Song of the Day: The Megaphonic Thrift – Interlopers

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 “Interloper” by The Megaphonic Thrift, from their 2017 release, Sun Stare Sound, on Old Flame Records.

The Megaphonic Thrift – Interlopers (MP3)The polarity and range of long-running Norwegian noise-rockers The Megaphonic Thrift has never been hard to find. Their latest album, Sun Stare Sound, (originally released overseas in 2015), marries danceability with a wavefield of distortion and drone, and its songs shimmer in a haze of psychedelia as dual vocals wind through the band’s saltwater pedal effects. While many songs, like “Slower” and “The Experiment”, deliver the sonic punishment you’d expect from a Thrift record, “Interlopers” is the poppiest track on the record, making it a perfectly blissful Song of the Day.

Recently, The Megaphonic Thrift has played a few one-offs in Norway, but this supergroup doesn’t tend to tour very much. If they do, though, you’ll find out through their website and Facebook Page. Since Sun Stare Sound was originally released two years ago, the band has been recording new material. Here’s a sample from their forthcoming, fourth album, featuring lyrics in Norwegian:

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