Song Confessional x Pause/Play

Today we're presenting another KUT/KUTX podcast Pause/Play – a podcast about live music, a global pandemic and what comes next. Live Music has returned to Austin, even as COVID cases continue to surge in Texas. Hear about three live music experiences from the perspective of a fan, three musicians and a promoter. In this episode you'll hear from: host Elizabeth McQueen stepping into the role of a fan, Greg Gonzalez bass player for Money Chicha & Grupo Fantasma, Tomar Williams from Tomar and the FC's, Geoff Earle from Stiletto Feels, and Song Confessional co-host Walker Lukens.

72 Hours In Newport – Houndmouth "Some Paradise"

Our final episode of "72 Hours in Newport" features alternative blues band, Houndmouth! This week our confessor shares a story of his death-defying sailing trip from Hawaii to California, ultimately pushing him to propose to his then-girlfriend. Later, Walker sits down with Matt Myers of Houndmouth to discuss how the music industry can adapt post-Covid, Houndmouth's secret band member, and how Matt is unintentionally romantic. Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Subscribe

72 Hours In Newport – Houndmouth "Some Paradise"

72 Hours In Newport – Wild Child "Going In"

Episode 4 of "72 Hours in Newport" features Austin-based indie pop band, Wild Child! In this episode our confessor tells us about meeting her long lost half-brother at a party in high school. (Oh, she had no idea he even existed beforehand.) Later, Zac and Kelsey Wilson of Wild Child discuss how boring the 'end of the world' is, finding her voice in multiple musical projects, and building community around her. Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Subscribe

72 Hours In Newport – Wild Child "Going In"

72 Hours In Newport – Jake Lloyd "My-Polar"

Episode 3 of "72 Hours in Newport" features Austin-based alternative R&B crooner, Jake Lloyd! In this episode, our confessor shares an intimate story of discovering her bi-polar diagnosis while traveling through China and opens up about how she's dealt with it since. Later; Walker hashes it out with Jake about some of the ways they manage their own mental health, mutual love of Nate Dogg, Bootsy Collins, and if the Austin music scene is rising up to be actively more inclusive for black artists. For another episode dealing with mental health, revisit our Husky Loops episode here. Also check out Genomind, the experts starting point for your mental health. Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Subscribe

72 Hours In Newport – Jake Lloyd "My-Polar"

72 Hours In Newport – Band of Heathens – Black Cat

Episode 2 of 72 Hours in Newport features Austin-based Americana troubadours, Band of Heathens! In this episode our confessor recounts some of his grandfather's best stories – from coming to America in a barrel to wrestling a panther – Are they true? Are they false? Does it matter? Walker and Gordy Quist (of BOH) discuss the power of family origin stories and the making of "Black Cat." For a deeper dive into Americans' origin history, check out this episode of Code Switch on how projects are using DNA tests to talk about race in America. Listen Here. Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Subscribe

72 Hours In Newport – Band of Heathens – Black Cat

72 Hours In Newport – Kat Edmonson "Where I Am"

Episode 1 of the "72 Hours In Newport" mini-season features vintage pop singer-songwriter Kat Edmonson and her endearing track, "Where I Am." Kat's song was inspired by a confessor that shares her story of falling in love and managing her significant others' mental health. This episode deals with intense topics related to mental health. If that might be triggering for you, we suggest not listening to this episode and checking back in next week. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 Crisis Text Line – text TALK to 741741 Veterans Crisis Line – text 838255 AFPS.org American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Subscribe

72 Hours In Newport – Kat Edmonson "Where I Am"

Love In Quarantine – BONUS

Episode 6 of "Love In Quarantine" is our first ever bonus episode. Join us as Walker and Zac check in with some of our confessors to see where their love lives have gone and reflect on the past four months. Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Subscribe

Love in Quarantine – Royal Teeth "Things That Make Me Happy"

Episode 5 of the "Love In Quarantine" mini-season features indie-pop outfit Royal Teeth and their bitter sweet song, "Things That Make Me Happy." You'll hear the confession that inspired the song as well as Zac's interview with lead singer and head songwriter Gary Larsen. Later, Zac and Walker reflect on what we've learned about romance throughout our mini-season, Love In Quarantine. Support NIVA to preserve and nurture the ecosystem of independent live music venues and promotes throughout the United States. Support here. #SAVEOURSTAGES Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Subscribe

Love in Quarantine – Royal Teeth "Things That Make Me Happy"

Love In Quarantine – Esme Patterson "Let's Grow"

Episode 4 of the "Love In Quarantine" mini-season features Denver-based indie folk singer-songwriter Esme Patterson and her rejuvenating tune, "Lets Grow." You'll hear the anonymous confession that inspired the song and an interview of her explaining the benefits of companion planting, Kung fu, and subliminal messages. Click here to sign the Black Live Music Fund. Click here to learn more about the Black History Bike Ride. Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Subscribe

Love In Quarantine – Esme Patterson "Let's Grow"

Love In Quarantine – GGOOLLDD "Long Distance Pandemic"

Episode 3 of the "Love In Quarantine" mini-season features Milkwaukee/Baton Rouge-based dance pop trio GGOOLLDD and their new summer bop, "Long Distance Pandemic." You'll hear the confession that inspired it—a budding romance suddenly turned long distance because of Covid-19 as well as how Nick and Margaret (from GGOOLLDD) navigated the early stages of their own long distance relationship. Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Subscribe

Love In Quarantine – GGOOLLDD "Long Distance Pandemic"

Love In Quarantine – Kam Franklin "I Can't Wait"

Love In Quarantine Episode 2 features Kam Franklin, lead singer of Gulf Coast Soul band The Suffers who you might recognize from performances on Late Night with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah or basically every major music festival in North America. Throughout her career, Kam has been a vocal opponent of sexism and racism in the music industry. Walker and Kam discuss this at length as well the French-themed confession that inspired "I Can't Wait" in the interview. Now available wherever you stream and download music. Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Subscribe

Love In Quarantine – Kam Franklin "I Can't Wait"

Love In Quarantine – 1. Announcement

The Song Confessional Podcast returns after many months in quarantine. Back in March, the SC put out the call for confessions about people's pandemic experiences. Turns out people are still falling in and out of love while staying inside. The Love In Quarantine mini-season features original songs from Kam Franklin (The Suffers), GGOOLLDD, Esme Patterson, and Royal Teeth as well as a brand new theme song from Walker & the crew. Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Subscribe

Quarantine Confessions

We'd love to know how you're dealing with quarantine and COVID-19. Please share your new experiences and we'll select some of your most unique stories to pass along to a singer-songwriter to write an original song based on your experience. You can submit your stories to submit@goodtastesociety.org Some talking points that you can share, but aren't limited to: Maybe you're single or currently dating someone? How's that going? You're getting to know your neighbors whom you've never met before? Are they as crazy as you've once thought? Tell us about how you're dealing with your kids. Do you work at a hospital? What's the stress level like? We look forward to hearing from you. Please be safe and WASH YOUR DAMN HANDS! Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Podcast

Lost My Head – Odessa

Episode 7 of Song Confessional features Odessa, a phenomenal singer-songwriter who's released two critically acclaimed records and played with the likes of Old Crow Medicine Show, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and Barefoot. This episode features "Lost My Head," a song from her latest album inspired by the confession of a young man losing his first love. Odessa and Walker talk about dying, break ups in their 20's, and a whole lot more. Subscribe Here | Facebook | Instagram

Don't You Go Forgetting About Me Now – Har Mar Superstar

Episode 8 of the Song Confessional features the provocateur Har Mar Superstar, a multi-talented scantily-clad crooner who's toured with The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Lizzo and has written songs for J-Lo, Kelly Osbourne, among others. We'll hear the debut of Har Mar's "Don't You Go Forgetting About Me Now", the song inspired by a young women's confessional of a late night Valentine's Day encounter with a Magic Mike tribute show. Har Mar and Walker sit down to discuss strippers and hook up culture. Subscribe Here | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Don't You Go Forgetting About Me Now – Har Mar Superstar

Can't Walk That Back – Tristen

Episode 9 of Song Confessional features recalcitrant Econo jazz musician, Tristen, and the world premier of her song "Can't Walk That Back." You'll hear the confessional of the loss of innocence that inspired it. Later Walker and Tristen cover the balancing act of being an artist, being true to your art, and being a parent. Subscribe Here | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Not As Clever as You Think – Minihorse

Episode 6 of Song Confessional features the Ypsilanti, Michigan-based, DIY bedroom pop outfit, Minihorse, and the world premier of their new song, "Not A Clever as You Think". You'll hear a man confess to carrying on three relationships simultaneously-unbeknowst to any of the women. (Oh and he thinks he got a fourth woman pregnant.) You'll also hear Minihorse's lead singer, Ben Collins, and Walker discuss the creation of this send up, toxic masculinity in the music scene, and more. Subscribe Here | Facebook | Instagram

Terrified – Sun June

Episode 5 of the Song Confessional features the Austin-based, 'regret pop' group, Sun June and the world premiere of their new song "Terrified". You'll hear the confessional that inspired it-a parent grappling with the unabiding fear that shadows deep love-and how Sun June works together to craft their 'global cooling/Albuquerque prom' serenades. Subscribe Here | Facebook | Instagram

Who Did You Call? – Husky Loops

Episode 4 features the London-based, Italian born alt-rockers Husky Loops and the world premiere of their brand new song "Who Did You Call?". You'll hear the confession-a tale of friendship, mental illness, and violence-and how lead singer Danio Forni believes Europeans would respond if in a a similar situation. Lastly, Zac and Walker explain how they became friends with a sex worker in Wichita ... If you dig what you hear, please tell a friend & find us on all your socials @songconfessional. Really into what you hear? Subscribe, leave a rating & review on our episode page will be greatly appreciated. Facebook | Instagram | Listen to the Podcast | Website

It Was Always There – Vlad Holiday

Episode 3 of the Song Confessional is here! You'll hear one woman's confession about her mom's clandestine profession and the world premiere of the song it inspired, "It was Always There." Later, you'll learn all about the Romanian-born, Brooklyn based, lo-fi pop enthusiast, Vlad Holiday, and his boozy approach to producing. In case that wasn't enough, Zac and Walker have a lively discussion about marijuana and trauma afterward! If you enjoyed this episode, please tell a friend and find us on the socials @songconfessional. If the spirit moves you, subscribe, give us a rating, and review. Subscribe Here | Facebook | Instagram

Trailer: Song Confessional

On the Song Confessional Podcast, today's top bands and songwriters turn anonymous stories into new original songs. Each episode features the "confession" that inspires the original song, the song premiere, and an interview with the songwriter. Premieres Nov. 8th. Follow us and find us on the socials @songconfessional and after you give us a listen, leave us a review! iTunes | Deezer | Facebook | Instagram

Another World – Holiday Sidewinder

Episode 2 of the Song Confessional Podcast is here! In it, you'll hear an interview with Australian, synth-pop wunderkind, Holiday Sidewinder, the world premiere of the song "Another World", and the skydiving horror story that inspired this babushka-approved bop. You'll also find out how Holiday got that fantastic name of hers and how she and producer, Jim Eno, made the music feel as 'Soviet' as the story itself. Give it a listen, find it on the socials @songconfessional and if you feel like showing us a little more love, leave us a review! Don't forget to subscribe! Subscribe Here | Facebook | Instagram

Don't Let me Die in Waco – Croy & The Boys

Welcome to the Song Confessional Podcast Episode 1! In our inaugural episode, you'll hear the world premiere of "Don't Let Me Die in Waco" from the 'woke' outlaw cowboy outfit, Croy and the Boys, and an anonymous 'confession' involving a Greyhound bus, binge drinking, Febreze, and death that inspired it. You'll also hear head songwriter Bad Boy Croy's thoughts on songwriting, outlaw country, the current state of the Austin music scene, and one of the most optimistic takes on sports fandom in America. Give it a listen, find us on the socials @songconfessional and if you're feeling frisky, leave use a review! Don't forget to subscribe! Subscribe Here | Facebook | Instagram

Don't Let me Die in Waco – Croy & The Boys