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
God Has A Voice, She Speaks Through Me by CocoRosie from the 2008 single on Touch & Go.
As CocoRosie, sisters Sierra and Bianca Casady have always been a polarizing force, both live and in the studio. And since their sound changes with each release, I imagine their listeners teetering on the fandom fence, falling this way or that after each new record. Well, the duo is back again with their first output since last year’s The Adventures of Ghosthorse & Stillborn and perhaps the first preview of their expected 2009 full-length.
God Has A Voice, She Speaks Through Me pairs Sierra’s bright, youthful falsetto with steady, crisply produced beats in order to relate a story of suicide. Makes sense, right? Juxtaposing such elements is but a small part of the larger artistic statement made in their music. Either way, the duo has once again turned its eccentricities into an original blend of genres, most notably freak folk and electro pop. This recently released single is available digitally and as a limited edition 7″ picture disc. Get your hands on that unique gem right away and check out the band’s MySpace page for future tour dates. Here’s the official video for this song: