KUTX host Taylor Wallace shows us the best songs ever, at least for this week!
Caroline Rose – “Bikini”
Caroline Rose is one of my favorite artists right now, and her album Loner, which came out a few months ago, is definitely my favorite album of 2018 so far. And my favorite song on that one is called “Bikini.” It’s her surf-rock, riot grrrl anthem, and it speaks out against the patriarchy in the entertainment industry. It’s fun, it’s only two-and-a-half minutes long, and it’s just energy, energy, energy from beginning to end.
Sweet Spirit – “Los Lonely Girls”
For this next one, we’re going to bring it back home to Austin with the newest single from Sweet Spirit, “Los Lonely Girls.” While “Bikini” is a very razor-tongued pro-female anthem, this one is softer, it’s nicer, it’s about being friends. It’s about not letting society, fashion magazines, and toxic masculinity tear us apart and make us fight. This is the perfect summer song, it’s sunny, it’s bright, it’s Sweet Spirit.
Wild Moccasins – “Boyish Wave”
For this last one, we’re going to keep it in the Lone Star State but kick it over to Houston with Wild Moccasins. Their song “Boyish Wave” is a synth-pop dance anthem, and it’s got a good message too. The song is about stripping away the myriad of dating stigmas pushed by society, like taking into account how many sexual partners someone’s had or why their previous relationships haven’t worked out. And if you like this song, you can catch Wild Moccasins at Cheer Up Charlie’s on Saturday, August 4th.