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April 27, 2022

Comma K: “Dreams” (feat. Soulbyak)

By: Jack Anderson

When you think of the new generation of electronic-based producers, you probably don’t think of high school and college rock bands…but alas, that’s where many cut their teeth. That’s the path Keaton Peters took shortly after picking up the guitar at age 12, all the way until he discovered his love of production once he downloaded Ableton in 2014. Peters’ newfound influences were just as much Dilla and Kanye West as they were Fleetwood Mac and Radiohead, and his 2018 solo debut Tide of the Heart toted an alt-rock sound with teases of hip-hop elements.

Peters moved from California to Austin in 2019 where he hit the ground running with his sophomore album Bloom, but like countless other creatives, the pandemic allowed him to reevaluate his course. Over those two short years Keaton Peters has catapulted himself away from his acoustic guitar and into a world of synthesizers, only re-emerging now under the new handle Comma K. In that same vein Comma K pulls a reverse Uno card on Tide of the Heart claiming pop, electronic, and hip-hop as the primary genres while incorporating mere brushes of folk and rock. Comma K promises more material for 2022, and starts off strong with his debut single, “Dreams” featuring vocals from Oakland’s SoulByak (Soul By AK). With multi-layered synths, plenty of vocal effects, and some solid inter-artist chemistry, “Dreams” has us anticipating more gold from Comma K at the end of the ellipsis.


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April 12, 2024

Tagua Tagua: “4AM (Acústico)”

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April 10, 2024

Faaris: “Taken Not Given”

As our ever-evolving hip-hop scene steadily expands, so does the representation of nations, cultures, and identities from its contributors. And for some truly refreshing cross-cultural flavors that have made their way into the ATX hip-hop melting pot, look no further than Faaris. Brought up in a Pakistani household right here in Austin, Faaris brings a […]

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April 9, 2024

Adam Sultan: “The Great Divide”

They say, “write what you know”. And in music, if you know something well enough to perfect its performance, that usually means you’ve absorbed the material enough to build upon it and make it your own. So let’s talk about Austin’s Adam Sultan. Sultan started off a singer-guitarist in the ’90s with Poi Dog Pondering […]

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April 5, 2024

Flicker Vertigo: “Midnight Fantasies Upon Prospect Hill”

As an unabashed Pink Floyd fan, I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to firing up the Atmos mix of Animals on my home theater setup when the BluRay drops next month. Sure, the full record’s been etched in my memory forever now, but through the lens of the latest mix an full […]

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April 4, 2024

Mountains in Stars: “Hazards of Loving Creatures”

You’ve heard it a million times before: a picture is worth a thousand words. But go ahead and try it out if you dare. Pick a picture and start verbalizing. Yeah…you’ll give up far before you get anywhere close to a four-digit word count. Music on the other hand? Each chord carries various connotations, which […]

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April 3, 2024

Nané: “Always On My Mind” (Live in Studio 1A)

As with any active artistic community, the Austin music scene has suffered its share of too-soon tragedies. And the passing of Daniel Sahad – the flamboyant frontman of Austin sextet Nané who left us in April ’22 – still feels especially fresh in our memory. Thankfully Daniel’s legacy still lives on through his music, Nané’s […]

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April 2, 2024

The Watters: “Set to Cruise”

Prayers for rain resonate all throughout the Lone Star State year-round…even in April with a once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse on the horizon. So without wanting to entice a cosmically inconvenient drench, let’s dip our toes into The Watters. This Americana soul love affair is teeing up to hit the two-decade mark, but the bond between husband […]

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April 1, 2024

Reyna Tropical: “Sauvecito” (KUTX Live at Scholz Garten)

Don’t you love those unexpected brushes with old chums during South By South West? Sure, for us native Austinites they feel less like chance encounters and more like the inevitable kismet of living in a metropolitan area as small and dense as ours. But there’s still nothing quite like finding an old friend return to […]

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