My KUTX: Abram Shook

Artist of the Month Abram Shook came out of nowhere last year with Sun Marquee, his solo debut and a tour de force for the longtime Austin sideman. His time spent with Shearwater, the Low Lows, and the Great Nostalgic prepared him well for the spotlight. On May 12 comes Landscape Dream, which expands Shook’s psychedelic sound by emphasizing his love of African and Brazilian rhythms as well as his jazz background. It’s a complex record, but part of the fun comes from the new details that pop out with repeated listens.

This week on My KUTX, Shook is our guest DJ, offering an eclectic mix of songs that inspired his new record. Listen anytime in the player below his playlist.

–Art Levy

Abram Shook’s playlist

1. Shuggie Otis – “Inspiration Information”

2. Joni Mitchell – “Help Me”

3. Rokia Traore – “Lalla”

4. Sandro Perri – “How Will I?”

5. Clube Da Esquinha – “Ao Que Vai Nascer”

6. Chico Buarque – “Desalento”

7. David Bowie – “Sound & Vision”

8. Paul Simon – “Gumboots”

9. Dirty Projectors – “Imagine It”

10. Nick Drake – “Time Has Told Me”

11. Ornette Coleman – “Lonely Woman”

12. Dungen – “Ett Skal Att Trivas”

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