English punks IDLES are releasing their sophomore album, Joy as an Act of Resistance, next week. The record quickly follows-up last year’s brilliant debut BRUTALISM and will be out August 31 via Partisan Records. Our song of the day, “Colossus,” is indeed a collosal track, boiling over with energy as the band tackles the subject matter of toxic masculinity. “They laugh at me when I run / I waste away for fun,” growls vocalist Joe Talbot before continuing, “I am my father’s son / his shadow weighs a ton.” The song comes with a clever video by Will Hooper that sees Talbot hide away in a laundry basket, a plastic bag, and even a cake while the rest of the band members take on some of the famous men called out in the song like Stone Cold Steve Austin, Fred Astaire, and Jesus. IDLES will be in Seattle on Saturday, October 6 to play the Sunset Tavern. Ahead of that show, the band will be live in-studio at KEXP on Thursday, October 4 at 9:30 AM PT.
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Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by John Richards, host of The Morning Show on KEXP, is “Man Without a Soul” by Lucinda Williams, from the 2020 album Good ...
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