Last week, the good people at Seattle’s KEXP made a San Francisco field trip to feature performances and interviews from some of the Bay Area’s finest artists. And Jagjaguwar’s recent Berkeley-via-Chicago transplant ODAWAS were selected to bring their synth spirituals to the KEXP airwaves. The band premiered the live incarnations of two songs from the soon-to-be released THE BLUE DEPTHS, while also dipping deep into its catalogue.
In KEXP’s Live in San Francisco blog, the following kind words were written about Odawas’ performance: “With his guitar speaking heartbreaking volumes of emotion before he even whispers a sound, singer Michael Tapscott is a double headed snake, a precise weapon in two forms. Whereas his guitar is gentle and cautious his voice is chilling and brave. Isaac Edwards is a wizard of electronic sound, presiding over vintage keyboards and eerie waves of movement that wash from one edge of the song into the next leaving the listener feeling refreshed and alive…Stumbling into the opening months of 2009 the Odawas represent the best of what a new year can provide us with: inspiration, hope and joy.”
By going to http://www.kexp.org/streamarchive/streamarchive.asp and entering the time (11 a.m.) and day (Jan. 30) of the program, listeners can enjoy Odawas’ performance and interview for the next couple of weeks.