16 Indie Albums Your Can’t Miss From 2015 Playlist


Screen Shot 2015-08-27 at 7.12.12 PM You and I are granted more music each day than we have ever had access to in the history of the world.
Think about that for a second.

With so much music emerging each and every day, it’s very easy for any of us to not really pay attention to the great sounds presented, or gloss over a fantastic new artist to immediately search for the next thing. This is part of why I’m so against platforms like Spotify, Pandora, and Apple Music. While the digital streaming technology makes accessing any song completely simple, we lost the brilliance of enjoying the experience of music discovery.

This week we’re going to fix that. This presentation is of 16 indie albums from 2015 that you can’t miss. The playlist has been carefully curated to present known and established artists with emerging and undiscovered bands for a truly amazing listening experience. I’ll cover the spectrum of music from indie rock to jazz fusion and back again. Potential Golden Fork Award nominees are in this mix. They Might Be Giants, Blues Traveler, and Brandi Carlile pair well with emerging acts like Mark Cantwil, Holly Arrowsmith, and feature artist Kelley McRae.

And I know you will be an uncommon person (in a good way) and go support/buy the music from this week that you enjoy. The artists who make it depend of us as true fans to do that. Enjoy!

Hour 1

(Show theme)Lindsay Katt. “Heart Place (Instrumental)” Picking Out Boxes. Lindsay Katt, 2008. 01:45

Aryn Michelle. “Raod To Heaven” Depth EP. Aryn MIchelle, 2015. 03:00
Aryn Michelle. “Fight The Good Fight (feat. Derek Webb)” Depth EP. Aryn MIchelle, 2015. 03:23

Brandi Carlile. “Mainstream Kid” The Firewatcher’s Daughter. ATO Records, 2015. 04:19
Brandi Carlile. “Stranger At My Door” The Firewatcher’s Daughter. ATO Records, 2015. 04:23

The Ballroom Thieves. “Bury Me Smiling” A Wolf In The Doorway. Blue Corn Music, 2015. 03:56
The Ballroom Thieves. “Archers” A Wolf In The Doorway. Blue Corn Music, 2015. 02:37

Holly Arrowsmith. “Love Will Be A River” For The Weary Traveler. Holly Arrowsmith, 2015. 03:57
Holly Arrowsmith. “Mountain Prayer” For The Weary Traveler. Holly Arrowsmith, 2015. 04:52

Noah Gundersen. “Guardian Angel” Carry The Ghost. Dualtone Music, 2015. 03:59
Noah Gundersen. “Bag Of Glass” Carry The Ghost. Dualtone Music, 2015. 04:22

Iron & Wine & Ben Bridwell. “Magnolia” Sing Into My Mouth. Black Cricket Recording, 2015. 03:51
Iron & Wine & Ben Bridwell. “Am I A Good Man” Sing Into My Mouth. Black Cricket Recording, 2015. 03:01

Kelley McRae. “Stay Close To Me” Easy on My Mind. Kelly McRae, 2015. 03:01
Kelley McRae. “Easy On My Mind” Easy on My Mind. Kelly McRae, 2015. 04:10

Mark Cantwil. “Long Live The Night” Diggin’ On You. Mark Cantwil, 2015. 03:14

Hour 2

(Shoe theme)Lindsay Katt. “Heart Place (Instrumental)” Picking Out Boxes. Lindsay Katt, 2008. 01:45
These Fine Moments. “Moment Of Truth” Patience. These Fine Moments, 2015. 04:18
These Fine Moments. “Take It All Back” Patience. These Fine Moments, 2015. 04:17

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors. “When it’s All Said And Done” Medicine. 180 Records, 2015. 05:14
Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors. “You Will Always Be My Girl” Medicine. 180 Records, 2015. 02:53

They Might Be Giants. “Answer” Glean. Idlewild Recordings, 2015. 03:23
They Might Be Giants. “All The Lazy Boyfriends” Glean. Idlewild Recordings, 2015. 02:45

Trevor Hall. “Still Water” Unpack You Memories. Vanguard Records, 2015. 03:48
Trevor Hall. “Still Water” Unpack You Memories. Vanguard Records, 2015. 04:23

Galactic. “Domino (featuring Ryan Montbleau)” Into The Deep. Provogue, 2015. 03:44
Galactic. “Into The Deep (featuring Macy Gray)” Into The Deep. Provogue, 2015. 03:43

The Rocketboys. “Loud And Clear” Left Right-EP. Black Magnetic Records, 2015. 03:33
The Rocketboys. “Viva Voce” Left Right-EP. Black Magnetic Records, 2015. 04:31

Blues Traveler with Secondhand Serenade. “The Darkness We All Need ” Blow Up The Moon. Loud & Proud Records, 2015. 03:54
Blues Traveler with 3OH!3. “Hurricane” Blow Up The Moon. Loud & Proud Records, 2015. 03:44

JJ Grey & Mofro. “The Hurricane” Ol’ Glory. Provogue, 2015. 03:24

DGrantSmith

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