Rhode Island Is Famous For You

KAFM Grand Junction, 9pm - 12am

Erin McKeown Erin McKeown

I can’t say if this is the first time I’ve had a radio show on Independence Day, but it is the first time I’ve prepared something special for the occasion. Presenting Affairs of State, a one-hour set of music dedicated to the States part of “United States of America.” As it turns out, there is a wide representation among the 50 states (51 if you count New Model Army) in the Lacking Library, but I have selected the best 16 examples for this evening.

In this episode: Albert Hammond Jr, American Trappist, Angel Olsen, Aphex Twin, April Magazine, Artichoke, Asher White, Baaba Maal, Beach House, Big Ass Truck, Boygenius, Brother Brother, Daikaiju, Deadbolt, Deer Tick, Die Moulinettes, Erin McKeown, Gangstagrass, Half Moon Run, The Heliocentrics, John Linnell, La Femme, The Lemon Twigs, The Low Frequency In Stereo, Margo Price / Sharon Van Etten, Motor!k, The Oranges Band, Orville Peck, Peter Manheim, The Presidents of The United States of America, Push Kings, Ramsay Midwood, Robb Benson, Sally Timms, Skopitone Sisko, Sleepyhead, TEKE::TEKE, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, White Hassle, The Wrens, Youth Lagoon, µ-Ziq

  Song Artist Notes
1 Rhode Island Is Famous For You Erin McKeown Kicking off our Affairs of State set
3 Florida Push Kings It sounds like Florida
4 Taylor Mississippi Big Ass Truck All day to sit around
5 Virginia Gal Deer Tick She’s somethin’ else
7 Texas Fox The Low Frequency In Stereo Stomping its way to the oilfields
8 Rainstorm in Kentucky (feat. Smif n Wessun, Dolio the Sleuth & R Son) Gangstagrass Sounds appropriate
9 South Carolina John Linnell Just one of 50
10 North Carolina The Oranges Band Woozy groove
12 Idaho Alien Youth Lagoon It’s a dream state
13 The Indiana Sun White Hassle Marcellus’ compelling howl
14 Dakota The Wrens The Dakota is down
15 Kansas (Remembers Me Now) Orville Peck The stars are out
17 California Stutter Robb Benson Wracked with exercise
18 Colorado Brother Brother Welcome home
19 Rotten Alabama Ramsay Midwood Falling apart mostly
20 Tennessee Waltz Sally Timms A natural closer
22 What Did You Wish For? (feat. Lizdelise) American Trappist Insistent from the start
23 Young, Thomas (1773-1829) Artichoke I hope you learned something
24 Skate Park Anthem Asher White For your tricks and combos
26 Libertude Albert Hammond Jr With a swinging heartbeat
27 Boll Weevil The Presidents of The United States of America Check him out
28 Roadside Cross Deadbolt Don’t mess with the voodoo trucker
29 The Trouble With Those Mothra Girls Daikaiju They are quite problematic
31 Letter To An Old Poet Boygenius Heavy
32 Corner of My Eye The Lemon Twigs Channeling the Beach Boys
33 Radio Margo Price / Sharon Van Etten Strong team
34 Faded Peter Manheim Unsynced and unmoored from time
36 Les toiles de Ziem Skopitone Sisko Floating travels
37 Strano Mondo Di Tanti Nomi (Stereo Total Remix) Die Moulinettes So many Names
38 You Can Let Go Half Moon Run Moving fast
39 Big Fat Cigar Sleepyhead
41 Star Strangled Banner The Heliocentrics Finding the center
42 Nothing's Free Angel Olsen Slow burning
43 Blackbox Life Recorder 21f Aphex Twin Fresh jitters
44 The Widow Unknown Mortal Orchestra Window watching
46 Les fantômes des femmes La Femme For all your Franco-Hawaiian needs
47 Wesley's Convertible April Magazine Drive it slow
48 Holiday House Beach House Swells and throbs
50 Hoppe TEKE::TEKE Prepare for the ritual
51 Boboyillo (feat. Rougi) Baaba Maal The smoke seems alive
52 Houzz 13 µ-Ziq A fast resolution
54 Terra Illustris, Pt. 3 Motor!k It can’t go any faster