This week, we heard a new indie-pop song full of longing from UT Dallas grad Andy Yu, a live version of the song “Save Me” from Arlington band Lunar Reverb, and “Tbh Idk”- the new pop anthem from Elyse Jewel. We also heard Wish Kit out of Denton and discovered Xiclon, a Spanish-language rock band out of Irving.
You can see the entire playlist after this week’s highlights, and if you are an artist from North Texas, submit your music here.
“Así Comenzó, Así Terminó” dropped back in 2020 and features silky smooth vocals, guitar riffs, and even an accordion. The band recently played the Deep Ellum Arts Festival and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Consider us hooked!
When the Dallas artist asked her dating partner what their relationship meant, she was given the response “tbh idk” before she was ghosted. Jewel was able to find some humor in the situation and turned the painful experience into a (super awesome) song. Looks like our 17-year-old songstress is already ahead of the game.
Comprised of 5 housemates from Denton, Wish Kit says they “play slacker pop like their lives depend on it”. Far from slackers, the band recently released their debut EP, Hot Gold, on Chillwave records. “Miller Light” brings to mind the alt-pop days of the ’90s, a feeling that carries over into the video.
The KXT Local Show- 4/28/2022
Xiclon- Así Comenzó, Así Terminó
Smoking With Strangers feat. Xxelia- The Longest Night
Dai Voodoo feat. Tay Money- Country Girl
Andy Yu- Checkers
Alexandra- Bad Stuff
New Avenues- Dallas Traffic
Ariel & The Culture- Dizzy
Stone Mecca- Stay Away Shay
Topline Addicts- Bea Arthur
Wish Kit- Miller Light
DB Lloyd feat. Jana Renee- Headed South
Lunar Reverb- Save Me (Live)
Elyse Jewel- Tbh Idk
Idoljob- Bringing It Together
The KXT Local Show is a weekly radio program curated and hosted by Nilufer Arsala. Tune in every Thursday from 7-8pm to hear new and classic tunes from North Texas artists spanning a broad mix of genres, including hip hop, Latin, rock, blues, jazz, folk and R&B.
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