KAFM Music Blog
The KAFM Music Bureau Top Picks for 2016 - Tori's selections:
#1 Kyle Craft | Dolls of Highland
"...an album full of riveting story songs, glam rock, twang, harmonica, and surprisingly fantastic vocals...Great use of piano and horns on this album..."
#2 Whitney | Light Upon the Lake
"...A few horns here and there, easy going guitar (little bit of slide), great vocals, great lyrics, modern day americana with a bit of indie rock thrown in there. I can't get enough of this album..."
#3 LVL Up | Return to Love
"...Great lo-fi vocals and melodies, full feeling instrumentals, and the mid-tempo driving style of Pavement. I love this. LOVE it..."
#4 Bon Iver | 22, a Million
"...electronic elements, extreme emotions and beautiful/tragic melodies to create his songs...features his GORGEOUS voice, and he uses seemingly-iffy audio quality the same way someone might use an instrument to add layers..."
#5 Flock of Dimes | If You See Me, Say Yes
"...Jenn Wasner has the most feeling, expressive, beautiful voice in Indie rock these days...where she gets to expand more onto her pop-ideals and creative rhythmic habits...it gives me chills..."
Tori's Best of 2016 | Honorable Mention:
1. Blood Orange | Freetown Sound
2. Marlon Williams | Marlon Williams
3. Carseat Headrest | Teens of Denial
4. Empty Houses | Daydream
5. Andrew Bird | Are You Serious
Keep your radio tuned to KAFM as we continue to present the best in new music and emerging artists for 2017!