Artist of the Month: T Bird & the Breaks

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Artist of the Month: T Bird & the Breaks

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015

 

KUTX Artist of the Month

 

Every month we turn the spotlight on a new release from a Texas artist with a series of weekly features that give you a sneak peek at the new music and some insight into the artist behind it.

Our February Artist of the Month here at KUTX is Austin funk group T Bird & the Breaks. Last month T Bird and the Breaks released their third studio album, Harmonizm, available for digital download, CD, and vinyl.

Since forming in 2007, T Bird & the Breaks hasn’t quite been classified as strictly throw-back, retro, funk/soul. They define “chunk music” as a form of twenty-first century American music consisting of equal parts funk, hip-hop, and rock and rollcharacterized by its rough sonic quality and energetic, visceral performance (commonly served hot with a side of girls and brass). It’s a melting-pot of funk but one that people of all ages, and across musical genres, can dig. The contemporary swagger of The Breaks’ live show especially pays homage to the creativity and positivity of early and golden-age hip-hop. In the last few years they’ve been invited to play shows with artists as eclectic as The Flaming Lips, The Funky Meters, Sting, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, and Galactic.

You can catch T Bird & the Breaks next live show on Saturday, February 28th at 2nd Street Soundcheck!

Check back here throughout the month of February for new features on T Bird & the Breaks and their new album Harmonizm.

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