indie soul

Jordan Hasto: “Blood Red Moon”

For many artists, you can pretty much determine their main influences based on a cursory first listen. Safe to say though, it’s much more stimulating when you can’t quite crack the code, only figuring out the formula when you learn about the musicians’ role models, like the last piece in a puzzle. That’s been our experience thus far with singer-guitarist Jordan Hasto, who’s settled pleasantly after moving from Philadelphia down to Austin. With the exception of Philly soul, it’s not that easy to pinpoint Hasto’s style. But according to the man himself, his composition conventions draw from a Venn diagram of John Mayer’s songwriting, Marvin Gaye’s vocals, and Jimmy Page’s guitar. In mid-August Jordan Hasto dropped his third studio single, “Blood Red Moon”, a retelling of a (thankfully) failed train-side suicide attempt whose catchy indie-soul shuffle’ll leave you eager for more.

Nané: “Ladybird” (KUTX Social Distancing Pop-Up)

If you’ve kept up with us in the past month then you’re no stranger to the name Nané. Initially designed as a duo on the UT Campus back in 2016, the group’s since evolved into a quintet, whose R&B-soul-soaked indie rock has earned them the spot as our January 2021 Artist of the Month.

Nané recently released their eponymous debut full-length, thereby starting off 2021 on an extremely positive note. The band seems like they’re just now hitting their stride, be it in-studio or out and about (safely), making it the perfect time in their career to record a Social Distancing Pop-Up video with us. Add this exclusive version of “Ladybird” to your library and enjoy Nané performing as a trio in the song’s visual counterpart on, filmed at The Goose on Lime Creek in Leander!