My KUTX: Cautious Clay

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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”

Ones To Watch: Moving Panoramas

SXSW

Ones To Watch: Moving Panoramas

Posted by on Mar 8, 2019

Photo by Shelley Hiam

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.

Austin’s Moving Panoramas broke out in 2015 with One, a record about the power of solitude. But after a trying period of personal and health issues, singer/guitarist Leslie Sisson let the messiness of life inform the new album, In Two. She sings about anxiety and depression on top of crystalline, guitar-heavy arrangements. Each song seems to change its mood with every listen.

“All these songs on this record have more than one meaning,” Sisson told KUTX’s Ryan Wen in our Studio 1A. “On One, each song was about a specific thing. And on In Two, each song is about multiple things…[but]I’m still trying to figure it out. Wait until the third record!”

In the interim, Moving Panoramas have expanded from a trio to a six-piece band. Now they’re proving how community can be bigger and better than one.