Best Songs Ever…This Week 6.21.18

Brownout – “Louder Than A Bomb”

The new album from Austin’s Brownout, Fear Of A Brown Planet, features instrumental covers of songs by Public Enemy.  “Louder Than A Bomb,” which is one of my favorite Public Enemy tunes, has a 35 second intro before Brownout drops into a devastatingly funky groove that sets the tone for the whole album.


Sudan Archives – “Nont For Sale”

Sudan Archives is a violinist and singer who, when studying classical music, was turned on to East African violinists. On “Nont For Sale,” she mixes sultry R&B and some hip-hop with electronic beats, but it’s that subtle addition of her strings that gives this song a special something.


Frankie Simone – “War Paint”

Finally, music from Frankie Simone, a pop singer based in Portland, Oregon. “War Paint” is all about empowerment; it’s a response to the disrespect she and members of the LGBTQ community have experienced, primarily online. It’s also got an infectious, tribal beat that I find irresistible.



 – Jay Trachtenberg, KUTX Host

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