"Facts About Seattle"

Ben's in Seattle, resulting in a disastrous drop in random, wide-ranging conversations at Eclectic Kettle HQ. To make up the shortfall, Simon is filling talk breaks with surprising facts about Seattle.

Did you know that the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle included space-themed striptease shows? And that one was closed down briefly by the local board of censors due to "excessive gyration"? Neither did we! And now none of us will ever un-know that fact! You're welcome!

In between the Seattle knowledge-drops there's a ton of new music including the returns of Garbage, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Band of Horses, and a wonderful track from the African Island nation of Cabo Verde, whose origin story is bizarre, wonderful and almost impossible to believe.


  1. Breaking My Light by Minor Victories on Minor Victories (Fat Possum)
  2. California by Kina Grannis on Jakarta (Self-released)
  3. The Worst In You by Andy Shauf on The Party (Anti)
  4. Everyone Is Happy by Nothing on Tired of Tomorrow (Relapse Records)
  5. WTF by Eskimeaux on Year of the Rabbit (Double Double Whammy)
  6. The Coast by PUP on The Dream Is Over (SideOneDummy Records)
  7. Beneath The Concrete by LUH on Spiritual Songs For Lovers To Sing (Mute Artists)
  8. Rectify by Angel Du$t on Rock The Fuck On Forever (Pop Wig Records)
  9. Goodness, Pt. 2 by The Hotelier on Goodness (Tiny Engines)
  10. The Getaway by Red Hot Chili Peppers on The Getaway (Warner)
  11. Even Though Our Love Is Doomed by Garbage on Strange Little Birds (Stunvolume Records)
  12. White Flag by Joseph on I'm Alone, No You're Not (ATO Records)
  13. Solemn Oath by Band of Horses on Why Are You Ok? (Interscope)
  14. Moon by Beth Orton on Kidsticks (Anti)
  15. Get My Bang by Wild Beasts on Boy King (Domino)
  16. I Love Me feat. Lunchmoney Lewis by Meghan Trainor on Thank You (Epic Records)
  17. The Way I Do by Bishop Briggs on The Way I Do (Island Records)
  18. The Love by Jadu Heart on Wanderflower (Anchor Point)
  19. Pinta Manta by António Sanches on Space Echo (Analog Africa)
  20. Zvichapera by Chiwoniso on Zvichapera (Nyami Nyami)
  21. Black Eyes (Original Mix) by Kiko & Oliver Giacomotto on Black Eyes (NM2)
  22. Soul Valley (Original Mix) by Adriatique on Soul Valley EP (Cityfox)
  23. Higher Level (Bicep Remix) by Isaac Tichauer on Street Lessons Remixes EP (LOFT Records)
  24. Electric Counterpoint III. Fast by Steve Reich & Daniel Lippel on Electric Counterpoint (New Focus Recordings)