This Song: King Princess

This Song

This Song: King Princess

Posted by on Nov 14, 2019

In this episode, Mikaela Mullaney Straus aka King Princess describes how  listening to “Cosmic Dancer” by T. Rex as a kid made her feel seen. And she explores how anthemic rock bands, along with artists like Prince and Tina Turner helped her understand her gender and showed her how music could transport the listener to another place and time.

“It’s about throwing people into a world. It’s about putting people into something that’s like completely separate from reality.”

📸 Greg Noire

Listen to This Episode of This Song

 

Listen on The Apple Podcasts App, iTunes Spotify or Stitcher

Check out King Princess’s Tour Dates

Listen to the New King Princess album Cheap Queen

Listen to Songs from this episode of This Song

 

This Song: Matt and Kim

This Song

This Song: Matt and Kim

Posted by on Nov 7, 2019

Indie electronic duo Matt and Kim talk about how “The Mullet Burden” by The Dillinger Escape Plan showed them how intense music could be.

Matt: “I did not even realize that music could be as extreme as that was. Like if I thought that music could be turned up to 10 , it was like, oh wait, you could actually turn up to 12 — there’s like 2 more notches on this thing that I didn’t even know existed.”

The couple also explores how they’ve tried to bring that same kind of intensity to their music, especially their live shows, the toll that intensity has taken on their bodies and what they see as the next phase in their musical lives.

📸: Caleb Kuhl

Listen to This Episode of This Song

Matt and Kim are on tour celebrating the 10 year anniversary of their record Grand. Check out Matt and Kim’s Tour Dates, and see if their is a live podcast taping of The Matt and Kim podcast at the show in your town.

Check out The Matt and Kim Podcast

Watch the video for GO GO

Listen on The Apple Podcasts App, iTunes Spotify or Stitcher

Listen to Songs from this episode of This Song

This Song: La Marisoul from La Santa Cecilia

This Song

This Song: La Marisoul from La Santa Cecilia

Posted by on Oct 31, 2019

La Marisoul, lead singer and songwriter for the band La Santa Cecilia explains how  Mercedes Sosa’s version of “Yo vengo a ofrecer mi corazón” by Fito Páez helped her understand what a powerful tool music could be for connection and healing.

“I can feel myself connected to the earth when I hear her. I feel relieved. I feel like I’m being held by a motherly force…holding me in melody and words that I need.”

This sentiment is reflected in La Santa Cecilia’s latest, self titled release. The record was written during a year when 3 of the 4 band members lost their fathers and finds the group reflecting on family, love, and loss and connection.

📸 Humberto Howard

Listen to this episode of This Song

Listen on The Apple Podcasts App, iTunes Spotify or Stitcher

Check out La Santa Cecilia’s tour dates and videos

Listen to La Santa Cecilia’s new self titled record

Watch KUTX’s Pop Up video of La Santa Cecilia performing “Ice El Hielo.”

Listen to Songs from this episode of This Song

This Song: Shura

This Song

This Song: Shura

Posted by on Oct 24, 2019

Shura is a British singer, songwriter and producer who’s latest record Forevher documents her experience of falling in love with the woman who is now her girlfriend.  On this episode, she sat down with host Elizabeth McQueen on the Bonus Tracks stage at the Austin City Limits Festival to explain why “Only Shallow” by My Bloody Valentine terrified her and intrigued her. They also talk about how she went from a teenage musician who was, in the words of her father “allergic to the idea of a chorus” to a writer who excels in writing catchy pop choruses. Shura also explains what it’s like to write an entire album of love songs and why she felt like now was the right time to use female-gendered pronouns in her work.

 Get your own copy of Shura’s new record “Forevher”

Check out Shura’s stripped down version of “Religion (u can lay your hands on me)” recorded backstage at the Austin City Limits Musical Festival

Listen on The Apple Podcasts App, iTunes Spotify or Stitcher

Check out Shura’s stripped down version of “Religion (u can lay your hands on me) recorded backstage a

Listen to Songs from this episode of This Song

Introducing The Breaks!

This Song

Introducing The Breaks!

Posted by on Oct 22, 2019

This Song host Elizabeth McQueen has been helping produce a new podcast called The Breaks.  Every Saturday from 10pm-1am, Confucius and Fresh host a hip-hop show on KUTX called The Breaks. And now every Monday at 2pm the world can hear highlights from their wide ranging conversations about all things hip-hop, Austin’s hip-hop and R&B scenes and their lived experiences in the Live Music Capital of the World on The Breaks podcast.

In this episode of The Breaks, Confucius and Fresh discuss Joe Budden’s beef with Charlamange tha God. From there they call out Austin organizations promoting diversity without including people of color in decision making. Local Austin artist CP Loony stops by for an interview.  We hear why Fresh thinks Iggy Azalea is not, in fact, the biggest taint on T.I.’s legacy as part of his Unpopular Opinion, and Confucius encourages everyone to lean into their strengths on Confucius Says. 

Listen to The Breaks on The Apple Podcasts App, Spotify or Stitcher

Follow the Breaks on Instagram and Twitter