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U2 Releasing New Album This Summer

U2 has been receiving a lot of buzz lately due to the success of their song “Ordinary Love” that they wrote for the film Mandela. Having just won a Golden Globe for this single and also being nominated for an Oscar, the band definitely does not regret the decision to write this song for the [...]

Neko Case Adds New Tour Dates

Singer-songwriter Neko Case has announced tour dates for the upcoming months. Her travels include stops in Australia, Canada, and both coasts of the United States. Neko Case will also be making appearances at major music festivals including California’s Coachella, Washington’s Sasquatch festival and New York’s Governor’s Ball. Her upcoming shows will feature songs from her [...]

Villagers Release New Single

Irish band Villagers released a new track titled “Occupy Your Mind” purposely coinciding with the start of the Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Upon release, frontman Conor J. O’Brien accompanied the song with a few words speaking to the anti-gay laws in Russia, writing, “In the advent of the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, please find attached [...]

The National’s Bryce Dessner Releasing Orchestral Album

Bryce Dessner is readying to release a three song orchestral album called St. Carolyn by the Sea on March 3rd. Although the musician is certainly most well-known for his part in The National on guitar, Dessner is also an incredibly talented arranger and composer. Dessner traverses genres quite beautifully between classical orchestra and full-fledged rock. [...]

Foster the People Look Back on “Pumped Up Kicks”

Lead singer of LA-based band Foster the People, Mark Foster, recently sat down with NME to discuss the breakout 2010 single and the effect – or rather effects – it had on society at the time. Foster explains in the interview how the song made the band extremely sought after by record labels out of [...]

On the Verge: Caitlin Crosby

On the Verge: Caitlin Crosby

Caitlin Crosby stopped by the WERS studio to play us a couple of tracks from her new EP, Save That Pillow. She was dressed immaculately in a modest floral lace dress, a house key on a ball chain around her neck, and a felt hat. She quickly warmed up and then jumped right in to [...]

Lana Del Ray Announces New Album Release

Former WERS Artist of the Month Lana Del Ray has confirmed a release date for her album. Well, sort of. A video recently surfaced of Lana meeting with fans and talking about her upcoming album Ultraviolence. After scoring her first number one single this past year with “Summertime Sadness” and winning a Grammy for best remixed [...]

Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy to Appear on ‘Parks & Recreation’

Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy to Appear on ‘Parks & Recreation’

The NBC hit show Parks and Recreation is currently in its 6th season and has been fairly star-studded, compensating for the loss of Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe from their main cast. Guest stars for this season have included stars such as Henry Winkler and Kristen Bell; and Jeff Tweedy is no exception. The frontman of [...]

You Blew It! Live In Studio

You Blew It! Live In Studio

  Emo is a dirty word. It’s too general of a music genre that, admitting to listening to, could make you an outcast in an instant. A few really bad mislabeled bands from the mid 2000s make me scared to admit to listening to The Promise Ring or American Football, or even Cap’n Jazz. However, [...]

Sarah Borges Live In Studio

Sarah Borges Live In Studio

During her busy week that includes a CD release party, performance with Girls, Guns and Glory, and being a mother, Massachusetts native and Emerson alum Sarah Borges had just enough time to stop by WERS studio. She played three songs off of her upcoming album, Radio Sweetheart, which is released Friday, and answered a few [...]

Emerson College

The Emerson Acappellooza Fundraiser

Come celebrate our school with performances from our own four a cappella groups: Acapellics Anonymous, Noteworthy, Treble Makers, and Achoired Taste. It will be a night filled with school spirit, positive energy, and fun for any person who loves Emerson College. Proceeds will go to Emerson Scholarships and Emerson A cappella. Sponsored by Acappellics Anonymous with The Spirit [...]

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