This week on 90.1 FM KKFI, Wednesday MidDay Medley begins our four-week special: The 115 Best Recordings of 2015.
Based on playlists of this little ole radio show, we’ve compiled representative tracks from our favorite full-length and EP recordings of the year. We realize that these “Best of” lists can seem very subjective, however we ask that you please accept our list as a celebration of the year of music.
In 2015 we’ve played over 1000 songs on the show, and from over 300 New & MidCoastal Releases. Over 40 of the bands and artists in our “Best of” list have actually joined us live and/or performed in our 90.1 FM studios. We’ve interviewed over 200 local and national guests. 70 the representative recordings on our “Best of” list were produced by artists based here in the area. It’s all good!
Please tune into KKFI 90.1 FM, on Wednesdays, 10-Noon, in December, on the 9th, 16th, 23th, and 30th. We’ll be packing 8-hours of radio with music that represent: The 115 of Best Recordings of 2015!
We’ll be counting down #115 through #1 with music from: The Grisly Hand, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Pink Royal, Dolls on Fire, Radkey, Mikal Shapiro, THE ARCHITECTS, Digital Leather, Beautiful Bodies, Berwanger, Lauren Anderson, La Guerre, Rev Gusto, Mat Shoare, Calvin Arsenia, Howard Iceberg & The Titanics, Barrel Maker, Be/Non, Dreamgirl, Bloodbirds, Iris DeMent, Scott Hrabko & The Rabbits, Light Music, John Moreland, Alabama Shakes, Julia Holter, Beirut, Viet Cong, The Decemberists, She’s A Keeper, Betse & Clarke, Johnny Hamil’s GAV7D, Good Time Charley, Kodascope, Psychic Heat, The Electric Lungs, Ivory Black, Connor Leimer, Jessica Paige, The AM Trio, Heidi Lynne Gluck, The Matchsellers, Victor & Penny, Barrel Maker & LION, Sinple, Low, Pops Staples, Sterling Witt, Shamir, Joanna Newsom, Sleater-Kinney, the author and the illustrator, Mbongwana Star, Sufjan Stevens, courtney barnett, Leon Bridges, The Fog, Yo La Tengo, Ernest James Zydeco, Chris Meck and The Guilty Birds, Campdogzz, HMPH!, Riala, Deco Auto, Sara Morgan, The Depth and the Whisper, Rex Hobart & the Misery Boys, Rachel Mallin, Thunderclaps, Yes You Are, Sie lieben Maschinen, Mysterious Clouds, Stik Figa x D/WILL, Christian Hankel, Via Luna, Megan Slankard, pieta brown, Jamie xx, Ducktails, Speedy Ortiz, Wire, Darondo, Laura Marling, of Montreal, Death And Vanilla, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Ghastly Menace, The Roseline, The Sluts, BUMMER, Arc Flash, Toughies, Slow Motion Commotion, Sad American Night, The Waspmen, Julian Davis Music, Jason Vivone & The Billy Bats, Duncan Burnett & The Ministry, Tall Tales, Lower Dens, Sharon Van Etten, Jose Gonzalez, Monophonics, Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens, Girlpool, Purity Ring, Hot Chip, Sydney Lucas & Beth Malone from “Fun Home” on Broadway, THEESatisfaction, Laurie Anderson, Erasers, Jacco Gardner, Eleni Mandell, Kate Pierson, and Jill Scott.