Category: KXT Music Blog

Teddy Thompson – Don’t Know What I Was Thinking

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 »

Willie Nelson – “Can I Sleep in Your Arms” This track, from Willie’s landmark 1975 record Red Headed Stranger, helped turn the songwriter from Abbott, Texas into a one-name icon and set the standard for his genre-defying career. Recorded live and off-the-cuff in Garland, this record’s mix of traditional standards, original songs, and choice covers… Read more »

Luscious Jackson – Naked Eye

Luscious Jackson – “Naked Eye” This all-girl trio was formed in 1991, and released several records on the Beastie Boys’ Grand Royal label. “Naked Eye”, from 1996’s Fever In Fever Out was their only charting hit, though they did have success with the follow up single “Ladyfingers”. They broke up in 2000, and drummer Kate… Read more »

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 »