Today’s song, featured on The Morning Show with John Richards, is "Better Days” by OCnotes, a 2019 single on Sub Pop.
WRITTEN BY JASMINE ALBERTSON
PHOTO BY Greg Stonebraker

Seattle visionary OCnotes (aka Otis Calvin III) recently dropped his contribution to the fourth volume of Sub Pop’s legendary Singles Club, the “Better Days” b/w “You Don’t Shampoo Your Hair” 7-inch. 

Our Song of the Day is the former track, a whirling psychedelic experimentation with distorted vocals and blazing guitars. 

OCnotes records under a number of projects including as a member of Knife Knights, one half of Metal Chocolates, one-third of Indian Agent, one-half of Freekazoidz and is a member of the Black Constellation. He also puts in work currently as a live visual artist & musical collaborator with Shabazz Palaces. At KEXP, he DJs the show Sunday Soul every Sunday from 6-9pm. The 7" follows November’s 9-track effort Cocaine Lazzerus.

The fourth incarnation of Sub Pop Singles Club is currently running as a series of 12 limited-edition 7-inch singles from artists like Julien Baker, HIDE, Pallbearer, Uranium Club, Kikagaku Moyo, Man Man, Shannon Lay, Omni, Dreamdecay, and more.

Below, watch OCnotes’ KEXP in-studio performance from 2012.

 

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