A Giant Dog — ReRun

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A Giant Dog — ReRun

Posted by on Oct 25, 2017

Austin’s A Giant Dog just released their third record Toy on Merge records. Listen as Sabrina Ellis and Andrew Cashen, the songwriting duo behind the band, talk about the power of Iggy Pop’s “Search and Destroy,” Regina Spektor’s songwriting and the origins of their partnership.

A Giant Dog is on tour on the West Coast!  Check out their tour dates here.

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Vickie Howell — Rerun

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Vickie Howell — Rerun

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017

Vickie Howell just released her new web series “The Knit Show with Vickie Howell.”  The project, which Howell conceived and developed, was funded through a successful crowdfunding campaign.  Hear how the So-Cal punk scene inspired her life as a DIY entrepreneur, and how she’s working to inspire us all to “DIY your dreams.”

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Benjamin Booker — Re-Run

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Benjamin Booker — Re-Run

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017

In this This Song rerun from 2016, you’ll hear Benjamin Booker in the time between his first self titled record  and his new album Witness.  The artists explains the profound influence William Onyeabor’s “Why Go to War” had on him, and why he’s  ready to weave politics into his work.

Photo: Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUTX

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This Song: Wild Belle

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This Song: Wild Belle

Posted by on May 31, 2017

“I felt like the room was on fire with this electrifying love.” These are the words Natalie Bergman, half of the group Wild Belle used to describe the Radiohead show she witnessed in Mexico City mere days before her This Song interview.  Together with her brother Elliot, the siblings explain to Elizabeth how crucial the audience is to their music and how both witnessing and playing shows in Mexico heightened their awareness of this important notion.

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Sundara Karma

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Sundara Karma

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017

Sundara Karma released their debut record “Youth is Only Ever Fun in Retrospect” in January of this year. Listen as lead singer and songwriter Oscar Pollock describes how his new found love of Nick Drake’s second record  Bryter Later has been pushing his writing into more vulnerable and authentic territory. Then bliss out as drummer Haydn Evans delves into his enduring love for the Beach Boy’s “Pet Sounds.”

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Listen to Songs from Episode 79 of This Song