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The National’s Bryce Dessner Releasing Orchestral Album

Bryce Dessner is readying to release a three song orchestral album called St. Carolyn by the Sea on March 3rd. Although the musician is certainly most well-known for his part in The National on guitar, Dessner is also an incredibly talented arranger and composer. Dessner traverses genres quite beautifully between classical orchestra and full-fledged rock. […]

The National Release Song For Catching Fire Soundtrack

The National Release Song For Catching Fire Soundtrack

With the premier of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire less than two weeks away, indie rockers The National have become one of the first artists to release their song for the movie’s soundtrack. Titled “Lean,” the track effectively captures the dark, melancholic sound and obscure, pensive lyrics The National are known for. With lyrics such […]

Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago

Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago

In 1991, Jane’s Addiction decided to call it quits and went out with a bang by organizing their own touring festival. With front man Perry Farrell taking the helm, the band hand-selected an extremely diverse lineup of artists, from post-punk rockers Siouxsie and the Banshees to industrial innovators Nine Inch Nails to rapper Ice-T, in […]

Boston Calling To Return in September

Boston Calling To Return in September

Nearly 20,000 music fans flocked to downtown Boston this weekend, crowding City Hall Plaza for the city’s first (mini) music festival: Boston Calling. The Saturday/Sunday festival featured fun. and The National as the headliners, but the line-up also included Dirty Projectors, Of Monsters and Men, Young the Giant, Andrew Bird, and more, with the sets […]

Concert Watch: May 22nd-26th

Concert Watch: May 22nd-26th

Hey listeners! The weather is fine and the music scene this week is even finer, so let’s get right down to it. Tonight, May 22nd: Yeasayer at The Sinclair Brooklyn psych-poppers hit this relatively new venue tonight as they continue to promote 2012’s wonderful album The Fragrant World with the Converse Rubber Tracks tour in Cambridge. If […]

New Releases Tuesday: May 21

New Releases Tuesday: May 21

Welcome to New Releases Tuesday on WERS. Every Tuesday we’ll take a look around the music scene and bring you updates on, you guessed it, the new albums coming out this week. THE NATIONAL, TROUBLE WILL FIND ME Trouble Will Find Me marks the sixth studio album from the indie rock group hailing from Cincinnati. The […]

New Single From The National

New Single From The National

One of the biggest successes to come out of the Brooklyn indie scene, The National, are releasing a new album titled, Trouble Will Find Me and is due out May 21st. The first song to surface was “Demons”, which is a melancholic art-rock tune about letting your demons get the best of you and allowing […]

Boston Gets Its Own Music Festival

Boston Gets Its Own Music Festival

Chicago has Lollapalooza. New York has The Governors Ball. San Francisco has Outside Lands. Now, Boston has Boston Calling. The two day festival, announced earlier this week, will take place on May 25 and 26 (the Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend).) But where can a large music festival be held in Boston? The […]

The National Playing in Support of President Obama

The National Playing in Support of President Obama

Indie rock band The National early this October decided to get out and do their part in supporting their candidate for this upcoming presidential election. The National have always been in support of President Obama and one month ago they opened up for the president at an Obama rally in Iowa. With the election closing […]

Sufjan Stevens Will Release New Christmas Box Set

Sufjan Stevens Will Release New Christmas Box Set

Sufjan Stevens has already released a Christmas album, Songs For Christmas, but on November 13th, Stevens will release a vinyl Christmas box set, including five EPs. The box set will be titled Silver & Gold: Song For Christmas, Volumes 6-10. The EPs spread 58 tracks down, from originals to covers. There will even be some […]

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