This week's "Song of the Gay" were selected by KEXP DJs Larry Rose, Stas THEE Boss, Brit Hansen, and DJ Riz in honor of Pride. Join us on June 28th, 29th, and 30th as we team up with the Wildrose for GAYEXP Pride 2019 with live performances by Adra Boo, Mandate, Mirrorgloss, and Chanarah; DJ sets all day and evening long including sets by KEXP's own DJs Riz, Larry Rose and Tim; and of course, the infamous Booty Shaking Contest on Sunday! More info here.
I welcome the likeliness of remaining anonymous/
many people will never know that I exist/
it is enough to be myself/
to have myself as an audience
With her unique voice and vulnerable lyrics, it's unlikely Wizard Apprentice (aka U.R.L.G.U.R.L, real name Tieraney Carter) will remain invisible much longer.
An independent electronic music producer and self-described "digital folk artist", Carter began making music at the age of 13, telling Tiny Mix Tapes, "I’m from Virginia and West Virginia, and that’s a very alienating, weird place to be a queer person and a black person and any kind of weirdo at all. So I would write songs by myself in my bedroom on a keyboard." Her most recent release, Dig a Pit, was produced here in Seattle with Kenneth M. Piekarski at Weird Signals Studios.
Today’s song, featured on The Morning Show with John Richards, is "Hot Motion" by Temples, from the 2019 album Hot Motion on ATO Records.
Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is "PDA" by Manatee Commune, from the 2019 album PDA on Bastard Jazz Recordings.
Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is "Got You" by Amyl and The Sniffers, from the 2019 album Amyl and the Sniffers on ATO Records.