July 4, 2015. Fireworks pop as night falls; downtown St. Louis lights up, and its sky fills with a barrage of colors.
Montclair, New Jersey band Stolen Jars, featuring Molly Grund and Cody Fitzgerald, threads together delicate indie folk with sparkling and rhythmic electronic sounds on the new track "Bright Red."
Portland, Oregon by way of Kansas City band Minden infuses disco pop with velvety harmonies and playful electronic touches on the new track "Saint."
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).
Steven Fox left behind Seattle and made a home in South East Asia, where he's been a prolific and successful multi-media artist and entrepeneur. As the driving force of Secret Friend, he returned to the States to record eclectic, studio-savvy pop music, including the new track "Blue Sky," featuring vocals by Kelly Jones.
Featuring the wailing vocals of Lizzie Clapper, an eerie denouement and searing, synthetic drone throughout, "Salt and the Spring" is San Francisco band Hidden in the Sun's most ambitious, collaborative and challenging track to date.
Backlit by a half dozen white discs ringed in a kaleidoscopic rainbow glow and wielding their instruments of psychedelic delight, Unknown Mortal Orchestra brought sounds to life that were less "down the rabbit hole" and more "up the tractor beam."
On the new track "Queen Mary," producer Bradley Will's electronic minimalism provides the tension. The voice of Austin, Texas' Francine Thirteen provides the searing, provocative beauty: “What good is your crown / With your heart on the ground? / Oh Mary…."
On the new track "LiberTeens," Malmö, Sweden-based indie-pop Emerald Park fuses playful, autotuned electronic music with straightup alternative rock flourishes for a pretty bracing mashup.