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 Morning Show host John Richards, is “Fist Full of Dollars” by Bang Bang Eche from their forthcoming self-released Sonic Death Cuntttt EP.
A year ago, we broadcasted Bang Bang Eche live from CMJ Festival and put their heavy hit single “4 To The Floor” into our on-air rotation. Since then, this self-made and self-released group headed by T’Nealle Worsley and hailing from Christchurch, New Zealand have been hard at work touring and producing the abrasive and unabashedly misspelled “Sonic Death Cuntttt EP”.
Equal parts abrasion and body moving rhythms, “Fist Full of Dollars” is one track from this EP that you can’t possibly miss. It’s the sort of song that comes out of the gate at 200 kph and doesn’t quit until its last measures. There’s no petering out at the end and no compromises in the middle as it barrels towards you like a Kraftwerkian New Order. Sawtooth synths, telephonic vox, and never-say-die drums & guitars are the main ingredients in this high octane single and if the rest of the EP is full of this much gusto then you can count me in as a fan and an attendee at their next Seattle appearance.
You’ll have to wait until November 3 for the full EP to come out, so enjoy this preview. Currently, Bang Bang Eche are touring through Australia with dates through October in Christchurch (09/17), Auckland (09/19), Wellington (09/25), Hamilton (10/02), and Dunedin (10/09). Following that, they return to the U.S. for the CMJ Music Marathon on 10/20 to reprise what many people remember as one of the best performances of the festival. If you want to find out anything more about the band, head over to their MySpace page. And in case you forgot the band’s frenetic single, here’s the video for “4 To The Floor”: