KUTX host and producer Art Levy lets you know about the best songs ever…this week.
Jade Bird- “Uh Huh”
The first song is a brand new single from the British artist Jade Bird. We played her first tune “Lottery” quite a bit and hosted her at KUTX Live at the Four Seasons during SXSW 2018 back in March. On first listen, this new song “Uh Huh” felt a bit overwrought to me, but the song has really grown with subsequent listens. She’ll also be playing at Antone’s on September 19.
Thievery Corporation- “Voyage Libre”
I’m a big fan of the Washington, DC band Thievery Corporation–I love the way they mix so many elements together for a dreamy international sound. “Voyage Libre” from Thievery’s new album Treasures From The Temple is a bit more dance-friendly, and there’s a nice local angle: Austin’s LouLou Ghelichkhani–from the recent KUTX Artist of the Month Night Glitter–is the featured singer. You can catch Thievery Corporation at Stubb’s on November 4.
Motel Mirrors- “Things I Learned”
Motel Mirrors is largely a duet project with singer-songwriter John Paul Keith and vocalist/bassist Amy LaVere. The band is based out of Memphis and also includes former Austinite Will Sexton. On “Things I Learned,” it’s LaVere’s voice that carries the song for me, and I also really like Motel Mirrors’ twangy pop sound.