This Song: Ibeyi

This Song

This Song: Ibeyi

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018

Lisa-Kaindé Diaz of Ibeyi explains how Nina Simone’s version of “I Put a Spell on You” helped her understand what singing was really about and how music helped heal the relationship with her sister Naomi.  Oh yeah, and what it was like to be a part of Beyonce’s Lemonade!

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Listen to Ibeyi’s second record Ash

Check out Ibeyi’s tour dates With David Byrne. Look for the dates marked with a ^^

Listen to the  Two and Fro episode celebrating the two year anniversary of Beyonce’s Lemonade

Listen to Songs from Episode 128 of This Song

 

This Song: Bully

This Song

This Song: Bully

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018

Alicia Bognanno, lead singer, songwriter and guitar player for the Nashville based band Bully explains how the imperfect beauty of the Breeder’s Pod showed her that she could make music the way she wanted to make it.

Bully has a new record out called Losing.

📸 Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUTX

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Listen to Bully’s latest record Losing

Check out Bully’s tour dates

Listen to Kelley Deal of the Breeder’s episode of This Song

Check out Bully’s set from KUTX Live at the Four Seasons

Listen to Songs from Episode 127 of This Song

 

This Song: Kelley Deal of the Breeders

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This Song: Kelley Deal of the Breeders

Posted by on Apr 11, 2018

In this episode, The Breeders’ guitar player and singer Kelley Deal describes how watching Jimmy Page play guitar in Led Zeppelin’s concert film The Song Remains the Same exploded her mind and gave her a template for the kind of sonically adventurous musician she would later become.

The Breeders have a new record out called All Nerve.

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 Check out the new Breeders record All Nerve

Check out the Breeders Tour Dates

Listen to Vickie Howell’s episode of This Song

Listen to Songs from Episode 126 of This Song

 

This Song: Mobley (rerun)

This Song

This Song: Mobley (rerun)

Posted by on Apr 4, 2018

Austin songwriter, producer and one and band Mobley has a new project coming out on April 27th called Fresh Lies Vol. 1.  In it he explores his relationship, as a black man, with the United States through the metaphor of a romantic relationship. This is the first volume in a career spanning song cycle.

Listen as he describes how Kanye West’s “808’s & Heartbreak” showed him how powerful and freeing vulnerability could be and why he felt compelled to explore his relationship with America in his work.

Check out Mobley’s Tour Dates

Learn More about “Fresh Lies.”

Pre Order Fresh Lies Vol. 1

Check out Mobley’s Artist of the Month Page

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Listen to Songs from Episode 125 of This Song

 

This Song: Dessa

This Song

This Song: Dessa

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018

Rapper and writer Dessa’s latest record Chime finds her exploring everything from feminism to death to her complex feelings about free will. Listen as she describes all the reasons why hearing Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” as a twelve hear old exploded her preconceived notions about race and gender and gave voice to her feelings of restlessness.  And you don’t want to miss her describe her quest to use science to rid her brain of a love that wasn’t serving her. Seriously, what she did will blow YOUR mind.

Photo: Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon

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 Listen to Dessa’s new record Chime

Check out Dessa’s Tour Dates

Pre Order Dessa’s Book My Own Devices

Watch Dessa’s presentation as the Artist in Residence at the Greenespace

Listen to Songs from Episode 123 of This Song