KUTX host Art Levey spills the beans on the BEST SONGS EVER! At least for this week.
SASAMI – “Not The Time”
First up, music from Sasami Ashworth, who’s putting out an album as SASAMI in a couple of months. She started out playing keyboards in a bunch of L.A. bands, and she’s already shared bills with Blondie and Liz Phair. “Not The Time” immediately grabbed me: it’s something that’s both direct and ethereal.
Next, new music from indie rock veterans Deerhunter. It’s been four years between albums, and the latest was recorded in Marfa. It’s called Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?, and it meditates on global warming, politics, and the dark side of nostalgia. But in true Deerhunter fashion, it’s playful, weird, and fun. “Element” took me a few spins to get, but now I can’t get it out of my head.
Sharon Van Etten- “Seventeen”
Finally, another artist who took some time between albums. Sharon Van Etten spent the past five years acting, composing music for film, and most importantly, becoming a mother. She also remade her sound using synthesizers and drum machines, referencing the work of Bruce Springsteen and Nick Cave on songs like “Seventeen.” You can also hear her talk about the process of making the new album on KUTX’s podcast This Song.
Link to This Song episode with Sharon Van Etten