New Music Monday 5/10/21

Mondays begin with WTTS New Music Monday. We play a variety of brand new releases and album previews. Hear the anthems of the future and experience upcoming artists as they break into the mainstream for the first time on New Music Monday.

The Icelandic band, Kaleo have released their third studio album, Surface Sounds!

This week experience new music from:

Kaleo: Break My Baby

Counting Crows: Elevator Boots 

Jon Batiste: I Need You

veterans matter

Veterans Matter is a cloud-based rapid-response system partnered with the VA’s Homeless Veterans program which allows the homeless veteran to get permanently housed in minutes rather than the 30 to 60 days normally required to obtain the deposit. Help a veteran with their deposit by donating today.

You can help move homeless veterans from the streets into their own home by visiting veteransmatter.org.

Supported locally by the Tom Wood Automotive Group.

New Music Monday 5/3/21

Mondays begin with WTTS New Music Monday. We play a variety of brand new releases and album previews. Hear the anthems of the future and experience upcoming artists as they break into the mainstream for the first time on New Music Monday.

Counting Crows just released their first new music in 7 years. A 4-track album, Butter Miracle, Suite One is out on May 21st!

This week experience new music from:

Counting Crows: Elevator Boots 

Kaleo: Break My Baby

Alice Merton: Vertigo 

New Music Monday 4/26/21

Mondays begin with WTTS New Music Monday. We play a variety of brand new releases and album previews. Hear the anthems of the future and experience upcoming artists as they break into the mainstream for the first time on New Music Monday.

The Black Keys celebrate the music of Mississippi hill country blues in a new album of covers, Delta Kream releasing May 14.

This week experience new music from:

The Black Keys: Crawling Kingsnake 

Alice Merton: Vertigo

Bendigo Fletcher: Evergreen

OverEasy: 4/25/21

At WTTS, Sunday mornings and evenings are laid-back. Check out OverEasy, presented by Brothers Floor Covering from 7 to 11 AM, AND 7 to 11 PM.

Brad Holtz plays singer-songwriters, mellow and acoustic tracks, and live exclusives.

This week, hear new music from Hiss Golden Messenger and Indiana newcomer Sara Kays, plus Sun King Studio 92 performances from Avett Brothers and Spoon.

New Music Monday 4/19/21

Mondays begin with WTTS New Music Monday. We play a variety of brand new releases and album previews. Hear the anthems of the future and experience upcoming artists as they break into the mainstream for the first time on New Music Monday.

Mick Jagger and Dave Grohl have released a new collaboration, Eazy Sleazy. Jagger says of the track, “I wanted to share this song that I wrote about eventually coming out of lockdown, with some much needed optimism – thank you to Dave Grohl for jumping on drums, bass and guitar, it was a lot of fun working with you on this – hope you all enjoy Eazy Sleazy!” Grohl added, “It’s hard to put into words what recording this song with Sir Mick Jagger means to me. It’s beyond a dream come true. Just when I thought life couldn’t get any crazier……and it’s the song of the summer, without a doubt!!”

This week experience new music from:

Mick Jagger with Dave Grohl: Eazy Sleazy 

Jon Batiste: I Need You

Hiss Golden Messenger: Sanctuary

Connect With Carmel Native Sara Kays

Atlantic Records artist Sara Kays may seem to be a long way from her days of busking in the Carmel Arts & Design District.

The 22-year-old Carmel native now lives in Nashville, where she recorded breakthrough single “Remember That Night?” last fall. Before being heard on WTTS, the song became a TikTok sensation viewed millions of times at her @sarakaysmusic profile. Nearly 50,000 videos at other TikTok accounts have showcased the song.

But Kays still has good feelings about playing covers for pedestrians in her hometown. “There’s a lot of people walking around there on Friday and Saturday nights,” says Kays, who attended Carmel and Noblesville high schools.

Inspired by being blindsided by one text message from a former significant other, “Remember That Night?” represents Kays’ willingness to reveal the personal in her songwriting. An earlier TikTok hit, “No Matter the Season,” was based on her struggles with body image. New song “Picture of You” originated with Kays’ feelings about disliking the way she appears in certain photographs.

“When I first started posting on (TikTok), I was just putting my original stuff out there,” she says. “I didn’t realize there’s such a big audience for the topics that I was writing about and there are that many people that related to it.”

In this WTTS interview, Kays talks about being influenced by Vance Joy’s “Riptide” and her affection for Kohl’s, Applebee’s, Dunkin Donuts and croutons.