My KUTX: Hey Cowboy!

Artist of the Month

My KUTX: Hey Cowboy!

Posted by on Apr 17, 2020

Hey Cowboy! is the KUTX Artist of the Month for April.

Austin experimental synth-pop trio Hey Cowboy! understands what makes a good name. After all, there’s no resisting an album titled Get in My Fanny Pack and Let’s Go, which is speckled with songs of equal curiosity (“Detective Farmer Brown,” “Hello Mr. Nasty,” “Queen Cactus.”) Fortunately, Hey Cowboy’s music more than lives up to the intrigue, and the album’s title serves as a testament to the songs contained inside — dreamy and playful and entirely individual.

The band’s My KUTX is similarly all over the map. Despite being socially distanced from one another these days, Gaby Rodriguez, Sydney Harding-Sloan, and Micah Vargas put together a warm and inviting guest DJ set that hops between psychedelia, Beatles classics, and bouncy Japanese pop. Dive into Hey Cowboy!’s world on Saturday, April 18 at 6 p.m. or listen at any time in the player above.

— Annie Lyons & Art Levy

Playlist:

1. Ariel Pink & Weyes Blood – “Tears On Fire”

2. John Maus – “Quantum Leap”

3. Tennis – “Deep In The Woods”

4. Karen Dalton – “In A Station”

5.The Beatles – “Martha My Dear”

6. Sui Zhen – “I Could Be There”

7. FKA twigs – “Hide”

8. Prince -“17 Days”

9. jennylee – “long lonely winter”

10. Cortex – “L’enfant samba”

11. Lily Konigsberg – “Summer In The City”

12. Luge – “Excuse Me Edamame”

13. Pavement – “Zürich Is Stained”

14. Shintaro Sakamoto -“You Can Be A Robot, Too” (feat. Kamome Jido Gassyodan)