Every Monday through Friday, we offer a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased tracks, 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 Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Facelove,” by PS I Love You from their 2010 album album Meet Me At The Muster Station on Paper Bag Records.
Today’s featured song “Facelove” was originally released in late 2009 as the B-side to a 7″ PS I Love You split with Diamond Rings. The indie rock duo from Ontario haven’t look back since, releasing an EP in 2010, performing at the NXNE and CMJ festivals, and finally, in October, releasing their debut full-length album Meet Me At The Muster Station, which also includes “Facelove.”
Led by guitarist and vocalist Paul Sauliner, PS I Love You play straightforward indie rock defined by Sauliner’s guitar prowess as well as his cracking and quavering voice. Drummer Benjamin Nelson’s style is workmanlike and helps maintain their songs’ frenetic pace. Though their music is forceful and uninhibited, the duo themselves are fairly introverted. Here’s an interview they did with andPop:
PS I Love You only have a few Canadian dates on their tour schedule, but hopefully they’ll make their way over to the Northwest once Meet Me At The Muster Station has some time to breathe. In the meantime, check out their video for “Facelove,” in which a Sauliner’s guitar chops, along with his crown of cotton balls and tin foil lighting, are highlighted.