Last year, as bohemians in frilled tops jammed to the prominent and the popular at LouFest, deep in the basement of Empire Hall another sort of spirit sang: the punk, the experimental, the homegrown, the bold.
Portland, Oregon's Jackson Boone has crafted a psych-folk gem, heavy on the first half of the hyphen, with the new hypnotic track "Moonbeam."
With an unassuming, twee opening, Nashville, Tennessee's Merry Ellen Kirk unfolds a tale of deception and betrayal that bursts into full-blown, orchestral rock on the new track "Lovers & Liars."
San Francisco trio Shannon and the Clams, featuring the spooky, sultry vocals of Shannon Shaw, returns with a new album this fall. First single "Corvette" is a long, lingering cruise into the heart of the night.
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.