Hungarian band The Qualitons make music that blends '60s and '70s mod rock with funk, prog, and psychedelic. Formed in 2008, they initially started out as an instrumental jazz-funk act, with all the original members having graduated from the Department of Jazz a the Franz Liszt Music Academy. Their debut album Panoramic Tymes was released in 2010 by German funk-soul label Tramp Records. After some lineup changes, they followed it up with Tomorrow's News in 2014, which saw the band take a stronger garage and psychedelic rock direction. Our song of the day, "All We Can Do," is off their latest album, Echoes Calling, released in early April. At nearly seven and a half minutes, the wandering prog track is not even the longest on the album (two tracks clock in at around nine minutes). The Qualitons made their US debut this spring at SXSW and have successfully toured Germany, Spain, France and Poland. They have also written and performed the scores for two independent Hungarian films. Learn more about the band via their All Roads Lead to Austin video made ahead of their SXSW performance below.
Today's song, featured on The Morning Show with John Richards, is "Pool Party" by Rudy Willingham, a 2019 self-released single.
Today's song, featured on The Morning Show with John Richards, is "The Wire" by Shovels & Rope, from the 2019 album By Blood on Dualtone.
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