The Black Angels

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The Black Angels

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017

When Alex Maas from The Black Angels heard avant garde electronic pop band Silver Apples’ first record in a bar in Cincinnati he had what he describes as a spiritual experience. Listen as he describes the effect that Silvers Apples had on The Black Angels music and how their new record “Death Song” has been an exercise in trying to understand the world we live in now.

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Check out The Black Angels new record “Death Song”

Check out The Black Angels Tour Dates

Check out Silver Apples Tour Dates

Watch the video of Kayla Harrison winning the Gold Medal in Judo

Listen to Songs from Episode 80 of This Song

 

Oh Wonder

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Oh Wonder

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017

In 2005, Death Cab for Cutie released their CD “Plans.” In 2017 Anthony West from the alt-pop duo Oh Wonder picks that CD as having been responsible for changing and guiding both his and songwriting partner Josephine Vander Gucht’s writing styles.  Listen and learn.

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Check out Oh Wonder’s Tour Dates

Check out Death Cab for Cutie’s Tour Dates

Listen to Songs from Episode 78 of This Song

 

Spoon

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Spoon

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017

Spoon pretty much owned the SXSW Music Festival this year and during that week Britt Daniel and Alex Fischel stopped by and talked with Elizabeth McQueen about from where they drew their inspiration for their new release “Hot Thoughts.”  During the conversation they touched on Bruce Springsteen’s elevating sax solos, the guitar energy of The Wipers, Dr. Dre’s synth sounds and how audio — and not necessarily lyrics — can transmit powerful emotions.

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Listen to Songs from Episode 75 of This Song

 

Team This Song’s SXSW Wrap-Up

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Team This Song’s SXSW Wrap-Up

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017

Team This Song is still processing SXSW, and we’ve decided to process with you.  Listen as the interviewers, editors, audio engineers and interns who make this show happen bring you their favorite sparkly festival moments from artists like Lizzo, Spoon, OJR, Temples, Cool Kids, Otis the Destroyer and 6lack.

Listen to KUTX  On Air Host Jody Denberg’s SXSW Wrap Up with Rolling Stone’s David Frick and Robyn Hitchcock

Check out Music and Videos from KUTX Live at the Four Seasons 2017

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Listen to Songs from Episode 74 of This Song

 

SXSW This Song Artist Spotlight

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SXSW This Song Artist Spotlight

Posted by on Mar 17, 2017

There are a lot of amazing things about being in the music industry here in Austin, Texas; getting to interview fantastic artists that live here and some that are just passing through is great, but seeing them all in one place for a week of music-making magic (and madness) has got to be one of the best. Here’s a list of our This Song artists that played 2017 SXSW official,so even if you can’t see them, you can hear them talk about music that changed their lives!

Benjamin Booker // SXSW

Big Thief // SXSW

Calliope Musicals // SXSW

Gary Clark Jr. // SXSW

Hard Proof // SXSW

Jane Ellen Bryant // SXSW

Kevin Morby // SXSW

Leopold and His Fiction // SXSW

Lizzo // SXSW

Misimplicity // SXSW

Mobley // SXSW

Molly Burch // SXSW

M. Ward // SXSW

The Octopus Project // SXSW

OSHUN // SXSW

Ringo Deathstarr // SXSW

San Fermin // SXSW

The Shelters // SXSW

White Denim // SXSW

*Wu-Tang Clan // SXSW (*RZA from Wu-Tang clan collaborates with Paul Banks as Banks & Steelz)

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