Category: KXT Music Blog

Frightened Rabbit – Swim Until You Can’t See Land

Frightened Rabbit – “Swim Until You Can’t See Land” This song, the second track from Frightened Rabbit’s newest record The Winter of Mixed Drinks, lays singer Scott Hutchinson’s Scottish (no pun intended) brogue on thick over chiming guitars. The band gained steam with their last record The Midnight Organ Fight, and an opening slot on… Read more »

tumblr_kzhgvekLn11qb97ja Big Star – “Thirteen” Posted in memory of Alex Chilton, who formed Big Star with Chris Bell after his first band, the Box Tops disbanded. A truly intimate recording featuring the crack in Alex’s voice and the squeak of fingers on strings, from the compilation of their first two records, #1 Record/Radio City. Big… Read more »

Broken Bells – The Mall & Misery

Broken Bells – “The Mall and Misery” Broken Bells is the combination of James Mercer of the Shins and Danger Mouse, best known for composing one half of Gnarls Barkley (as well as for the mind-blowing Grey Album.) This is from their self-titled debut album, which combines Mercer’s pop sensibilities with Danger Mouse’s production, which… Read more »

Rogue Wave – Permalight

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 »

The Paul Slavens Show: Live Blog for March 13, 2010

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 »

Midlake – core of nature

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 »