Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of 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 deliver songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Every Day We Walked a Little Farther” by Eastern Grip from their 2010 self-released EP The Falilure.
Meet Eastern Grip: A hard rockin’ 4-piece garage band from Seattle who take traditional indie rock songs and turn them on their heads. Band members Nick Burt, Michael Welke, Joe Woods, and Rory McAuley have been playing together since around 2004 and have been involved with local acts such as Harvey Danger, Rocky Votolato, Ghost Stories and Heather Duby. All those different influences definitely stand out in their sound, but Eastern Grip has a new approach. While most of their music is an attempt to mess up perfectly good pop songs, they also have enough hard rocking guitars and vocals going on to give them a lot more punk rock than indie cred. In a sea of familiar sounding Seattle bands though, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, we think Eastern Grip is a refreshing new change to what you might hear, and today is all about discovery. Today’s selection “Every Day We Walked a Little Farther” is a prime example of these guys simply rocking out the new material from their EP, The Flailure. It could just as easily be a punk rock anthem. You decide what it sounds like to you.