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June 23, 2021

Michael Cormier: “More Light!”

As drummer for Friendship and songwriter for Hour, multi-instrumentalist Michael Cormier's already made quite the impact on Philadelphia's music scene. And that's not even including his solo work that dates back to his 2019 debuts Days Like Pearls and M-F, which both introduced us to the inherent human nature of Cormier's profound folk. In the brief couple years since, Cormier's furthered himself even more from distractions to fully focus on his latest artistic offering, More Light!!!. As you may have been able to guess from its triple punctuation, More Light!!! illuminates Cormier's passion with a bit more psychedelic energy than its stripped down folk predecessors, and…

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June 22, 2021

Armlock: “Power Of A Waterfall”

In their salad days of jazz standards, Melbourne multi-instrumentalists Simon Lam and Hamish Mitchell first connected over a mutual disgust in the genre they rehearsed academically. Fast forward a full decade, where, following shared endeavors with experimental electronic in I’lls and Couture, Mitchell and Lam are now tackling a lo-fi indie-shoegaze sound as Armlock. Armlock released their debut Trust today, a seven-song whose delicate sonics imply an air of simplicity, masking how masterfully produced this record truly is. The poignant lyrics'll tear straight to your core and the soft-spoken melodies (like those heard on "Power Of A Waterfall") will leave…

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June 21, 2021

Jah Sun & The Rising Tide: “Rock Paper Scissors”

With summer entering full swing and live music quickly trickling back, seasons are certainly changing. And all the earthly elements seem to be pointing the same way, Jah Sun & The Rising Tide. This California-bred reggae project has been surfing through the states in promotion of their upcoming album Running Through Walls, wrapping up a month-long leg that launched in late May this weekend in Texas. Jah Sun & The Rising Tide brings their polished Caribbean sound to Empire Control Room this Wednesday along with Massachusetts' Mighty Mystic, drops another new single from Running Through Walls on Friday, and makes your Monday a…

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Through countless emails, personal connections, and the occasional poach in the digital wild, each Song of the Day is hand-picked for sound quality, relevance, and recommendableness. Eclecticism across the week is a must, so expect a blend of several genres. Song of the Day launched in December 2012 and has since been heard on KUTX’s airwaves every weekday at approximately 12:55PM Central Standard Time. Song of the Day’s online iterations exists as permanent streaming links with a free download in the first 24 hours of posting. Song of the Day’s on-air theme is composed by producer Jack Anderson.

Jack Anderson

Jack Anderson is a native Austinite who’s kept his musical network close throughout his time at KUTX. Jack took piano lessons at a young age before transitioning to trumpet in the sixth grade. Though he provided trumpet for Austin collective Sip Sip during his college years, since high school Jack has been primarily focused on hip-hop instrumental production under the handle Back Handerson. As a longtime musician, occasional NPR Music journalist, and lifelong resident, Jack has developed a recondite understanding of what the “Austin music experience” is and attempts to incorporate that into Song of the Day when he can. Former hosts include KUTX Weekend Host Paul Carrubba (2012-2014), KUTX Senior Producer Art Levy (2012-2017), and KUTX Morning Host Taylor Wallace (2016-2018). Jack began co-hosting Song of the Day in 2016 and has been the full-time host since 2018.

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