JR JR

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JR JR

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017

JR JR  has been making catchy indie pop music for the better part of the decade.  But where did this hook-laden infectious music come from? Listen in as the band members recount how their experiences with live shows by The Grateful Dead, a mysterious glow at a Tonic concert, a case of Led Zeppelin misidentification, the love of Mars Volta noise and playing jazz at a nursing home helped the band find their musical selves. It all wraps up with Josh, Daniel, Bryan and Mike having a moment talking about the real reasons they make music.  Protip — listen all the way to the end. It’s worth it.

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Check out JR JR’s fall tour dates 

Listen to JR JR’s new song “Same Dark Places.”

Listen to Songs from Episode 87 of This Song

 

Hard Proof

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Hard Proof

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017

Austin’s Hardproof is extra special to us at Team This Song. Their song “Mahout” begins and ends every episode of our podcast so we consider them part of the family. They have just released their new record “Stinger” on Modern Outsider Records and when they came to KUTX to talk with Elizabeth about it, band members Joe Woullard, Stephen Bidwell and Jason Frey described the magic they found in the music Fela Kuti, Bad Brains and saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings.

Listen to Hardproof’s Studio 1A session here.

Listen to Hardproof’s My KUTX

 

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Listen to Songs from Episode 69 of This Song

This Song: Matt The Electrician

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This Song: Matt The Electrician

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017

Matt the Electrician  describes how seeing Michael Penn’s video for “No Myth” changed his life and gave him the permission he needed to pursue a life in music

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Listen to “Live to Fight,”  Matt the Electrician featuring The Deer

Check out Matt the Electrician’s singles project

See Matt the Electrician with the Deer Friday June 10th at 3Ten at ACL Live

Listen to Matt the Electrician on “how did I get here”

 

 

 

Listen to Songs from Episode 86 of This Song

 

This Song: Wild Belle

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This Song: Wild Belle

Posted by on May 31, 2017

“I felt like the room was on fire with this electrifying love.” These are the words Natalie Bergman, half of the group Wild Belle used to describe the Radiohead show she witnessed in Mexico City mere days before her This Song interview.  Together with her brother Elliot, the siblings explain to Elizabeth how crucial the audience is to their music and how both witnessing and playing shows in Mexico heightened their awareness of this important notion.

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Check out Wild Belle’s tour dates

Listen to Wild Belle’s Studio 1A Performance

 

 

Palo Duro

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Palo Duro

Posted by on May 24, 2017

When a young Michael Winningham (of Palo Duro) got into the back of a Land Rover going to the Gourds show he had no idea the song he was about to hear would change his life. The song,  “A Mihna Menina” by Os Mutantes, blew his mind open to a whole world of new influences and showed him that when you’re making music, you can do whatever you want.

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Listen to Benjamin Booker talk about how he’s influenced by William Onyeabor (Thanks Sam Cohen!)

Check out Palo Duro’s Bandcamp Page 

Listen to Michael’s My KUTX Guest DJ Set

Listen to Songs from Episode 85 of This Song