Song of the Day: Eggshells - In the Background

Local Music, Song of the Day
10/17/2014
KEXP
photo by Benjamin James

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. Today’s song, featured on The Morning Show with John Richards, is “In the Background” by Eggshells from the 2014 album LP1 on Mammal Trouble Music.

Eggshells - In the Background (MP3)

Local artist Eggshells is a tough egg to crack. From the remnants of previous bands In Praise of Folly and Can the Boy Tell Time, singer/songwriter Peter Verdoes ventures out with the aptly-titled debut, LP1. Verdoes calls upon his siblings Benjamin (Iska Dhaaf/Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band) and Marshall (Scarves/Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band) for support on the new release, plus, Sam Miller (Ravenna Woods/Sean Nelson/Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band) and Matthew Dammer (Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band/In Praise of Folly). Iska Dhaaf's other half Nathan Quiroga makes a special guest appearance, as well.

True to such an eclectic collection of musicians, the sound of Eggshells is a scramble of trip-hop and garage rock, with a psych-rock feel. Today's Song of the Day is a laid-back electronic groove with an impressive range of vocals. Crack open Eggshells on Facebook and Twitter, and check out more music on Bandcamp.

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