My KUTX: SASAMI

My KUTX

My KUTX: SASAMI

Posted by on Mar 22, 2019

Photo by Juan Figueroa/KUTX

Sasami Ashworth spent years as an in-demand multi-instrumentalist, playing with King Tuff, Cherry Glazerr, and more. Recently, she shortened her moniker to Sasami and released her solo debut, a mixture of gritty indie-rock and left-of-center electronic touches. After making a splash at SXSW, Sasami is our guest DJ this week. When coming up with a playlist, she wanted to show off the rich musical community she comes from, so this My KUTX is full of friendship and pride. Hear Sasami’s My KUTX on Saturday, March 23 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to catch her at the Barracuda on May 9, presented by KUTX.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

(intro music: Sasami – “Not The Time”)

1. Omni – “Wire”

2. Vagabon – “Minneapolis”

3. Happy Birthday – “Perverted Girl”

4. Mitski – “Old Friend”

5. Cate Le Bon – “Find Me”

6. Japanese Breakfast – “2042”

7. Empress Of – “I’ve Got Love”

8. Suuns – “Baseline”

9. Jay Som – “Simple”

10. Hand Habits – “Can’t Calm Down”

11. Snail Mail – “Thinning”

12. Soccer Mommy – “Your Dog”

13. Froth – “Postcard Radio”

14. Soko – “Visions”

My KUTX: Cautious Clay

My KUTX

My KUTX: Cautious Clay

Posted by on Mar 13, 2019

Photo by Julia Reihs/KUTX

Josh Karpeh grew up in Cleveland, playing flute and saxophone. But a couple of years ago, he stumbled across a cutting-edge, electronic/R&B hybrid scene blossoming on Soundcloud, and he started making his own productions. Karpeh tried out singing on top, and all of a sudden, he found something unique. As Cautious Clay, he’s only released a handful of songs, but they’re big, bold, and atmospheric.

This week on My KUTX, Cautious Clay plays an hour of hand-picked favorites,  featuring classic funk, inspiring productions from friends, and even an Eagles track. Hear My KUTX on Saturday, March 16, 6 to 7 p.m or anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

[intro: Cautious Clay – “Cold War”]

1. Dijon – “Cannonball”

2. Earth, Wind & Fire – “You And I”

3. Eagles – “One Of These Nights”

4. April + Vista – “Own2”

5. Jarami – “Bahía”

6. Danny Dwyer – “Swingset”

7. Mereba – “Late Bloomer”

8. Yung Olde Mayne – “Primavera”

9. SebastiAn – “Embody”

10. Khruangbin – “Maria Tambien”

11. Sophie Meiers – “Sincerely, Yours”

12. Ari Lennox – “Whipped Cream”

13. Rosalía – “Pienso En Tu Mirá (Cap.3: Celos)”

Ones To Watch: Haelos

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Ones To Watch: Haelos

Posted by on Mar 10, 2019

Photo by Jeff Hahn

All this week, KUTX profiles the Ones To Watch—seven must-see artists at SXSW 2019. Hosted by Jody Denberg/produced by Art Levy. Hear an audio version of this at the bottom of the page.

For years, London’s Lotti Benardout, Dom Goldsmith, and Arthur Delaney sang in other bands, but in 2014, they teamed up as Haelos. The three collaborate on the band’s songwriting, so Haelos’ music often takes its time, building up piece by piece. It takes cues from London’s famed forward-thinking electronic and dance scenes, but it also has enough of a pop edge to keep the songs spinning in your head for days.

After a critically-acclaimed first album, Haelos added touring member Daniel Vildosola on a permanent basis. The quartet spent a year crafting their new record, Any Random Kindness, and they almost broke up in the process. There’s tension in these new songs, but that’s what makes Haelos’ music so enticing.

Ones To Watch: The Nude Party

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Ones To Watch: The Nude Party

Posted by on Mar 9, 2019

Photo by Sacha Lecca

All this week, KUTX profiles the Ones To Watch—seven must-see artists at SXSW 2019. Hosted by Jody Denberg/produced by Art Levy. Hear an audio version of this at the bottom of the page.

The Nude Party got its name fairly easily. The band members started out playing parties in their, yes, birthday suits. And the music follows suit: it’s fun, funny, and familiar. There are a lot of ’60s echoes, but with a sense of humor instead of cultish devotion. You can hear a Dylan-esque sneer in “Chevrolet Van,” a country road-tripping song as done by a bunch of garage rockers.

The group originally formed at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina before relocating to the Catskills region of New York. The six members still all live together, and that kind of tight-knit bond can easily be heard on the group’s self-titled debut, which came out last year. This is rowdy, sing-along music, perfect for SXSW.

My KUTX: Moving Panoramas

Artist of the Month

My KUTX: Moving Panoramas

Posted by on Mar 8, 2019

Moving Panoramas is the KUTX Artist of the Month for March. Catch Moving Panoramas at KUTX Live At The Four Seasons. Photo by Precious Parker/KUTX.

On “One,” Austin’s Moving Panoramas breakout 2015 song, Leslie Sisson sang about the power of solitude. But buried beneath the crystalline guitars and stacked harmonies was a devastating truth: “One is how we all came in / One is how we all will go / We all know one is the number we all fear the most.” Sisson has seen her share of devastating truths. As she wrote in a moving article in the Austin Chronicle, Moving Panoramas “began as an outlet for trauma and tragedy,” and it continues to be. Trauma and tragedy also sidelined the release of the band’s second album In Two, but it’s community and love that threads its way through the record.

Those are also the threads tying together Moving Panoramas’ My KUTX, guest DJed by Sisson, Cara Tillman, and Rosie Casto. Hear the episode on Saturday, March 9, 6 to 7 p.m. or anytime at the bottom of the page.

Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

[intro music: Moving Panoramas – “Baby Blues”]

1. Kate Bush – “Cloudbusting”

2. Stereolab – “French Disko”

3. Pretenders – “Middle Of The Road”

4. Richard & Linda Thompson – “I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight”

5. The Cure – “A Night Like This”

6. Dolly Parton – “Bargain Store”

7. Loretta Lynn – “Love L-O-V-E”

8. The Rated Exes – “Whiskey’s The Reason”

9. First Aid Kit – “My Silver Lining”

10. Nada Surf – “Blonde On Blonde”

11. Daniel Johnston – “True Love Will Find You In The End”