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KEXP Charts
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Apr 13 - Apr 19, 2007
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Artist - Title (Record Company)
1. Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - Living with the Living (Touch and Go)
2. Bright Eyes - Cassadaga (Saddle Creek)
3. Dinosaur Jr. - Beyond (Fat Possum)
4. LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver (Capitol)
5. Ryan Shaw - This Is Ryan Shaw (Columbia/One Haven/Red Ink)
6. Kings of Leon - Because of the Times (RCA)
7. The Twilight Sad - Fourteen Autums & Fifteen Winters (Fatcat)
8. Lifesavas - Gutterfly (Quannum)
9. Amy Winehouse - Back to Black (Universal Republic)
10. The Ponys - Turn the Lights Out (Matador)
11. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible (Merge)
12. Cloud Cult - The Meaning of 8 (Earthology)
13. Blonde Redhead - 23 (4AD)
14. Love of Diagrams - Mosaic (Matador)
15. Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank (Epic)
16. Grinderman - Grinderman (Anti-)

17. The Fucking Eagles - A Million Dollars Worth of Music (Gaptooth Jukebox)

18. The Detroit Cobras - Tied and True (Bloodshot)
19. !!! - Myth Takes (Warp)
20. Peel - Peel (Peek-A-Boo)
21. Up Bustle & Out - Mexican Sessions (Collision)
22. El-P - I'll Sleep When You're Dead (Definitive Jux)
23. (Various) - Si, Para Usted (Waxing Deep)
24. Gabriel Teodros - Lovework (Massline)
25. Working for a Nuclear Free City - Rocket (Melodic)
26. Bill Callahan - Woke on a Whaleheart (Drag City)
27. Explosions in the Sky - All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone (Temporary Residence)
28. The Shins - Wincing the Night Away (Sub Pop)
29. Autolite Strike - Autolite Strike! (Orgonized)
30. Grand Archives - Grand Archives (demo)
31. Laura Veirs - Saltbreakers (Nonesuch)
32. Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare (Domino)
33. Bonde Do Role - Solta O Frango (Domino)
34. The Greyboy Allstars - What Happened to TV? (Sci Fidelity)
35. The Blakes - The Blakes (self-released)
36. Wax Tailor - Hope & Sorrow (Decon)
37. The Saturday Knights - The Saturday Knights (Light in the Attic)
38. Bjork - Volta (Elektra)
39. Siberian - Hey Celestial! (Sonic Boom)
40. The Veils - Nux Vomica (Rough Trade)
41. Joseph Arthur & the Lonely Astronauts - Let's Just Be (Lonely Astronaut)
42. Harlem Shakes - Burning Birthdays (self-released)
43. Son Volt - The Search (Transmit Sound/Legacy)
44. Fujiya & Miyagi - Transparent Things (DD+BC)
45. Mavis Staples - We'll Never Turn Back (Anti-)
46. Kaiser Chiefs - Yours Truly, Angry Mob (Universal Motown)
47. Andrew Bird - Armchair Apocrypha (Fat Possum)
48. Two Cow Garage - III (Shelterhouse)
49. Ceu - Ceu (Six Degrees)
50. The Rosebuds - Night of the Furies (Merge)
51. Low - Drums and Guns (Sub Pop)
52. Grand Champeen - Dial T for This (In Music We Trust)
53. Trans Am - Sex Change (Thrill Jockey)
54. Bebel Gilberto - Momento (Six Degrees)
55. Peter Bjorn and John - Writer's Block (Almost Gold)
56. Speaker Speaker - We Won't March (Burning Building)
57. North Twin - Falling Apart (self-released)
58. The Cave Singers - The Cave Singers (self-released)
59. Slender Means - Rock & Roll Machine (self-released)
60. Tinariwen - Aman Iman: Water is Life (World Village)
61. Panda Bear - Person Pitch (Paw Tracks)
62. Thee More Shallows - Book of Bad Breaks (Anticon)
63. Celestial - Dream On (Skipping Stones)
64. Les Breastfeeders - Les Matins de Grands Soirs (Blow the Fuse)
65. Papercuts - Can't Go Back (Gnomonsong)
66. Tommy Womack - There, I Said It! (Cedar Creek)
67. Bloc Party - A Weekend in the City (Vice)
68. (Various) - Afro Samurai (Koch)
69. Dept of Energy - Held By Waits (Roam)
70. Klaxons - Myths of the Near Future (Geffen)
71. Mono in VCF - Mono in VCF (demo)
72. Dntel - Dumb Luck (Sub Pop)
73. Sky Cries Mary - Small Town (Hoodooh)
74. Antibalas - Security (Anti-)
75. Feist - The Reminder (Cherrytree/Interscope)
76. Wax Poetic - Istanbul (Nublu)
77. The Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America (Vagrant)
78. Cornelius - Sensuous (EverLoving)
79. Jon Hyde - Tipple (Conjunctive)
80. Mando Diao - Ode to Ochrasy (Mute)
81. The Hands - So Sweet EP (The Basement Empire)
82. Pop Levi - The Return to Form Black Magick Party (Counter)
83. Amon Tobin - Foley Room (Ninja Tune)
84. Brown Recluse Sings - Black Sunday (self-released)
85. Six By Seven - 04 (The First Time)
86. Menomena - Friend and Foe (Barsuk)
87. Willard Grant Conspiracy - Let it Roll (Dahlia)
88. The Early Years - The Early Years (Beggars Banquet)
89. Grant-Lee Phillips - Strangelet (Zoe)
90. J Dilla - Ruff Draft (Stones Throw)

KEXP Charts
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Apr 20 - Apr 26, 2007
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Artist - Title (Record Company)
1. Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare (Domino)
2. Kings of Leon - Because of the Times (RCA)
3. Ryan Shaw - This Is Ryan Shaw (Columbia/One Haven/Red Ink)
4. LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver (Capitol)
5. Dinosaur Jr. - Beyond (Fat Possum)
6. Amy Winehouse - Back to Black (Universal Republic)
7. Bright Eyes - Cassadaga (Saddle Creek)
- KEXP 90.3 FM Seattle


THE FUCKING EAGLES - A MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF MUSIC
(Gaptooth Jukebox)
"This Tacoma band's debut album is a sweat-soaked dance party of old school garage-rock injected with high-energy R&B in ways reminiscent of modern-day rockers like the Hives and the Oblivians, not to mention a variety of more vintage sources including Mitch Ryder, the Human Beinz and hometown heroes the Sonics. The songs are split evenly between covers and originals, but whether they're digging up old soul chestnuts from Gino Washington and Sir Mack Rice or tearing into one of their own catchy originals, they bring a feral intensity and unbridled enthusiasm that's utterly refreshing."
- Don Yates, Program Director KEXP Seattle

"Though their name possibly stems from a hate-filled music review in The Big Lebowski, these Tacoma, Washington rockers are anything but slackers. Their studio full-length debut, 'A Million Dollars Worth of Music', produced by Johnny Sangster (Mudhoney, The Briefs, The Makers, Murder City Devils), was issued via local label Gaptooth Jukebox earlier this year.

The Fucking Eagles are bad boys with hearts of gold, flip-flopping between rowdy and righteous. Often compared to the now-defunct Oblivians, the raucous quartet is a distinct breed, employing strutting lyrical antics and infectious, lo-fi guitar chords. Album opener "Baby I'm Coming Home" promises loyalty with unwavering drumming and classic Little Richard-like howling to solidify singer Atkins' case. The instant foot-stomper "He Won't Love You Like I'll Leave You" includes a ballsy anthemic hook not suitable for print while "Out of This World" returns to the wholesome side with a 1960s surf guitar riff and catchy punk rock sing-along vocals."
- Emily Youssef, SPIN

"THE BEST OF 2007 ~ KEXP's JOHN RICHARDS' LOCAL STANDOUTS OF 2007:
1. Blue Scholars – Bayani
2. The Valley - The Valley
3. The Blakes - The Blakes
4. The Cave Singers - Invitation Songs
5. Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank
6. Das Llamas - World War
7. Arthur & Yu - In Camera
8. Pleasureboaters – Gross,
9. Feral Children - Second To The Last,
10. The Fucking Eagles - A Million Dollars Worth Of Music"
- John Richards KEXP Seattle / Seattle Sound Magazine, January 2008

"Rowdy garage rock throwbacks the Fucking Eagles put on one hell of a show - gritty, sweaty, often profane dance-punk infused with Detroit-style soul and the occasional unabashed Etta James or Gino Washington cover thrown in. With a distinctly lo-fi sound and an unrivaled swagger, these Tacoma boys have taken the Seattle scene by storm over the last year and a half."
- Seattle Sound Magazine, Febuary 2008

"Besides having the greatest band name of all time, the Fucking Eagles are Tacoma boys from way back...The band's lineage has included former members of Tacoma bred grunge-era rockers Seaweed, but the new millenium requires a greasier approach. The Fucking Eagles take inspiration from crude Detroit-style R&B and cruder Memphis-style garage punk, with a blunt savagery that only experience and alcohol can provide."
- Fred Beldin, Seattle Sound Magazine / Bob Seger Liberation Army

"These guys should change their name from 'The Fucking Eagles' to 'The Fucking Awesome'. They went on first last night, and it was one of those rare occasions where I was in "jaded scenester" mode, ready to suffer through the opening band I've never heard of in order to get to what I'm there for, and was not only impressed, but completely blown away. They stole the show from The Tripwires and Girl Trouble - no easy feat. GREAT energy, very easy to watch, and the drummer is a maniac. They remind me of the Statics at their prime, and also conjure up images of the Drags, or maybe the Fall-Outs with more distortion."
- Puget Sound Live Music, June 2007

"Goddamn, the Fucking Eagles do that whole jangly garage-rock thing right: raucous and loud, spirited and sweaty. The guitars are messy, the bass is heavy, the keyboards keep the dance vibe strong, and John O's vocals drip with attitude and swagger."
- The Stranger, August 2007

"Theirs was a rousing set of greaser-surfer-garage rock, and I'm looking forward to using a kiosk that doesn't block Google searches with the word "fuck" in them, so that I might better give credit to TFE's outstanding drummer. You ever hear someone compare a drummer to Animal from the Muppets? They need to be kicked in the mouth and put in front of this drummer. Yow."
- Sam Machkovech, The Stranger, September 2007

"The Fucking Eagles went on first. To be honest, they were the real reason we went to this show. I saw TFE's a few weeks ago at the Jules Mae's and they just rocked rocked rocked me. I was glad to be able to see them again. They have the craziest and absolute best drummer I've ever seen. I don't normally pay all that much attention to drummers, but with this guy, it's impossible to not be drawn in by his energy. It's as though he's missing a few of his top v - ALL OF CREATION


"Get a whiff of Tacoma aroma! The Fucking Eagles (former Seaweed/Ronson Family Switchblade members) ~ the current rulers of NW party-trash."
- Petey J. Cool, Pure Country Gold - Pure Country Gold


Discography

'Length of Pipe' b/w 'Feel So Bad' single demo - radio airplay on KEXP's Sonic Reducer in Seattle.

'A Million Dollars Worth Of Music' Cd long player - heavy rotation radio airplay on KEXP in Seattle reaching #8 on the charts and #1 for the Northwest chart, #17 on CiTR in Vancouver, BC. Additional play on local commercial stations KNDD 107.7 and 104.9 Funky Monkey, and decent play on the 2 college stations (WNYU, WFMU) TFE mismanagement bothered to mail promos to. All this and numerous podcasts around the world.

3 songs from their debut lp are featured in the film 'True Adolescents' which premiered at SXSW 2009 in March, and is making the festival rounds throughout the summer of 2009.

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Bio

August 2009 will see the release of The Fucking Eagles' second full length lp. Below is the bio that accompanied their 2007 debut lp's release. Updated bio coming soon.

The Fucking Eagles are a fuck & cluck music group of contentious quality with no coherent thrill line. Posing interlopers. Hack-happy chancers. Self-aware maladroits ghost-smithing varied scraps and hooks yoinked from a dusty American R&R narrative to scratch out a shameless howl & dumb wholly steeped in barren third-world city sophisticrap affectations. Formed in 2005 in the arsenic drenched landscapes and history-heavy bar back-rooms of industrial old town Tacoma, Washington, and imbibed on shared lifetimes of toxic smelter air and Rosalie ghost stories, The Fucking Eagles seek to serve up all that smoky sweet raw-packed haunted-city ware in loud, danceable, junk soul form. Never mind the caustic name and the faux-tough aire, good-timey frug & shug is the totem - cooing with the excellently bedheaded masses to unfold their arms, get on their feet, and fuck out loud rite along with the niftiest fake band of the half-moment as they lame their place in R&R non-history.

The quartet has shared bills with a grand and varied list: from drunked-up basement parties in the bowels of Tacoma's hilltop to the gentrified expanses of the Experience Music Project's Sky Church with: The King Khan + BBQ Show, Jack Oblivian, Mudhoney, Pierced Arrows, Andre Williams, Heavy Trash (Jon Spencer of the Blues Explosion), Roy Loney (Flamin' Groovies!), The Flash Express, Nomeansno, Girl Trouble, The Tough + Lovely, Mark Pickerel (Screaming Trees, Nirvana, Neko Case), surf guitar legend Dick Dale, Citizen Fish, Lady Dottie & The Diamonds, King Louie, Seaweed, The Candy Snatchers, Coconut Coolouts, Jay Reatard, Harlan T. Bobo and many others. FE's were invited to join the 2007 line-ups at both Seattle's Capital Hill Block Party and Bumbershoot Festival (alongside acts like the Shins, Wu-Tang Clan, Art Brut, Roky Erickson, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club), Noise for the Needy '08 in Seattle and MusicFest '08 in Portland, along with a dizzying bundle of local club and bar shows since 2007. The FE's were also picked as the sole support act for Har Mar Superstar at a sold-out 1200 capacity show at the Showbox in Seattle.

'A MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF MUSIC' - THE FULL LENGTH DEBUT
The Eagles flew north in 2006 to Seattle to record their eponymous debut lp, 'A Million Dollars Worth Of Music.' The disc featured a rousing round of hits + tits produced by Johnny Sangster (Mudhoney, Young Fresh Fellows, Makers, Briefs) and recieved much regional airplay garnering the band a fair amount of prominence in the NW area and inclusion on several notable year end 'best of' lists.

Summer 2009 will see the band release it's follow up lp with shows, shows, shows and some shows. A west coast jaunt is planned in the fall.