Rogue Wave – “Permalight” Zach Rogue’s band continues to grow and explore new sonic territory on Rogue Wave’s latest, Permalight. Their brand of melodic indie rock is augmented by electronic touches on this title track. The band started gaining traction with their 2005 release Descended Like Vultures, which led to tours with Spoon and Mates… Read more »
Mumford and Sons – “Cousins” (Vampire Weekend Cover) This is what happens when two great things come together, live at the BBC Radio One studios. Keep an eye out for Mumford and Sons on their U.S. tour this summer with The Middle East.
Wow, what a weekend for music in Denton and a big week of music in Austin coming up, and its Spring Break! Well, kick back, the weather is fine and I will spin some tunes to keep you engaged and entertained. This is where you can leave your polite comments and wonderful suggestions for music… Read more »
The Soft Pack – “Down on Loving” The Soft Pack (formerly The Muslims) are an indie rock quartet from San Diego. Their songs are concise, rocking gems that bring back the raw energy of 60’s garage pop. Their self-titled debut (as The Soft Pack) begins with the catchy blast of “C’Mon” and never lets up.… Read more »
Midlake – “Core of Nature” Denton’s own Midlake created waves with The Trials of Van Occupanther in 2006, and took their time before releasing this year’s The Courage of Others. Tim Smith’s gentle harmonies roll over clean guitars which echo the sounds of early British folk. Midlake headlines the NX35 festival along with the Flaming… Read more »
The Middle East – “Blood” This Aussie band re-released this EP, The Recordings of the Middle East, after removing three of the more spacy, post-rock tunes, to give it more “focus”. After opening slots with Grizzly Bear and Doves, the band began to gather more attention, culminating in their appearance at Australia’s Big Day Out… Read more »
Happy Oscar night , glad you kept our musical appointment. This is where you can leave your polite comments and music suggestions. Give links to where music can be purchased if you can, it helps. New to me this week: Wyclef Jean Liam Lynch The Go! Team Stardeath and White Dwarfs Luminous Orange DJ Lobsterdust… Read more »
Beach House – “Zebra” Beach House is the collaboration of Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand. Their last record, Devotion, garnered them critical praise from the likes of Pitchfork Media, while their newest, Teen Dream, continues with the shimmering harmonies and gorgeous guitars and keyboards. Legrand also lent her vocals to Grizzly Bear’s “Two Weeks”, which… Read more »
Laura Veirs stopped by our studios last week for a performance, pregnant and all. Her latest, July Flame, is getting heavy rotation on KXT 91.7.
Miike Snow – “Animal” This is what happens when three Swedish producers (two of whom won a Grammy for Britney Spears’ “Toxic”) get together to make something of their own. Having remixed Kings of Leon, Passion Pit and Vampire Weekend, their brand of soaring electro-pop has garnered a lot of play on KXT 91.7, between… Read more »