Earthsongs Week of November 23, 2015

Nov 23, 2015

This week on Earthsongs: For 12 years, he was the lead vocalist of the band The Wolfpack. Jace Martin has now created a new sound of his own. You can hear some of his new tracks this week, including an exclusive unreleased single called “I Can’t Lose”. He speaks to us from Six Nations, Ontario as we chat about what led him to become a musician and start his own record label.

KEXP Presents: Ought

Nov 23, 2015

Ought formed just three years ago amid a burgeoning DIY scene in Montreal's Mile End district. While drawing heavily from sonic inspirations like Talking Heads, Sonic Youth and The Fall, the group fashioned a sound of its own over the course of two albums and two EPs.

Recently, Ought stopped by KEXP to reveal songs from its refreshing new album, Sun Coming Down — which, despite its sometimes anxious post-punk gloom, feels like a sun coming up on a new day.


  • "Beautiful Blue Sky"

Sam Phillips, founder of the label Sun Records, didn't care much about making flawless recordings.

Grace Potter On World Cafe

Nov 20, 2015

After five albums with The Nocturnals, Grace Potter recently released her first solo record, Midnight. It's poppier, more streamlined and more personal then her work has been in the past, but it still rocks.

Few albums have the creation myth of Interludes For The Dead by Neal Casal's Circles Around The Sun. The 10 instrumental jams that encompass the release were commissioned by Justin Kreutzmann, the filmmaker son of Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann, to accompany the biographical visuals he was compiling to be shown during set break at the "Fare Thee Well" concerts the living members of the Dead played in the summer of 2015.

David Wax Museum On World Cafe

Nov 19, 2015

The Atlanta band Deerhunter released its seventh album, Fading Frontier, last month. Outspoken frontman Bradford Cox is utterly captivating and delightfully unpredictable, both on record and in this rare radio session, recorded live with the band at the Village Studio the day before the launch of Deerhunter's tour.


  • "Breaker"

InTechnicolour works in that strain of stoner-metal that's less atmospheric and weed-fueled and more progressive — you know, for the kids who banged heads to Kyuss and nerded out on Rush. It's well-trod territory, with more than a decade of records looking to ISIS' Panopticon, Mastodon's Leviathan and Baroness' Red Album. On its debut EP, InTechnicolour's members don't so much reinvent the wheel as rebuild it.