Song of the Day: Daughter - New Ways

Song of the Day
02/22/2016
Madison Killian

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 DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “New Ways” by Daughter from the 2016 album Not to Disappear on Glassnote Records.

Daughter - New Ways (MP3)

Melancholy in all the best ways, Daughter is back with "New Ways," a song even more 'Daughter' than we were ready for. Hypnotic and mesmerizing and raw, "New Ways" takes a leap from the band's usual broken down and organic guitar plucking (cc: Wild Youth,) and migrates toward a trancelike nirvana. For the majority of music fans already keen to Daughter's mournful tunes, the release of Not to Disappear was long anticipated and a breath fresh (crisp, cold, lonely) air. Listening to the album all the way through is a steady yet heart-wrenching ride, familiar and brand new all at the same time. And like "New Ways", it finds Daughter taking a step forward and letting themselves progress forward naturally- looking for... new ways... to create their particular brand of alternative music. Slowly building until it boils over, "New Ways" will certainly never get old.

If you are one of the lucky folks to already have a ticket to the sold out show, you can catch Daughter at The Showbox on March 19th. If not, you can still keep up with the band on their website and their Facebook page. Check out their music video for "Doing The Right Thing," another great new track off of Not To Disappear.

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