This week brings us new music out of Dallas from psychedelic rocker Kinsley August and soul group The Rosemont Kings. We also checked out the soulful track “Heavy On The Heart” from Justin Pickard & The Thunderbird Winos. On the Fort Worth side of things, we heard a new tune from songstress Gabby Minton that is appropriately titled “Summer”. Fresh Ghosts and Days of Summer also chimed in with new songs from Denton.
You can see the entire playlist after this week’s highlights, and if you are an artist from North Texas, submit your music here.
“Whisper” is a love song dripping with synthesizers and psychedelic goodness. Listen close for the shoutout to Dallas’s Highway 75.
The Rosemont Kings was born when four neighbors got together on their block of South Rosemont Avenue in Oak Cliff and started jamming on the night that Prince died. The soul group has now grown to a nine-member ensemble. “Easy Love” is as blissful to listen to as the relationship described in the song and features powerhouse vocals, perfect harmonies, and a horn section.
The Fort Worth indie-folk songstress released “Summer” as part of a double single ahead of her upcoming album It’s ok., which will be out in the fall. Minton’s songs are mostly acoustic and her voice takes the lead in this track, conveying both strength and vulnerability while wistfully looking back at the past.
The KXT Local Show- 6/30/2022
Kinsley August- Whisper
Kaatii- Superterrestrial Humanoid
Zeke Forever- Not Your Enemy
Alex O’aiza- Adios Talk Vez
Parker Twomey- Til The Morning Comes
Alexandra- Bonnie & Clyde
Days Of Summer- Matter
The Rosemont Kings- Easy Love
Los Gran Reyes- AMBNT
Lou CharLe$ (feat. Kap G.)- Wrong Reasons
Justin Pickard & The Thunderbird Winos- Heavy On The Heart
Andy Yu- Home
Fresh Ghosts- Better
Gabby Minton- Summer
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UPDATE: This post was updated on July 1 to correct the title of Gabby Minton’s album, It’s ok.