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 from local artists. Today’s selection, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Second Guessing” by Eddy Current Suppression Ring from the 2010 album Rush to Relax on Goner Records.
From Melbourne, Australia, comes a band that does not hesitate to rock the jam and reach a psychedelic and tight conglomeration of sound; the four members of Eddy Current Suppression Ring certainly know how to assemble the perfect melody predominantly through keyboard, guitar, bass and drums.
In 2003, Eddy Current, met Brendan Suppression, Danny Current, and Rob Solid got into some serious music making after meeting at a vinyl pressing plant where they worked. Finally, in 2006, the band released their eponymous album to great reception, although, it wasn’t until their 2008 second record, Primary Colours, that they gained due recognition and conquered the Australian scene, achieving several awards including Best Rock Album and their country’s Music Prize.
Rush To Relax is the name of their 2010 album, which features a frantic, experimental, and even more psychedelic rock sound, as heard in the composition of “Anxiety”, “Turning Out” and today’s song of the day, “Second Guessing”, which comes loaded with an unexpectedly spinning keyboard beat, a manic voice, and an unusual harmonic approach in comparison to the band’s typical style.
The band is about to start a new tour of the United States , starting in Austin, and will be visiting the Funhouse on June 26 and the Vera Project on the 27th. To find out more about psychedelic rock four piece, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, visit their official website and MySpace page. For now, check out their video for the song “Rush To Relax”: