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 “New Light” by The Fascination Movement from their album Intent on Monastery Records.
Dust off your dance shoes and unroll your skinny black tie. The synthpop/New Wave sounds of Seattle’s The Fascination Movement hits all the right notes on their debut album, Intent. Today’s featured song, “New Light,” is the faux-happy love child of New Order and Kajagoogoo with its crooning vocals, happy electro beats, and pleasingly plucky melodies that belie the darkness of the lyrical content. You can catch them tonight in Fremont at The White Rabbit with Gems. It should be one heck of a dance party. More info on their website or Facebook page.