Self Released Songs

Self Released Songs

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Self-Released Songs is a podcast featuring music released by the artists themselves without the aid or backing of a label. Sometimes we read the artist descriptions on how their work came to be, other times we interview them to discuss their work Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/self-released-songs/support


Season Two: Episode 14: India Tigers In Texas
Oct 1 • 60 min
Jaron Hall May be the guitarist in Galveston’s EL Lago but he’s also the lead guitarist in the amazing psych rock band India Tigers In Texas. While their self titled debut is a trip down what true psych rock is, how they formed and their work with Steve…
Season Two: Episode 13: Daniel Jackson
Sep 24 • 73 min
People’s stories are what draws me to them and photographer Daniel Jackson is filled with amazing stories. How he had to fight to hear modern music, how he became a music photographer & his relentless support of artists are just a few tidbits that make up…
Season Two: Episode 12: Guilla
Sep 17 • 50 min
Artists like Guilla don’t come along often. Rapper, producer, singer songwriter & even a Tennis pro. He’s saved an album after his computer crashed, he’s toured & he’s done the festival circuit. With three new albums he’s producing and a new EP of his own…
Season Two: Episode 11: ATTXLA
Sep 10 • 54 min
In music the allure for journalists can be in the hook, the songwriting or even in the vocals. For Houston’s ATTXLA, it’s all three. While the singer songwriter’s debut was a testament to hard work & dedication, his new EP is just straight up fire.…
Season 2, Episode 10: Tee Vee
Aug 20 • 50 min
Electro-pop is a genre that’s rife with overproduced tracks and studio trickery. However when you hear the music of Tee Vee, you hear well crafted melodies and well arranged notes that craft some of the best and catchiest music of the genre. From her time…
Season 2, Episode 9: Rex Hudson
Aug 13 • 56 min
Being a producer means that you wear many hats as an artist. Aside from the talents it takes just to build a track, you have to have all of the elements all artists need including a way to make it compelling live. Because Rex Hudson loves music so much,…
Season 2, Episode 8: Sergio Trevino of Ancient Cat Society/Buxton/Guess Genes
Aug 6 • 59 min
Songwriters are essential if you’re starting a music project. Over time you’ll notice that most bands are driven by one person’s vision. Ask any record producer and they’ll tell you that the key to a good song begins with great songwriting. Over the years…
Season 2, Episode 7: Ryan Taylor & Halston Luna of Liberty & Justice
Jul 30 • 75 min
Ryan Taylor and Halston Luna have been in the Houston punk scene for as long as they’ve been in music. With their current band Liberty & Justice they deliver melodic tones and hardcore sounds. One of the best live punk bands I’ve seen in a long time,…
Season 2, Episode 6: Mikey Drag
Jul 23 • 33 min
For years, Mikey Drag has ushered in the sixties side of rock n’ roll and beyond. Part owner of Wallflower Records and the lead singer of Flower Graves, his dedication to bringing garage riffs to the masses is unparalleled. We spoke to him about growing…
Season 2, Episode 5: Derek Rathbun
Jul 16 • 41 min
Few people are the type to get up and do anything. In a sea of people who are lethargic, those who go and learn, those who aren’t afraid to ask and those who are willing to roll the dice typically get rewarded. Derek Rathbun is such a person. Not yet 21,…
Season 2, Episode 4: Tony Presley/Keeled Scales Records
Jul 9 • 70 min
It seems like a rarity to talk with a record label owner who cares about the lives and livelihoods of the artists they work with, but that’s who Tony Presley of Keeled Scales Records is. Along with his business partner Seth Whaland, he’s curated a roster…
Season Two, Episode Three: Mario Rodriguez of Wonky Power Records/Tax The Wolf/Bang Bangz/Axelrad
Jun 18 • 61 min
The drive to succeed is something that decides who makes music a career and who’s doing it for a hobby. Through years of hard work Mario Rodriguez took his band Tax The Wolf to new places. He and his wife started Bang Bangz and took it even further. And…
Season Two, Episode Two: Velveteen Echo
Jun 11 • 38 min
The best bands are constantly changing and ever-evolving in front of you. While some bands take a turn in direction that’s like a ninety degree angle, others slowly dissipate a new sound into what they’re already doing. The latter is what Houston’s…
Season 2 Episode 1: Jawwaad Taylor: The Young Mothers/GROID/The Shape of Broad Minds
Jun 4 • 38 min
Pure artistry is difficult to come by in today’s music landscape. When you find it, hold on to it because you may never find it again. That’s what composer, trumpeter, producer, educator and hip hop artist Jawwaad Taylor is-Pure Art. From his work to the…
Episode 15: B L A C K I E
May 14 • 29 min
In hip hop, things changed as frequently as they began. While some rappers were innovators, their sound was often copped by bigger acts who weren’t as inventive. La Porte’s B L A C K I E has been treading his own path since 2005 and standing five years…
Episode 14: Nick Diaz/Buenos Diaz
May 7 • 61 min
Austin is a landscape of music, there’s no denying it. But when you dig deep into who lives in the Texas capitol, you’ll find it’s a melting pot of artists from all over. What’s most exciting is that because there are nuggets of industry there, musicians…
Episode 13: Dan Workman/Culturcide
Apr 30 • 50 min
Dan Workman and Perry Webb(Mark Flood) may have respect in their worlds of record producer and artist today, but in the eighties they lead the revolutionary band Culturcide. Misunderstood by some, adored by others, their mark on music and their…
Episode 12: Tex Kerschen/Studded Left/Indian Jewelry
Apr 23 • 29 min
Tex Kerschen alongside Erika Thrasher have the world a kick in the pants as Indian Jewelry. Then at the height of their popularity, the band called it a day. Returning with a new sound and a new name as Studded Left, the duo continues to do things their…
Episode 11: Chris Broach/SNST
Apr 16 • 79 min
Since the mid nineties, Chris Broach has brought joy to thousands of not more. With Braid he helped usher in emo to a wider audience, with The Firebird Band he helped ignite electronic based indie rock and with his newer project SNST, he’s creating some…
Episode 10: The Wheel Workers
Apr 9 • 57 min
In indie rock, you might be hard pressed to find a band as creative and as driven as Texas’ The Wheel Workers. Releasing albums on vinyl, perfecting a different live show and even producing videos, their drive is truly magnificent. TheWheelWorkers.com —-…
Episode 9: Claire Morales
Apr 2 • 31 min
If you look across the globe at music, especially now in this trying time you’re bound to find musicians creating in new and exciting ways. While we applaud the artists who are looking for inventive ways to earn income, we’ve been amazed at the creativity…
Episode 8: The Wiggins
Mar 26 • 85 min
The Wiggins have, by some been described as outsider art. However their music is really closer to lo-fi garage. Lead by John Read, the band has been together for twenty years and has been going strong. Recording primarily from home, Read has taken what…
Episode 7: Very Jazzed Records
Mar 19 • 75 min
Chase DeMaster is an artist who owns his own label imprint Very Jazzed. If that were all he did, that’d be fine but he’s also a touring artist with the projects Children of Pop, Guess Genes and Get A Life. His creative side & his work ethic are like…
Episode 6: Birthday Club
Mar 12 • 25 min
Birthday Club and their principal songwriter Stephen Wells have faced issues before. But with their stellar and heavily layered new album Obscure Emotion, they’re ready to face any issues that come their way. Birthdayclub.bandcamp.com —- This episode is…
Episode 5: MIEARS
Mar 5 • 105 min
Electronic music may have a ton of indie producers, but few have the skill set or the work effort that Texas’ MIEARS has. Going from lead singer in electro-pop trio to full on producer of her own solo project, MIEARS proves that hard work pays off. Her…
Episode 4: The Sour Notes
Feb 27 • 38 min
Austin indie rock trio The Sour Notes have been making head strong music for the past eleven years. After six full length albums and a hefty amount of touring, they seem to have found the sweet spot in their sound. Known for melodious hooks and riffs that…
Episode 3: Luba Dvorak
Feb 20 • 37 min
Country music used to be a genre by immigrants and people of the land. Then the major label music industry co-opted it and turned it into a glossy and manufactured version of itself. To steer clear of that, we sat down with Country artist Luba Dvorak.…
Episode 2: John Allen Stephens
Feb 13 • 32 min
John Allen Stephens is a record producer from Houston, Texas as well as an accomplished artist in his own right. Producer for acts like ATTXLA, Tee Vee and The Suffers, Stephens has one of the most unique ears for music. Especially with pop tones and…
Episode 1 El Lago
Feb 6 • 21 min
We sit down with El Lago, a band from Galveston, Texas who’s latest EP Pyramid is a tour de force, mixing swells of pedals with post punk tones. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support…
Self Released Songs (Trailer)
Jan 30 • 0 min
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