photo by Juan Ayude
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
Two Minutes by The Blows from the 2008 album Upskirts on Pupilo Records.
On Upskirts, the debut album from Spain’s The Blows, all existential arguments are avoided in favor of sex and tomfoolery. With song titles like
Damn 80s Hooker and
Sin City Lies, and lines such as
Don’t you know I love your penis. Find me, and satisfy me, the mood is always kept fun and feisty. The quartet relies on fast and shiny Brit-pop guitar lines and electronic-laced post-punk to fuel the fire, drawing comparisons to Glasgow’s commercial success of the same mold, Franz Ferdinand. The Blows will spend practically their entire summer touring their native country, but once they break down those national boundaries, commercial success will surely come their way as well. Spaniards and music-loving tourists should scope out their MySpace page for their complete summer itinerary, and everyone should witness this performance of
Two Minutes from February’s Mardi Gras festivities: