Song of the Day: Yuni In Taxco – Neutral Currents

photo by Jackie Canchola

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 selection, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Neutral Currents” by Yuni In Taxco from their self-released album Sanpaku.

Yuni In Taxco – Neutral Currents (MP3)

Today’s Song of the Day offering is one of the first official beacons of the very much anticipated summer months and is provided by Seattle band Yuni In Taxco. Their unique blend of lo-fi dreamy surf pop is quite out of character for what much of music is happening in Seattle, but that only helps put a spotlight on this quintet. Much of their music has a sunny feel that reflects their travels and exposure to other culture’s music. Their debut had an eclectic tropical feel to it whereas their latest effort Sanpaku shows the more mature direction they’ve taken on their original inspiration. “Neutral Currents” has the right balance of Beach Boys-esque reverb and harmonies along with playful Caribbean rhythms that seem to herald sunnier times ahead.

You can catch Yuni in Taxco at The Sunset on 4/29 with Hotels. More info and dates on their MySpace page.

Here they are performing “Nasty & Mean” from KEXP’s summer concerts at the Mural series last year:

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One Comment

  1. chris
    Posted April 1, 2011 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    get their entire album for free over on their bandcamp site:

    http://yuni.bandcamp.com/

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