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“Regions Of Light And…” by Jim James

You can tell a lot about Regions Of Light And Sound Of God just from listening to the opening track. It begins quietly: a muted drum roll, a simple but catchy piano riff, the distant sound of a kettle whistling, and then the crooning comes— Jim James’ signature vocals sounding almost unfamiliar in this strangely [...]

“Meanwhile In Afghanistan” by David Rovics

A long time political activist and as self-proclaimed “professional flat-picking rabble-rouser,” David Rovics is a musician on a mission. In Meanwhile in Afghanistan, a musical WikiLeaks, Rovics seeks to expose governmental corruption with colorful social commentary through song. The opening track, “Breivik,” is named after Anders Breivik, the man responsible for the deaths of 77 [...]

“Beta Love” by Ra Ra Riot

When it comes to the latest music releases, apart from recommendations by friends and trusted sources, the artwork of an album is so important in deciding what we take the time to hear. When looking at Ra Ra Riot’s three full-length LP’s, their album art has been actually incredibly well representative of what lies within [...]

“Things I Should Let You Know” by Seth Glier

Seth Glier’s 2012 Grammy nomination came as a massive surprise. Born and raised in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, the young songwriter was barely out of the gate when his second album The Next Right Thing was nominated in the Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical category. While he did lose to one of the most popular bands in [...]

Discover: “Walk The Moon”

January’s Album of the Month is the self-titled release from Cincinnati-based rockers Walk The Moon. Walk the Moon’s self-titled debut on RCA Records was released this past June, so its christening as Album of the Month for this month isn’t exactly timely. Furthermore, as any WTM devotee will gladly point out, many of the songs [...]

Discover: “Battle Born”

Dec.’s album of the month is the Killers “Battle Born” read more about it here

WERS Staff Picks 2012

WERS Staff Picks 2012

See what albums the WERS staff picked as their favorites from 2012

Grammy Nominations Announced

Grammy Nominations Announced

A great year for music in general calls for a great ceremony at 2013 Grammy Music Awards scheduled to be held on February 10th 2013. The awards ceremony will be hosted by Country Music sensation Taylor Swift and Hip Hop legend LL Cool J at the Staples Center in Los Angeles California. This is the [...]

“End of Daze” by Dum Dum Girls

With the Dum Dum Girls release of their fourth EP, End of Daze, the girls amp up their dream-pop sound with a little more dream and a little less pop. As a follow-up to 2011’s Only in Dreams, the EP samples a group of songs that were originally recorded for last year’s full length release [...]

“Haunted Man” by Bat For Lashes

English singer-songwriter Natasha Khan, better known as Bat For Lashes, came in to prominence in 2009 with her sophomore album Two Suns. On that album, Khan created lush soundscapes and paired them against her elegantly haunting vocals to create a sound distinctly hers. After 3 years, Khan has followed up Two Suns with the highly [...]

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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