Get ready to fall in love with the latest from Seattle trio Dude York. Their sophomore album Falling hits stores on July 26th, but KEXP has a sneak peek with the title track as today's Song of the Day.
Recorded at Different Fur Studios in San Francisco with producer Patrick Brown, the forthcoming full-length takes its inspiration from early 2000s alt-rock, but with a twist. Falling marks the first Dude York release where guitarist Peter Richards and bassist Claire England share equal songwriting and lead vocal duties. “I grew up listening to all this pop-punk and alt-rock that was mostly male-fronted, but I want to fill that hole I saw by recreating it now for myself,” England said via a press release. “I’m trying to capture the feeling of the music I listened to when I fell in love with music.”
Today's featured track captures that adolescent feeling of falling in love. “I feel like a lot of the songs that were reference points consciously or unconsciously for this record dealt with everything very much in black and white, and that really resonates with you when you’re 14, 15, 16, 17…” explains drummer Andrew Hall. “I think people who have nostalgia for those songs are exploring that grey area a little bit more.”
Watch a charming animated clip by Nick Shively below.
Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by DJ Kevin Cole, is "Can't Tell Me No" by Summer Cannibals, from the 2019 album Can't Tell Me No on Tiny Engines.
Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by DJ Kevin Cole, is "Electrian" by DJ Seinfeld, from the 2019 Galazy EP on Young Ethics.
Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by DJ Kevin Cole, is "Skin Game" by DIIV, from the 2019 album Deceiver on Captured Tracks.