Song of the Day: The Gods Themselves – Tangerines

The Gods Themselves

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 DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “Tangerines” by The Gods Themselves from their 2015 self-released album, Pink Noise.

The Gods Themselves – Tangerines (MP3)

Taking their name from a 1972 Isaac Asimov’s sci-fi novel, Seattle trio The Gods Themselves bring a cosmic groove to their sound that’s out-of-this-world.

Formed from the ashes of beloved garage-punk band Atomic Bride, Astra Elane and Collin O’Meara formed the group last year with Dustin Patterson of The Connerys. Together, they’ve hit the ground running, following up 2014’s self-titled debut with their sophomore full-length Pink Noise, which came out just last month. Their latest was mixed by Steve Fisk, known for his work with Nirvana, Soundgarden, Low, and The Posies, to name a few. Appropriately enough for a band named for an Asimov novel, they say the fourth member of the band is space, itself. “Movement is what it’s all about,” says Astra. “You’re sensing the song more with your body than with your mind because The Gods Themselves give you room to feel the sounds.”

You can be thankful that The Gods Themselves are playing a free show on the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 27th at High Dive with Acapulco Lips and Portland group Cambrian Explosion. Keep up with the band on both Facebook and Twitter, and hear them cover the 1996 Ginuwine hit “Pony” below:

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