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 “Angels Sound Like Bottle Rockets” by Truckasauras from their debut album Tea Parties, Guns, and Valor available through Fourthcity.
Most often seen donning trucker hats emblazoned with imagery popular in red states, Truckasauras comes at you with carefully crafted electronic music that straddles the line between techno and hip hop. This contrast is present throughout their music as well. They blend drum machines, synths, and video game sounds to create smart yet humorous dance tunes (check out their cover of the Airwolf theme song) while incorporating trash culture icons like Hulk Hogan. They’ve been building their audience intensely this summer taking part in festivals like Sasquatch and playing around town with the likes of Sleepy Eyes of Death and Head Like a Kite. Their full-length debut is currently available with a limited edition 12 page book when you buy it from here.
Truckasauras is playing Decibel in the Park alongside Jacob London and Glitch Mob in Volunteer Park on Saturday, 9/27 (free, rain or shine!) as part of this weekend’s Decibel Festival. If you miss that, check them out during Seattle Weekly’s local music showcase Reverbfest on Saturday, October 4th. They are playing the Market Street Athlete (all ages) stage. For more dates check out their MySpace page.
Check out this wrestling inspired video for “Fak!!”: