L.A. Witch: “Drive Your Car”

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L.A. Witch: “Drive Your Car”

Posted by on Apr 24, 2018

Despite a six-year release history Los Angeles trio L.A. Witch only recently put their full hex on listeners with the debut nine-track self-titled album towards the tail end of 2017. The dark, raw energy that L.A. Witch conjures with each punk-inspired composition is impressive to say the least, especially coming from just three members.

These distortion-dabblin’, reverb-rarin’ West Coast rockers will be making a pit stop in the Live Music Capital as part of their national tour this Friday night at Empire Control Room as part of Levitation Fest. Check out the music video for L.A. Witch‘s lead single and put your ear into gear with L.A. Witch’s “Drive Your Car”

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

Stimulator Jones: “Tempt Me With Your Love”

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Stimulator Jones: “Tempt Me With Your Love”

Posted by on Apr 23, 2018

Raised in Roanoke, Virginia, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Samuel Lunsford AKA Stimulator Jones thrives sonically with his genre-inclusive vintage production. Exposed to a wide variety of musical styles at a young age, Lunsford initially found his calling performing in rock bands and producing melodic hip-hop but ultimately found himself naturally drawn towards ’80s R&B and alas Stimulator Jones was born. 

Stimulator Jones’ debut album Exotic Worlds and Masterful Treasures releases this Friday, eleven songs of analogue, downtempo delight showcasing Lunsford’s lush production and multi-instrumental performance. Ease your adjustment back into the work week with this delicious ’80s-inspired synth-heavy head-bobber, the final track from Exotic Worlds and Masterful Treasures, “Tempt Me With Your Love”

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

Tomar & The FCs: “Shine Your Light” (Live in Studio 1A)

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Tomar & The FCs: “Shine Your Light” (Live in Studio 1A)

Posted by on Apr 20, 2018

In the grand scheme of his career, Tomar Williams only recently pivoted from hip hop producer to return to his roots as a knockout soul singing frontman. Residing and performing regularly right here in Austin, Tomar & The FCs bring a new energy to a classic soul sound. A couple years ago Tomar & The FCs were featured as KUTX Artist of the Month back when they released their debut full-length Heart Attack, culminating in several KUTX features.

Tomar & The FCs have a new album in the works, due for release later this year and they’ll be topping off tonight’s non-campsite performances at Old Settler’s Music Festival on the Bluebonnet Stage from 10:45pm all the way to midnight. Prepare yourself for a lack of light pollution and compensate with Tomar’s bright aura and infectious positivity with the live Studio 1A Recording of “Shine Your Light”.

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

Jess Williamson: “I See the White”

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Jess Williamson: “I See the White”

Posted by on Apr 19, 2018

Jess Williamson‘s upcoming third release Cosmic Wink follows suit of the last two like a seamless saga ready to unfold the next part of the greater story. Following her 2016 move from Austin to L.A., the album was written during a period of great transition for Williamson with several unrelated events, good and bad (specifically love and loss, as it usually seems to go) coming to a head simultaneously and putting her through an emotional challenge that she works through the only way musicians know how. True to her smokey-folk aura, there’s heavy emphasis on the lyrics of this introspective meditation that beautifully float on top of a bed of catchy, understated hooks and haunting echoes.

“I See the White” appears on Cosmic Wink out May 11th via Mexican Summer. Jess hits the road with Austin supergroup LOMA this month, but not before playing the North Door this Saturday.

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

Night Drive: “Anyone’s Ghost”

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Night Drive: “Anyone’s Ghost”

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018

Night Drive‘s Brandon Duhon and Rodney Connell don’t hide their taste for dark music. Their 80s-flavored synth-pop is inherently dark and Depeche-Mode like, relying on a thick web of samples and sounds to create an atmosphere and energy that is simultaneously appropriate for an arena of several thousand people or a damp, smokey nightclub of a couple hundred. (It’s also worth noting they were the first group to bring smoke machines into Studio 1A.) Selling out shows across town for a while, Night Drive’s sound and essence offer an experience that literally no one else in Austin is delivering. Their latest single covers the National, plucking it from its minimalist comfort zone and injecting it with the buzzing life force that is uniquely Night Drive.

“Anyone’s Ghost” is available now via Night Drive’s Bandcamp.

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