Mobley 4.26.18

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Mobley 4.26.18

Posted by on Apr 30, 2018

He’s relentless, both in his pursuit of perfection and in his determination to entertain. Mobley, a singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist, has been part of the Austin scene for years, but his incessant touring has often kept his one-man show in other locales. Mobley makes soaring and soulful pop music, as he’s honed his craft, his profile has soared. These days, he’s writing music for HBO, Fox, NBC, and touring with many big name acts. He scrapped two entire albums before getting the right mix on his new release, Fresh Lies, Volume 1, out 4/27. Catch Mobley live on KUTX After Hours on Thursday, April 26th.

– Jeff McCord, KUTX Music Director

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Mien 4.26.18

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Mien 4.26.18

Posted by on Apr 27, 2018

Levitation festival is upon us, which means incredible bands like supergroup Mien, are coming to town. Before playing their show on Saturday at Stubbs alongside Survive and Slowdive, the band stopped by Studio 1A to perform a few songs from their psychedelic self-titled album. Mien consists of The Black Angels’ Alex Maas, Elephant Stone’s Rishi Dhir, The Earlies’ John-Mark Lapham, and The Horror’s Tom Furse. When asked about the inspiration for starting the group, Dhir told us simply, “We’re all music fans, and I love all these guys’ bands.” Melodious, intense, and dreamy all at once, this album will transport you to another planet. Be sure to check out the full studio session and interview below.

– Gab Soong

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Tone Royal 4.24.18

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Tone Royal 4.24.18

Posted by on Apr 24, 2018

Hip-hop artist Tone Royal joined us in Studio 1A to perform a few songs from his new album, Late. Vocalist Ray Villarreal told us, “I started from San Antonio, so I took the “tone” from that, and then my last name is Villarreal, which means royal village, so, Tone Royal.” He also told us that in making this new album, he wanted to fuse together club music with heartfelt lyricism. Tone Royal is currently wrapping up their Swan Dive residency with a show this Saturday, April 28. Be sure to check out the full session and interview below.

– Gab Soong

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Calexico 4.20.18

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Calexico 4.20.18

Posted by on Apr 23, 2018

Calexico stopped by Studio 1A before their performance at Old Settler’s Music Festival to play a few songs and talk about their ninth album, The Thread That Keeps Us. The band consists of Joey Burns on vocals and guitar, Sergio Mendoza on keys, and Conner Gallager on guitar. Talking about the new album, Burns told us, “I really just wanna capture a room sound. I wanna capture what’s living and breathing in the room.” Each song has its own personality, shifting from folk to synth to rock, and back again. Check out the full session and interview below.

– Gab Soong

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Ty Richards 4.19.18

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Ty Richards 4.19.18

Posted by on Apr 23, 2018

Ty Richards, Austin’s own psychedelic, electric funk artist, stopped by Studio 1A to play a few songs and talk about his new album, Welcome to Flat Earth. Richards told us, “It’s like if a metalhead played synthesizers. It’s a very 8-bit sounding record, everything kind of has a very nostalgia, Nintendo kind of vibe to it.” The band consists of Ty Richards on vocals and guitar, Andrew Nolte on keys and guitar, Jason Decuir on bass, and Garry Franklin on drums. They played a release show at Mosaic Sound Collective on April 20th featuring performances by James Cook and The Cuckoos, and live paintings by The Blue Dozen Collective. Check out the full Studio Session with Interviews below.

– Gab Soong

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