Holiday Mountain: “All Night”

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Holiday Mountain: “All Night”

Posted by on Feb 23, 2018

Seven years since first seeing the shared potential between two fellow Berklee students, Holiday Mountain is back once again! We’ve learned since 2011 that vocalist-keyboardist Laura Patiño’s proclivity towards the stylings of Billie Holiday and Amy Winehouse couples perfectly with drummer-producer Zander Kagle’s extensive knowledge of Latin, reggae and of course – electronic music. From the get-go, Holiday Mountain enthralled audiences with their live shows in Austin and beyond, eventually releasing their first studio album in 2015 with You Be You, Part One, following it up with 2016’s SHIA. Holiday Mountain left the live music capital and are currently bringing down the house in Brooklyn and packing in tour dates left and right. In the midst of all of Holiday Mountain’s activity, Patiño and Kagle have followed up their standalone single “Crawl Back” with the premiere of a brand new song that’s upbeat, uplifting and overall smile inspiring – “All Night”.

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

Rosie & the Riveters: “Ms. Behave”

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Rosie & the Riveters: “Ms. Behave”

Posted by on Feb 22, 2018

A name like Rosie & the Riveters paints a fairly specific image in your head. You think of a vintage sound, a majority or completely female outfit, and some sharp-tongued lines in songs with a lot of real talk. If that’s about what you’ve got in your head, go all in with that hand because that’s exactly what these Canadian female dynamos deliver. Back with their sophomore LP Ms. Behave, the trio returns with each member more developed individually and more gelled collectively. Their stark difference in approach to this album is reflected probably the most in the lyrics. Their debut featured a lot of songs that were positive and inspiriting, but the 3 or so years between the albums afforded ample time to contemplate the state of womanhood on all scopes. The result is an album chock full of acid-laced lines and thought-provoking perspective. “Ms. Behave” epitomizes all of this.

“Ms. Behave” appears on Ms. Behave, out April 6th and available now for pre-order.

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

Midcentury: “Warrior” (Live in Studio 1A)

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Midcentury: “Warrior” (Live in Studio 1A)

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018

When you hear Austin’s Midcentury, you’d swear their discog was several albums deep. Their sound is developed and carefully crafted in such a way you’d think they share neurons, and the members gel so well together, it feels like you’re listening to a band that’s had it down and together for years…just the sort of perks you enjoy when you are in a band with your buds and you have been playing together for years (in several bands). These righteous dudes stopped by our Studio 1A last week in support of their debut album Modern Nostalgia–an incredibly accurate title. Taking spheres of yacht, indie, and classic rock and funk and orbiting it around a 21st-century center of energy, the danceable grooves are augmented by Bruce Smith, Jr’s deep and carrying vocals and punctuated by the 80’s-inspired sax stylings of Leslie Matthews. Just try to sit still.

“Warrior” appears on Modern Nostalgia, out now. Check out the rest of their Studio 1A here.

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

Olden Yolk: “Vital Sign”

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Olden Yolk: “Vital Sign”

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018

Based out of New York (as opposed to Olden York) the up-and-coming four-piece Olden Yolk releases their debut self-titled this Friday. Initially conceived in 2012 by fronting vocalist and instrumentalist Shane Butler as an outlet to channel single songs, visual art as well as touring and releasing albums with the band Quilt but after the release of a split-record with Weyes Blood in 2014, Olden Yolk became the collaborative entity it is today.

Their “dysfolkian” aesthetic is undeniably infectious but words don’t do Olden Yolk’s sound justice – there’s no need to hold out a WHOLE THREE DAYS – get in there with a free download of Olden Yolk‘s lead single “Vital Sign”!

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

Gina Chavez: “Heaven Knows”

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Gina Chavez: “Heaven Knows”

Posted by on Feb 19, 2018

Local bilingual folk-pop figure Gina Chavez is returning with a new EP – one that not only commemorates a significant sonic shift but indeed twelve years of unprecedented love. Already bestowed with nine Austin Music Awards, an NPR Tiny Desk performance and frequent tours as a cultural ambassador with the U.S. State Department, Chavez and her 6-piece band, currently known for their acoustic Latin aural accoutrements, have steamed up their sound with a transition towards smooth pop-peppered soul. That transition is manifested in the upcoming five-track EP Lightbeam – due for release later this summer. Lightbeam features some of Chavez’s most personal lyrics to date, alluding to her journey of falling in love with and eventually marrying another woman as a Catholic Latina living in Texas. Chavez is already booked for performances in Kyrgyzstan and the UK as well as SXSW 2018, but you can enjoy some of the new stuff right now with the recently released single,  “Heaven Knows”.

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