Song of the Day: Hinds – Chili Town

photo by Melissa Wax

photo by Melissa Wax

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 “Chili Town” by Hinds from the 2016 album Leave Me Alone, on Mom + Pop Records.

Hinds – Chili Town (MP3)

Their debut album may be titled Leave Me Alone, but the breakout success of Madrid-based band Hinds ensures listeners will be bugging them for years. The young Spanish quartet bring a garage rock sensibility to their summery, melodic sound, laden with reverb and their girl-group harmonies. Today’s Song of the Day encapsulates the band’s carefree attitude. The group explained on their SoundCloud:

Chili Town was born in a friday afternoon.
while drinking sangria we realized that if our songs were battles, we’ll always end up being the injured soldier.
then we were like ‘fuck it dude, why are we always the weak one in our lyrics??? what’s wrong with us???’
so yeaaaaahhh we made it! we wrote a winner song!… right?

Right! You can follow the band on both Twitter and Facebook. Hinds are playing a sure-to-sell-out (if it hasn’t already!) Seattle show on Sunday, March 27th at The Sunset in Ballard. (The band report on Facebook they sold 200 tickets in two hours for the New York date!) Get pumped as you watch the band perform on KEXP’s El Sonido last fall:

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