本日休演 (Honjitsu Kyuen) - Allergies

Song of the Day
Hosted by Kevin Cole

Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by Kevin Cole, host of Drive Time on KEXP, is "Allergies" by 本日休演 (Honjitsu Kyuen), from the 2021 album MOOD on Mastard Records.


 
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With their fourth full-length MOOD, Kyoto-formed/Tokyo-based band 本日休演 (Honjitsu Kyuen) continue to mix and meld genres, a skill clearly demonstrated on today's Song of the Day which started out as an homage to Prince, adds touches of traditional Japanese folk, and then goes into a rap. 

"When I listen to music, I still use iPod, which plays different music seamlessly," frontman Takujyuro Iwade tells Tokion. "It’s normal for me to listen to free jazz after listening to Buddy Holly; that’s how it’s always been, and I guess, this style reflects directly to the music I make." 

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