accompaniments, crisp male/female harmonies and the luminous production work of Mitch Easter (Let’s Active, R.E.M., Pavement). Great string arrangements abound and it seems just when the band gets comfortable in a melody, an interesting interlude appears. Listening to the Baskervilles makes it hard to believe its members come from punk and garage backgrounds. I guess one extreme leads to another. One thing is for certain — this album will lead you perfectly into the slow-approaching summer. Hopefully with summer approaching we’ll see a change in the lack of tour dates on their MySpace page. Meanwhile, the following video is for single #4 of the Twilight 14 project,