This week brought new music out of Dallas from The Bastards of Soul, Clint Sherman, and Sarah Johnson. We also heard singles from Ghost Cloak and Cam Meadows out of Fort Worth, and KellyMarie from McKinney. As an extra treat, we were able to sample the upcoming Texas Moon EP by listening to “Chocolate Hills”, the latest release from the perfect pair that is Khruangbin out of Houston and Leon Bridges from Fort Worth.
Check out the full playlist after this week’s highlights, and if you are an artist from North Texas, submit your music here.
Fans of Bastards of Soul and those connected to the North Texas music scene were heartbroken upon hearing the news that frontman Chadwick Murry died unexpectedly in September of 2021. Before his passing, Bastards of Soul recorded two projects and Murray’s bandmates will honor his memory by releasing those projects this year. Murray’s talent shines in “Glass of Ashes”, the second release from the LP Corners, which drops on March 11th.
Leon Bridges’ soulful vocals combine perfectly with the psychedelic funk brought by the Houston trio. The follow-up to the pair’s 2020 Texas Sun EP is called Texas Moon, and it will be released on February 18th.
McKinney artist KellyMarie recently opened up for the band Mae at the Granada, which is pretty exciting. Even more exciting is that her upcoming album will be released in March and features eleven love songs inspired by the tv show The Office. Can you guess which fictional couple this song is about?
The KXT Local Show- 2/20/2022
Bastards of Soul- Glass of Ashes
Ariel + The Culture- Tu Y Yo
BeMyFiasco- Bad Dream
Ghost Cloak- Secret
Clint Sherman- Something Good
Learning Names- I Was The One
Jarod Grice- Poison Blues
Sarah Johnson- Look What You’ve Done
Yeah Huh- Just Keep It Real
Billy Star- Talking In Circles
Khruangbin & Leon Bridges- Chocolate Hills
Cam Meadows- Mahogany Wood
Alexandra- Bad Stuff
PRYML- All Night
KellyMarie- Timing Right
Fiction Theory- Was It Worth It
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