Exclusive First Listen: Seryn, “This Is Where We Are”
Seryn hails from Denton, Texas, where its 5 members came together to compose the layered, string-based sound first heard on their hand-distributed EP. The band recently spent time in Austin’s Ramble Creek Studios, emerging with this full length, entitled This is Where We Are. The record doesn’t come out until January 25th, but you can hear the whole thing over at KXT.org.
Doug Burr live at Daytrotter
Doug Burr - “Red, Red”
Though the hushed vocals and rattling percussion might remind some of Sufjan Stevens’ banjo-fueled odysseys, Denton’s Doug Burr adds a strong Texan edge to this haunting song from his latest, O Ye Devastator. After gaining some acclaim with his last record, On Promenade, Burr chose to quietly release The Shawl, which re-imagined the Psalms set to his sparse yet lush sound.
Sarah Jaffe - “Clementine”
From her debut full length Suburban Nature comes this track from Denton’s Sarah Jaffe. Aided by a haunting string section, Jaffe’s affected voice and lyrics about wasted time show why she has been one of the North Texas music scene’s best kept secrets for a few years now. This record, which follows her EP Even Born Again, displays a lusher sound and more fully developed songs that put her in a prime position to gain a national audience.