Category: KXT Music Blog

The Black Keys – Tighten Up

The Black Keys – “Tighten Up” This new track from the Black Keys continues the more experimental work they began on 2008’s Danger Mouse-produced Attack and Release. The simple combination of Dan Auerback and Patrick Carney began as a raw blues duo, but has grown to include a strong 60’s pop influence, exhibited on their upcoming record… Read more »

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – “I Learned The Hard Way” Though Sharon and the Dap Kings have only been playing together since 1996, their music recalls the funk and soul of Motown, Stax, and FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals. This song, from their recent record of the same name, highlights their throwback sound,… Read more »

Jenny Lewis – “Acid Tongue” Though probably better known for fronting Rilo Kiley, former child actress (The Wizard, Troop Beverly Hills) Jenny Lewis’ second studio record Acid Tongue contains this self-titled gem. She has said that this song is a thinly veiled confessional song, produced by Jonathan Wilson, who manned the boards for Dawes’ debut… Read more »

The Paul Slavens Show: Live Blog for April 11, 2010

What a lovely evening, hope you have had a wonderful weekend and are ready to check out some cool tunes. This is where you can leave your polite comments and music suggestions here. Please give links to where music can be purchased if you can. Thanks. Ok lets go. New to me this week: Spooky… Read more »

Local Natives – Wide Eyes

Local Natives – “Wide Eyes” This group of Los Angeles residents formed in late 2008 in Silver Lake, putting out their debut record Gorilla Manor just this past February, after a European debut three months earlier that gained them some stateside momentum. Their mix of rhythm and gorgeous harmonies have earned them comparisons to Fleet… Read more »

Bob Schneider – The Bringdown

Bob Schneider – The Bringdown Bob Schneider – “The Bringdown” Hot off the heels of his dizzying single “40 Dogs (Romeo and Juliet)”, Austin’s Bob Schneider brings a more relaxed mood with this song from his latest, Lovely Creatures. After gaining steam with his early releases Lonelyland and I’m Good Now, Bob signed with Dallas’… Read more »

Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons – “Born Again” From his debut full-length record Death Won’t Send a Letter, this track from Wisconsin native Cory Chisel and his band rumbles with an acoustic guitar-driven gospel spirit. Featuring Patrick Keeler and “Little” Jack Lawrence from the Raconteurs, this track is a fantastic jumping off point into… Read more »

Jónsi – Go Do

Jonsi – “Go Do” The Sigur Ros frontman steps out on his own with his new solo record Go. This song is both the lead single and the first track on the record, and features Jonsi singing in both English and Hopelandic, the language he invented. He is taking this show on the road through… Read more »

The Paul Slavens Show: Live Blog for April 4, 2010

Hello and happy Easter to you! I hope you will take a minute and leave a note, polite comments, song or artist suggestions and any links to where music can be listened to or better yet purchased. New to me this week: Jonsi The Beta Band The Auteurs Rafter __________________________________________ Nouvelle Vague/Sandra Dee “Road to… Read more »