In all honesty it has taken me a while to get my head around PJ Harvey's latest release, Let England Shake, which has been rapidly climbing the charts here at KDHX.
The Super Fun Happy Hour, hosted by Tim Mize and Matt Meyers, has been on the air for over 14 years on 88.1 KDHX. This Monday night, February 28, will mark the end of a punk rock era, as the native St. Louisians will be leaving the airwaves – at least for now – to attend to their off-air lives and work. Like all DJs on KDHX, Tim and Matt are volunteers, and doing late night radio is demanding.
As I listen to Go-Go Boots, the most recent release by Drive-By Truckers, the words “raw” and “pure” come to my mind. Rather than releasing all of its newer material at once in 2010, DBTs took its time, splitting up its latest songs into 2 releases according to stylistic elements and theme.
Editor's Note: In this series, the KDHX Music Department spotlights a new release that's hot on the 88.1 charts.
The Decemberists’ latest release, The King Is Dead, puts a unique spin on a familiar genre while continuing to please the band's fans. To my ears, the Decemberists were out to prove only one thing with this release: a back-to-basics approach is all that is needed to create music worth hearing.