Love In Quarantine – BONUS

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Love In Quarantine – BONUS

Posted by on Aug 14, 2020

Episode 6 of “Love In Quarantine” is our first ever bonus episode. Join us as Walker and Zac check in with some of our confessors to see where their love lives have gone and reflect on the past four months.

 

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Star Parks 2.12.20 TEST

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Star Parks 2.12.20 TEST

Posted by on May 2, 2020
Photo by Michael Minasi/KUTX

Two’s company, three’s a crowd? Austin-based band Star Parks would have to firmly disagree. Originally a solo project, frontrunner Andy Bianculli has grown Star Parks into an elaborate nine-piece mini orchestra. They boast a rich and soulful pop production, with a trombone, trumpet and vibraphone rounding out the usual guitar, bass, drums and keys. Star Parks tends to bleed into the melancholy; their lush and upbeat arrangements disguise often cynical lyrics. Their upcoming sophomore album, The New Sounds of Late Capitalism, out on Feb. 14, further dives into this concept, discussing themes of alienation and disappointment. The substantial lyrics add yet another layer to an already textured and expansive sound that draws from the group’s large pool of talent.

Before embarking on a one month tour of the Midwest, Star Parks dropped by Studio 1A for an after hours session. Star Parks will be back home for SXSW and an album release show on March 6 at Barracuda with The Deer and Berkshire Hounds.

Star Parks performed in Studio 1A with a full lineup made up of Andy Bianculli, Nathaniel Klugman, Sam Pankey, Andy Beaudoin, Sam Howden, Derek Phelps, Wayne Myers and Carolyn Trowbridge. 

— Annie Lyons, KUTX Intern

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Host: Taylor Wallace
Audio Engineer: Cliff Hargrove, Oscar Martinez
Producer: Deidre Gott
Cameras: Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon, Michael Minasi, José Daniel Moreno, Steven Gonzalez
Editor: Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon
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

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Day 2- Number Songs

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Day 3- Summertime Songs

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

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Day 5- Songs That Need to Be Played LOUD!

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

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Day 7- Driving Songs

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Day 8- Songs About Drugs or Alcohol

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Day 9- Songs That Make Us Happy

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Day 10- Songs That Make Us Sad

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Day 11- Songs We Never Get Tired Of

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Posted by on Nov 20, 2019

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Best Songs Ever…11.08.19

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Best Songs Ever…11.08.19

Posted by on Nov 8, 2019
Photos from left to right – (Hovvdy, Matt Berninger/Phoebe Bridges, Growlers)
KUTX’s Matt Reilly spills the beans on the BEST SONGS EVER! At least for this week.

Hovvdy-“Mr.Lee”
First up, a song from the current KUTX Artist of the Month. This Austin duo writes minimalist tunes with quiet, intricate harmonies. On first listen, this can come across as a light, carefree track, but it rewards you on repeated listens. Here’s Hovvdy with “Mr. Lee.”
Matt Berninger feat. Phoebe Bridgers- “Walking On A String
Next up, a serious collaboration from a silly movie. If you’ve seen the Between Two Ferns movie and didn’t blink during this quick part, you may have seen the bar scene with Matt Berninger of the National and Phoebe Bridgers playing a delicate and beautiful tune together. Here it is: “Walking On A String.”
Growlers-“Social Man”
Finally, music from the California band the Growlers. This song feels familiar because we’ve probably heard this disco riff before. What makes it special is what makes all Growlers songs special: it’s just a little bit off-kilter, in the best way. Here’s “Social Man,” by the Growlers.