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The KUTX music team looks high and low for songs and artists that should be on your radar. It's a no-frills showcase for some of the great music that comes through the "live music capital of the world." Join us to discover new music and revisit some old favorites -- one song at a time.

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The KUTX music team looks high and low for songs and artists that should be on your radar. It's a no-frills showcase for some of the great music that comes through the "live music capital of the world." Join us to discover new music and revisit some old favorites -- one song at a time.

    NEEDSHES: “Love”

    NEEDSHES: “Love”

    I know what you’re thinking…really, Jack? A track called “Love” on Valentine’s Day? Well, that sentiment can just suck on a chalk heart because today’s tune is certainly not your run-of-the-mill “love” song.

    Enter Uzbekistani multi-instrumentalist producer Otabek Salamov AKA Bek, who first conceived his manifold-driven project NEEDSHES almost a full decade back. With a combined encyclopedic knowledge of hip-hop blues, punk, funk, and soul, the three-piece offers tantalizing alternative rock reminiscent of mid-aughts acts like Coldplay, Jack White, and The Killers but not without its own modern idiosyncrasies along the lines of alt-J, Tame Impala, and Guster. In the short time since playing their first gigs, NEEDSHES has accrued quite the following across Europe and beyond, on the radio, in commercials, and in concert.

    Today NEEDSHES brings a ton of warmth to the Moscow area and the world with their first and undeniably kickass single of the new year, “Love”!



    –Jack Anderson

    –Photo: Yan Yugay

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    The Human Circuit: “Right Now” [PREMIERE]

    The Human Circuit: “Right Now” [PREMIERE]

    Though the prevalence of large pop-rock ensemble groups isn’t exactly what it was in the early mid-aughts, the undeniable energy of seeing a stage-filling act is still going strong in the new ’20s.

    Case in point: Austin’s The Human Circuit, whose upbeat orchestral arrangements and dance-inducing grooves have already earned the outfit opening spots for The Zombies in addition to their own Mayor Adler-proclaimed day in early August. THC’s got an ongoing case of tour fever after spending a good portion of 2018 on the road, and they’re hoping to cover some more of the country following the release of their upcoming EP Tar Nation.

    The Human Circuit enlisted Yeah Yeah Yeahs & Of Montreal engineer Charles Godfrey as well as Alex Saltz, who’s mastered the likes of Vampire Weekend, David Bowie, R.E.M., and Tom Petty, to round out the five new songs on Tar Nation, so you know it’s gonna sound great. The Human Circuit plays tonight at the Mohawk for the Mosaic Sound Collective Pop-Up, where they’ll undoubtedly help push you through the rest of that work week sludge. Fingers crossed that they perform this brand new one to keep us warm out in the cold: “Right Now”!





    –Jack Anderson

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    Poly Action: “Self Destruction” [PREMIERE]

    Poly Action: “Self Destruction” [PREMIERE]

    Already an integral part of both MaryAnn and Lola Tried, guitarist-vocalist Ray Garza’s role as frontman in Poly Action is decidedly not Baby’s First Rock N’ Roll.

    After wooing the local scene, East Coast, and Midwest with the infectious power-pop-rock on their first album, the quartet’s officially entered their fifth year together. With their half-decade badge proudly displayed, Poly Action’s gearing up for yet another tour in early April but not before making their vinyl debut with the upcoming sophomore record Human Behavior. You can expect some of the same lighthearted, toe-tapping indie-infused energy off Baby’s First Rock N’ Roll on Human Behavior, albeit with a few extra marks of maturity and refinement, and you can catch Poly Action for their single release show this Saturday at Hole in the Wall with Teddy Glass and The Hermits.

    “What single?” you ask? Crank the knob up to 11 for some good ole fashioned fuzz and distortion on “Self Destruction”!





    –Jack Anderson

    Photo: Erik Gatling

    • 3 min
    Har Mar Superstar: “Don’t You Go Forgetting About Me Now”

    Har Mar Superstar: “Don’t You Go Forgetting About Me Now”

    You’ve heard the on-air promos. You’ve seen the impressive, but admittedly quasi-sacrilegious artwork. So what’s stopping you from subscribing to KUTX’s new podcast Song Confessional?

    Having just launched in late 2019 and hosted by Walker Lukens and Zac Catanzaro, Song Confessional brings you an anonymous story, a previously unheard original tune inspired by the anecdote, and an interview with the songwriter themself all in one neat, easily digestible MP3. There’s a new episode every two weeks, so check the latest one today from Har Mar Superstar for a discussion on strippers and hook ups just in time for Valentine’s Day weekend, “Don’t You Go Forgetting About Me Now”!





    –Jack Anderson

    • 6 min
    Wake Party: “Awful Good”

    Wake Party: “Awful Good”

    After just two short years of playing together as a trio, the sole three studio singles from Austin’s Wake Party are still plenty to keep us close to the casket. Wake Party’s bold take on the rock n roll genre puts their sound right up there with The Black Keys, alt-J, Alabama Shakes, Arctic Monkeys and more, while retaining the humility that makes them a must-see local act.

    Late last year Wake Party put their debut EP Awful Good on display, and alongside hints of a bigger release in the near future, they’ll be joining Favor and Ain’t Nothins this Thursday at Hole in the Wall. So before Thursday, take ten minutes to burn through the raw power chords and high octane energy on the record, whose quality definitely stays true to its title track, “Awful Good”!





    –Jack Anderson

    • 3 min
    Golf Lexapro: “Craigslist”

    Golf Lexapro: “Craigslist”

    Whether or not you take SSRIs or have an interest in carting around the green, if you like indie rock and guitar pop in the same serving, then you need a prescription for Golf Lexapro. Fronted by James Rainis on vocals, synth, and guitar, this Brooklyn four-piece may have all the standard accoutrements of your run-of-the-mill dive bar band, but Golf Lexapro’s kooky lyrics and erratic arrangements make the group stand out, though they still draw comparisons to indie icons like Pavement and The Strokes and current contemporaries such as Jay Som and DIIV. Golf Lexapro first gave us a dose of the goods with their 2017 eponymous EP, and today they share the four-song Washed, a record that explores the almost-inseparable role corporations has on humanity today.

    Go ahead and self-medicate yourself into the weekend with Golf Lexapro and take a quick soak in Washed with “Craigslist”!

    –Jack Anderson





     

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