The Delines are a new project led by songwriter and novelist Willy Vlautin and Amy Boone of the Damnations TX, and including members of Richmond Fontaine, the Decemberists and the Minus 5. As heard on the luminous, country-soul track "I Won't Slip Up," the band's sound is as familiar and consoling as a favorite drink in a favorite bar, and as memorable and bittersweet as the hard-luck stories shared there.
John Moen isn't just the drummer for the Decemberists; he's also leader of the jangle 'n' slide folk-rock project Perhapst, and his new release "Revise Your Maps" features the gently storming, gently melodic "Willamette Valley Ballad," an homage to Moen's home state of Oregon.
We all know the well of American folk music is deep, but it's also contoured like a shape-shifting spiral, winding and unwinding in ever-surprising ways. Exhibit A: old-time music innovators Black Prairie.
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Calculators tapping, paper rolls flying -- KDHX midyear album spins are in. Here's all of the albums and EPs, national and local, that are getting the most airplay on 88.1 KDHX, released so far this year.
The Telegraph runs down the Sunday Times' richest men (and they are all men) in UK music.
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Editor's Note: In this series, the KDHX Music Department spotlights a new release that's hot on the 88.1 charts.
The Decemberists’ latest release, The King Is Dead, puts a unique spin on a familiar genre while continuing to please the band's fans. To my ears, the Decemberists were out to prove only one thing with this release: a back-to-basics approach is all that is needed to create music worth hearing.