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December 8, 2020

grandson: “Dirty”

By: Jack Anderson

KUTX listeners are likely familiar with Grandaddy, but what about grandson? Raised in Toronto and now based out of L.A., Jordan Benjamin’s been showcasing his outspoken activism and aggressive alt-punk-hip-hop-electronic style for the past half decade, earning him support from guitar god Tom Morello and even politician Bernie Sanders.

grandson’s kept his disciples satisfied with his episodic Modern Tragedy EPs, and made his full-length debut last Friday with Death Of An Optimist (via Fueled By Ramen). DOAO finds Benjamin donning a Joker aesthetic on its cover, encapsulating the record’s societal reflections on this almost-over year, and though three of the four tracks fall somewhere in the spectrum of intense electronic-hip-hop, “Dirty”upbeat punk style makes grandson sound like an unheard mix between Portugal. The Man and Jake Bugg.


October 2, 2023

Little Jungles: “Happy In Our Winter”

Finding time to perfect your craft as an adult can already be challenging enough. But becoming a husband and father of two? Talk about cutting down on your ability to monkey around in the studio. At least that’s the experience of Kelowna producer-songwriter Michael Niemann, better known by his creative handle Little Jungles. Little Jungles […]


September 29, 2023

Tribe Mafia: “Take Me” (feat. Erik Goca)

It’s beyond satisfying to hear a homegrown Austin artist not just outside the local city limits, but in a piece of media that gets global reach. And while it may be impossible to top White Denim in the official Nintendo Switch trailer, we gotta give it up to Tribe Mafia for their recent induction into […]


September 28, 2023

Daniel Fears: “Say Something”

Here at KUTX and Song of the Day, we try to be as dutiful as we can in providing both an accurate representation of the Austin Music Experience and great tunes. But honestly, all talent aside, for some local artists we often have to dig around to find something that’s actually airwave worthy. Daniel Fears, […]