By Michael Tedder
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 “Everybody Thinks They Know (But No One Really Knows)” by Naked Giants, from the upcoming album SLUFF, which will be released March 30th via New West Records.
Naked Giants - Everybody Thinks They Know (But No One Really Knows) (MP3)
We here at KEXP have been singing the praises of local boys Naked Giants for quite a while now, and we’re happy to report that their official debut album SLUFF will finally be out this Spring. (The acronym stands for something any Seattle-ite will understand: South Lake Union Fuck Face.) The forthcoming full-length was recorded with legendary producer Steve Fisk (Nirvana/Screaming Trees/Beat Happening/Car Seat Headrest/Low/Minus The Bear) over a two-and-a-half week period in October at Avast! and Soundhouse Studios.
A tale of a mind playing tricks on itself, “Everybody Thinks They Know (But No One Really Knows)” is a jaunty ode to paranoia, with the narrator worrying about being followed everywhere they go, but never quite certain if they’re just seeing things are not. Every step is fraught with peril, but there’s enough nervous energy here to push them along anyway. The garage rockers are generous with the group vocals and massed harmonies here, and the ramped-up, double-time drums at the end buttons it up with a nicely anxious final flourish.
Naked Giants will play Chop Suey on Thursday, March 29, the eve of the album's release. Follow the guys on Facebook and check out their video for the album track “TV” below.
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