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October 28, 2020

Roots & Tings: “Election Time”

By: Jack Anderson

You’ve still got a couple days left of early voting in Texas, and even if you’re the type to wait until Election Day, Bay Area groupĀ Roots & Tings has the perfect track to get you through whatever lines you may encounter. It’s only been two months since Roots & Tings released their debut All of This, an album that thoroughly demonstrates their unabashed brand of socially conscious, Caribbean-tinged hip hop/reggae fusion, but R&T has already followed it up with an absolute knockout.

Be sure to check out the Headnodic remix featuring Rico Pabon when you can, and if you haven’t made a plan to vote quite yet, don’t worry; it’s still not too late for “Election Time”!


September 26, 2023

Restos: “Time”

If you remember Western Youth, then you’re familiar with Graham Weber. And if you know Graham Weber, you know he lays down great work wherever he may wander. A decade and a half into his solo discography, Weber launched Western Youth right here in Austin in the late twenty-teens and spearheaded their solo eponymous full-length. […]


September 25, 2023

Katherion: “Roses and Daisies”

Song of the Day is finally back from a much-needed break! And as a token of appreciation for everyone’s patience in the interim, we’ve got some great new picks to catch y’all up on, one of which made an inaugural streaming appearance just last weekend. We’re talking about Katherine Yuna, also known as Rion Reed, […]


September 8, 2023

Komorebi: “The Fall”

Although DJ Shadow turned trip-hop instrumentals into an American institution at the tail end of the ’90s, we can’t overlook the influence of pioneering English artists like Massive Attack, Portishead, and Sneaker Pimps earlier in the decade. Their unique placement of feminine falsettos over seductive, sample-and-synth-heavy soundscapes still inspires acts today, not just in the […]