Home » Archives by category » Album Reviews (Page 9)

Discover: “The Messenger”

Discover: “The Messenger”

WERS is featuring Johnny Marr’s The Messenger as our March Album of the Month! Johnny Marr is still playing the electric guitar. And damn well too, which diehard indie rock fans should be grateful for. His first major project after a long stint of playing axe on other bands’ records, The Messenger is proof that […]

“Old Yellow Moon” by Emmylou Harris

“Old Yellow Moon” by Emmylou Harris

Country/folk tour de forces Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell are releasing Old Yellow Moon at ages when most people would have the idea of retirement looming above their graying heads. This obviously isn’t a consideration for either of these musicians. With more than thirty studio album releases and thirteen Grammys between them, Old Yellow Moon […]

“On My Mind/In My Heart” by Jesse Dee

“On My Mind/In My Heart” by Jesse Dee

Jesse Dee is undoubtedly one of Boston’s masters of the throwback sound. What might come as a surprise, however, is that this master musician did not pick up his first guitar until he was eighteen. Earlier this week, Dee released his sophomore album On My Mind/In My Heart, an effort that he co-produced just outside […]

“Daniel the Brave” by Adam Ezra Group

“Daniel the Brave” by Adam Ezra Group

On their recent album, Daniel the Brave, Boston-based rockers the Adam Ezra Group enter relatively unknown territory. Or, as the group puts it in the album’s liner notes, “Most of the tracks [on the album] are recorded live. Some are first takes. Some involve sounds we’ve never used on an album before.” The result of […]

“How I Knew Her” by Nataly Dawn

“How I Knew Her” by Nataly Dawn

One half of indie folk duo Pomplamoose, Nataly Dawn has had quite the success over the past three years. With her voice gracing a national Toyota commercial, appearing on NPR’s All Things Considered, and lending her talents to a Barry Manilow track, Dawn announced a solo-effort in 2011. The album financed by a KIckstarter campaign with […]

“Lines We Trace” by Hey Marseilles

“Lines We Trace” by Hey Marseilles

If you are planning to take a road trip this spring break and are looking for a sound track to inspire your adventure, look no further than Hey Marseilles’ Lines We Trace, available March fifth. The Seattle-based band has created a truly modern blend of sounds; a refreshing combination of folk, indie pop, and orchestral […]

“Honeys” by Pissed Jeans

“Honeys” by Pissed Jeans

Pissed Jeans is one of those bands that you know what they’re sound is going to be simply by reading their name. It’s a sound that’s gritty, angry, and unapologetic, drawing influences from ‘80s and ‘90s noise-rock. It’s full of passion and a whole lot of head-banging glory. Honeys, their most recent release, doesn’t stray […]

“My Rocks Are Dreams” by Psychic Friend

“My Rocks Are Dreams” by Psychic Friend

If you don’t know Imperial Teen, give them a listen because they’re one of the best power pop bands around. Psychic Friend, the side-project of Imperial Teen guitarist Will Schwartz and LA-based drummer Tripp Beam, doesn’t stray very far from Imperial Teen’s pop-formula, but what he does bring to the table is a very classic […]

“When It Was Now” by Atlas Genius

“When It Was Now” by Atlas Genius

Atlas Genius’s debut album, When It Was Now, pulses with the beat of the 80’s with an attention deficiency, but it’s a good thing. The South Australian band began on a whim in 2011, and has since produced a consistent and timely seven songs to tie together their first full release to follow up their […]

“Get Up!” by Ben Harper

“Get Up!” by Ben Harper

Blues fans will be overjoyed to find that a new musical gem has already risen to the surface this year in the form of Get Up! an album featuring Ben Harper and the legendary harmonica player, Charlie Musselwhite. Get Up! takes the talent of both Grammy Award winning musicians and creates a classic album that […]

Emerson College

WERS News Wins 11 Associated Press Student Awards

Congratulations to WERS News on winning 11 AP awards this year

CONNECT WITH US