My KUTX: The Infinites

Photo by Shea Carley

When Dan Le Vine uploaded a bunch of looping, guitar-based instrumentals to his Bandcamp page a few years ago, he thought he was done with the songs. But Jared Leibowich heard them, and heard more. He recorded quick vocal parts over the instrumentals and sent them back to Dan, and all of a sudden, the two realized they needed to work together. The Infinites are a testament to collaboration, to combining a few rudimentary ingredients: Le Vine’s serpentine guitar playing; Leibowich’s open-hearted, narrative-based lyrics; the nervy rhythm section laid down by guitarist Ian Rundell, bassist Miles Kelley, and drummer Sam Jordan. Together, they move as one, finding something bigger and deeper to say than any of the ingredients could on their own. The Infinites–as a band name, as a concept–makes perfect sense once you hear the music. It’s not content to stay on the ground.

This week on My KUTX, Leibowich and Le Vine touch on a few more inspirations as our guest DJs. They’re thoughtful listeners, zeroing in on the exact reasons why they like certain artists and songs. Hear My KUTX on Saturday, July 27 at 6 p.m. or at any time in the player below. Catch the Infinites at Cheer Up Charlie’s on August 17.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

[intro music: The Infinites – “Jimmy Smith”]

1. The Hermits – “Chemicals Gon’ Bad”

2. The Nerves – “Hanging On The Telephone”

3. Crumb – “Nina”

4. Exploded View – “Orlando”

5. Value Void – “Back In The Day”

6. Women – “Shaking Hand”

7. Greys – “Arc Light”

8. Total Control – “Flesh War”

9. Chris Cohen – “In A Fable”

10. Portishead – “The Rip”

11. Broadcast – “I Found The F”

12. Dirty Beaches – “True Blue”

13. Wreckless Eric – “Paris In June”

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