Song of the Day: Spaceface – Sun Kids

Spaceface

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 Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is the title track of Sun Kids, the forthcoming full-length debut of Spaceface, to be released this Spring through Behind the Curtains Media.

Spaceface – Sun Kids (MP3)Memphis six-piece Spaceface is led by Jake Ingalls, a touring guitarist and keyboardist of The Flaming Lips, which makes a lot of sense the second one puts on today’s featured song. “Sun Kids” is hazy, psychedelic pop music, elegantly composed. It may be these tumultuous times, and the fact that so much protest music was being made during periods of similar unrest, like the ’60s, that when Ingalls and band sing about “children of the sun” it seems they’re making political and social commentary. Yet, even while rock ‘n’ roll has always confronted injustice, it’s also a form of escapism from ugly realities. As Spaceface’s soundscapes and extended dreamy harmonies float around your headphones, it’s easy to forget the continuing winter weather or the fact that it’s a truly bizarre 2017 so far.

Spaceface first started about five years ago, but this Spring they’ll finally release their full-length debut. The date is still pending, as are tour dates, so keep checking in through their website and Facebook page. For now, check out this fan-made stop animated video for “Chemical Sea”, a song from their previous EP:

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