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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Omarr Awake: “Maybe” [PREMIERE]

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Omarr Awake: “Maybe” [PREMIERE]

Posted by on Oct 16, 2020

With lead vocalist, guitarist, and co-producer Omarr Escoffie behind the sonic steering wheel, Austin four-piece Omarr Awake has kept as busy as they can during quarantine. The quartet’s ever determined to push the boundaries of the rock genre and plan on doing so even further with the release of a new EP in the near future.

Tonight from 6:30pm-8:30pm Omarr Awake plays their first live show since March, celebrating their latest single release with a socially distanced outdoor concert at WTF Icehouse. And even if you’re content kickin’ it at home this evening, you can still dive into Omar Awake’s freshest track yet: a retro rock-soul tune whose prominent Moog work encapsulates the spaced out arrangements of the early-mid-’80s and lays the groundwork for Escoffie’s lyrical owning up to his erstwhile addiction and substance abuse, on “Maybe”!


Jack Anderson

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Buenos Diaz: “Dream”

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Buenos Diaz: “Dream”

Posted by on Oct 15, 2020

While the social media world is consumed with Ocean Spray and Fleetwood Mac, Austin singer-guitarist Nick Diaz has just shared his own contribution to the aura of autumnal soft rock. It’s been a couple years since he’s released a new album under the name Buenos Diaz, and while 2018’s Gringo Novelas has tided us over for the most part, his steady stream of standalone singles reflects Diaz’s tireless perseverance, pandemic or not.

Last Friday Buenos Diaz dropped “Dream”, a surreal retro-style rock number that’ll definitely make you want to break out the longboard and cranberry juice throughout the weekend.


Jack Anderson

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Velcrowolf: “Walkman Wars”

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Velcrowolf: “Walkman Wars”

Posted by on Oct 14, 2020

Native Austinite JP Pfertner got his start in 2009 fronting the rock outfit Built By Snow, but just as their success was boiling up, Pfertner shifted gears to become a solo bedroom producer under the handle Oh Look Now. Fast forward to 2020 where Pfertner’s taken yet another hard left turn, this time as Velcrowolf, showcasing his multi-instrumental talents and knack for lo-fi production in a way that almost mirrors the progression of LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy.

Faithful to the moniker, Velcrowolf is both fierce and easy to latch onto, and his debut album Destroyer of Batteries will make a great addition to your CD sleeve, be it physical or digital. Either way, you can wane off the Wednesday blues with Destroyer‘s inaugural track, “Walkman Wars”!


Jack Anderson

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