Portland, Oregon by way of Kansas City band Minden infuses disco pop with velvety harmonies and playful electronic touches on the new track "Saint."
Though "Gooey" made my top 10 list of favorite tunes last year, and even after seeing Glass Animals perform it live, I still haven't any clue what the song is actually about. But none of that mattered anyway, because dancing was what the night was really about.
Friday night's performance at the Old Rock House was a bit outside the norm.
There was a time, not so long ago, when a band called Union Tree Review was making its mark on the St. Louis indie-music scene. Headed by a forlorn crooner named Tawaine Noah, UTR added furious, gnarled guitar, relaxed viola to hash out Noah's ruminations on loss.
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.
When you think of Boise, Idaho you don't think of state-of-the-art synth-pop. Since 2011 the band Shades has been on a mission to change that, with "Time Back" its latest foray into the dark waves of dream pop.