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.

British psych-rockers Temples return this fall with their third full-length Hot Motion, whose title track is today's KEXP Song of the Day. The new album was recorded in a home studio owned by vocalist James Bagshaw, located in the English midlands. 

“It felt like there was a darker edge to what we were coming up with and we wanted to make sure that carried through the whole record,” bassist Thomas Walmsley stated via a press release. “It’s not a ten track, relentless rock record from start to finish, it’s got a lot of light and shade and more tender moments, but that heavier, darker sound is something we wanted to explore further.”

Hot Motion will be out September 27th via ATO Records.


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