Expanding upon sounds first captured in their childhood, the Spring Standards offer listeners a dulcet escape into a vivid world of folk, story-telling and hushed instrumentation.
When she first joined KDHX as the Development Director she had no intentions of hosting a show, but it wasn't long before Caron House began working on Wax Lyrical, her Monday afternoon celebration of singer-songwriter craft.
On "Wig Out at Jagbags," Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks bring a fresh approach to alternative rock music with the eccentric songwriting for which the group's leader is well known.
We're not even two months into 2014 and already the rush of new releases is upon us. What albums are the DJs of KDHX most excited about? These lists will give you a good hint.
Neutral Milk Hotel played its first post-hiatus St. Louis show to a sold-out Pageant audience, confirming the reality of a concert that most fans never dreamed of attending. Jeff Mangum and company delivered a tight performance without sacrificing the endearingly shambolic aesthetic Neutral Milk Hotel has come to represent.
Split between Houston, Texas and Brisbane, Australia, the Valery Trails return with "Starsong," which blurs the already quite blurry line between the band's tense shoegaze and wide-open, melodic guitar rock.
"I don't want to walk down memory lane," howls Joel Williams of the band Champ. "Burnt Alive" is an anti-nostalgic declaration, though the collision of grunge and febrile pop harmonies more than suggests that this San Diego foursome isn't ready to kiss off the rock 'n' roll past just yet.