Category: KXT Music Blog

Paul Slavens Show: Live Blog for April 25 2010

What a beautiful weekend ! Hope you are relaxing and ready to check out some interesting music. This is where you can leave your polite comments and music suggestions, please leave links on where music can be purchased if you can. New to me this week: Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars Little Dragon Marc Blitzstein… Read more »

Erykah Badu – Window Seat

Erykah Badu – “Window Seat” This track, from the Dallas native and neo-soul revivalist, might be better known for its controversial video than the actual music. From her latest record, New Amerykah 2: Return of the Ankh, this song has been in rotation on KXT, but was first featured on Friday’s Texas Mix show.

Talking Heads – “This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)” This classic, from the Talking Heads’ fifth record Speaking in Tongues. Remarkable in that the main melody never changes throughout the entire song, David Byrne’s vocal melody lifts lyrics that he admits are “made up almost completely of non sequiturs”. The Arcade Fire also recently covered… Read more »

Teddy Thompson – Don’t Know What I Was Thinking

Teddy Thompson – Don’t Know What I Was Thinking Teddy Thompson – “Don’t Know What I Was Thinking” The golden-voiced son of folk legends Richard and Linda Thompson, Teddy has been a KXT 91.7 fixture ever since we launched back in November, both with this song and “In My Arms”. His latest release A Piece of… Read more »

Tallest Man on Earth – “King of Spain” Swedish folk singer Kristian Mattson has had to endure neverending comparisons to a certain other influential folk singer ever since he released his debut Shallow Grave in 2008. His latest, The Wild Hunt, takes his sound and builds on it with more intricate arrangements that compliment his… Read more »

Willie Nelson – “Can I Sleep in Your Arms” This track, from Willie’s landmark 1975 record Red Headed Stranger, helped turn the songwriter from Abbott, Texas into a one-name icon and set the standard for his genre-defying career. Recorded live and off-the-cuff in Garland, this record’s mix of traditional standards, original songs, and choice covers… Read more »

Luscious Jackson – Naked Eye

Luscious Jackson – “Naked Eye” This all-girl trio was formed in 1991, and released several records on the Beastie Boys’ Grand Royal label. “Naked Eye”, from 1996’s Fever In Fever Out was their only charting hit, though they did have success with the follow up single “Ladyfingers”. They broke up in 2000, and drummer Kate… Read more »

The Black Keys – Tighten Up

The Black Keys – “Tighten Up” This new track from the Black Keys continues the more experimental work they began on 2008’s Danger Mouse-produced Attack and Release. The simple combination of Dan Auerback and Patrick Carney began as a raw blues duo, but has grown to include a strong 60’s pop influence, exhibited on their upcoming record… Read more »