Best Songs Ever… 5.24.19

Photos from left to right – (the Infinites, Shea Carley ; Hembree, Stephen Shireman ; Nick Waterhouse, Zach Lewis )

KUTX host Rick McNulty spills the beans on the BEST SONGS EVER! At least for this week.


The Infinites- “Jimmy Smith”

Let’s start with a young band called the Infinites, based right here in Austin. Their music features fine guitar weaving and infectious rock ‘n’ surf sounds, and on their self-titled debut, every song has the name of an imaginary character. Check out “Jimmy Smith” by the Infinites.


Hembree- “Culture”

Hembree is that rare band from Kansas City that breaks out to a national audience–really, after Janelle Monae, you pretty much have to be a bebop horn player to get a wider audience. Hembree has gone from an NPR Slingshot artist to an A-list band pretty quickly, and I think “Culture” is a good reason why.


Nick Waterhouse- “Song For Winners”

Finally we have a guy who understands the virtues of analog recording. Nick Waterhouse believes in capturing his band live to tape and overloading the microphones so they distort and sound extra hot. His songwriting is a throwback as well: you can hear authentic garage soul informing every song, like “Song For Winners.” And check it: you can see him live at the Parish tonight or catch him in Studio 1A at 1 o’clock this afternoon.

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