Song of the Day: Haiku Garden - Rosetta

Song of the Day, The Afternoon Show w/ Kevin Cole
03/06/2017
Kevin Cole

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part 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.

In early February, I attended MENT Ljubljana, a three-day festival of new and emerging bands and artists from Europe and beyond—mostly Central and Eastern Europe. There’s a conference component to the festival too, and I was invited to share the KEXP story to delegates from the music industry in Europe gathered to discuss creativity, distribution, licensing, and the issues facing the music industry. KEXP is seen as a beacon of hope for independent artists and music lovers all over the world, and it was a great opportunity to discover new bands and to meet, connect, and engage with music makers from Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia, Macedonia, the Czech Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine, Slovakia, Lithuania, Estonia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Latvia, Poland, Germany, Scotland, Italy, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Russia and more. The festival is lovingly curated, and I experienced a ton of excellent bands for the first time. I’m excited to share the highlights on the Afternoon Show, my recent Music That Matters podcast, and this week’s Song of the Day Podcasts.

Today's pick is "Rosetta" by Haiku Garden from their 2016 EP, Waver, on KAPA Records.

Haiku Garden - Rosetta (MP3)Haiku Garden are a young, new band from Ljubljana, Slovenia, who despite their youth, have a distinct ‘80s and ‘90s influence to their unique blend of dream pop and noise rock. “Rosetta”, the lead single from their debut EP, Waver, starts with a guitar and bass riff that would make Killing Joke proud, then adds layers of guitars and vocals My Bloody Valentine fans will relish. I did! The song is relentless, building and building, and is perfect for playing on Friday afternoons during drive time!

Find out more about Haiku Garden on their Facebook page, and watch their official (and first ever) video for "Rosetta" below.

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