Caption: A trip through the best new Texas music., Credit: Austin band White Denim
Image by: Austin band White Denim 
A trip through the best new Texas music. 

Sounds Like Texas (2009-2010)

From: KUT
Length: 58:05

Critics pick the best music from the Lone Star State from the past year and peer into the crystal ball for 2010. The result is a sonic journey that's beyond expectations...

White_denim_small Forget what you think Texas music sounds like.  From indie-rock innovators like Austin's White Denim and the Grammy-nominated bluegrass debutante Sarah Jarosz to Prince's favorite funkmasters Brownout and 'chill-wave' buzz band Neon Indian, the music coming out of Texas is shaking up the blogosphere and drawing international media attention.  Discover for yourself what the buzz is about in this hourlong exploration of the best new sounds from 2009 and what's on deck for 2010 (a little more Spoon, anyone?).  David Brown hosts.  Happy New Year from your friends at KUT's music journalism unit 'Texas Music Matters'!

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Piece Description

Forget what you think Texas music sounds like.  From indie-rock innovators like Austin's White Denim and the Grammy-nominated bluegrass debutante Sarah Jarosz to Prince's favorite funkmasters Brownout and 'chill-wave' buzz band Neon Indian, the music coming out of Texas is shaking up the blogosphere and drawing international media attention.  Discover for yourself what the buzz is about in this hourlong exploration of the best new sounds from 2009 and what's on deck for 2010 (a little more Spoon, anyone?).  David Brown hosts.  Happy New Year from your friends at KUT's music journalism unit 'Texas Music Matters'!

Broadcast History

Debuted on KUT Austin 1/1/10

Timing and Cues

Intended for broadcast after NPR News (but not necessary).
Stations outside of Texas can remove the :10 underwriter announcement tacked on at the beginning.
Two optional one-minute breaks with music beds built-in at approx. :20 and :40.
Program may be faded out anytime after 54:00 (music continues for padding purposes until 58:00)

Related Website

texasmusicmatters.org