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 Midday Show host Cheryl Waters, is
My House by Freshkills from the 2008 self-released album Freshkills.
Inspired by early post-hardcore groups such as Drive Like Jehu and The Birthday Party, Brooklyn’s Freshkills continue the tradition of controlled noise and anarchy with their second full-length release, Freshkills. For their debut, Creeps and Lovers, the band worked with producer Joel Hamilton (Sparklehorse, The Go! Team), eventually choosing Austin’s Arclight Records as their outlet. For their latest batch of noisy yet danceable post-punk tunes, Zachary Lipez (vocals) and crew have decided to use their own distribution model while utilizing the production skills of Alex Newport (At the Drive-In, Two Gallants). The new record finds the band as rowdy as ever with the shifty, dueling guitars of Johnny Rauberts and Timothy Murray. Lipez, meanwhile, conjures the forthright, unwavering style of Nick Cave — brooding over expressionistic and political lyrics. They’ll be celebrating the September 2nd release of the new album with a record-release show 9/12 at Brooklyn’s Grasslands.