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. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Dino Wipeout” by Lazer Kitty from their 2013 self-released album, Moons.
According to their Facebook page, Lazer Kitty makes “soundtracks for the cosmos”. It’s true – the Seattle trio of Kyle Porter, Jason Jordan and Scot Porter (also known as Vox Mod) combine synthesizers, drum machines and a whole lot of moxie to make sounds that, one can feel, aim for the stars. Today’s featured song comes from their second album, Moons, realized earlier this month. “Dino Wipeout”, an instrumental single, starts with a punk-rock bass, heavy and pronounced. Synths, drums, harps, guitars follow. We are moving. We are entering space. Deep purples, dark blues, etherial blacks fill our mind’s eye. Hands outstretched, we are astronauts. Those dreams of space travel we had as children, now they are music. If it was indeed an asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs, we can thank space too for that bit of evolutionary twist. And we can thank Lazer Kitty for that tongue-in-cheek nod to our planet’s history.
Lazer Kitty has a show slated for November 23rd at Seattle’s Comet Tavern (assuming the historic spot reopens its doors after a temporary hiatus), with yesterday’s featured band, Wishbeard. Check out the band’s website for more information. In the mean time, you can watch the video for “Hyperion”, the opening track from Moons, here: