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 »
Dawes – “Love Is All I Am” These soulful California country rockers are redefining the Laurel Canyon sound that once echoed in the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Joni Mitchell, and many others. Their debut, North Hills, has several singles in rotation here at KXT, including “When My Time Comes” and “My Girl… Read more »
Hey Hey Hey, It’s Sunday night, time for some cool music! This is where you can leave your polite comments and wonderful suggestions for music, new, old, strange and familiar. New to me this week: Field Music Kashmere Stage band Poncho Sanchez ————————————– Maxine Sullivan “Ac-Cent-Uate the Positive” The Very Best Of Maxine Sullivan The… Read more »
Lightning Dust – “Antonia June” This band is the side project of Amber Webber and Joshua Wells from Black Mountain. They released their first, self-titled record on Jagjaguwar in 2007, but this song is from their latest, Infinite Light. Much different than their other band, but equally stirring.
Free Energy – “Free Energy” These Philadelphia rock revivalists have an eponymous three song EP, produced by LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy. A full length is expected later this year. Their Thin Lizzy-esque guitars and carefree attitude echo everything that is great about classic rock, except that you haven’t heard it thirteen million times. Also,… Read more »