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“The Idler Wheel…” by Fiona Apple

“The Idler Wheel…” by Fiona Apple

Fiona Apple’s name has become synonymous with independent music as we know it today—since her auspicious debut in 1996, the singer has become a figurehead for the found music sound and a first-person, exceedingly personal style that continues today. However, Apple barely knows how much she has affected the genre; in a recent interview, she […]

“Handwritten” by The Gaslight Anthem

“Handwritten” by The Gaslight Anthem

With their recent transition to major label Mercury Records in late 2011, fans of The Gaslight Anthem were left wondering if the New Brunswick natives would sacrifice their signature sound or still be able pull off another album riddled with Springsteen-infused punk. Needless to say, Gaslight has indeed done it again. Handwritten, the follow-up to […]

On the Verge: We Are Serenades

On the Verge: We Are Serenades

At 4:15 PM each Tuesday, WERS brings you our On the Verge segment which highlights an artist we think is up-and-coming. This week’s artist On the Verge is the Swedish-based duo We Are Serenades. We Are Serenades consists of Adam Olenius and Markus Krunegard – of the bands Shout Out Louds and Laakso respectively. Their […]

“Banga” by Patti Smith

“Banga” by Patti Smith

While she hasn’t had a true hit since 1978′s “Because The Night”, Patti Smith has come to occupy a unique position in the American music as one of the most iconoclastic, enduring, creative, and distinctive songwriters of her time. It’s difficult to review her albums because they don’t tend to compare to anything else; there are […]

Revo Radar: Knife Party

Revo Radar: Knife Party

Everyone grew up with that certain artist that they still listen to that gets their hips shaking and feet shuffling. So let me introduce to you my friend Knife Party; Knife Party this is my friend (insert your name here). Two members of the electro rock band Pendulum, Gareth McGrillen and Rob Swire, founded knife […]

New Show “Connections” to Join WERS Schedule

New Show “Connections” to Join WERS Schedule

If several new songs each week just doesn’t satisfy your craving for new music, then you’re in luck. WERS is adding a brand new show to our weekly lineup that features music from up-and-coming acts like Purity Ring, Yeasayer, King Tuff, City and Colour, Polica, Japandroids, and many more. The show, called “Connections”, is hosted by Nic Harcourt […]

On the Verge: ALO

On the Verge: ALO

California natives ALO (Animal Liberation Orchestra) took some time off from ruling the west to join us here on the east coast in the WERS studio. Over their ten year span, the funky, jammy, poppy, rocky band have released eight studio albums, the latest four under Jack Johnson’s Bushfire Records. Their music features a great […]

“Our Version of Events” by Emeli Sandé

“Our Version of Events” by Emeli Sandé

It’s always exciting to get an album from an international artist who hasn’t yet it made it big overseas. We may not know her name yet in the States, but Emeli Sandé is certainly not new to the ears of Brits. A Scottish soul and R&B recording artist and songwriter, Sandé collaborated with Alicia Keys, […]

Revo Radar: Swedish House Mafia

Revo Radar: Swedish House Mafia

June 23rd, 2012 was a devastating day for dance music fans all over the globe. After four years of dominating the EDM world, the DJ super group Swedish House Mafia announced that they would be splitting up after their upcoming tour. The powerhouse trio left a message on their website saying, “We want to thank […]

“Forever So” by Husky

“Forever So” by Husky

From its inception in the 80s, Sub-Pop has fostered a consistently impeccable lineup of artists ranging from the first heavy-hitters of grunge to current icons of indie rock such as The Shins. Proving their excellent tastes once again, the Seattle label is releasing Forever So, the debut album from Husky, who are one of the […]

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