Photos (L to R): Paul Cauthen (Martin do Nascimento/KUTX); Flasher (Amy Breesman); Dirty Projectors’ Dave Longstreth (Jason Frank Rothenberg)
KUTX host Rick McNulty clues you in to the best songs ever…this week.
Flasher – “Who’s Got Time”
Flasher is a trio out of Washington, DC. They’re a guitar-chugging throwback to the power pop of the late ’70s–think Cheap Trick, the Knack, or the dB’s. They really like that minimalist production, and they may want you to take this song title literally: “Who’s Got Time” clocks in at an ideal 2:23.
Paul Cauthen – “Resignation”
It’s not everyday I reach for Americana, but Texas-native Paul Cauthen’s new tune has caught my fancy in a big way. “Resignation” is clever, funny, and, dare I say, slightly lounge-y. And his baritone voice–it’s quite a weapon.
Dirty Projectors – “That’s A Lifestyle”
I’ve had a devil of a time finding a song on the new Dirty Projectors album (Lamp Lit Prose) that doesn’t make me exhausted. Singer/guitarist David Longstreth is awfully fond of those herky-jerky beats and endless bleats, beeps, and burps. Fortunately, he mellowed just enough on “That’s A Lifestyle” to give us a moment of beauty.