Phosphorescent 11.09.18

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Phosphorescent 11.09.18

Posted by on Nov 13, 2018

Photo by Hannah Edelman

C’est La Vie is Matthew Houck’s first LP since 2013’s Mucacho, and he has had plenty of new life experiences to reflect on since its release: leaving Brooklyn for Nashville, a new marriage, and parenthood. In the past, Houck has mostly resisted letting his personal life take a part of the Phosphorescent narrative, but this time he decided it was time to embrace his life changes. Many of the songs on this new album focus heavily on life and death. One track begins as a love song for his son but quickly shifts to a realization that every parent has: there will come a time when they will have to part. Houck asks himself, “Just what in heaven would I do?/Just walk around and look for you.” On another track, Houck examines the hard fact that his daughter is just as vulnerable to the passage of time as anyone else. Musically, Houck drives the album with that familiar Americana sound we all know and love, carefully placing touches of steel pedal to create a moody yet peaceful feeling as he uncovers more about his new life. Phosphorescent topped Studio 1A during his tour to give us a taste of his new work. Check out our full session and interview below!

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Broadcast Credits:
Host: Elizabeth McQueen
Producer: Deidre Gott
Broadcast Engineer: Jake Perlman, Cliff Hargrove
Cameras: Hannah Edelman, Emree Weaver, Salvador Castro, Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon

Edit: Emree Weaver



Coattails 11.06.18

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Coattails 11.06.18

Posted by on Nov 8, 2018

Formed in February 2013, Coattails have gained a pretty notable local audience as well as a regional following. They are a modern rock band that pulls from the late 60’s rock-n-roll pioneers, garage rock, and early delta blues. Their sound is aggressive with an interlacing of soft and spatial soundscapes. Since their debut self-titled LP was independently released in early 2016, they have been working tirelessly on another project titled Imaginary Friends. Coattails are set to release this second EP Nov. 9th, so mark your calendars! You can catch their release show tomorrow at Empire Control Room. Check out our full session and interview with these guys below. 

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Broadcast Credits:
Host: Taylor Wallace
Producer: Deidre Gott
Broadcast Engineer: Cliff Hargrove

Best Songs Ever… This Week 11.1.18

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Best Songs Ever… This Week 11.1.18

Posted by on Nov 1, 2018

KUTX host Matt Reilly brings you the best songs ever…this week!


 

Phosphorescent – “New Birth in New England”

First up, a new song from Alabama native Matthew Houck, whose stage name is Phosphorescent. In past efforts, he’s crafted a trippy, country-tinged sound and image. On “New Birth In New England,” he’s playing with catchy melodies a bit more. What sounds at first listen like a trite jingle reveals itself as a more complex and nuanced song upon repeated listens.

 

Haelos – “Buried In The Sand”

Next, new music from the breakout British trio Haelos. “Buried In The Sand” is dark, moody, and ominous–just like the weather in England.

 

Toro y Moi – “Freelance”

Finally, something new from Chaz Bundick, better known as Toro y Moi. While yacht rock has seen a resurgence in recent years, “Freelance” modernizes the sound. This is an excellent song to get you ready for party time.

PAINT: “Daily Gazette”

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PAINT: “Daily Gazette”

Posted by on Nov 1, 2018

Even if you’re a self-declared mega-fan of L.A. psych rockers Allah-Las, there’s really no predicting the music of their lead guitarist, Pedrum Siadatian AKA PAINT.

This solo endeavor began in 2016 after the release of Allah-Las’ third album, and although it holds onto that familiar lo-fi sound, PAINT slathers up a much different palette of authentic analog psychedelia. PAINT’s self-titled debut comes out tomorrow, featuring a dozen original tunes with strokes of Syd Barrett and marked with charming imperfections. Prime yourself for PAINT with the album’s lead single, “Daily Gazette”!

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The Reputations 10.31.18

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The Reputations 10.31.18

Posted by on Oct 31, 2018

Photo by Gabriel C. Pérez

The Reputations are the culmination of many years of combined music experience in the Austin music scene. By embracing the rock n roll, pop, and soul sounds reminiscent of the late 60s and 70s, members of bands such as The Bad Lovers and Bobby Jealousy have joined forces to cultivate a new groove for Austin. Their new record –Electric Power– comes out November 9 on Nine Mile Records, so mark your calendars! It was recorded and mixed at legendary Ardent Studios in Memphis, TN and produced by none other than Jody Stephens of Big Star (his first ever production credit!). To hear more about their experience working with Jody and their influences on Electric Power, you can find our full session and interview below.

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11/1 @Hotel Vegas – Album Release Show

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Broadcast Credits:
Host: Taylor Wallace
Producer: Deidre Gott
Broadcast Engineer: Cliff Hargrove, Jake Perlman
Camera: Gabriel C. Pérez, Salvador Castro
Edit: Gabriel C. Pérez