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April 2, 2020

Jordana: “Sway”

By: Jack Anderson

When Jordana Nye’s church organist father first encouraged her to pursue music, he had no idea what he was about to unlock. Nye opted to play violin over the suggested piano before swapping out for a six-string, and now at just nineteen, Jordana‘s already built up quite the reputation with her mononymous bedroom pop project.

Jordana’s debut album Classical Notions of Happiness was first inspired in the wake of a high school friend’s suicide, fueled by the loss of youthful innocence and blind optimism and recorded between her home state Maryland, New York, and Nye’s new headquarters in Wichita, Kansas. With the addition of her three-piece backing band, Jordana opted to re-release Classical Notions of Happiness along with three new community-driven bookends that unwontedly but welcomely go way beyond what you’d expect from traditional bedroom pop. The redux edition of Classical Notions of Happiness came out last Friday so get your quarantined self in motion with one of the new ones, “Sway”!


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, […]


September 27, 2023

Nihiloxica: “Asidi”

What happens when you aggressive UK bass collides with testosterone-driven Bugandan percussion? Nothing quiet, that’s for sure. That specific combo of acoustic and electronic, of modern and traditional first came about with the formation of Nihiloxica half a decade back, when UK producers Spooky-J and pq linked up with Nilotika Cultural Ensemble members Isa, Sally, […]