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 offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “Live There” by The Lonely Forest off their self-titled EP from Trans- Records (due September 14).
What could be more perfect than listening to The Lonely Forest’s “Live There” while gliding along in a ferry boat? As I am taking the ride to my hometown for a quick family visit, this song takes hold of the whole day. Just whisking along, every turn the boat makes reveals another scenic view: the tall evergreens, Mt. Rainier, and a seemingly endless span of glistening water as the perfect backdrop. The Anacortes, Washington-based band, must’ve had this scene in mind when they wrote “Live There,” their love letter to the Pacific Northwest. The song, short and sweet, cascades over your senses.
Aside from their taking over Seattle, packing venues and such, being the first band to sign to Chris Walla’s label, Trans- Records, there is really no good reason to miss their live show. Having recently played at KEXP’s concerts at the Mural last Saturday, they will be playing a plethora of shows across the U.S. including another stop in Seattle in November. Check their MySpace page for details. For now, here’s lead singer and guitarist John Van Deusen performing their ever-popular hit “We Sing In Time” solo live at The Woods in Portland last year: