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“Ghost Stories” by Coldplay

“Ghost Stories” by Coldplay

Though they hardly need an introduction, Coldplay has been a tour-de-force since their formation the mid-nineties at University College London.  Their last two albums, Viva La Vida in 2008 and Mylo Xyloto in 2011, saw the band moving away from the dream-rock sound that catapulted them to fame, and experimenting with more complex instrumentation and […]

“Wild Animals” by Trampled by Turtles

“Wild Animals” by Trampled by Turtles

In the music video for their track “Wild Animals,” Minnesota-based Trampled by Turtles make it clear that they’ve got a message to send. A tired taxi driver picks a staggering girl up off the street who immediately passes out in the back seat. As the video follows the driver along through the overcrowded and neon-lit city, […]

“Ultraviolence” by Lana Del Rey

“Ultraviolence” by Lana Del Rey

At the young age of eighteen, Elizabeth Woolridge Grant signed her first record deal with 5 Points Records. Although she had previously recorded and released music as May Jailer and Lizzie Grant, from then on, she took the name Lana Del Rey and quickly catapulted into international stardom. Her release of Lana Del Rey in 2010 and particularly Born […]

“Underneath the Rainbow” by The Black Lips

“Underneath the Rainbow” by The Black Lips

After logging in six studio albums, ten or more years of extensive touring experience, and releasing a well-received indie-documentary, the resume of The Black Lips, arguably the most hardworking and unstoppable garage punk band around, seems it could not get any longer. Yet the band shows no signs of slowing down and has cranked out […]

“Upside Down Mountain” by Conor Oberst

“Upside Down Mountain” by Conor Oberst

You can take the Conor Oberst out of Bright Eyes, but you can’t take the indie folk out of Conor Oberst. With his distinct, warbling voice and talent for meaningful, poetic lyrics, Oberst’s music is unmistakable no matter what moniker it is released under. There is no denying that Oberst shaped his brand of simple […]

“A Sea of Split Peas” by Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett, 24 year old singer/songwriter from Melbourne, Australia, gets the ‘slacker’ label tagged onto her in almost anything ever written about her. I wouldn’t call writing two of the most entertaining and refreshing EPs in recent memory slacking off. I know a lot of slackers, and they can’t find the energy to even listen to […]

WERS Presents: All A Cappella Live!

WERS Presents: All A Cappella Live!

Congratulations to this year’s winner, the Darthmouth Aires

Where Are They Now: Shirley Murdock

Where Are They Now: Shirley Murdock

Shirley Murdock started her career as a singer in Toledo, Ohio by singing gospel music. In 1984, she was hired by Roger Troutman to be a background singer for Troutman’s G-Funk group, Zapp. The funk group had several popular hits with Warner Brothers Records. Based on this success, Troutman began recording with Murdock. Murdock and […]

Where Are They Now: Club Nouveau

Where Are They Now: Club Nouveau

As the creative force behind the Timex Social Club’s R&B chart-topper single “Rumors”, producer Jay King decided he could find success by forming his own funk group. He named the group Club Nouveau, and consisted of Jay King, Denzil Foster, Thomas McElroy, Samuelle Pratter, and Valerie Watson. The group was brought together in 1986 in […]

Where Are They Now: Undisputed Truth

Where Are They Now: Undisputed Truth

During the 1960s and ’70s, Motown changed the way people thought about and recognized the R&B/soul genre. In 1970, the record producer of the most successful Motown act, The Temptations, decided to experiment with his psychedelic soul production techniques. Norman Whitfield called his new group Undisputed Truth. Undisputed Truth consisted of members Joe Harris, who […]

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