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. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s featured selection, chosen by Midday Show host Cheryl Waters is “Let Me Fall” by Final Spins available on their self-released debut This Is Then/That Was Now.
Today’s song of the day comes from group of musicians that are associated with some of the coolest bands to come out of Seattle. Final Spins is led by Joe Syverson (formerly of Throw Me The Statue), who is joined by Zach Tillman (yep, J. Tillman’s brother and frontman of his own band that Jay drums in, Pearly Gate Music), Colin English (the drummer from The Pica Beats), Chris Early (the former bassist from Band of Horses), and Colin Wolberg, who along with Tillman was in the short-lived project Siberian, which got quite a few spins on KEXP in its day. Aside from an impressive resume, Final Spins have been steadily promoting their record, This Is Then/That Was Now, since they released it earlier this year which included a set on KEXP. The album has already received quite a few spins from Cheryl and her fellow KEXP DJs and has been drawing favorable comparisons (including The Kinks, Wilco, and My Morning Jacket) from fans and writers alike. Today’s song, “Let Me Fall,” is one of the slower and moodier songs on the release and at least to me has a Shins-ian like hint to the melody.
Final Spins are supporting the Henry Clay People this Sunday 8/2 at The Croc and are gearing up for an EP release party at The Comet on August 27th. For more info about both shows, check out their MySpace page. Here’s a rough video of their recent performance in-studio at KEXP: