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 Morning Show Host John Richards, is “The Jig is Up” by The Tasteful Nudes from their 2008 album The Soul of the New Machines available through Forced Perspective Collective.
This Portland-to-Seattle five piece specializes in instrumental noise rock though they do touch on ambient ballads and even include some forays into disco. They spent over a year working on the tracks for their second album The Soul of the New Machines in the studio focusing more heavily on the craft of each song than on past efforts. The album is available for download here where they ask for a donation to the band to help cover expenses. The album was released (via Creative Commons) through Forced Perspective Collective which is a group of musicians and artists in Portland & Vancouver B.C. as well as Seattle. Earlier this year, The Tasteful Nudes participated in the 2008 RPM Challenge where bands across North America were given 29 days to conceptualize and record an entire album. The Tasteful Nudes did it in just one weekend improvising much of their songs. The result Disguise the Limit is also available for download here. Check out their MySpace page to keep up with the band.