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Discover: “Here”

Discover: “Here”

July’s Album of the Month is Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ Here

“Swing Lo Magellan” by the Dirty Projectors

“Swing Lo Magellan” by the Dirty Projectors

The buzz surrounding the Dirty Projectors latest album Swing Lo Magellan, which follows 2009’s Bitte Orca, is that it is the band’s attempt at an album that is more accessible to audiences. The main result is that many of the songs are laid back and toned down. However, Swing Lo Magellan lacks songs that are […]

“The Soul Sessions Vol. 2″ by Joss Stone

“The Soul Sessions Vol. 2″ by Joss Stone

UK-born soul singer Joss Stone first rose to fame in 2003 with her debut album The Soul Sessions, an album that awarded her multi-platinum status and a spot on the 2004 Mercury Prize shortlist. Now nine years later, Stone is still big on the soul music scene with her sixth album, a follow up to […]

“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 […]

“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 […]

“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, […]

“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 […]

“All Fall Down” by Shawn Colvin

“All Fall Down” by Shawn Colvin

Shawn Colvin, a WERS favorite, recently came into the studio to share her enthusiasm for All Fall Down, so to hear the album all laid out is truly a treat. While Colvin was here, she also shared her experience writing her memoir, “Diamond In The Rough”, where she opened up the struggle and triumphs of […]

“Big Station” by Alejandro Escovedo

“Big Station” by Alejandro Escovedo

Through 61 years, multiple bands, and twelve solo studio albums, Alejandro Escovedo has been an acclaimed underground success, and his new album, Big Station, is bringing him towards mainstream success. Escovedo’s sound has changed through the decades, starting in the 70s with the San Franciscan punk band The Nuns who gained fame by being one […]

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WERS News Wins 11 Associated Press Student Awards

Congratulations to WERS News on winning 11 AP awards this year

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