Jackie Venson: “Back To Earth” [Social Distancing Pop Up]

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Jackie Venson: “Back To Earth” [Social Distancing Pop Up]

Posted by on Oct 23, 2020


It’s no secret that we here at KUTX adore Jackie Venson. This native Austinite’s take-no-grief principles matched with an infectious personality is perfectly encapsulated in Venson’s distinct brand of guitar-driven blues and soul, making her music a must during quarantine.

Jackie Venson hosts My KUTX tomorrow night at 6PM and today our multimedia team has unfurled a comfy counterpart, capturing the singer in her natural element (and joined by Dexter the corgi) as she wisps with cicadas on a gorgeous acoustic rendition of “Back To Earth” – off of last year’s Joy album.  –Jack Anderson


Credits:
Musician: Jackie Venson; vocals, guitar
Cameras: Michael Minasi; Edit: Michael Minasi; Audio Mix: Jake Perlman; Producer: Deidre Gott


 

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MISSIO: “Vagabond” (feat. Esoteric of Czarface)

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MISSIO: “Vagabond” (feat. Esoteric of Czarface)

Posted by on Oct 22, 2020

Multi-instrumentalist/engineer David Butler and singer-songwriter Matthew Brue launched their Austin-based duo MISSIO not too long ago, and since their 2017 debut they’ve quickly accrued international acclaim thanks to their seductive strain of alternative indie electronic. Tomorrow MISSIO drops a new LP, Can You Feel The Sunradiating with excellence across its ten phases of carefully calculated arrangements and robust structures.

MISSIO will showcase the album in its entirety on Saturday with two complete performances via livestream, and if that’s not enough to entice you, Esoteric of Czarface lent his vocals to one of the record’s lead singles, so lather up some sonic sunscreen ahead of the release with “Vagabond”!



Jack Anderson

-Photo: Alexandra Thomas

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Honey Made: “Brand New”

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Honey Made: “Brand New”

Posted by on Oct 21, 2020

Though they’ve only been around for a couple years, Austin funk-soul collective Honey Made has a shared lifetime of experience. And while they’ve got no trouble recalling the sound of icons like James Brown or Sly & The Family Stone, Honey Made’s fresh take on the soul genre is anything but saccharine.

With the production help of Grammy winner Steve Berlin, Honey Made is set to take the lid off their debut full-length Brand New on November 6th, culminating with a virtual record release party that same evening (with 18% of proceeds going to the SIMS Foundation). The nine-piece glows across Brand New‘s ten tracks, drizzling with discipline, good taste, sincerity, and talent; just hear for yourself on the album’s title track!


Jack Anderson

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Bronze Whale: “Good Enough” [PREMIERE]

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Bronze Whale: “Good Enough” [PREMIERE]

Posted by on Oct 20, 2020

When drummer Aaron Jaques first linked up with vocalist Benny Alley back in 2011, sparks flew right off the bat and the two didn’t waste any time establishing themselves with a series of recognizable remixes under the handle Bronze Whale. And for the past half decade, these auteurs have maintained complete control over their mixing and mastering process in addition to their artwork and promotion, surfacing sporadically with their unique hybrid of indie electronic arrangements and hip hop production.

But just in the past couple years, the fellas have been hungry for more, and as a result Bronze Whale’s process has since migrated towards that of more traditional songwriting, culminating in some one-of-a-kind originals. Just today Bronze Whale was kind enough to give us a KUTX-clusive first listen to their latest single, one that we think you’ll agree is far beyond just “Good Enough”!


Jack Anderson

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Roxi Copland: “Daddy Don’t Do Politics”

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Roxi Copland: “Daddy Don’t Do Politics”

Posted by on Oct 19, 2020

Having started classical piano lessons at age four, those (figurative) ebony and ivory keys have stayed close to the heart of singer Roxi Copland. After dropping her debut EP in 2008, Copland built up an admirable reputation (and award recognition) across the Midwest with her hodgepodge of blues, jazz, and Americana. Copland’s since gone on to release another EP, a collaborative live album, a solo acoustic record, a pair of singles, and two full-band LPs, having released Bad Decision just before relocating to Austin, Texas.

Last Friday Copland showcased her wit and social awareness on a bluegrass-driven piece of satire, perfect for early voting season, “Daddy Don’t Do Politics”!


Jack Anderson

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