Song of the Day

Song of the Day

From KUTX 98.9

The KUTX team looks high and low for songs and artists that should be on your radar. It's a no-frills showcase for some of the great music that comes through the "live music capital of the world." Join us to discover new music and revisit some old favorites — one song at a time.More from Song of the Day »

Most Recent Episodes

Ray Benson: "It Ain't You" (Feat. Willie Nelson)

Texas legend Ray Benson returns to the Cactus Cafe on Friday for a special solo show and signing for his new autobiography. Learn more and download a collaboration with Willie Nelson here.

Listen to the Episode

P.T. Banks: "Resurrection"

Austin's P.T. Banks celebrates its new album and new bright, poppy sound with a show at Stubb's indoors tomorrow night. Get more details and download a free song here.

Listen to the Episode

Taylor & The Wild Now: "Seek" (KUTX Premiere)

Austin's Taylor & The Wild Now celebrates the release of their reggae-influenced new song with a show tonight at Stubb's indoors. Download the song and learn more here.

Listen to the Episode

Field Music: "Disappointed"

England's Field Music is a brainy band, drawing influence from Bowie and Steely Dan. But on their new album, they balance out the art with funk-like grooves and hooks galore. Learn more and download a song here.

Listen to the Episode

Magna Carda: "The Root"

Austin's Magna Carda blends soul, jazz, and hip-hop on its stunning new album. Download a free song here and catch them live at the Belmont on Friday.

Listen to the Episode

Wild Nothing: "Life Of Pause"

Jack Tatum plays most of the instruments as Wild Nothing, but his favorite is bass. That's immediately apparent on the lush "Life Of Pause." Learn more and download the song here.

Listen to the Episode

Rain Collectors: "Unless One"

If you're looking for a dreamy, quieter show tonight, catch Austin's Rain Collectors at Cheer Up Charlie's. They craft Nick Drake-esque folk that will make you swoon. Download a song here.

Listen to the Episode

Tiger Waves: "In Your Head"

Austin's Tiger Waves sound like a cross between the Beach Boys and Mazzy Star on their new album. Learn more and download a free song here.

Listen to the Episode

Saintseneca: "Sleeper Hold" (Live In Studio 1A)

Saintseneca's jangly "Sleeper Hold" has been stuck in our heads ever since they played it live in Studio 1A. Download the song here.

Listen to the Episode

Cotton Mather: "Child Bride"

Austin's Cotton Mather returns with its first new music in a decade. "Child Bride" is influenced by ancient religious texts, but you don't need a divinity degree to fall in love with the sunny power-pop. Download it here.

Listen to the Episode

Back To Top

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Support comes from