January 15, 2021
As is the case with many songwriters, storytelling is core to Boston singer Kaiti Jones' character. And for Jones, her story began to be told back in 2009 with her first EP, Arise Child, followed by the 2013 four-track Growing Things, and eventually the Vows LP in 2017, offering a substantial amount of material to listeners who drew affectionate comparisons to the flawed, human rock of Sharon Van Etten and Julia Jacklin. Today Jones has shared a sneak peek of her next record, Tossed, out March 5th, throwing us fans a bit of pre-weekend pep and post-workweek chill in its earnest-yet-light sophomore single (and music…Listen
January 14, 2021
Though he's originally from Chicago, multi-instrumentalist David Click has decidedly snapped into place here in Austin. As a publisher, producer, engineer, and of course, singer-songwriter, Click founded his recording studio The Oven not too long ago and has fittingly recorded his material as Click Music there. Yesterday Click Music commenced his 2021 with a bittersweet title, Cheated on Me, a three-song EP that expands out from the sound of Click's typical discography to incorporate trip-hop, UK two-step, and pop-R&B. It seems like no matter what genre you throw at him, Click continues to navigate his affectionate arrangements with ease and incite ecstasy…Listen
January 13, 2021
It feels like just yesterday that then-New Yorker Julietta was being hailed in the indie pop-ulace for her 2018 debut album Smooth Sailing. But now that she’s well acclimated to a new coast out in L.A., this singer’s spirits are ascending even further with each bold new single. Julietta’s set to share six new tracks within the next month, forming a cube of indie-pop audacity with her upcoming EP, Levitate. Levitate reaches its optimal altitude on February 5th, and get her listeners’ heads pointed skyward, today Julietta dropped the record’s infectious first offering, “Not Today”!Listen
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 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.