Superorganism 9.19.18

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Superorganism 9.19.18

Posted by on Sep 20, 2018

Photo by Julia Reihs

Eight-piece art-pop group Superorganism has come a long way since being the internet’s biggest mystery just a year ago. After they dropped their first single “Something For Your M.I.N.D.” back in February of 2017, the entire web found itself down rabbit holes trying to uncover who they were. It wasn’t until seven months later that members, Harry, Emily, and Orono, met together at a café in London to debunk some of the rumors. As it turns out, no, Orono is not a hologram, but a 17 year old *living human* from Japan. It also turns out that Superorganism is not a Gorillaz side project, but the result of longtime internet friendships. In fact, its members come from all across the globe: England, New Zealand, South Korea, and Japan. No wonder their music has such a refreshingly playful and genre-bending sound.

Take a peek at our full session and interview below!


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Host: Jay Trachtenberg
Broadcast Engineer: Cliff Hargrove, Jake Perlman
Studio 1A Booker/Producer: Deidre Gott
Photographers: Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon, Julia Reihs, Gabriel C. Perez, Salvador Castro, Jenan Taha
Editors in order of video: Jenan Taha

 


Saintseneca 9.17.18

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Saintseneca 9.17.18

Posted by on Sep 17, 2018

Photo by Julia Reihs

Memory is the full force driving the idea behind folk-punk Columbus band Saintseneca’s newest album release, Pillar of Na. You may have already guessed it from the title… yes this is a direct reference to the Genesis story of Lot’s wife. Frontman Zac Little approaches this classic tale with a refreshing take on what it means to “look back”. If you are familiar with the bible story, you will recall that God sends angels to warn Lot and his family to flee the wicked city of Sodom before he lets it burn and perish completely. He also tells them not to look back. Lot’s wife is the only one who can’t help but take one last look, and as a result is turned into a pillar of salt. Little begs the question: is it not necessary to look back from where you came from in order to make sense of it? In a time where we always hear the phrase “never look back”, Little picks apart the value behind revisiting and re-examining the past from both a collective and more personal lens. Saintseneca stopped by Studio 1A to share this message, so check it out below!


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Host: Laurie Gallardo
Broadcast Engineer: Cliff Hargrove
Studio 1A Booker/Producer: Deidre Gott
Photographers: Julia Reihs, Salvador Castro, and Jenan Taha
Video Editors (in order): Salvador Castro, Jenan Taha

Matt Costa 9.12.18

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Matt Costa 9.12.18

Posted by on Sep 13, 2018

Photo by Alex Ramirez

California native Matt Costa uncovers a storytelling side in his newest release, Santa Rosa Fangs. This full-length album tells the coming of age story of a young woman named Sharon and her two brothers Ritchie and Tony as they encounter themes of tragic loss, long distance love affairs, and nostalgic romances; however, not all of the pieces to the story are necessarily fictional, Costa reveals. Check out how this concept album was approached in our full session and interview below!


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Host: Laurie Gallardo
Brodcast Engineer: Jake Pearlman
Producer: Diedre Gott 

Sydney Wright 9.11.18

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Sydney Wright 9.11.18

Posted by on Sep 11, 2018

West Texas-born Sydney Wright has been creating music for most of her life. Ever since she was a kid she remembers playing both happy songs and sad music on the piano for whoever would listen, whether that be her sisters, babysitters, or even her pets. Since these days she has picked up the guitar and moved to Austin. Wright’s powerful voice often gets her compared to pop artists like Florence and the Machine and Sara Bareilles. But there’s a darker, and much more experimental side to her work. Wright constructs complex live-looping sequences to form her sound. Her recent album Seiche shows us this side of her work. Wright came in to studio 1A to give us taste of her new release. You can listen too down below!


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Host: John Aielli
Brodcast Engineer: Jake Perlman
Studio 1A Booker/Producer: Deidre Gott

Gina Chavez 9.10.18

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Gina Chavez 9.10.18

Posted by on Sep 11, 2018

10-time Austin Music Award winner Gina Chavez has charmed fans all over the world with her collection of bilingual Latin folk-pop. This time, she stretches away from her traditional style and embraces something new. Her newest EP Lightbeam encompasses a more soul and R&B focused style as it tells the story of a very personal journey: falling in love with her wife. Lightbeam follows the hardships the couple has encountered throughout their relationship; coming out to their Catholic families, dealing with a long-distance relationship while Gina was on tour, and eventually getting married just two years after marriage equality became legal in Texas.

Gina Chavez stopped by Studio 1A to share part of this story with us, check it out below.


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Host: Jody Denberg
Broadcast Engineer: Cliff Hargrove, Jake Pearlman

Cameras: Julia Reihs, Renee Dominguez, Hannah Edelman; Edit: Rene Dominguez

 

Cameras: Julia Reihs, Renee Dominguez, Hannah Edelman; Edit: Salvador Castro

 

Cameras: Julia Reihs, Renee Dominguez, Hannah Edelman; Edit: Hannah Edelman