Song of the Day

Song of the Day > All Episodes

August 31, 2022

Dan Warner & The Night Parrots: “Every Moon is Blue”

By: Jack Anderson

Between Methyl Ethyl, Jen Cloher, Tame Impala, G Flip, Courtney Barnett, and The Avalanches…KUTX plays so much ‘down under’ music that we could probably get away with rebranding ourselves “The Aussie Music Experience”. But that’s not just a bad pun; there’s plenty of truth behind the cross-continental exchange between America and Australia. See, Austin does have a sister city in the form of Adelaide, but it’s Melbourne that’s more analogous to our “Live Music Capital” character. And from the ’70s through the ’90s, the Melbourne scene had a bit of an obsession with the American country, folk, and blues. Singer-guitarist Dan Warner found his footing in the midst of that craze, and became well known for his alt-country duo The Warner Brothers by the mid-late-’80s.

Inevitable legal action eventually transformed The Warner Brothers into Overnight Jones. But by the turn of the millennium and knee deep in artist-label tension, the group dissolved. Warner enjoyed a brief stint in New York City in the early-’00s, but since settling back in his hometown, he’s taken his solo career to the next level. The most recent development has been the formation of The Night Parrots – a permanent backing band of longtime friends and collaborators, dedicated to keeping Warner’s decades-worth of compositions alive and well.

Last Friday Dan Warner & The Night Parrots announced their upcoming LP Maybe, then…with the release of the record’s lead single “Every Moon is Blue”. It’s a tranquil testament to Dan Warner’s one-of-a-kind artistry, graceful vocals, and mastery of dynamics and arrangement that’ll keep you in good company ’til Maybe, then… drops on October 14th.


April 19, 2024

Melotheory: “Breathe”

When you have roommates, at least good ones you get along with, group activities naturally arise around the house. For most folks, it’s watching TV, recreational smoking and drinking, or maybe the occasional board game. For musicians, however, having a practice space within eyeshot of your bedroom door is too good of a scenario to […]


April 17, 2024

Rhythm&Truth and Sakari: “Bring It All Back”

We won’t say that successful collaborations should mandate a solo artist’s trajectory. But if something built together leaves people wanting more, it’s not a bad idea to get back together and sate those desires, right? Because what’s unachievable on the individual level often just needs to get catalyzed by some good collabo chemistry. So let’s […]


April 17, 2024

Myia Thornton: “Never Good 4 Me”

Unlike the legendary machines of Stax and Motown who relied on a ton of well oiled cogs to make any R&B singer into a star, these days the new blood has to do everything themselves, talent agent or not. And while not everyone can be Prince or D’Angelo in terms of multi-instrumental discipline, bringing something […]


April 15, 2024

Felt Out: “Crash Inside It”

When we last geeked out over Austin’s Felt Out, we broke down their foundation as that of auto-tune innovators on the cutting edge of alt-pop. And following the first anniversary of their second full-length Until I’m Light, that’s clearly still the case for these multi-instrumentalist-producers. They still sound like a next generation Imogen Heap. Their […]


April 15, 2024

Tone Royal: “Alone” (feat. Daddy NAT)

When rappers claim to be “the best on the mic”, they’re talking about verbal skills, not their technical prowess with any specific equipment. Clearly that’s the case, since you’ll see those same people spend a whole set cupping the SM58 ’cause it turns out their mic technique actually sucks. But in terms of intimate familiarity […]


April 12, 2024

Tagua Tagua: “4AM (Acústico)”

Feliz sexta! Today we’re talking about Tagua Tagua, the passion project of São Paulo songwriter-producer Felipe Puperi. Now, Brazil is an enormous country, full of fervent creators; it takes a ton of traction to get towards the top. But in the seven years since Puperi launched off, Tagua Tagua’s become one of the nation’s most […]


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 […]


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 […]