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Elizabeth McQueen dives into what makes 'This Song' worth talking about.

Elizabeth McQueen dives into what makes 'This Song' worth talking about.
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United States

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Elizabeth McQueen dives into what makes 'This Song' worth talking about.

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English


Episodes

This Song: Sondre Lerche

2/14/2018
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Norwegian singer and songwriter Sondre Lerche explores why listening to Fiona Apple’s “I Know” as a teenager brought him to tears and explains how the that song has influenced his work throughout his career. Lerche is releasing his latest record, Solo Pleasure, on Valentines Day! The record is an acoustic reworking of his 2017 synth pop gym Pleasure. Listen to the new […]

Duration:00:21:26

Portugal. The Man

1/31/2018
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John Gourley and Eric Howk from the band Portugal the Man explain how "I'm Only Sleeping" by the Beatles and the Woodstock documentary and soundtrack changed the way they saw music and inspired the making of their latest record Woodstock.

Duration:00:17:09

This Song — Daniele Luppi

1/24/2018
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Daniele Luppi describes the impact that The Buggles MTV hit “Video Killed the Radio Star” had on him as a kid and explains why Parquet Courts and Karen O were the perfect collaborators for his new project.

Duration:00:19:03

This Song: Milky Chance

1/17/2018
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Phillip Dausch and Clemens Rehbein from the German indie folk group Milky Chance explain how Red Hot Chili Pepper guitarist John Frusciante's "A Name" and the unreleased Bob Marley demo "Rumors" helped them clarify how direct and raw they wanted their own music to b

Duration:00:16:25

This Song: Raging Fyah

1/10/2018
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Dear Gayle from Jamaica's Raging Fyah describes how Bob Marley's "One Love" changed his life, and explains why it took traveling to a different continent and experiencing race based hate for the first time to actually understand the lyrics of the song.

Duration:00:12:22

This Song : Lukas Nelson

1/5/2018
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Lukas Nelson describes how Neil Young's album Tonight's the Night inspired him to pursue a career in music, and how it has helped him live his bliss.

Duration:00:12:38

Blitzen Trapper — Rerun!

12/27/2017
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Portland rockers Blitzen Trapper just released a new record called Wild and Reckless. They’re also headlining the first show in KUTX’s 5th Birthday Concert Series at Antones on February 22nd. In this rerun singer, songwriter and guitar player Eric Early describes how the darker realms of R.E.M.’s music inspired him as a teenager. Then drummer Brian […]

Duration:00:26:10

Benjamin Wallfisch (Blade Runner 2049, IT)

12/20/2017
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Composer and Conductor Benjamin Wallfisch has scored music for over 60 feature films including Hidden Figures and the remake of Steven King’s IT. He also collaborated with Hans Zimmer on the soundtrack for Blade Runner 2049. Listen as he describes how John William’s score for E.T. set him on the path to making music for movies. Subscribe via the […]

Duration:00:23:02

Yoke Lore

12/15/2017
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Adrian Galvin, aka Yoke Lore, explores how singing "In the Window" with his family as a child during Hanukkah opened his eyes to the deeply connective possibilities of music. And you'll definitely want to hear his theory about music and magic.

Duration:00:16:12

Walker Lukens

12/13/2017
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This year, Austin's Walker Lukens released his second album Tell It To The Judge, produced by Spoon's Jim Eno. It's a hook-laden mix of pop, rock, electronic, and obtuse lyrics, music that you can emotionally understand without necessarily literally understanding. Listen as Lukens describes how Fleetwood Mac's "Sara" works in a similar way for him, and hear how it's gotten him through some tough times.

Duration:00:17:35

Night Drive

12/6/2017
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Night Drive's self titled debut album is full of dark yet catchy sci-fi inspired synth pop. Listen as Brandon Duhon and Rodney Connell, the creative duo behind the band, explore how Abba's "Gimme Gimme Gimme" and Radiohead's Kid A led them to this sound.

Duration:00:17:10

Cut/Copy

11/29/2017
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Cut/Copy founder Dan Whitford explains how hearing The Avalanches "A Different Feeling" when he first started his career helped open his eyes to how creative and expansive dance music could be.

Duration:00:14:08

Angel Olsen

11/21/2017
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Singer and Songwriter Angel Olsen's latest record "Phases" is a collection of B-sides and rarities that chronicles her musical journey. Listen as she describes how the The Velvet Underground influenced her on that journey, and how Lou Reed's "Coney Island Baby" is helping her in the current moment.

Duration:00:17:48

Hamilton Leithauser

11/15/2017
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Hamilton Leithauser is the former lead singer of the Walkmen and as well as a talented solo artist. Last year, he teamed up with former Vampire Weekend member Rostam for I Had A Dream That You Were Mine, and he also just released a duet with Angel Olsen called "Heartstruck (Wild Hunger)." Listen as Leithauser talks about how Fleet Foxes' "Ragged Wood" helped shake him out of a creative rut.

Duration:00:12:41

Gregory Porter

11/8/2017
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On"Nat King Cole and Me," Grammy winning jazz vocalist and songwriter Gregory Porter pays tribute to one of the greatest jazz artists of the 20th century. Listen as he describes the profound effect that Nat King Cole's music had on him as a young child, and how his relationship to that music has inspired him throughout his career.

Duration:00:16:15

A Giant Dog — ReRun

10/25/2017
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Austin’s A Giant Dog just released their third record Toy on Merge records. Listen as Sabrina Ellis and Andrew Cashen, the songwriting duo behind the band, talk about the power of Iggy Pop and the origins of their partnership. A Giant Dog is on tour on the West Coast! Check out their tour dates here. Check out […]

Duration:00:25:19

Vickie Howell — Rerun

10/17/2017
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Vickie Howell just released her new web series “The Knit Show with Vickie Howell.” The project, which Howell conceived and developed, was funded through a successful crowdfunding campaign. Hear how the So-Cal punk scene inspired her life as a DIY entrepreneur, and how she’s working to inspire us all to “DIY your dreams.” Subscribe via […]

Duration:00:17:59

Benjamin Booker — Re-Run

10/11/2017
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In this This Song rerun from 2016, you’ll hear Benjamin Booker in the time between his first self titled record and his new album Witness. The artists explains the profound influence William Onyeabor’s “Why Go to War” had on him, and why he’s ready to weave politics into his work. Photo: Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUTX Subscribe via the Podcasts […]

Duration:00:13:57

Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes

9/29/2017
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Fleet Foxes have just released their third full length record, “Crack Up,” after a six year break. Listen to lead singer and songwriter Robin Pecknold as he explores the effect Glen Campbell’s recording of Brian Wilson penned “Guess I’m Dumb” had on his songwriting. And you’re definitely going to dig his theory as to why music is such an effective emotion […]

Duration:00:23:40

Iron and Wine

9/27/2017
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Sam Beam, aka Iron and Wine, has been testing the boundaries of folk music since the early 2000's. Hear how Big Star's "Take Care" helped him to evolve his ideas of what he could do with musical arrangements.

Duration:00:18:32

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