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 ” We Sing In Time ” by The Lonely Forest off their second full-length album We Sing the Body Electric available from Burning Building Recordings.
It’s a fact that most young bands never make it out of their parents’ basements. A few might get some gigs at local bars or even house parties but most dissolve like last night’s application of acne cream. Luckily the Anacortes band The Lonely Forest collectively managed to survive their growing pains (both literally and musically) to develop into a full-fledged (indie) rock ‘n’ roll band. Just three years ago, The Lonely Forest were named the winners of EMP’s Sound Off Underage Band Competition and were swept into the studio to work with music legend Jack Endino on their debut EP. While their first album (Nuclear Winter) featured many piano driven tunes care of lead singer/songwriter/pianist John Van Deusen, the return of their original guitarist Tony Ruland (from college) has brought the group back to the rock end of things. Today’s song “We Sing In Time” will definitely inspire some air drumming.
The Lonely Forest just finished up a couple of gigs at the Doe Bay Festival and Bumbershoot before embarking on a small West Coast tour. Keep an eye on their myspace page for future Seattle dates. In the meantime, you can whet your whistle with this little diddy from their CD Release show at the Vera Project.