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Song of the Day – KUTX

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The KUTX team looks high and low for songs and artists that should be on your radar.

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The KUTX team looks high and low for songs and artists that should be on your radar.

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We heard you!

By KUTX 98.9 - Dec 20 2019
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After reading the complaints about too many promos, we cut them by more than half. If you hear one at all, it’ll be at the beginning of a song only. KUTX is a public radio station so we do have to find ways to make what we do (play awesome music and support those artists) possible. Thanks for listening and supporting the Austin Music Experience. Enjoy the tunes!

Now just CRAP

By StiikyMonky - Aug 17 2019
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Used to be music. Now it's all ads. Worse than regular radio, cuz there the come every 2 or 3 minutes. If this is a "public" radio station make sure you don't send them any money.

iTunes Ratings

62 Ratings
Average Ratings
36
11
5
4
6

We heard you!

By KUTX 98.9 - Dec 20 2019
Read more
After reading the complaints about too many promos, we cut them by more than half. If you hear one at all, it’ll be at the beginning of a song only. KUTX is a public radio station so we do have to find ways to make what we do (play awesome music and support those artists) possible. Thanks for listening and supporting the Austin Music Experience. Enjoy the tunes!

Now just CRAP

By StiikyMonky - Aug 17 2019
Read more
Used to be music. Now it's all ads. Worse than regular radio, cuz there the come every 2 or 3 minutes. If this is a "public" radio station make sure you don't send them any money.
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Song of the Day – KUTX

Latest release on Aug 07, 2020

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Washed Out: “Time to Walk Away”

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Ten years down the line in his career as Washed Out, keyboardist-vocalist Ernest Greene Jr. continues to champion an ever-evolving chillwave sound. The Atlanta-based auteur has been averaging at about one record every three to four years, rounding out this most recent cycle of creativity with Washed Out‘s fourth LP Purple Noon.

Purple Noon finds Greene sifting through familiar tides of indie funk fusion, dream pop, and hip-hop-influenced psychedelia with a sense of beach-read, market-ripe freshness throughout. Washed Out certainly won’t be getting diluted anytime soon, so top off your weekend with his Soundfounder interview, airing at 2PM today and again on Soundfounder’s Saturday night show at 1AM. And as you wade out of the work week, soak up some of the midday mauve on Purple Noon with one of its brightest highlights, “Time to Walk Away”!

Jack Anderson

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KUTX Live at Home: Washed Out – Shot, edited and mixed by Ernest Greene for KUTX July 2020
KUTX presents Washed Out from the home studio of Ernest Greene in Atlanta, GA to your home. Purple Moon, the fourth album from Washed Out, drops August 7, 2020 on Sub Pop Records. 
Set: “Face Up” “Time To Walk Away” “Hide”
Musicians: Ernest Greene: vocals, keys; Cameron Gardner; drums; Dylan Lee; bass

Aug 07 2020

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PR Newman: “Who Swept The Jungle?” [MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE]

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It’s been a little over five years since singer-guitarist Spencer Garland was labeled a “Punk Rock Randy Newman” and began his stint at the front of Austin’s PR Newman. In the short time that’s passed, the group’s built up quite a following in Central Texas, thanks in no small part to Garland’s undeniable talent, lyrical candor, and overall mastery of the rock n roll genre.

Soon PR Newman just followed up their 2018 debut Turn Out with the sophomore LP Private Lives, self-recorded, produced and engineered by Garland himself and featuring fifteen previously-unheard originals. Making its appearance about a third way through the record is Private Lives’ second single, “Who Swept The Jungle?”, an examination of the relationship between idealism and the actual journey that goes into those pursuits and coinciding with a music video as well, co-directed by KUTX favorite Matthew Logan Vasquez.


Jack Anderson

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Aug 06 2020

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Nané: “Blue Velvet”

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We’ve been keeping a watchful eye on Nané since their debut single “Always On My Mind” earned a heavy rotation spot on our airwaves late last Fall (and deservedly so). The group was born on the UT campus back in 2016 when singer Daniel Sahad first linked up with guitarist Ian Green, and soon Nané was having no problems selling out venues like Stay Gold, mesmerizing thousand-person crowds, and opening for Black Pumas and Bob Schneider.

A full record has yet to be announced, but last Friday Nané shared their fifth single, featuring an ensemble cast of credits: production by Grammy-winner John Speice IV, mixing by Chris “Frenchie” Smith, mastering by Cacophony’s Erik Wofford, and engineering from Adrian Quesada. They’ve reclaimed a Roy Orbison title just for themselves for a confidence booster and a friendly reminder not to take everything so seriously accept the goofiness in life’s banality even down to your individual core on “Blue Velvet”!

Jack Anderson

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Aug 05 2020

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Josie Lockhart: “Like Lightning” [PREMIERE]

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Up to this point, Austin’s Aaron Miller is most easily recognized as one of three “frontmen” in the synth-pop trio Sphynx, who also moonlights as a wedding DJ. But especially with the way this year has been going, it shouldn’t come as too much a surprise that there’s a hard left turn coming.

Enter Josie Lockhart, Miller’s new solo endeavor that finds the experienced singer-guitarist stretching out past his comfort zone and into realms of indie rock, psychedelia, and Americana. For his upcoming debut, Josie Lockhart takes an otherworldly revisionist approach to the frontier myth of Manifest Destiny, providing an aural backdrop for Miller’s exploration of love, isolation, and grief across this new batch of originals. When this Josie comes home, he’ll treat you to What A Dream To Rise Awake From, but not before giving you a bit of dream pop petrichor mixed by Chris Coady (Beach House, Grizzly Bear, Yeah Yeah Yeahs), perfect for these unseasonably rainy days in the middle of a typically dry Texas summer, “Like Lightning”!

Jack Anderson

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Aug 04 2020

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Half Gringa: “Afraid of Horses” (feat. Gia Margaret)

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Born in Chicago to Venezuelan parents, multi-instrumentalist Isabel Olive has become inseparable from a bi-cultural experience. Olive’s moniker of Half Gringa certainly stays faithful to that identity with a crossroads of indie rock and Latinx, first heard on her self-produced 2017 record Gruñona.

At the tail end of this month Half Gringa drops her sophomore album, Force To Reckon, with a bolder sense of dynamics and an infectious balance between Olive’s vocals and instrumentation 0ver nine originals. Force to Reckon is out August 28th, preceded by its latest single featuring fellow Chicagoan Gia Margaret, “Afraid of Horses”!

Jack Anderson

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Aug 03 2020

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…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead: “Into the Godless Void”

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Like many bands in 2020, …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead started off the year full of ambition and unfettered by the harsh realities that were soon to settle in. In January Trail of Dead hit two major milestones, not only their twenty-fifth year together as a group but also the release of their tenth full-length X: The Godless Void and Other Stories. They were dead set on a two-month international tour after the release of The Godless Void… until their venue opportunities dissipated in the wake of COVID-19.

But jumping to today, Trail of Dead is about to kick off the first of three live streams at 8pm tonight with proceeds from this initial concert going to one of twenty venues the band was slated to perform at, including Austin’s own Mohawk. They’ll be following it up on August 7th with a stream for the UK and EU, and wrapping up the series on August 14th with a performance at Mosaic Sound Collective, where Trail of Dead tracked X. So help a venue with a little love and treat yourself with the complimentary title track of sorts for Trail of Dead’s latest, “Into the Godless Void”!

Jack Anderson

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Jul 31 2020

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Go Fever: “Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again”

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Between their self-degrading humor, biting sarcasm, and just plain uncouth nature, Acey Monaro’s lyrics have always been a perfect mate for Go Fever‘s musty and brazen sonics. Monaro founded the rock five-piece shortly after her move from Australia and has since brought a bit of the Aussie experience to the Live Music Capital with each new record.

This year Go Fever‘s set to follow up last Spring’s Daydream Hawker EP and their 2017 eponymous LP with both a new full-length album and an EP of special covers. We’re hoping for more unapologetically raunchy rock even with Monaro moving back to her native continent soon, and while the bars may still be closed, invite some Aussie-Kiwi pub energy into your living room and maybe even enjoy a pint over their rendition of “Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again”!

Jack Anderson

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Jul 30 2020

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Pat Keen: “Screens”

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While his background is decidedly within the bounds of experimental art rock, Minneapolis singer-multi-instrumentalist Pat Keen self-titled material is more reminiscent of Nick Drake or Joni Mitchell. For the past half decade his rustic, atmospheric, and ethereal manipulations of indie-folk-pop have steadily matured, culminating this year with the upcoming Cells Remain.

The twelve-track LP finds Keen digging deeper than he’s ever before, with a backbone of acknowledgement for what can’t be seen on the surface, hence the record’s title. Cells Remain was further shaped by Brian Joseph, who’s engineered everyone from Sufjan Stevens to Bon Iver and even Paul Simon, pretty much guaranteeing an objective quality. Cells Remain is out on August 21st and today Keen’s shared its fourth and final single, “Screens”!

Jack Anderson

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Jul 29 2020

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Matt Puckett: “Insomnia” [PREMIERE]

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It’s crazy to think that it’s already been three years since Mother Falcon co-founder Matt Puckett left Austin and relocated to Brooklyn. Continuing his ongoing collaborations with children’s songwriter Tim Kubart, this Grammy winner’s gone on to provide original scores for indie films and webseries, as well as his own 2019 EP, Heartbreak Summer. But in this past year alone, rather than spending a season of uncertainty adrift in New York, Puckett kicked off 2020 with a three-day recording stint right here in his hometown.

This Is Ending is a hard left turn from Heartbreak Summer in terms of tone, production methods, and lyrical subject matter, with Puckett exploring loss, acceptance and gratitude across seven songs with the help of longtime friends in the backing band and behind the mixing board. This Is Ending drops August 28th, and today Matt Puckett’s kindly shared its lead single with us for a KUTX-clusive premiere, one that’ll keep you up at night with its catchy foundation, “Insomnia”!

Jack Anderson

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Jul 28 2020

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Takuya Kuroda: “Change” (feat. Corey King)

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Originally from Kobe, Japan, trumpeter Takuya Kuroda has become a standout figure in New York’s bustling jazz scene. After an auspicious meeting with vocalist José James (who would go on to produce Blackmagic, No Beginning No End, and the 2014 Blue Note offering Rising Son), Kuroda’s prolific output quickly landed him a featured position in Akoya Afrobeat, and, thanks in no small part to his perceptiveness around hip-hop songwriting techniques, DJ Premier’s BADDER.

Takuya Kuroda’s kaleidoscope of influences continues to make itself apparent on his upcoming sixth album, Fly Moon Die Soon, harboring nine tracks that surf through the familiar sonics of Herbie Hancock, Donald Byrd, and The Ohio Players, as well as contemporaries like Thundercat, Robert Glasper, and Kamasi Washington. The announcement of Fly Moon Die Soon (out September 18th) came last Friday alongside its lead single and music video, featuring vocals from NYC-by-way-of-Houston songwriter Corey King, “Change”!

Jack Anderson

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Jul 27 2020

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