Category: KXT Music Blog

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 »

Patty Griffin – Little Fire

Patty Griffin – “Little Fire” From her latest Buddy Miller-produced record Downtown Church, Patty Griffin brings in the legendary Emmylou Harris on this track, which leans more to the country side of things. Though Patty made her mark with her folk debut Living With Ghosts, she began to dabble in gospel with her last release… Read more »

Kings Of Convenience – Boat Behind

Kings of Convenience – “Boat Behind”  The Norwegian duo of Erlend Øye and Eirik Glambek Bøe grew a sizeable fanbase with the laid-back harmonies of their first two records, Quiet is the New Loud and Riot on an Empty Street (whose track “Know How” featured a then-lesser-known Feist). Their latest, Declaration of Dependence, finds them doing what they do… Read more »

Little Black Dress – Robin

Little Black Dress – Robin Little Black Dress – “Robin” Little Black Dress was formed by ex-Deep Blue Something guitarist Toby Pipes and Nolan Thies, his fellow producer at Bass Propulsion Labs. Their shoegaze sound permeates their debut disc Snow In June, which released in summer 2009. You can also see their performance in the… Read more »