Donate Now to Support KDHX

Listen Live

Reply to discussion

rl brown
Hey Chris, Fair enough on the M&S style...might call it a Neo-"TBone Burnett"ish. Wasn't familiar with CCL but like you I might be overstuffed there. I'll definitely check out Written in Chalk.
You're taste is exceptional, so I'm really looking forward to what you finally whittle it down to.

I've recently relocated to StLouis & while the move has been pretty smooth, KDHX has been one of the most satisfying parts of the move. I moved from Virginia and thought this kind of radio was impossible. Great stuff & telling everyone I can about it. Happy Holidays!
1671 days ago
 
Chris Bay
RL - Thanks for tuning in. Glad you like the show.

I've heard the M&S album, but I think I've just been a bit burned out on that style of music for the last year or so, after listening to quite a bit of it for a long while (Avett Bros, Chatham County Line, etc). That said, I do think that it's quite good.

I enjoyed Band of Joy a lot. It definitely would've made a "long list" of favorites for the year. In particular, I think the Low (Silver Rider, Monkey) and Townes Van Zandt (Harm's Swift Way) covers are very well done. If you like the latter, I'd highly recommend the album put out by Buddy and Julie Miller last year called Written in Chalk (Buddy co-produced Band of Joy with Plant, and Julie also appears on the album). And, regarding cover albums, Nada Surf's If I Had A Hi-f is an album of covers as well, so I obviously don't think there's a problem with that.

Whittling this list down will be tough. In fact, it may be growing as I discover great albums that I've forgotten about over the course of the year!
1672 days ago
 
rl brown
Familiar with only a few of your listing. I like "Together" very much. Mumford & sons - Sigh No More is one album that has been in my playlist pretty regularly this year. Also, while it gets a lot of media attention, Vampire Weekend Contra was technically released Jan 11, 2010 & really got my attention...only started weeding it out of my playlist a couple of months ago. & for what its worth Band of Joy is quite good. while its a bunch of covers so may not qualify, but it was a surprising submission.

Really enjoy your show.
1673 days ago
 
Chris Bay
About the Meridene album, I neglected to mention where to find it. It's easy to find online (iTunes, amazon.com) and is also on the New Release shelf at the station.
1687 days ago
 
Chris Bay
Allen,

Here are some notes on those three albums. Suggested tracks are listed in suggested (but not required, of course) order of listening.

Like Pioneers - Piecemeal

Formed out of the ashes of Chicago indie rock stalwarts Bound Stems, Like Pioneers write songs that just feel good. Like a pair of shoes that doesn't need to be broken in, these songs are instantly comfortable: upbeat lyrics, beautiful vocal harmonies, and lilting guitar riffs. Listen to the full album at http://likepioneers.bandcamp.com/album/piecemeal.

Listen to: "Gift From a Holiday", "English Garden", "Ike".

Meridene - Something Like Blood

If The New Pornographers were alcoholics, they might sound a lot like Meridene. Sometimes buoyant but often brooding, Meridene's brand of power pop is sullen, melancholy, and very addictive.

Listen to: "Gone, Baby Gone", "Everybody's Waiting", "Written Like Mad Sonnets".

Strand Of Oaks - Pope Killdragon

Strand of Oaks is the stage name of Tim Showalter. In the spirit of Bon Iver, these are arresting and atmospheric folk songs. The lyrics are as desparate and haunting as they are beautiful. In contrast to Justin Vernon's, these songs feel a bit more spacious at times: the vocals aren't multi-tracked and there are fewer layers in most of the tunes. The lyrics are also much more narrative. The album is only available at eMusic, but there are some very nicely done videos at The Weekender.

http://www.emusic.com/album/-Pope-Killdragon-MP3-Download/12032165.html
http://www.theweekender.com/blogs/sessions/Strand_Of_Oaks_.html

Listen to: "Bonfire", "Kill Dragon", "Sterling".
1687 days ago
 
<< Start < Prev 1 > >>

Looking to try something new? Here are a few of our most active shows online.. SHOWS

Sponsor Message

Become a Sponsor

Find KDHX Online

KDHX on Instagram
KDHX on YouTube
KDHX on SoundCloud
KDHX on Facebook
KDHX on Twitter
KDHX on flickr

KDHX Recommends

July
Friday
10

A Muscle Shoals Music Revue with Amy Black and Sarah Borges

Join powerhouse singers Amy Black and Sarah Borges for a soulful celebration of the incredible music that came out of Muscle Shoals, Alabama in the 1960s and 70s. Together, with a full band, they will perform classic songs originally...


July
Saturday
11

Brunch at the Stage: Jonathan Ramsey

KDHX is now curating a Saturday brunch series at the Stage with live music from local musicians and delicious, locally-sourced food and drinks from the Magnolia Café. Brunch at the Stage takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m....


July
Tuesday
14

KDHX Get Down to Business Series: How to Land, and Nail, an Interview

KDHX and Arcade Apartments present the Get Down to Business series at the Stage. Get Down to Business is a series of professional development presentations geared towards the St. Louis arts community. On Tuesday, July 14th, at 7...


Get Answers!

If you have questions or need to contact KDHX, visit our answers portal at answers.kdhx.org.

Online Users

4 users and 9262 guests online
Sign in with Facebook

SYSTEM: S5 Box

Login/My Account

Sign in with Facebook