Austin’s Zettajoule have done a lot of growing since their last release in 2015, which, in this case, means shrinking, paring down from a full band to a stellar synth-pop duo. It’s that shrinkage, however, that seems to have truly allowed Meggan Carney and Matt Sheffer to grow. Their latest EP Always Looking Up sees the duo taking their sound and presence up several levels, sounding like pros who have been releasing gold records for a decade. The 6-song EP was recorded and mixed totally on an iPhone before having it mastered at Matt Parmenter’s Ice Cream Studios (Quiet Company, Slomo Drags). The duo each take the lead on two of these tracks, lending the album a luster of the latest in clean, cool synth-pop that can sometimes wax a little new wave. You can listen to their Studio 1A session below.
– Taylor Wallace/KUTX Host, Mon-Thur 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
11/17 @ 6:00 p.m. – My KUTX Guest DJ Set
11/29 @ 8:00 p.m. – KUTX After Hours in Studio 1A
Host: Taylor Wallace
Producer: Deidre Gott
Broadcast Engineers: Cliff Hargrove, Jake Perlman
Cameras: Julia Reihs, Emree Weaver
Edit: Julia Reihs, Emree Weaver