The Emo Diaries at ACL Part II

Tyler Jordan of Good Look

Austin-local since 2006, Tyler Jordan is not only an excellent kickball player, but also writes, fronts, and plays guitar in Keeled Scales’ Good Looks. We sat down on Zoom for a chat about their history, their future, and the Austin music community’s beautiful response to fellow bandmate Jake Ames’ shocking accident earlier this year.

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Disclaimer: Tyler is a personal acquaintance, so this interview gets kind of in the weeds. We used to play kickball together every week and we got a little lost talking about it near the end.

Stream “Bummer Year” (which, weirdly enough, was written prior to 2020) wherever you listen to music. You can also watch the interview below:

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Britt Daniel

I am so happy to have gotten to chat with fellow former Temple resident and current Austin legend Britt Daniel from the band Spoon during ACL

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We talked about Austin, first concerts, and where else Lucifer might turn up. I also got a great history lesson about our own KOOP as well as our sister station KVRX, where Britt used to be a DJ.

“I started there when I was a junior in UT. And then I after I graduated, I kept taking classes so that I could keep working at the radio station.” And if you like classic country, check out Paris-based artist Theo Lawrence.

Stream “Lucifer On The Sofa” wherever you listen to music. You can also watch the interview below:

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Primo the Alien

Austin electropop sensation Primo the Alien was scheduled to make her ACL Fest debut last year but was an unfortunate casualty of the rain. While we had to wait a year for her to rock the Tito’s stage, it was not a year wasted. She and her band came out, worked through technical issues, and still managed to slay the pants off everyone in the audience.

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Earlier this fall, she also got her chance to blow away everyone in Q2 Stadium when she performed the national anthem at the Austin FC game on September 14.

“I was terrified,” she said. “But once I started hitting the notes and everyone started cheering, then it was just exhilarating and amazing to hear that many people cheering for me at once.”

Watch my interview with her below (featuring her performance of “My Delorean”) and streamher latest album “Heart on the Run (Deluxe Edition)” wherever you listen to music. You can also hear audio from the interview and some of her songs on the October 21 episode of The Emo Diaries at 4:30pm!

Interviews by Stephanie Robinson

The Emo Diaries at ACL Part I

Charlotte Sands

Nashville-based rising queen of pop punk, Charlotte Sands, is known for her epic collaborations with established genre royalty such as The Maine and Sleeping With Sirens, but the blue-haired songstress is so much more than the songs she guests on.

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I was really looking forward to speaking with her about mental health awareness, not only personally, but because it’s something that KOOP is highlighting during the month of October. “I feel like a lot of artists come forward and talk about the fact that they go to therapy, they really push other people going to therapy and like think it’s really helpful. I am one of those people,” she said. “I think that taking care of yourself and taking care of your mental health and your emotional well-being and your body as a whole is the only way that you can take care of other people and actually live a healthy life… I think it’s just helpful for everybody to have somebody who’s on your side and somebody who supports you and just wants you to be your best self.”

Stream “Love and Other Lies” wherever you listen to music. You can also listen to the interview below:

 

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Me Nd Adam

On Tuesday, October 4, Adam Walker and Vince Winik of “Austin’s very own trashwave trailblazers” Me Nd Adam took time out from their busy schedule to hang out on Zoom for a brief interview. I mean, they were literally so busy, they were in the hallway of a dorm. We talked about how they met, what “trashwave” is, and what it was like getting to open for The Killers and Johnny Marr! “It was a fabulous experience,” explained Vince. “It was easily one of our best shows ever, from a performance stance and having the biggest audience we’ve ever played to, so we were very grateful for the opportunity.”

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They are also looking forward to headlining outside at Stubb’s in about 2 years. “We broke the rearview mirrors off a long time ago,” Adam said.

Stream “American Drip Pt. 1” wherever you listen to music. You can also watch the interview below:

Interviews by Stephanie Robinson