Best Songs Ever 3.22.19

Photos (L/R): Vulfpeck, Illuminati Hotties, Yola

Rick McNulty, Host of Left of the Dial & Uptown Saturday Night shares the best songs ever…this week. 

Vulfpeck – “Darwin Derby”

Vulfpeck are a homegrown band from Michigan that have eschewed record labels and instead raised their own profile with a serious and successful DIY ethic. It helps that they are one of the funkiest bands alive – and their bass player, Joe Dart, is one of the best I’ve ever heard. Here’s their new super funk jam, “Darwin Derby.”

Illuminati Hotties – “I Wanna Keep Yr Dog”

Next up is Sarah Tudzin, better known as Illuminati Hotties. She made quite an impression last week at SXSW and for good reason: her songs are intelligent, infectious, and blaze along at a punk rock pace while providing hooks just about every thirty seconds. “I Wanna Keep Yr Dog”  is about how she liked her boyfriend’s dog more than the boyfriend.

Yola – “Faraway Look”

Finally we have an artist that brought down the house at KUTX Live at the Four Seasons during SXSW. Her name is Yola, and she’s primarily been a background singer for most of her life, mainly with Massive Attack. Her debut record, produced by the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, is a throwback to classic Nashville but the twist is she has an otherworldly voice. Yola is no longer twenty feet from stardom–check out “Faraway Look.”

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