Pat Byrne 04.22.19

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Pat Byrne 04.22.19

Posted by on Apr 23, 2019

Borris, County Carlow native, Pat Byrne, won Ireland’s “The Voice” in 2012. He subsequently landed a deal with Universal Ireland and released his debut album, “All or Nothing”, the same year. After taking a recent liking to Austin, he decided to plant himself here with a 3-year visa and try his luck in the capital of Texas, and we are excited to embrace him. Byrne’s influences early on were the likes of Elvis and Johnny Cash, something that you might be able to see coming through his music. With the way he blends genres and influences, it seems as if Byrne was meant to land in Texas all along. His latest album, “Rituals”, was released in November of last year, and we can’t get enough of it. Oh, and did we mention, he’s Austin 360’s April Artist of the Month? Needless to say, we were lucky to get to host him in Studio 1A. Scroll down for the full set and interview!


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Hand Habits 4.18.19

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Hand Habits 4.18.19

Posted by on Apr 23, 2019

Hand Habits are a mellow alternative band hailing from Los Angeles, finding tranquility and harmony in the exploration of relationships. Lead singer, Meg Duffy, traverses the independent alternative space with well-rounded tunes illustrating a personal forgiveness and progression in regards to the people we hold closest in life. No better record displays this type of thesis more than Hand Habits’ newest album Placeholder out now.

To see out some of these new songs  from Placeholder live, check out the full Studio 1A interview and session below; and to catch Hand Habits performing live in concert visit their upcoming tour dates here.

– Felix Kimbrell, KUTX Intern

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Host: Laurie Gallardo

Producer: Deidre Gott

Engineer: Cliff Hargrove

Broadcast Engineer: Jake Perlman



WURVE 04.18.19

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WURVE 04.18.19

Posted by on Apr 22, 2019

Austin’s own four-piece psych-pop outfit WURVE is making their debut with new record, “Memory Bleach,” out April 19th on Yippee Ki Yay Records & Burger Records. The band’s sound ranges from upbeat to darker tunes, always gravitating toward psychedelic and experimental sounds. The tracks from the new album are fast and hard-hitting progressions with scuzzy guitar tones, swells of reverb and warbly, echoing vocals influenced by the Jesus and Mary Chain and reminiscent of Spiritualized. The band’s sound packs a punch, and has earned them rapport among local psych-rock circles. Keep an eye out for WURVE shows around town, and tune into their Studio 1A session in the player below.

-Emily Wilson, KUTX intern

Host: Taylor Wallace

Producer: Deidre Gott

Engineer: Cliff Hargrove

Broadcast Engineer: Jake Perlman

 

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Strand of Oaks 4.16.19

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Strand of Oaks 4.16.19

Posted by on Apr 19, 2019

Timothy Showalter, a singer-songwriter from Philadelphia, is the front man for folk-rock ensemble Strand of Oaks. On tour showcasing his latest project Eraser-land, Strand of Oaks balances slow and heartbreaking lyricism withdrawn and booming instrumentation to form a truly authentic sound for listeners. Timothy takes this instrumentation through sobering pain and nostalgic anguish to deliver intensive songs detailing relational issues, growing old and lonely, and coloring depression. It’s a feat that is incredibly difficult to even discuss, let alone to write and sing about. However, Strand of Oaks does simply that, and without even knowing it you find yourself recalling similar memories from a not so distant past alongside with him. What a beautiful thing to behold.

To listen to this unique and heartfelt sound check out Strand of Oaks full Studio 1A interview and session below, and to listen to their newest record, “Eraserland” click here.

-Felix Kimbrell, KUTX Intern

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The Well 04.17.19

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The Well 04.17.19

Posted by on Apr 19, 2019

Photo by Julia Reihs

KUTX Artist of the Month, The Well, dropped by Studio 1A to give us an inside look at their forthcoming album, “Death and Consolation”. The band cites influences of post-punk on this record, specifically bands like Joy Division and The Cure. The album might be their darkest yet, having tuned their guitars down to C-standard to give it that loud, dark edge. Guitarist and vocalist Ian Graham says that “this one is a little more personal”, citing the “strange, dark year” that 2018 was. Once again, they recruited producer Chico Jones from Estuary Studio to engineer the album. Needless to say, it’s raw, and it rocks. Scroll down to hear the exclusive session in Studio 1A!

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***UPCOMING SHOWS***

4/25 @ Barracuda (Record Release Show)

4/27 @ Independence Brewing (Record & Beer Release Show)

4/28 @ Waterloo Records (Free In-Store)

4/29 @ Paper Tiger (San Antonio)