Song of the Day: Edmund Wayne – To the Bugs on My Ceiling (feat. River Giant)

L-R: Tiffany Harms, Sean Knox and Curt Krause
photo by Jon Kaplan

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. Every Friday we spotlight a Northwest artist. Today‚Äôs selection, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “To the Bugs on My Ceiling (feat. River Giant)” by Seattle’s Edmund Wayne from the 2012 self-released, self-titled EP.

Edmund Wayne – To the Bugs on My Ceiling (feat. River Giant) (MP3)

Snohomish, WA, band Edmund Wayne is the project of Curt Krause, formerly of the Pullman, WA, band Buffalo Death Beam. BDB announced they were breaking up this past spring on their website, due to band members moving on and moving away — but Sean Knox and Tiffany Harms from BDB have joined Krause on tour as Edmund Wayne. So is this a reincarnation of Buffalo Death Beam? Not quite. The songwriting remains just as good, if not better, but the diminished lineup makes for a different strategy in terms of the dynamics of the record. The Edmund Wayne EP is more introspective, more atmospheric — in short, more essentially a vehicle for Krause’s hushed, lilting, twanging songs. Fellow WA trio River Giant backed up Krause on three of the five tracks on the EP, including today’s featured song. “To the Bugs on My Ceiling” pushes along in 3/4 time as swelling horns, guitars, and harmonies build the song up to its elevated finish. The EP is carefully and beautifully done, and is yet another excellent record from a Northwest artist to come out this year.

Edmund Wayne are playing at the Sunset Tavern on December 4th with David Wax Museum and at the Tractor on January 23rd. Check out their website and Facebook page for more information and listen to more music on the Edmund Wayne Bandcamp page. But first, watch this video for “To the Bugs on My Ceiling,” filmed by Protosong:

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