Bandcamp Friday Spotlight: Caleb DeCasper’s “Too Many Boys”

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Bandcamp Friday Spotlight: Caleb DeCasper’s “Too Many Boys”

Posted by on Apr 2, 2021

Since March 2020, Bandcamp has declared the first Friday of each month Bandcamp Friday, allowing 100% of all sales that day to go directly to the artists. Today, we spotlight one of Austin’s most exciting and glamorous upcoming acts Caleb DeCasper. Born and bred in the foothills of North Carolina, DeCasper moved to Austin after a brief stint in New York, becoming a fast favorite in this city’s underground scene. Every performance is its own unique work of art, blending cabaret, horror glam, and rock into shows that are never the same twice.

A classically trained pianist, DeCasper has spent quarantine pivoting from the ivory keys to the synth keys. The upcoming debut LP Femme Boy embraces more of an electronic sound while still bleeding of trademark DeCasper energy. The album’s lead single “Too Many Boys” is one that would be at home at any dance club– danceable and tantalizing with a familiar yearn for long-term intimacy plagued by passing moments of passion.

The video is due out in the next week or so, but we’ve got a teaser for you below along with the song!  You can purchase the song, merch, and the whole Caleb DeCasper discography here. Here’s what Caleb had to say about “Too Many Boys” and Femme Boy (and check out the Studio 1A Session from 2019 here):


‘Too Many Boys’ is part of my debut LP Femme Boy (album release date TBD) that I wrote immediately after leaving my first meeting with an AR rep who told me I was too queer to have a successful career in music.  It is about having to navigate different personalities inside yourself, and all the drugs, heartache, and lovers I have encountered as a queer, gay man in order to find who I am and what makes me happy.  Being the first single from the album, it is a cool, nostalgic, synth-pop anthem with a driving beat that you will want to sing along to.

Caleb DeCasper in Studio 1A, 2019

“I wanted to write an album that was completely authentic to my human experience and do the exact opposite of what this man (and others in the industry) tried to discourage me from doing.  Music is liquid, ethereal empathy and can be injected to share perspective.  At the same time, I wanted to finally write an album that I needed at certain points in my life in order to feel accepted, normal, human, and loved.  I will not hide pronouns or details of my relationships and complex, intimate feelings in order to fit the comfortable, majority narrative and sell my music.
Several collaborations with other artists in my community are on the album, including Sabrina Ellis, Vestite, and P1nkstar and Y2K.  This is a new sound for me to communicate as an artist–the most authentic to the sounds in my head.  It’s fun, campy, danceable, electronic, energetic dance-pop with a message of connection and self-empowerment throughout.  The beats drive and the hooks catch and my producer Joe Stacey was able to help me create a modern, yet nostalgic sound, in which we pulled from music movements throughout pop that were ‘too gay’ when they first hit the culture but were commodified and appropriated for the mainstream.  It is my greatest wish to contribute music to society that other people connect with somewhere inside themselves–but if you just wanna dance, this album was made for you too.”

 

Director: Rosalind Hussel
Styling and Make-up: Keith Womack
Art Direction: Randy Culp
Producer: Joe Stacey
Fashion: Seks Fifth Avenue, WOMACK, and Lockwood 51
30 More Reasons to Love Public Radio Music

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30 More Reasons to Love Public Radio Music

Posted by on Apr 16, 2020

Today, noncomMUSIC Alliance presents the first-ever Public Radio Music Day. In honor of the inaugural event, we’ve put together a playlist of 30 KUTX live performance videos from the past seven years taken in Studio 1A, backstage at music festivals, and at our Four Seasons morning broadcasts during SXSW and ACL Fest. Take a stroll down memory lane and fall in love with public radio all over again.

 

Groover’s Paradise 30 Day Song Challenge

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Groover’s Paradise 30 Day Song Challenge

Posted by on Apr 12, 2020

As the weeks of sheltering-in-place wear on, finding community becomes more important, and we’re all craving it in whatever form it presents itself. At KUTX, we made Groover’s Paradise: a place for our listeners, staff, and artists to do what we love most: nerd out about music. We’re diving into a 30-Day Song Challenge, and marone! the collaborative playlists are absolute dynamite. So here they are in all of their great, groovy, glory. And please, come join us!

-Taylor Wallace


Day 1- Color Songs

Spotify // YouTube

 

Day 2- Number Songs

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Day 3- Summertime Songs

Spotify // YouTube

 

Day 4- Songs That Remind You of Someone You’d Like to Forget

Spotify // YouTube

 

Day 5- Songs That Need to Be Played LOUD!

Spotify // YouTube

 

Day 6- Songs That Make You Wanna D-A-N-C-E!

Spotify // YouTube

 

Day 7- Driving Songs

Spotify // YouTube

 

Day 8- Songs About Drugs or Alcohol

Spotify // YouTube

 

Day 9- Songs That Make Us Happy

Spotify // YouTube

 

Day 10- Songs That Make Us Sad

Spotify // YouTube

 

Day 11- Songs We Never Get Tired Of

Spotify // YouTube

OcHoLoCo Playlists

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OcHoLoCo Playlists

Posted by on Jul 17, 2019

Check out listener submissions to DJ Susan Castle’s OcHoLoCo segment in the playlists below. And be sure to submit your suggestions on our Facebook page for a chance to be featured!

8.5.19

We Are Blood and Blue Bell present Pint for Pint! Today through Wednesday, August 14th, all generous blood donors will get a voucher for a free pint of Blue Bell ice cream!

Let’s support the cause during Monday’s episode of “Ocho Loco!” and hear AWESOME SONGS THAT SING OF BLOOD.

 

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KUTX Holiday Mix: Dec. 22-25

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KUTX Holiday Mix: Dec. 22-25

Posted by on Dec 17, 2017

Holiday music is ubiquitous. Our turkey dinners have barely had time to digest before we start hearing it everywhere. These days, it seems you can’t buy groceries or a giant television without your ears being assaulted by the forced cheer of Mariah Carey or the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Hey – let it be known that we’ve got nothing against either – but here at KUTX, we strive to bring you a holiday mix that’s more in line with what you normally hear on our airwaves.

Prefer to spend the holidays with the likes of The Shins, XTC, The Pretenders, Willie Nelson, Heartless Bastards, Aimee Mann, and Johnny Cash? Then spend the holidays with KUTX. Beginning December 22nd at 6 A.M., KUTX will go wall-to-wall holiday music, without the cheese (unless it’s, you know, ironic cheese. We like that flavor.) And we’ll keep at until midnight on December 25th.

Tune in to KUTX starting at 6 A.M. on December 22. Heading out of town for the holidays? You can stream our holiday mix from anywhere in the world, and view the playlist, too.

It’s our way of saying Happy Holidays! (And it also might be our way of getting a few days off work.)