KEXP favorites IDLES share a virtual live performance from Abbey Road Studios, playing tracks off their latest album, Ultra Mono.

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episode description written by jasmine albertson
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So, way back when, in 2020, there were 262 “working days.” Whatever that means. Nevertheless, KEXP favorites IDLES spent one of those days joining Kevin Cole for a virtual live performance recorded at Abbey Road Studios. With cat meows censoring the FCC-unfriendly words, the British band barrels into four tracks off their latest album, ‘Ultra Mono.’

Ahead of the fiery performance, Troy Nelson dissects the diverse collaborators involved and the very deliberate four-part strategy behind making their acclaimed third studio album.

Recorded 10/06/2020.

  1. Model Village
  2. Mr. Motivator
  3. War
  4. Grounds

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