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Artist of the Week: MGMT

Artist of the Week: MGMT

MGMT released their third album, their first self-titled effort, this past fall and are currently touring the U.S. with a date in Boston this Thursday at the Orpheum! We are so thrilled to announce them as their Artist of the Week here at WERS. With roots right here in New England, founding members Andrew VanWyngarden […]

Artist of the Week: Polica

Artist of the Week: Polica

WERS is proud to announce that our artist of the week is Minneapolis alternative band Polica in celebration of their sophomore release, Shulamith.  Polica was born of another group’s demise– lead singer Channy Leaneagh left the duo Roma di Luna that consisted of her and her husband Alexei Casselle following the end of the marriage and […]

Artist of the Week: The Killers

Artist of the Week: The Killers

WERS is proud to announce The Killers as our Artist of the Week in celebration of the release of their first greatest hits album, Direct Hits.  Twelve years and four albums deep into an extremely successful career, The Killers began after then-synthpop artist and future frontman Brandon Flowers attended an Oasis concert and decided it was […]

Artist of the Week: CHRVCHES

Artist of the Week: CHRVCHES

WERS is proud to announce Scottish indie-synth rockers CHVRCHES as our Artist of the Week! Frontwoman Lauren Mayberry always had music in the back of her mind, playing drums and piano since she was a teenager and played in local bands throughout her college career, but first opted for a four-year law degree and a […]

Artist of the Week : Arcade Fire

Artist of the Week : Arcade Fire

There was no clearer pick for WERS’ Artist of the Week than Arcade Fire– not only was their fourth effort Reflektor released this past Thursday, but their potential as a group poised for the mainstream has never seemed more likely. In 2010, their masterful work on The Suburbs  gained almost universal critical acclaim, but some confusion from […]

Artist of the Week: Cold War Kids

Artist of the Week: Cold War Kids

WERS’ Artist of the Week is California-based band Cold War Kids, who are playing a show at the House of Blues on October 18th! Begun in 2004 by frontman Jonnie Russell in his apartment, the group released their first two EPs, Mulberry Street and With Our Wallets Full before gaining national attention after over a year of rigorous touring. […]

Artist of the Week: Atlas Genius

Artist of the Week: Atlas Genius

This week, WERS’s Artist of the Week is South Australian band Atlas Genius, who will be playing at the House of Blues in Boston tomorrow! Like many great bands, Atlas Genius came from very humble beginnings– they started out as a three-piece covers band in Adelaide back in 2009, and began to write original material […]

Artist of the Week: Tame Impala

Artist of the Week: Tame Impala

This week we’re featuring Tame Impala as our Artist of the Week! Hailing from Perth, Australia, Tame Impala has spent the better part of five years defining contemporary psych-rock with 2010′s Innerspeaker, last year’s Lonerism and a jam-packed international tour schedule. They’ll be hitting the Agganis Arena with headliners The Flaming Lips, and have cut […]

Artist of the Week: Grouplove

Artist of the Week: Grouplove

This week we’re featuring GROUPLOVE as our Artist of the Week in celebration of their new album, Spreading Rumours! The origin story of Los Angeles-based indie band Grouplove is a hippie with a guitar’s dream– two crazy kids meet in Manhattan, develop a sound and discover three additional members during an artist’s residency in Crete, […]

Artist of the Week: Elvis Costello and the Roots

Artist of the Week: Elvis Costello and the Roots

This week we’re featuring Elvis Costello and the Roots as our Artist of the Week in celebration of their new album, Wise Up Ghost! It’s rare for two high-profile acts to combine forces and release something truly interesting material a la Billy Bragg and Wilco or David Byrne, but never in genres as vastly different […]

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