New Music Monday Picks For August 15

KXT’s New Music Monday picks for August 15 celebrate Southern rock, a Dallas duo and a pop queen waiting in the wings:

Some songs were just born for love on the airwaves, and “High Tops” from Dallas electronica artist Bryce fits the bill like a boss, with plentiful Scandinavian synth-pop vibes showcasing stunning vocals. Looks like the rest of the world may already be catching on, too. Retailer H&M has snagged “High Tops” for their in-store playlists around the country, and you can snag it for yourself on her soon-to-be-released self-titled EP, available via Field Day Records.

Prepare to be wowed by Dallas acoustic duo Dust To Dust, whose EP The Darkest Hour yields some of the most haunting and starkly atmospheric songs to pop up on our radar for quite some time. Vocalist Briton Malone and guitarist Chris Richter deliver the goods on “Alone,” the kind of rainy day gem you’ll want playing on an endless loop inside your head for the rest of the afternoon, and probably even into the evening.

So much to adore on the local front today, including the first-ever single from Cynnamon, the Dallas band featuring members of KXT faves Team and Austin Bello from Forever The Sickest Kids. “Dancing In The Sun” has already been featured on ABC’s The Fosters and Guilt on the Freeform Network, because the shows’ music supervisors clearly know a standout when they hear it.

We went eastbound and down for “Some Of Your Love,” the newest song released into the wild from Tyler’s Whiskey Myers, a band who’s paid their dues with three previous albums and endless tours both Stateside and in the UK. With producer Dave Cobb (Miranda Lambert, Anderson East, Lake Street Dive) at the helm, their fourth album Mud promises to be a superbly Southern, hook-laden and raucous affair.

Happy listening!