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.
First up, a new song from Alabama native Matthew Houck, whose stage name is Phosphorescent. In past efforts, he's crafted a trippy, country-tinged sound and image. On "New Birth in New England," he's playing with catchy melodies a bit more. What sounds at first listen like a trite jingle reveals itself as a more complex and nuanced song upon repeated listens.
Next, new music from the breakout British trio Haelos. "Buried in the Sand" is dark, moody, and ominous--just like the weather in England.
Finally, something new from Chaz Bundick, better known as Toro y Moi. While yacht rock has seen a resurgence in recent years, "Freelance" modernizes the sound. This is an excellent song to get you ready for party time.
Produced by Art Levy