MAITA - Someone's Lost Their Wallet

Song of the Day
Hosted by Cheryl Waters
Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by DJ Cheryl Waters, is MAITA's "Someone's Lost Their Wallet" - from the 2020 album Best Wishes on Kill Rock Stars

Throughout the month of May, KEXP has been celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. We’re putting an extra spotlight this week on API artists with this week’s Song of the Day picks, starting off with MAITA’s excellent “Someone’s Lost Their Wallet.”  

Read an excerpt from KEXP writer Martin Douglas’ previous debut on the track:

“[MAITA’s] ‘Someone's Lost Their Goddamn Wallet,’ setting the pace as the second track on Best Wishes (out May 15th on Kill Rock Stars), is steeped in the songwriting tradition of jaunty, lighthearted folk-rock being used as a Trojan Horse for the creeping dread of existentialism. It's 3 AM and the party is still moving through the night presumably without incident or noise complaints, both the front and back door are being used, bodies are moving around in the enjoyably predictable way they always move around at parties.”

Read our premiere of the track on KEXP.org.

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