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“Twins” by Ty Segall

“Twins” by Ty Segall

Since 2008, Ty Segall has been releasing music at a frenetic pace. His latest effort, Twins, is his sixth solo album in the last four years. It is also the third of his releases in 2012 alone. Last spring, he released the album Hair with the garage-rock band White Fence, and in June, he and […]

“No Man’s Land” by Charlie Peacock

“No Man’s Land” by Charlie Peacock

“These songs are inspired by the grit, gumption, and faith of my grandparents over several generation.” The inside cover of Charlie Peacock’s latest release, No Man’s Land, makes obvious the theme of his twelve tracks of country-blues songs. He looks to the stories of his ancestors to fuel his music, covering the album case with […]

“Incorruptible Heart” by Lavender Diamond

“Incorruptible Heart” by Lavender Diamond

A dreamy and delicate listening experience, Lavender Diamond’s second full-length album, Incorruptible Heart, is a record that cradles listener’s ear drums. The four person band originating from Los Angeles creates a gentle sound that combines indie, folk, pop, and electronic music. Fronted by Becky Stark’s strangely ethereal vocals, Incorruptible Heart is made up of twelve […]

“Gentle Stream” by The Amazing

“Gentle Stream” by The Amazing

The Swedish indie folk band The Amazing have successfully avoided a sophomore slump with the release of their newest album Gentle Stream. Frontmen Reine Fiske and Gustav Ejstes have teamed up to create an album that would make Neil Young and Crazy Horse envious. While they might be formally known as an indie band, it’s […]

“Cathedrals of Color” by Courrier

“Cathedrals of Color” by Courrier

“Can you hear my heart, hear my heart now?” Courrier lead singer Austin Jones belts out in “Love Is A Fire,” the lead single off of the Texas-based group’s latest album, Cathedrals of Color. To answer Jones’s question: yes – anyone who gives a listen to Cathedrals of Color can clearly hear the heart behind […]

Music For The Independent Mind: Vol. 7

Music For The Independent Mind: Vol. 7

The Nov. Album of the Month is WERS’s Music For the Independent Mind: Vol. 7

“¡DOS!” by Green Day

“¡DOS!” by Green Day

¡UNO!, the first album in Green Day’s current trilogy ¡UNO! ¡DOS! ¡TRE!, was a breath of fresh air coming from these guys that, since 2004, released two rock operas that were politically charged. ¡DOS!, like ¡UNO!, brings us back to that garage punk, beautifully angsty sound that we know and love this band for. The […]

“Election Special” by Ry Cooder

“Election Special” by Ry Cooder

Ry Cooder takes no prisoners. In his latest album, Election Special, Cooder is in excellent form and is ready to rip the Republican party. You only need to take a quick glimpse at the song titled to know where Cooder’s mind was when he was writing this album: “Mutt Romney Blues”, “The Wall Street Part […]

“Diluvia” by Freelance Whales

“Diluvia” by Freelance Whales

Almost three years after the release of indie rock band Freelance Whales’ first studio album, Weathervanes, the band has sprung back on the scene with their sophomore album, Diluvia, released on October 9. Fans will be pleased to hear that the band has evolved in their own way, while still maintaining the qualities that entranced […]

“Field Report” by Field Report

“Field Report” by Field Report

Fans of DeYarmond Edison know that when the band broke up, Justin Vernon went on to create Bon Iver and others formed Megafaun. Yet Chris Porterfield, another member of DeYarmond Eidson, hung back for a while and is now coming forward with a full live band in Field Report. When turning this record on, if […]

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