Echoes of girl-group pop reverberate through the music of Montreal singer and songwriter Kate Cooper (known for her work with An Horse and Iron On), especially "Flood," with its contemporary wall-of-sound production and bracing chorus.
Throughout the year our volunteer photographers battle inclement weather, large crowds, long lines, over-zealous dancers and crazy lighting schemes in order to deliver some incredible concert photos for our readers and listeners.
The Magnolia Avenue Studios hosted hundreds of musicians, and over 70 different bands from all genres for 2013's Live at KDHX recording sessions.
He may no longer be an angry young man from the Midwest, but Collinsville, Ill. native Chris Mills knows how to tap into the release and yearning of rock 'n' roll, and he does just that on the new track "Blooms."
As 2013 draws to close, we asked the DJs of 88.1 KDHX to look back on all the records they heard this year and pick their favorite albums. From blues to bluegrass, indie rock to pop, country to folk, reggae to rock 'n' roll, these lists capture the soundtrack of a great year in music.
There's always been something just a little icy about dream pop, but when coupled with a pulsing bass, a sincere, delicate falsetto and a finely detailed mix, the chill really can carry you away. "Best Intentions" by Los Angeles band Satchmode (Gabe Donnay and Adam Boukis) does just that.
Los Angeles band the Blank Tapes confess that they haven't been very good this year, but they make up for it on the delightful honky-tonk pop of "No Gifts This Xmas."
Since departing the Felice Brothers, Simone Felice has explored funk, blues, pop and folk, both atmospheric and spare. The new track "Molly O!" finds the introspective songwriter reaching out in a catchy plea to the fellowship found along the road.
From the flood of fingerpicking guitar and the authoritative voice that opens "Every Little Bit Hurts" you know you're in the presence of a folk master. Barton Carroll has woven another witty and wise tale of hard times when they come and good times where you find them.
Channeling a bit of Northern soul with beefy horns, inspired backing vocals and a sharp groove, New York musician PT Walkley seduces on the new track "Siren."