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“Regions Of Light And…” by Jim James

“Regions Of Light And…” by Jim James

You can tell a lot about Regions Of Light And Sound Of God just from listening to the opening track. It begins quietly: a muted drum roll, a simple but catchy piano riff, the distant sound of a kettle whistling, and then the crooning comes— Jim James’ signature vocals sounding almost unfamiliar in this strangely […]

“Meanwhile In Afghanistan” by David Rovics

“Meanwhile In Afghanistan” by David Rovics

A long time political activist and as self-proclaimed “professional flat-picking rabble-rouser,” David Rovics is a musician on a mission. In Meanwhile in Afghanistan, a musical WikiLeaks, Rovics seeks to expose governmental corruption with colorful social commentary through song. The opening track, “Breivik,” is named after Anders Breivik, the man responsible for the deaths of 77 […]

“Anything in Return” by Toro Y Moi

“Anything in Return” by Toro Y Moi

Anything in Return, the third album by Toro Y Moi, is a collection of electropop songs built from an amalgam of diverse elements; house, R&B, and even funk come to mind when listening. The record seems clearly to be striving for an air of nostalgic sensuality, which it successfully borrows from the 80s. Its most […]

“Beta Love” by Ra Ra Riot

“Beta Love” by Ra Ra Riot

When it comes to the latest music releases, apart from recommendations by friends and trusted sources, the artwork of an album is so important in deciding what we take the time to hear. When looking at Ra Ra Riot’s three full-length LP’s, their album art has been actually incredibly well representative of what lies within […]

“Things I Should Let You Know” by Seth Glier

“Things I Should Let You Know” by Seth Glier

Seth Glier’s 2012 Grammy nomination came as a massive surprise. Born and raised in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, the young songwriter was barely out of the gate when his second album The Next Right Thing was nominated in the Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical category. While he did lose to one of the most popular bands in […]

Discover: “Walk The Moon”

Discover: “Walk The Moon”

January’s Album of the Month is the self-titled release from Cincinnati-based rockers Walk The Moon. Walk the Moon’s self-titled debut on RCA Records was released this past June, so its christening as Album of the Month for this month isn’t exactly timely. Furthermore, as any WTM devotee will gladly point out, many of the songs […]

2012 Top 89 Albums Countdown

2012 Top 89 Albums Countdown

Votes are in, listen Dec. 20th to hear the Top 89 Albums of 2012!

Discover: “Battle Born”

Discover: “Battle Born”

Dec.’s album of the month is the Killers “Battle Born” read more about it here

WERS Staff Picks 2012

WERS Staff Picks 2012

See what albums the WERS staff picked as their favorites from 2012

“End of Daze” by Dum Dum Girls

“End of Daze” by Dum Dum Girls

With the Dum Dum Girls release of their fourth EP, End of Daze, the girls amp up their dream-pop sound with a little more dream and a little less pop. As a follow-up to 2011’s Only in Dreams, the EP samples a group of songs that were originally recorded for last year’s full length release […]

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