My KUTX: Star Parks

My KUTX

My KUTX: Star Parks

Posted by on Aug 7, 2020

Photo by Michael Minasi/KUTX

Back in March, Austin’s Star Parks had just released The New Sounds Of Late Capitalism, a wonderful record that earned the band an Artist of the Month nod and a slate of highly anticipated SXSW shows. And then, the pandemic hit our shores, shutting down Austin’s music scene. With its blend of orchestral whimsy and sour lyrics, Star Parks’ music feels oddly fitting for these past few months. We’re all stuck in a smog of doubt, trying our best to strike up the orchestra, oscillating between frenzy and slowness.

This week on My KUTX, Star Parks’ frontman Andy Bianculli takes over the airwaves, better late than never. His guest DJ set feels like some long-lost broadcast from an imaginary radio station, finding space for Brazilian psychedelia, space age surf rock, and of course, the immortal Burt Bacharach. Hear Star Parks’ My KUTX on Saturday, August 8 at 6 p.m. or anytime in the player at the top of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. The Tornados – “Telstar”

2. Jack Nitzsche – “The Lonely Surfer”

3. Van Dyke Parks – “Palm Desert”

4. Bill Fay – “The Sun Is Bored”

5. Little Ann – “Deep Shadows”

6. Curtis Mayfield – “So In Love”

7. Connie Francis – “Ivory Tower”

8. Os Mutantes – “A Minha Menina”

9. Burt Bacharach – “(There’s) Always Something There To Remind Me”

10. ABBA – “I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do”

11. Richard Swift – “The Atlantic Ocean”

12. Kate Bush – “Suspended In Gaffa”

13. Moondog – “High On A Rocky Ledge”