Category Archives: Interviews

The Song That’s Shaking Me with SOHN

KEXP asks musicians, “What song can you not get enough of today?” SOHN: Easy. “Mecca” by Wild Beasts. The lyrics are really incredible, and it’s just a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful song. SOHN‘s debut album, Tremors, is out now on 4AD Records.

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KEXP Q&A: Joey Santiago of Pixies

Here Comes Your Man: when Joey Santiago, guitarist for Pixies, answers the phone, he is immediately warm and friendly. Where is My Mind? Well, in utter disbelief that I’m getting to chat with the guitarist for one of the most influential bands of my time. It was Santiago who first met Black Francis, née CharlesRead more…

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The Song That’s Shaking Me with Joey Santiago of Pixies

KEXP asks musicians, “What song, new or old, is totally your favorite song right now?” Joey Santiago: Ah, God. I listen to this over and over. This is going to surprise you, but it’s the BeeGees. And the one song that I really, really like is “Every Christian Lion-Hearted Man Will Show You.” Really, reallyRead more…

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The Song That’s Shaking Me with Rhett Miller of Old 97’s

KEXP asks musicians, “What song is ruling your world today?” Rhett Miller: There’s a song by Guster that I’m sort-of obsessed with called “Do You Love Me.” It’s not new — it’s like four or five years old. It’s such an ear-worm tune, that every time it comes on, I have to listen to itRead more…

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The Song That’s Shaking Me with Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint

KEXP asks musicians, “What’s the one song that’s capturing your ears these days?” Stella Mozgawa (drums): It would probably be “Open Eye Signal” by Jon Hopkins. It’s just incredible. I’m a huge fan of his, and I think with that song, he just nailed it. Warpaint‘s self-titled second release is out now on Rough TradeRead more…

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KEXP Q&A: Sallie Ford

Sallie Ford recently – and amicably – split up with her bandmates from The Sound Outside. She says of the decision, “It was a mutual decision and there are no bad feelings… It was just time for the next thing, which for me is an all girl band.” As a result, KEXP wanted to catchRead more…

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The Song That’s Shaking Me with Howler

KEXP asks musicians, “What is your favorite song, old or new, that you can’t stop listening to lately?” Jordan Gatesmith (vocals/guitar): Mine’s “Appetite” by Prefab Sprout. I’m obsessed with that song. Actually, I think all of us are — Ian Nygaard (guitar): No, no, no — mine would be “Wood Beez” by Scritti Politti. MaxRead more…

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The Song That’s Shaking Me with Ben Greenberg of The Men

KEXP asks musicians, “What is your favorite song, not of all time, but right at this second?” Ben Greenberg: “Oh, that’s easy… [pulls out his iPhone and shows me]. It’s ‘Alison’ by Slowdive, off their album, Souvlaki. Not for any particular reason, except that it’s so beautiful.” The Men‘s fifth album, Tomorrow’s Hits, is outRead more…

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KEXP Q&A: Goodbye Heart

We caught up with Nila K Leigh and Sam Ford of Goodbye Heart to converse about some new projects, gain a little insight into the band’s history and, of course, discuss their fascination with Tina Turner. The Seattle-based synth-pop duo just recorded an album, Restless Nights, with Shawn Simmons at Studio Litho. Recently, we featuredRead more…

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The Song That’s Shaking Me with Samuel Herring of Future Islands

KEXP asks musicians, “Old or new — what is your favorite song RIGHT NOW?” Samuel T. Herring: “There’s this guy, he used to go by the name of Sach. He was a member of The Nonce, which was an early ’90s hip-hop group. They were only able to put out one album. Then he wasRead more…

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