We're already halfway through another year of new music released in 2015. We've compiled all of KDHX's most-spun new albums, and we hope you find some of your favorites (or further justify them).
It's become an annual ritual at KDHX: Our DJs look back at the best releases of the mid-point of the year and pick their 10 favorites thus far. Given how great 2015 has been for new music, you know there's some essential listening in store.
To complement their lists of top 10 albums, some of our DJs weighed in with their picks for favorite songs and shows of the first half of 2015.
Veteran Austin-based singer and songwriter Craig Marshall hooked up with psychedelic power-pop maestro Robert Harrison for the new track "Something on Your Mind," a twangy rock single that simply sparkles.
Something old, something new -- you'll be treated to a little of both by one of KDHX's newest shows, "Sittin' On Top of the World." The man behind it, Ryan Spearman, brings his knowledge of old-school Americana, vernacular music archives, and all the sounds of folks and their roots to the air every Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. to noon Central.
Keeping the memories of country and western artists such as George Jones and Waylon Jennings alive, Dale Watson tours the country bringing a blend of Western swing, honky-tonk, rockabilly and outlaw country, which he has dubbed Ameripolitan music, to all who will listen.
New Albany, Indiana band Houndmouth pour out a California desert-themed, neon-lit character sketch on the freewheeling rock 'n' roll track "Sedona."
St. Louis' own Beth Bombara takes Americana to the next level on her self-titled album
Triggered by a single line during a visit to Santa Fe -- "My bad luck boots and my hard luck hand" -- the new song "Rio Grande" by Eilen Jewell captures a dreamlike sense of dislocation and angst, complete with mariachi horns and an urgent rhythmic drive.