Posts Tagged KEXP
The duo of Jordan Koplowitz and Reed Juenger makeup the Seattle based indie/dance/pop act Beat Connection. The One the Couch staff loves synth pop groups and the Beat Connection fits like a round peg in a round hole.
They will be re-releasing their first EP titled Surf Noir through Tender Age Records. As part of expanding the duos exposure, Tender Age will be also be releasing a remixed Silver Screen EP (it is on iTunes now with hard copies arriving February 28th). The work includes the original “Silver Screen” track, along with two remixes by Young Montana? and Dreamtrak Diamond. The added bonus of the EP includes a new song titled “Space Vacation”.
I have to admit that over the last couple weeks I have started to run on empty, especially with finding new music. I tried all the usual remedies, listening to Pandora & Slacker, sifting through the Hype Machine, and browsing through music label websites. All sources led me down dead ends and I was forced back to square one.
It was only when I was reading through some of my older posts did I realize that I had forgotten about one very important source, KEXP 90.3 FM Seattle.
As youth I seem to remember a lot of popular music gaining notoriety because of the creative videos that accompanied them. As I grew older I found videos to be less important in my musical tastes. I think that it came about because of the limiting aspects videos have on music. Once you see a music video you can’t un-see it, so your visual association with the song will always be the same memory.
I would prefer music to be more like a book, where I can make up what the visuals are that connect with the music. Isn’t it true that the book is always better than the movie?? In my opinion the song is always better than the video.
I know that video can never be subtracted from the industry. That is why I have fallen in love with KEXP 90.3′s YouTube channel. KEXP is a independent radio station that is based out of Seattle. On their YouTube channel they have live performances of great indie bands and the video production is so stellar that there is no need for the artist to produce a music video. Also I think that watching a band or a set of musicians is more interesting to watch than a short film that is edited to fit the meaning of the song
Below are some of my personal favorites.
If you notice Eric Elbogen of “Say Hi” is sitting in on the set!!
“A Place to Bury Stranger” How can you not love that band name??
This is this video that inspired this post