High on both the CMJ and Americana charts is "Voyageur," the latest release from singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards. This from-the-heart batch of songs is her most developed work yet.
Holding strong on the KDHX charts for several weeks is "Infinity City," the new full-length release from St. Louis duo Sleep Kitty.
Climbing up the KDHX charts is the latest release from Centro-Matic, Candidate Waltz. This stellar album showcases the band's genre-splitting talent.
"What's that noise!?" It's the Beastie Boys! More specifically, it's the Beastie Boys' latest record on Capital Records, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two. These tracks are some of the Boys' finest work to date. It's no wonder this release has been lingering on the KDHX charts since first climbing them upon its arrival.
Since the latest release from Bill Frisell, Sign of Life, Music for 858 Quartet, dropped on the Savoy Label Group it has been stirring up the jazz pot with a progressive folk-influenced sound.
Fleet Foxes' sophomore album, Helplessness Blues, delivers '60s pop and folk-influenced styling with an honesty that one might expect upon hearing the title. It more than lives up to its hype and is a fitting follow-up to the band's 2008 self-titled release.
Shilpa Ray and her Happy Hookers' Teenage and Torture unleashes all of the angst and tortured thoughts of the teenage years with a musical prowess developed in adulthood.
Dengue Fever's Cannibal Courtship has been soaring up the charts at KDHX. This particular batch of songs emphasizes catchy, clean guitars, multiple vocalists, danceable rhythms and the cultural influence of Cambodia.
There's a strangely deviant undertone to Those Darlins' new release Screws Get Loose. This might be attributable to the bad girl (and boy) stage persona they've worked to create; nonetheless it seems to carry over onto the album somehow.
What's a surefire method of putting a fresh spin on an album? Try recording it in a 200-year-old barn. Ha Ha Tonka did just that for its newest release, Death of a Decade.