Although best known as the lead singer behind seminal Pacific Northwest bands Death Cab For Cutie and The Postal Service, Ben Gibbard also possesses a deep record collection, spurred by his passion for timeless pop and Krautrock gems that date back to the 60s. Expertly curating a 17-song all-vinyl set for KEXP, Ben Gibbard the DJ gets a moment in the spotlight on Midnight In A Perfect World to share some of the finest underground psych-pop, garage-rock, and Krautrock tracks of the last 50 years.
|Parsley Sound||Ease Yourself and Glide|
|Mama Cass||California Earthquake|
|Slapp Happy||Blue Flower|
|Alex Chilton||Hey Little Child|
|The Cymbaline||Matrimonial Fears|
|Emitt Rhodes||With My Face On The Floor|
|The Dovers||What Am I Gonna Do?|
|Rockin' Horse||Biggest Gossip In Town|
|Yoko Ono||Waiting For The Sunrise|
|Honeybus||(Do I Figure) In Your Life|
|Colin Blunstone||Carolina Goodbye|
|Eurythmics||Take Me To Your Heart|
|The Beach Boys||All I Wanna Do|
|Popol Vuh||Letzte Tage - Letzte Nächte|
|Ben Gibbard||Interview / Outro|
Midnight in a Perfect World, KEXP's weekly hour-long guest DJ show, airs Fridays at midnight. This multi-genre program features eclectic sets by a rotating cast of international and local DJ’s, each building upon a party vibe to kick off your weekend.
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Berkeley-based beatmaker Toro y Moi (aka Chaz Bundick) shares a new track from his forthcoming fourth album, What For?. Check out the super-suave '70s-sound of "Buffalo" below. What For? hits stores April 7th via Carpark Records. While you wait, revisit his 2013 KEXP session here. [Pitchfork]
Nordic Soul, the DJ and production alias of Decibel Festival founder/director Sean Horton, kicks off Midnight In A Perfect World with a brilliant mix inspired by the thrilling and mysterious roller coaster known as LOVE. Launching off with a beautiful a capella from The Beatles, Nordic Soul's mix...