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The Best Songs Ever ... This Week – Nov. 30, 2018

Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon
Third Root after a performance at a 2017 KUTX SXSW show at the Four Seasons.

The staff at our sister station KUTX 98.9 scour the earth to bring listeners the best music. Each Friday, they share three of their favorite songs on Morning Edition

Ghostland Observatory

Austin's Ghostland Observatory is a two-man outfit comprised of the extraordinary singer and occasional guitarist Aaron Behrens and Thomas Ross Turner, who commands all the electronics. They are such an exciting band to see live, and "Miss Abyss" is bound to get you out of your seat.

Third Root

Next up is the Central Texas hip hop trio known as Third Root. The two frontmen, Charles Peters, and Marco Cervantes, are teachers by day. Consequently, their lyrics are socially-conscious, positive, and they speak truth to power. The internationally-renowned DJ Chicken George makes the beats, and it creates a truly potent sound. Check out "The Next Kendrick."

Rhett Miller

The last song is from Austin-born, Dallas-raised, and now New York-based Rhett Miller. He's bestknown as the frontman for the popular alternative country band the Old 97's, but Rhett has quite the solo career too where he can explore other creative aspects of his talent. Like much of his music, "Total Disaster" rocks, but it's also a very personal song.

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