Tag Archives: Italians Do It Better

Song of the Day: Chromatics – I Can Never Be Myself When You’re Around

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 Morning Show with John Richards, is “I Can Never BeRead more…

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Album Review: Johnny Jewel – Lost River Original Soundtrack

Here’s a counterintuitive factoid: Lost River is Johnny Jewel‘s first fully commissioned film soundtrack. Any fan of Johnny Jewel or his multifaceted Italians Do It Better disco dynasty knows that every record the man has ever produced is a soundtrack. There is a film playing with a story that only exists in Jewel’s mind, andRead more…

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Album Review: Italians Do It Better presents… After Dark 2

For nu disco bands, there is no greater home than Italians Do It Better. Johnny Jewel and his cohorts have been driving the genre in daring, exotic directions since 2007. Back then, Jewel released a stellar DJ mix of his signees called After Dark. The collection sparkled with all the glitter and finesse of disco’sRead more…

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Song of the Day: Chromatics – Cherry

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part 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 comes from Portland dance band Chromatics. “Cherry” comes from the After Dark II, theRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

For those who didn’t get their Coachella fix this year (or didn’t get tickets to next year’s fest), festival promoter Goldenvoice has a solution: the S.S. Coachella. Departing from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, in December, the ship sails to the Bahamas and Jamaica, and while in transit, the cruise will host performances from Pulp, Hot Chip,Read more…

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