When I moved to Austin in 2005, Voxtrot was the first local band I discovered. The sharp design of the group’s debut EP Raised By Wolves caught my eye while browsing at Waterloo Records, and a quick preview listen had me hooked. Voxtrot’s nervy, melodic music–borrowing from the Smiths and ’80s indie but with a 21st century urgency–was the soundtrack for my college years, and the band’s legendary shows at the old Emo’s on 6th Street cemented my love for Austin.
Just a few years later, Voxtrot faded away, with band members moving on to other pursuits. It seemed like the band got lost in the big changes to Austin and the greater musical landscape. But in the decade since Voxtrot last toured, something shifted. Singer Ramesh Srivastava credits it to seeing teenagers on social media covering Voxtrot’s songs, as well as a really positive dream where the band is back on stage. That dream is now a reality, with a reunion tour wrapping up two homecoming shows at the Mohawk on November 11 and 12. Voxtrot also re-released its first two EPs as Early Music alongside Cut From The Stone, a compilation of B-sides and rarities.
This week on My KUTX, Voxtrot’s Ramesh Srivastava takes the wheel as our guest DJ. He spins an hour of music that covers his wide-ranging life, from touring with Voxtrot, DJing in Scotland and Portugal, co-writing songs with HAIM, and more. Hear My KUTX on Saturday, November 5 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the top of the page.
- King Creosote & Jon Hopkins – “Your Own Spell”
- Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg & Edgar Meyer – “Big Bug Shuffle”
- Irma Thomas – “Two Winters Long”
- Kate Bush – “Hounds Of Love”
- Belle And Sebastian – “String Bean Jean”
- António Variações – “Canção De Engate”
- Dinosaur – “Kiss Me Again” (Mix Edit)
- ADULT. – “Hand To Phone” (Cordless Mix)
- HAIM – “Now I’m In It”
- Rosanne Cash – “Seven Year Ache”
- Aaron Neville – “Louisiana 1927”
- The Beatles – “Let It Be”
- Mohammed Rafi – “Aaj Mausam Bada Beimann Hai”