Photos from left to right – (Golden Dawn Arkestra; Brittany Howard; Chance the Rapper and Ben Gibbard)
KUTX Host Jay Trachtenberg spills the beans on the BEST SONGS EVER! At least for this week.
Golden Dawn Arkestra- “Mama Se”
First up is one of Austin’s favorite party bands, Golden Dawn Arkestra. They get their spiritual influence from the Sun Ra Arkestra, and their musical influences are all over the map. “Mama Se” borrows from Central African soukous, West African Afro-beat, and a twinge of psych rock thrown in for good measure.
Brittany Howard- “Stay High”
Up next is the powerful vocalist Brittany Howard. We know her for fronting the band Alabama Shakes, but she’s stepping out on her own with Jamie, her solo debut out September 20. Her sweet, soulful voice really shines on “Stay High,” and you can see her at ACL Fest in October.
Chance the Rapper- “Do You Remember” (ft. Death Cab for Cutie)
This last song is one we can all relate to with its bittersweet remembrances of childhood summers. Chance the Rapper and Death Cab For Cutie singer Benjamin Gibbard wax melancholic on this beautiful song about summers past called “Do You Remember.”