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“Cathedrals of Color” by Courrier

“Cathedrals of Color” by Courrier

“Can you hear my heart, hear my heart now?” Courrier lead singer Austin Jones belts out in “Love Is A Fire,” the lead single off of the Texas-based group’s latest album, Cathedrals of Color. To answer Jones’s question: yes – anyone who gives a listen to Cathedrals of Color can clearly hear the heart behind […]

Music For The Independent Mind: Vol. 7

Music For The Independent Mind: Vol. 7

The Nov. Album of the Month is WERS’s Music For the Independent Mind: Vol. 7

“Election Special” by Ry Cooder

“Election Special” by Ry Cooder

Ry Cooder takes no prisoners. In his latest album, Election Special, Cooder is in excellent form and is ready to rip the Republican party. You only need to take a quick glimpse at the song titled to know where Cooder’s mind was when he was writing this album: “Mutt Romney Blues”, “The Wall Street Part […]

“Diluvia” by Freelance Whales

“Diluvia” by Freelance Whales

Almost three years after the release of indie rock band Freelance Whales’ first studio album, Weathervanes, the band has sprung back on the scene with their sophomore album, Diluvia, released on October 9. Fans will be pleased to hear that the band has evolved in their own way, while still maintaining the qualities that entranced […]

“Field Report” by Field Report

“Field Report” by Field Report

Fans of DeYarmond Edison know that when the band broke up, Justin Vernon went on to create Bon Iver and others formed Megafaun. Yet Chris Porterfield, another member of DeYarmond Eidson, hung back for a while and is now coming forward with a full live band in Field Report. When turning this record on, if […]

“State Hospital” by Frightened Rabbit

“State Hospital” by Frightened Rabbit

As the water begins to ripple in anticipation for their fourth studio-album release reportedly coming in early 2013, fans of the Glasgow-originated quintet Frightened Rabbit are thrown a figurative lifeline in the form of State Hospital. Long–time fans have yet to see a full-length album since March 2010, with the generally positive reviewed Winter of […]

“Cedar + Gold” by Tristan Prettyman

“Cedar + Gold” by Tristan Prettyman

In her third album, Ceder + Gold, Tristan Prettyman has bared all. Chronicling the intimate and personal tales from her split with former fiancee and fellow singer-songwriter Jason Mraz, Prettyman has created a record that reflects a very different part of her life than her first two. The cheerful acoustic songs of love and happiness […]

“Half-Made Man” by Ben Sollee

“Half-Made Man” by Ben Sollee

Since his debut full-length album from 2008, Learning to Bend, Ben Sollee has established himself as a musician who isn’t afraid to lay it all on the line for his audiences, both emotionally and musically. Impossible to put into one genre, Sollee’s work is a unique blend of soul, jazz, and folk, combined with his […]

Discover: “Babel”

Discover: “Babel”

October’s Album of the Month is Mumford & Sons’ Babel

“The Sound of the Life of the Mind”

“The Sound of the Life of the Mind”

It has been thirteen years since the release of Ben Folds Five’s last studio album, 1999′s The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner. In that time, a Five-less Ben Folds released three solo albums and launched himself a pretty successful singer/songwriter career. In 2011, Folds reunited with bassist Robert Sledge and drummer Darren Jessee to record […]

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