Pretty Little Empire is a force in the St. Louis music scene. The affable quartet's sophomore release "Reasons and Rooms" was one of the best locally-produced records of 2010, and their inspired, rock-solid live sets have only been getting better over time, with no bound in sight.
Will's like a crazy, young stripper. Always, like, wreckin' cars, and like, overdosing, and like, you have to rush him to the hospital.
While 2011 certainly provided plenty of top-shelf records, I want to do KDHX readers a solid, and as opposed to you running out and buying every album I mention, like I know you certainly would, I put together a cheat sheet of some of my favorite songs.
The lilting harmonies and hazy, soft-focus nostalgia of Trotting Bear's sound may at first seem a bit familiar -- after all, thanks to artists like Sam Beam, the genre of subdued folk music has slipped into mainstream consciousness.
Real Estate's sophomore release "Days" will have listeners longing for lazy, endless summers, even in the midst of a gloomy fall.
What do Jarvis Cocker and T.S. Eliot have in common? Editorial positions at Faber & Faber.