Song of the Day: Flyying Colours – It’s Tomorrow Now

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 “It’s Tomorrow Now” by Flyying Colours from their forthcoming album, Mindfulness, due September 23rd on Club AC30.

Flyying Colours – It’s Tomorrow Now (MP3)

It’s like it’s both tomorrow and yesterday. “It’s Tomorrow Now”, the first single from the upcoming full-length debut by Flyying Colours, immediately recalls their classic shoegaze roots and love for 90’s fuzz-pedal groups like My Bloody Valentine, Swervedriver, Lush, and Ride. The Melbourne band is reverent to more than one scene, though, and inject a heart-pounding dose of punchy Brit pop and grinding guitar grunge to awake their dreamy sound, so much so that by the song’s searing apex, it feels like Flyying Colours are ready to surpass them all.

You can listen to today’s featured song immediately, but in reality, it’s not tomorrow now, so you’re going to have to wait until September 23rd to pick up Flyying Colours’ full-length. Until then, you can revisit last year’s release of EPX2, which may have felt like an LP but actually combined the Australian band’s 2013 self-titled debut EP with their second EP, ROYGBIV. Those were all terrific songs, but we can’t wait to hear what happens when Flyying Colours roll out.

Find out more on their website and Facebook page, and for now, watch the official video for “It’s Tomorrow Now” here today:

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Midnight In A Perfect World: The Range

Photo by Alexandra Gavillet

photo by Alexandra Gavillet

Brooklyn-based electronic producer James Hinton has bubbled up from the underground over the past 5 years under the alias The Range, crafting vibrant and forward-thinking beats and experimental club rhythms on labels such as Astro Nautico, Donky Pitch, Project: Mooncircle, and Domino Records. His latest album, Potential, signaled his most adventurous release to date, uniquely fusing samples from vocalists he discovered on YouTube with his own sharp, intoxicating, varied productions. His exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World features a handful of re-worked versions of tracks from his recent album, new original songs featured in the Superimpose mini-documentary that spotlights the creative process behind the album (additional info here), as well as an early look at a bunch of unreleased songs, to get you familiar with his progressive sound.


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Tuesday Music News

photo by Allyce Andrew

  • Swedish experimental rock outfit Goat have unveiled their latest track “Alarms.” It’s an otherworldly, psychedelic number that is completely befitting of the masked misfits. Their new album Requiem is out on October 7 via Sub Pop. [Stereogum]


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Song of the Day: Angel Olsen – Shut Up Kiss Me

photo by Amanda Marsalis

photo by Amanda Marsalis

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 “Shut Up Kiss Me” by Angel Olsen from her forthcoming record, My Woman, to be released September 2nd on Jagjaguwar.

Angel Olsen – Shut Up Kiss Me (MP3)

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Live Around Town This Week

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Monday, August 15th:

Weaves at Barboza // 21+ (more info)

Tuesday, August 16th:

Bad Luck, Donormaal, Grey Waves at Chop Suey // 21+ (more info)

Krallice, Pale Challice, Addaura, A God or an Other at Highline // 21+ (more info)

Jay Brannan, Daniel G Harmann at Tractor Tavern // 21+ (more info)

Out To Lunch Summer Concert Series presents V. Contreras at Bank Of America 5th Ave Plaza Building // All Ages (more info)
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In Stores Now 8/15

LA-via-San Francisco band Thee Oh Sees return with their 11th album, a release KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls, “a more jam-oriented take on the band’s adventurous blend of raw garage-rock, trippy psych-rock and motorik prog.” Veteran Minneapolis duo Atmosphere release “a potent set of emotive hip hop inflected with R&B, funk, jazz, blues and other styles, combining a warm sound with trenchant raps from Slug blending the personal and the political.” Portland’s Blind Pilot share a “solid set of wistful folk-pop combining a lushly produced, mostly low-key sound with lyrics of loss and resilience.” Australian band Hockey Dad debut with “a promising set of hook-filled pop-rock with surf-inflected guitars, bouncy rhythms, breezy vocals and sparkling pop melodies.”

Nashville garage rock duo JEFF The Brotherhood release their 10th album, recorded in a converted warehouse with assistance from producer Collin Dupuis and Bully’s Alicia Bognanno. The album is the third and final installment in a spiritual trilogy that includes 2009’s Heavy Days and 2011’s We Are The Champions. Broken Social Scene co-founder Brendan Canning drops another solo release, featuring fellow BSS members Sam Goldberg and Justin Peroff, and former Stills keyboardist Liam O’Neil. And Of Montreal mark their twentieth anniversary as a band (well, mostly a project of Kevin Barnes) with their fourteenth full-length.
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TV Eye: Week of 8/15

Ben Harper

Ben Harper // photo by Matthew B. Thompson (view set)

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights:

Monday, August 15th:
The Late Late Show with James Corden: The Last Shadow Puppets (R)

Tuesday, August 16th:
The Late Late Show with James Corden: The Claypool Lennon Delirium (R)
Conan: Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals (R)

Thursday, August 18th:
The Tavis Smiley Show: Ben Harper (R)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Nice as Fuck (R)

Friday, August 19th:
The Late Late Show with James Corden: The Red Hot Chili Peppers (R)

Saturday, August 20th:
Austin City Limits: Ryan Adams / Jenny Lewis (R)

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Monday Music News

photo by Dave Lichterman (view set)

  • They’ve been teasing us with the news for a while now, but today, we finally have new music from Bon Iver to share! Two new songs, in fact. Check out the creatively-spelled tracks “22 (OVER S∞∞N)” and “10 d E A T h b R E a s T ⚄ ⚄” below. (Your move, M.I.A.!) Both will appear on their forthcoming full-length 22, A Million, out September 30th via Jagjaguwar. It’ll be his first new album since his self-titled 2011 LP. Via a press release, its described as “part love letter, part final resting place of two decades of searching for self-understanding like a religion. And the inner-resolution of maybe never finding that understanding. The album’s 10 poly-fi recordings are a collection of sacred moments, love’s torment and salvation, contexts of intense memories, signs that you can pin meaning onto or disregard as coincidence. If Bon Iver built a habitat rooted in physical spaces, then 22, A Million is the letting go of that attachment to a place.” [Under the Radar]


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Song of the Day: Jagwar Ma – OB1

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 DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “OB1” by Jagwar Ma from their upcoming album, Every Now & Then, due this fall on Mom + Pop Music.

Jagwar Ma – OB1 (MP3)

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Live Review: Wolf Parade with Deep Sea Diver at Neptune Theatre 8/8/2016

photos by Matthew B. Thompson (view set)

Wolf Parade were always going to be a band that would age well. With all of the members having hands in other projects at any given time, it wasn’t ever that farfetched of a concept to see them moving away from Wolf Parade, so when it happened in 2011, they did the opposite of what James Murphy did and didn’t make a big deal out of it. Frontmen Spencer Krug and Dan Boeckner stayed busy in other projects (Moonface and Sunset Rubdown for Krug; Operators, Divine Fits, and Handsome Furs for Boeckner) so when they announced the return of Wolf Parade earlier this year, it also came with a similar sense of nonchalance, essentially saying, “we’re doing some shows, there could be some new tunes, and it’s going to be fun.” Now that the band is a few months into their second act with an EP and a tour that’s brought them to both sides of the Atlantic, their two-night stand showed that the band are still completely vital and have more than achieved their understated goal.


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