Christina Cavazos: “Forever”

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Christina Cavazos: “Forever”

Posted by on Jun 20, 2018

The list of achievements already acquired by 18-year-old Austinite Christina Cavazos reads more like a bucket list of many musicians twice her age. Radio play several times over, gracing several of Austin’s most illustrious stages, and having her choice of some of the country’s most elite programs available to college-bound recording artists. Cavazos’s music and songwriting is folk elegance at its best, earning a reputation for being mature, reflective, and introspective, with each component of every song carefully conceived and placed, culminating a sound that is commanding but controlled. Proving you don’t have to have the amp juiced-up to 8 or a cache of catchy pop melodies to make compelling music, her 3rd EP confirms her place in the Austin songwriter’s spotlight, proving she’s not one of the city’s Americana artists to watch out for, but one you should already have firmly in your crosshairs. Truly, she belongs on a Spotify Essentials playlist alongside Kacey Musgraves and Margo Price.

“Forever” appears on her Mile Marker EP, out now. Catch Christina at the Continental Club Gallery on Thursday, July 5th with Jaimee Harris.

-Taylor Wallace// Host, Thursdays 8p-11p & Saturdays 2p-6p; Producer, Eklektikos with John Aielli

MorMor: “Waiting on the Warmth”

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MorMor: “Waiting on the Warmth”

Posted by on Jun 19, 2018

At only twenty six years of age, Toronto producer, pianist and singer Seth Nyquist is already on another plain of introspection. Performing now as MorMor, Nyquist was raised with influences ranging from Nirvana to Wu-Tang Clan to “Strawberry Fields Forever”, yet his solo musical style comes off more like a midway point between Radiohead and Frank Ocean.

MorMor’s debut EP Heaven’s Only Wishful drops this Friday, five songs showcasing Nyquist’s technical perfection on vocals and piano as well as his lyrical life time of mental exploration. Nyquist is certainly comfortable living entirely in his own mind, that said he’s kind enough to share the penultimate track on Heaven’s Only Wishful, “Waiting on the Warmth“.

Jack Anderson (Host, Monday-Wednesday 8-11pm, Saturday 6-10am)

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever: “The Hammer”

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Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever: “The Hammer”

Posted by on Jun 18, 2018

After their first five years, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever has hit a serious stride! Each member of this Melbourne quintet came equipped with their own taste and style but when they joined forces in 2013, sparks flew and RBCF’s sound grew. It’s charming but edgy, pleasant but heavy and only three days ago RBCF  put out their biggest installment yet.

The ten-song LP Hope Downs was released last Friday, showing off a more rounded out and production heavy landscape than listeners may be used to. The title references a vast mine in rural Australia and the album itself was recorded in the Northern Australian countryside, all lending itself to a wholly naturalistic tone. Check out the album’s climactic closer and rock your head back and forth to “The Hammer”.

Jack Anderson (Host, Monday-Wednesday 8-11pm, Saturday 6-10am)

Sun June: “Young”

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Sun June: “Young”

Posted by on Jun 15, 2018

It’s been a busy week for up-and-coming Austin quintet Sun June! They define their genre as “regret pop”, an unexpected pairing of somber and catchy that’ll perk up your ears and crush your soul in one fell swoop. Sun June joined us in Studio 1A this past Monday and celebrated their debut full-length release last night at Spiderhouse. Still unsure as to what the heck regret pop is? Reel in a bit of that debut LP Years with the third track of ten, “Young”.

Jack Anderson (Host Monday-Wednesday 8-11pm, Saturday 6-10am)

Bruno Major: “Just The Same”

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Bruno Major: “Just The Same”

Posted by on Jun 12, 2018

When you’re selected as Sam Smith’s tour mate, standards are high and the pressure is on. Fortunately for us, British balladeer Bruno Major is not only up to the task; he makes it look easy. Major’s vocals aren’t the only thing that’ll make you swoon, his talents on piano and guitar also shine through each live performance and studio recording. Major is currently waist deep in his biggest American tour to date, continuing 9:30pm tonight at Stubb’s.

In major need of Major, like…right now? Major’s full length A Song For Every Moon came out last year and today you can enjoy a free download of that record’s midpoint – “Just The Same”.

Jack Anderson (Host Monday-Wednesday 8-11pm, Saturday 6-10am)