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 “Clear As Day” by North Twin from their self-released album Stronger at the Broken Places.
Seattle’s own North Twin recently released their follow up to their 2007 debut, Falling Apart, with an album that leans even more heavily on their alt-country (and less rock) roots. Stronger at the Broken Places centers around the themes of fear of death and love-as most of the songs came out of the ashes of bassist Rebecca Young’s bout with breast cancer. Lead singer/songwriter Tony Fulgham’s songs capture lonliness and ferocity at and gives power to his characters with his gravely voice. Today’s featured song, “Clear as Day,” tells the story of a man who contemplates the choices he made and deals with the regret of not making the right decision when he had the chance. You can catch North Twin at Neumos with The Dusty 45’s and Brent Amaker & The Rodeo on February 28th. You should also check out Tony’s solo set at The Sunset on March 4th. Their myspace page has more Seattle dates.
Here’s a clip of North Twin covering Bob Dylan’s “Obviously 5 Believers,” showcasing their dynamic stage presence and affinity to have a good time: