Blue Scholars, “Marion Sunshine”
July 18, 2011
Seattle’s favorite native sons, Blue Scholars, reminisces about the sun in the studios of KEXP earlier this month and they have it on (proverbial) tape. Geologic, aka Prometheus Brown, whose dense, verbose lyrical style is becoming a shared characteristic with fellow Seattle acts like Macklemore and Shabazz Palaces, and producer Sabzi perform cuts from their latest release “Cinémetropolis”, self-published and released last month after they funded the recording of the album with a Kickstarter project and two thousand grassroots investors. The entire album can be streamed from their Bandcamp page. Here are a few more videos from KEXP, including “Yuri Kochiyama”, which pays tribute to a Japanese American who grew up in internment camps and later became an activist on the sides of people like Malcolm X and Mumia Abu Jamal.