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. Every Friday, the Song of the Day podcast spotlights local musicians. Today’s featured selection, chosen by Midday Show host Cheryl Waters, is
Losing Kind by Black Nite Crash from the 2008 album Array on Custom Made.
Seattle’s Black Nite Crash has been around since 2002 but only recently released their debut album, Array. Apparently the album itself has been in a holding pattern for some time due to personnel changes in the band. In fact, the entire rhythm section is more or less brand new, now consisting of bassist Jaime Clapper, drummer Randall Morgan and keyboardist Heather Taylor. Regardless of all the changes, BNC has forged ahead and is set to take on the East Coast in October. Soundwise, the origin of BNCs name should tip off most folks — Black Nite Crash was originally the name of a single by British shoegazers Ride. The band has successfully taken cues from their predecessors and injected a greater pop influence. Guitarists Jim Biggs and Joel Bergstrom concoct plenty of fuzzed out noise, but in the end the band is sure to let their melodies shine through. If you’re a bit shy around the shoegaze, BNC is the gateway drug you’ve been waiting for. Besides the upcoming East Coast tour, listeners can check these guys out 9/6 at the High Dive or listen in 10/15 when they grace the KEXP studio.