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“Victim of Love” by Charles Bradley

“Victim of Love” by Charles Bradley

Despite beginning his musical career so relatively late in life, Charles Bradley has unarguably made a name for himself as a phenomenal soul and R&B singer. Now in his 60s, Bradley is releasing his second album, Victim of Love. His songs echo iconic soul singers such as James Brown and Otis Redding. Most likely due […]

“Awayland” by Villagers

“Awayland” by Villagers

A quick glance at the latest issue of Mojo magazine will reveal a striking and somewhat grotesque illustration of Villagers songwriter and singer, Conor O’Brien. Drawn as a Slaughter House Five reading fetus that is sharing space with a gecko in the belly of an ocean wave, the image itself is a bit too psychedelic […]

“Spark Seeker” by Matisyahu

“Spark Seeker” by Matisyahu

If there were ever a wild card in the pop music hierarchy, Matisyahu is hands-down one of the most unpredictable and unconventional artists on the charts. His fusion of hip-hop, rock n’ roll, spoken word, and beat boxing combined with his latest effort to perform as an acoustic singer/songwriter on Spark Seeker: Acoustic brings some […]

“The Low Highway” by Steve Earle

“The Low Highway” by Steve Earle

On April 2nd, Steve Earle will add one more album to his already impressive collection. The Low Highway will be released by New West Records and was produced by Ray Kennedy and Earle himself. The album is a must-listen for any fan of country, rock, the blues, or anyone who appreciates the art of storytelling […]

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 […]

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