All Those Friendly People

The Lily of the Valley, a sweetly scented and highly poisonous flowering plant. In nearly all cases, the flower blooms downwards and is deceptively and utterly beautiful. Are you already dreaming of the real world symbolism? Has someone or something ever extracted the color out of your life to where everything seems to appear as […]

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Songs of the Week (Feb. 12th-Feb. 18th)

Songs of the Week (Feb. 12th – Feb. 18th) Kick off your week with a few song selections in favor of Valentine’s Day! Monday (Feb. 12th) Start your week off with a hit from Tokyo Police Club, “Hang Your Heart” from their latest album, Melon Collie and the Infinite Radness (Part Two). The song is […]

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BØRNS @ KGSR’s Dell Music Lounge

Just a month ago, BØRNS released his sophomore album, Blue Madonna. The album has been warmly embraced by fans, reaching the top 10 spots of Billboard’s Top Alternative Albums and Top Rock Albums in the US. Before performing at a sold-out show in Austin’s very own Stubb’s BBQ, the singer-songwriter from Michigan stopped by local […]

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Uncaging our nostalgic youth with Khai Dreams

In his recently released single, Khai Dreams contently speaks to having an unfettered optimism about the “ultimate” ending, destination, or conclusion.

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Suede Staff’s Top Albums from 2017

Amidst the lows of this year, music has prevailed and carried us through the worst of it. Below are the Suede Staff’s top picks from this year (in no particular order).

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Hippo Campus Returns to Austin

Every now and then you’ll witness an opening act that completely dominates the show, blowing the headliner out of the water. They connect with you, inviting you to dance, sing, and sweat along them. They captivate you, somehow making you forget about the band that you came to see. And when they leave the stage, […]

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ACL 2017 Weekend 2 Review

Members of our team were able to make it to Austin City Limits Festival during weekend two this year to kick off what we feel is the start of the 2018 concert season. We compiled a few recommendations and reviews of some of our favorite shows of the weekend:   DREAMERS – Noa Johnson DREAMERS, […]

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Bleachers at KGSR’s Music Lounge

Jack Antonoff’s project, Bleachers, is on tour with their new album, “Gone Now”. Prior to their evening show at Emo’s, Antonoff stopped by 93.3 KGSR to deliver a special, acoustic performance to a group of fifty fans at the Dell Music Lounge here in Austin, Texas.

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Let BANNERS Be Your Road Home

Michael Nelson, more commonly known under the stage moniker “BANNERS”, is arguably the most prominent, up-and-coming singer/songwriter today. The first single of the year for BANNERS, “Someone to You”, was released in early June and is additionally the first single of his new EP. This track serves as a statement of vulnerability. Underneath the catchy […]

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Vinyl Theatre Teaches Us How to Refold

Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding. Vinyl Theatre’s sophomore album, Origami, tells us life is an art of folding–and sometimes refolding, too. It serves as a metaphor to remind us that something simple can be made intricate and beautiful. The frontman of these Milwaukee post-punk rockers, Keegan Calmes, shares in an interview, “It’s […]

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Pierce Fulton Takes Us to Better Places

Pierce Fulton is a Vermont native and one of the most prominent unsung heroes of today’s EDM scene. He has had tracks used in popular ad campaigns, topped several emerging artists charts, and even had a side project with the renown actor and DJ, Ansel Elgort. As if that wasn’t enough, Fulton has also collaborated […]

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Smallpools’s Million Dollar Summer

Los Angeles band, Smallpools, has us up and dancing for the first time in 2017. They released their first single this year at the beginning of June entitled, “Million Bucks”. This single will be apart of their sophomore EP, “The Science of Letting Go”; it’s estimated to be released by RCA records on August 4th. […]

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The Infinite Radness of Tokyo Police Club

They’ve been tearing up the indie music world with their punk-infused anthems for over a decade now so it’s only fitting that they gained some of their first buzz off the social media platform, MySpace. These Toronto rockers have stuck to their same sound since the early 2000s (and they’re pretty damn good at it). […]

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Paramore’s Newest Era

Pop-punk legends Paramore have been stirring a commotion in their fans and the indie pop scene after their first release in 4 years.   Paramore broke from their punk sound with their self-titled album in 2013, throwing a curve ball at their loyal fanbase with tracks with ukulele diddies, a rock heartbeat and a gospel […]

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JR JR: Same Dark Places

The indie pop band from Detroit, JR JR, released their second single, “Same Dark Places”, in late March of 2017. Nearing one million plays on Spotify, the new single’s popularity is much due to its exposure on the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why”. However, it’s an emotionally impactful song regardless. The first ten seconds of […]

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The 1975 at KGSR’s Music Lounge

Here in America for their 2017 North American tour, The 1975 from Manchester were met in Austin with a warm welcome as they had not one, but two back-to-back sold-out shows at Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater earlier this week. Last time we saw The 1975 in Austin was for their headlining […]

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Foster the People’s World Tour

From Los Angeles, California, Foster the People gained exposure the summer of 2011 with the release of their hit single, “Pumped Up Kicks”. Today, the band finally returned from a three-year hiatus with the announcement of a world tour. This is the first tour the band has officially been on since 2014’s extension of the Supermodel tour […]

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Father John Misty’s “Pure Comedy”

Since deleting his social media profiles back in September, Josh Tillman, commonly known by his alias Father John Misty, has been out of the public eye for quite some time. That is, until the former Fleet Foxes drummer released a new single titled “Pure Comedy” and announced his third album, also titled Pure Comedy, to […]

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The Japanese House

The London-based songwriter, Amber Bain, is more popularly known as The Japanese House. She defies the gender stereotypes present with many female artists by taking away her identity from the music; Bain said, “By taking away a person’s identity, all you have to focus on is the music, which is kind of cool.” If you’re […]

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Coast Modern

This electric-indie duo made it big in 2015 with their grooving beach vibes prominent in their first single, “Hollow Life”. However, it took them two years to create their own niche in our overflowing world of indie music; Luke Atlas and Coleman Trapp of Coast Modern began their journey in 2013 as struggling songwriters who […]

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New York duo Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern, more commonly known as SOFI TUKKER, have single-handedly altered the face of electronic dance music as we know it. The moment the pair walked on to the House of Vans stage at the Mohawk this past South by South West, it was clear that the show would put […]

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Knox Hamilton: The Heights

Knox who? The group of Southern boys from Little Rock, Arkansas took the name from an old, thrift store yearbook and they managed to “Set It on Fire” with their debut album, The Heights. The brothers, Boots and Cobo Copeland, formed Knox Hamilton in 2010 before signing a deal with Prospect Park in 2014. Their […]

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The Lighthouse & The Whaler

What originally started in 2008 as a folk trio outfit has since been altered to an indie rock quartet. The Lighthouse & The Whaler formed in Cleveland, Ohio, so it only made sense for them to be destined alt-rockers having performed at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. With this multi-genre background, they’re often […]

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The Decemberists

The Decemberists are an indie-rock band with a unique and avant garde set of sounds that can only be matched in eccentrism by their home city of Portland, Oregon. Lead singer and principal songwriter Colin Meloy (Formerly of Happy Cactus and Tarkio) doubles as an accomplished author, responsible for the Wildwood trilogy of youth novels. […]

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STRFKR’s Vault Vol. 1

Hailing from Portland, Oregon, STRFKR is an indie-electronic band that combines heavy beats with a psychedelic sound. Initially a solo project by band member Josh Hodges, STRFKR soon transformed into the next big face of EDM with the addition of members Shawn Glassford, Keil Corcoran, and Patrick Morris. Swaying between the names Pyramid and Pyramidd since […]

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“The Search for Everything: Wave One”

Connecticut-born John Mayer recently returned to the public eye after a four-year hiatus with the release of his latest EP, “The Search for Everything: Wave One.” Filled with infusions of his earlier album sounds, he’s taken a turn from his 2013 release “Paradise Valley” which has a slight country undertone. His four-song EP brings listeners […]

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Chase Atlantic Releases Their Third EP

Australian alternative band Chase Atlantic has just released a new EP titled Part 1, their third EP release since 2014. With three new songs, Chase Atlantic returns with their deep synth and R&B stylings. Bringing an upbeat tone to their slow jams, they flawlessly combine heavy bass and percussion sounds into their synth and electronic […]

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Day Wave

Harmonies that develop, chords that progress, and lyrics that resonate. Hailing from Oakland, Jackson Phillips and his solo project, Day Wave, are busy creating some of the most raw and organic music you’ve ever heard. Consisting of mainly guitar, vocal effects, and minor use of synth, Phillips plays and records everything that strikes the perfect […]

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Arctic Monkeys #6

Following the release of their album “AM” in 2013, the alternative-rock band Arctic Monkeys set out on a world tour to debut their new music. Performing over twenty tours and festivals since their discography in 2002, their final performance took place in Rio de Janeiro on November 15, 2014. This was the last time the […]

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Top Albums of 2016

2016 was a huge year for the music industry. The Suede team took the liberty to comprise lists of their favorite releases throughout the year. Check them out below!      

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The Wldlfe

Hailing from the chilly Midwest, The Wldlfe is an indie, synthpop band off to make their name. However, don’t let “synthpop” fool you; these guys also know how to move their way around the guitar as it is evident in their debut EP, “New”. With sounds similar to CHVRCHES and The Japanese House, The Wldlfe is […]

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“Give It Up” for Patternist

The indie, synthpop band, Patternist, made its beginnings in the progressive, overcast Portland. Patternist’s music can be enjoyed on rainy days spent inside or driving downtown on a chilly night with gleaming city lights and brisk air streaking across your face. Their new EP, “Give It Up”, offers the listener a chance to be introspective. […]

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The Return of Ed Sheeran

After a year long hiatus, the flaming haired singer songwriter has returned to public eye. Ed Sheeran sent out a vague tweet this morning at 12:29 AM, keeping his promise of returning in a year by the minute, as he sent out his parting post exactly last year at the same time. The content of […]

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Awaken, My Love!

Gambino separates himself from his past, electro rap, hip hop albums with his newest release. You hear the rich, versatile, funk guitar pedals to begin “Redbone”. It’s the perfect clash between rhythm and blues, soul, and rap. However, you can still find the modern heavy synth undertones in “Me and Your Mama”. It’s that sweet […]

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