When Midlake was dealt a game-changing blow, the band was left to decide if they wanted to quit or reinvent themselves.
Proving to be more than the sum of its influences, Ha Ha Tonka creates emotionally charged songs combining roots rock with anthemic indie rock songwriting sensibilities.
The Mound City Slickers took their name from St. Louis' pre-Arch epithet, and these contra dance musicians are certainly a throwback to an earlier time.
Sleepy Sun sounds like a trip taken in the warmth of California, rambling through the magic land, where the trees grow for a thousand years, your head full of gorgeous, fuzzy noise.
Ivan and Alyosha perform a sampling of their album, "All the Times We Had," an impressive session embodied by optimism: uplifting content driven by a combination of acoustic guitars, electric trimmings, subtle percussion and impeccable vocal deliveries.
North Mississippi Allstars go for the gut with a fiery brand of Southern blues-rock that is uniquely their own.
At 31 years old, Washed Out is one of the older chillwave artists, a genre dominated by artists in their teens and young twenties, but don't let that cast a shadow on his cultural relevance.
The genre "dream pop" is frequently thrown around, but it perhaps applies to no one better than Pure Bathing Culture.
The Cure and Joy Division, with their upbeat, yet dark, sonic moods were a breeding place for the current wave of moody, atmospheric bands like The Foreign Resort.