Jamestown Revival 11.13.19

Studio 1A Sessions

Jamestown Revival 11.13.19

Posted by on Nov 14, 2019

Photo by Michael Minasi/KUTX

With roots in Magnolia, Texas, Jamestown Revival bandleaders Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance first met when they were 14.  Still in high school, they’d have “studio nights” on Wednesdays, staying up all night at Clay’s house to write and record music. On their latest album, this year’s San Isabel, the band goes back to basics.  “We really stripped a lot of it back down to two voices and a guitar – because that was where we started. That’s what initially inspired us so much,” Clay notes. Recorded in a cabin in Colorado’s San Isabel National Forest, influences ranging from Boyz 2 Men to the Everly Brothers shine through on the seemingly effortless harmonies at the forefront of the stripped-back record.

Jamestown Revival stopped by Studio 1A ahead of two nights supporting Ryan Bingham at Parmount Theatre on Nov. 14 and 15. Check out the full session below.

Written by Nick Gonzales

Host: Jody Denberg
Audio: Cliff Hargrove
Cameras: Julia Reihs, Richie Loria, Michael Minasi
Edit: Richie Loria and Julia Reihs
Producer: Deidre Gott

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Studio 1A Sessions

Best Songs Ever…11.08.19

Posted by on Nov 12, 2019
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KUTX’s Matt Reilly spills the beans on the BEST SONGS EVER! At least for this week.

Hovvdy-“Mr.Lee”

First up, a song from the current KUTX Artist of the Month. This Austin duo writes minimalist tunes with quiet, intricate harmonies. On first listen, this can come across as a light, carefree track, but it rewards you on repeated listens. Here’s Hovvdy with “Mr. Lee.”
Matt Berninger feat. Phoebe Bridgers- “Walking On A String”
Next up, a serious collaboration from a silly movie. If you’ve seen the Between Two Ferns movie and didn’t blink during this quick part, you may have seen the bar scene with Matt Berninger of the National and Phoebe Bridgers playing a delicate and beautiful tune together. Here it is: “Walking On A String.”
Growlers-“Social Man”
Finally, music from the California band the Growlers. This song feels familiar because we’ve probably heard this disco riff before. What makes it special is what makes all Growlers songs special: it’s just a little bit off-kilter, in the best way. Here’s “Social Man,” by the Growlers.
BluMoon: “Melt Away”

Song of the Day

BluMoon: “Melt Away”

Posted by on Nov 9, 2019

How should I begin to describe, BluMoon, a musical trio from San Marcos? For starters, I would say alternative Jazz, but that’s not quite right. Their unique sound is a fusion of funk, jazz, & soul. Kendra Sells gives us chilling vocals with Andrew Harkey on bass and Isaac Pulido on drums. BluMoon’s 2019 release, Slow Burn, is a fluid album where the sound seems to melt into the next track. The group will bring their music to the Austin documentary series Fembeat’s Birthday Fundraiser, supporting Fembeat’s mission to provide a platform to different self-identifying women and non-binary folx. Good music and a good cause…it doesn’t get any better than that. To give you a taste of the good vibes Blumoon is going to provide let’s take a listen to your KUTX song of the day, “Melt Away.”

 

-Simone Puglia/KUTX Intern

Best Songs Ever…11.08.19

Studio 1A Sessions

Best Songs Ever…11.08.19

Posted by on Nov 8, 2019
Photos from left to right – (Hovvdy, Matt Berninger/Phoebe Bridges, Growlers)
KUTX’s Matt Reilly spills the beans on the BEST SONGS EVER! At least for this week.

Hovvdy-“Mr.Lee”
First up, a song from the current KUTX Artist of the Month. This Austin duo writes minimalist tunes with quiet, intricate harmonies. On first listen, this can come across as a light, carefree track, but it rewards you on repeated listens. Here’s Hovvdy with “Mr. Lee.”
Matt Berninger feat. Phoebe Bridgers- “Walking On A String
Next up, a serious collaboration from a silly movie. If you’ve seen the Between Two Ferns movie and didn’t blink during this quick part, you may have seen the bar scene with Matt Berninger of the National and Phoebe Bridgers playing a delicate and beautiful tune together. Here it is: “Walking On A String.”
Growlers-“Social Man”
Finally, music from the California band the Growlers. This song feels familiar because we’ve probably heard this disco riff before. What makes it special is what makes all Growlers songs special: it’s just a little bit off-kilter, in the best way. Here’s “Social Man,” by the Growlers.
Strand of Oaks 11.06.19

Studio 1A Sessions

Strand of Oaks 11.06.19

Posted by on Nov 7, 2019

Photo by Tristan Ipock/KUTX

“Band names come from strange places,” says Strand Of Oaks‘ Timothy Showalter. Strand of Oaks, for example, only came to be after a scientific dictionary was brought out at a party 15 years ago. “We were looking at names of different groupings, and a strand of oaks is the scientific term for a line of oak trees. I thought it was neat, because I have a band, but it’s also me. I built the boat, and I’m the captain of the boat, but many people can fit on the boat as needed. It’s not a solo project, it’s not a band; it kind of lives in a wonderful amorphous zone.”

2019 saw the release of Strand of Oaks’ latest album, Eraserland, and a move from Philadelphia to Austin for Tim – a move he’s wanted to make since first visiting the city years ago. “I’ve travelled about anywhere you can think, and I can say with confidence that my favorite city in the world is now the place I call home.” He’s hitting the ground running as an Austinite with a residency at the Continental Club every Saturday at 8:30 PM throughout November.

Check out Strand of Oaks’ full Studio 1A session and interview below.

Written by Nick Gonzales/KUTX

Host: John Aielli

Producer: Deidre Gott

Audio: Cliff Hargrove

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