Monday, July 16, 2012

Video: Kevin McKinney - "Her Only Dress"

Here's a new music video from Austin's own Kevin McKinney. The Soulhat frontman's solo career is best exemplified by this release of his single "Her Only Dress". Taking cues from The Flaming Lips and good ol' fashioned punk, Kevin's brand of music is derivative of nothing yet remains pure fun. The video was directed by Jordan Haro.

Texas Music Hall of Famer. Austin Music Icon. Gifted and Talented Song Writer. Character. All easy to say. All hard to live up to. Kevin does.

An Austin fixture since the 90's, Kevin McKinney can be held responsible for an entire sub genre of music locally. With his band Soulhat he helped turn the Black Cat Lounge on 6th Street from a biker bar into what amounts to a jam/ funk myth. And today his songs, old and new, live on, making people happy and continually inspiring other Austin musicians who’s respect Kevin holds in spades.

Prolific doesn’t even begin to describe his current musical state. One record just released, and two awaiting release, Kevin is back in full force and playing Austin and its surrounds.