Molly Sarlé – “Human”
Cherry Glazerr – “Call Me”
Next, Cherry Glazerr is a band from LA that started as a solo project for vocalist and guitarist Clementine Creevy. The band takes its name from the NPR reporter Chery Glaser, but with a little twist. The group has had a number of lineup changes since its inception and just dropped a new collaboration with Portugal The Man. This is Cherry Glazerr with “Call Me.”
Frances Cone – “Failure”
Our last song is by Frances Cone, the indie folk pop duo of pianist Christine Cone and her musical & life partner, bassist/singer Andrew Doherty. They first got together in Brooklyn, but are now living in Nashville and making modern atmospheric pop. From their second full length album, Late Riser, this is “Failure.”
Levitation rolled through Austin November 7-10 and to get in on the action we invited a few performers to KUTX producer Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon’s house to record a pop-up session. Scroll through to get the goods and stay tuned to KUTX to hear these same songs on-air!
Up next, Austin’s A Giant Dog covering Arcade Fire. I know, right? Where did this come from? Merge Records, which has served as the label for both A Giant Dog and Arcade Fire, turns 30 years old this year, and they asked some of their artists to cover full albums as a celebration of Merge’s catalog. A Giant Dog puts a punk rock spin on Arcade Fire’s 2007 album Neon Bible, and it rules. It shows what great songwriters Arcade Fire has, and what an incredible band A Giant Dog truly is. Here they are covering “Black Mirror.”
Billie Eilish – “bury a friend”
Full transparency: I never thought I’d be personally lauding this next artist, but hey, you’re never too cool to appreciate a good song. Billie Eilish is one of the biggest pop stars in the world right now, having recently graced the cover of Rolling Stone. Slick, morbid, and studded with just the right amount bass, this song sweetly showcases the songwriting team of Billie and her brother Finneas O’Connell. Also playing both weekends of ACL Fest, here’s Billie Eilish with “bury a friend.”
Jay Som – “Superbike”
And from L.A.’s A-list to its underground, this last song is by an artist I’ve been falling in love with for years. Melina Mae Duterte is the brain behind bedroom-pop outfit Jay Som. The new album, Anak Ko, is the first Duterte recorded with a full band. “Superbike” has catchy hooks, dreamy harmonies, and its lo-fi lean emphatically epitomizes the album’s hazy mood.