The Police – “Driven to Tears” Though not a hit single in the league of “Every Breath You Take” or “Roxanne”, this classic from 1980’s Zenyatta Mondatta captures the quintessential early Police sound: Andy Summers’ punchy, clean guitar, Stewart Copeland’s reggae-influenced drums, and Sting’s (underrated) bass work and choirboy voice.
Dave Rawlings Machine – Ruby Dave Rawlings Machine – “Ruby” Dave Rawlings, perhaps better known as Gillian Welch’s longtime partner, finally got around to releasing his solo record last year, A Friend Of A Friend. Though the record features Welch, members of Old Crow Medicine Show, and Benmont Tench from the Heartbreakers, the star performer… Read more »
Tracey Thorn – Oh, The Divorces! Tracey Thorn – “Oh The Divorces” UK pop and dance artist Tracey Thorn, veers from her usual genre with this track, the single from the album Love and Its Opposite, releasing May 18th. Thorn has the single available for download on her website to tide you over. A founding… Read more »
For those of you who have never seen a Barefoot at the Belmont show, here are a few photos to let you in on the experience. With an unparalleled view of downtown Dallas, these shows provide an intimate listening experience around the beautiful Belmont Hotel pool. Our first show kicks off with The Trishas and… Read more »
Animal Liberation Orchestra – Big Appetite ALO – “Big Appetite” This California-based group released several independent records before being signed to Jack Johnson’s Brushfire Records. Their latest, Man of the World, has yielded singles in both this song and the title track, which have been spinning frequently on KXT 91.7. They will be opening up… Read more »
What a beautiful weekend ! Hope you are relaxing and ready to check out some interesting music. This is where you can leave your polite comments and music suggestions, please leave links on where music can be purchased if you can. New to me this week: Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars Little Dragon Marc Blitzstein… Read more »
Erykah Badu – “Window Seat” This track, from the Dallas native and neo-soul revivalist, might be better known for its controversial video than the actual music. From her latest record, New Amerykah 2: Return of the Ankh, this song has been in rotation on KXT, but was first featured on Friday’s Texas Mix show.
Talking Heads – “This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)” This classic, from the Talking Heads’ fifth record Speaking in Tongues. Remarkable in that the main melody never changes throughout the entire song, David Byrne’s vocal melody lifts lyrics that he admits are “made up almost completely of non sequiturs”. The Arcade Fire also recently covered… Read more »
Teddy Thompson – Don’t Know What I Was Thinking Teddy Thompson – “Don’t Know What I Was Thinking” The golden-voiced son of folk legends Richard and Linda Thompson, Teddy has been a KXT 91.7 fixture ever since we launched back in November, both with this song and “In My Arms”. His latest release A Piece of… Read more »
Tallest Man on Earth – “King of Spain” Swedish folk singer Kristian Mattson has had to endure neverending comparisons to a certain other influential folk singer ever since he released his debut Shallow Grave in 2008. His latest, The Wild Hunt, takes his sound and builds on it with more intricate arrangements that compliment his… Read more »