The staff at our sister station KUTX scour the earth to bring listeners the best music. Each Friday, they share three of their favorite songs on Morning Edition.
Flasher is a trio out of Washington, D.C. They're a guitar-chugging throwback to the power pop of the late '70s – think Cheap Trick, The Knack, or the dB's. They really like that minimalist production, and they may want you to take this song title literally: "Who's Got Time?" clocks in at an ideal 2:23.
It's not every day I reach for Americana, but Texas-native Paul Cauthen's new tune has caught my fancy in a big way. "Resignation" is clever, funny, and, dare I say, slightly lounge-y. And his baritone voice – it's quite a weapon.
I've had a devil of a time finding a song on the new Dirty Projectors album (Lamp Lit Prose) that doesn't make me exhausted. Singer/guitarist David Longstreth is awfully fond of those herky-jerky beats and endless bleats, beeps and burps. Fortunately, he mellowed just enough on "That's A Lifestyle" to give us a moment of beauty.