KXT has upped the ante with a new festival being held June 1 at the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas. The event is called the KXT's Summer Cut- Happy Funtime Fest, and they have assembled an impressive line-up of local, regional and indie bands. This should make the event successful based on the bill alone.
James Henderson's sweeping baroque indie pop borrows from all sorts of decades past to ultimately sound fun, fresh, and present. Bonus points for bell flourishes.
I’m going to focus on their 2012 full length album, “God Be With You, Heaven Knows The Devil Is”. My favorite track is probably the very first one. It’s called “Airtight”, and it’s catchy and emotional. He says he doesn’t believe in love at one point. He puts a condition on it, but anytime you say something like that, it’s a pretty strong statement. There’s a really great synth after all the long vocal segments, and all the rhythm instruments keep the song really focused for the whole four and a half minutes. It’s even got a sweet guitar solo.