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“Nanobots” by They Might Be Giants

“Nanobots” by They Might Be Giants

Every modern, indie-oriented college student goes through a special transformation during their four years at the university. These students often assume that the musical tastes they have accrued throughout the first 18 years of their lives are more refined and more cultivated than any of their peers. Their families, and even some of their friends […]

On the Verge: Xavier Rudd

On the Verge: Xavier Rudd

At 4:15 PM each Tuesday, WERS brings you our On The Verge segment which highlights an artist we think is up-and-coming. This week’s artist On The Verge is the Australian multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, Xavier Rudd. Rudd was born and raised in Torquay, Victoria and originally performed with the band Xavier and the Hum before choosing to […]

New Releases Tuesday

New Releases Tuesday

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. MUDHONEY, VANISHING POINT The Seattle-based alternative quartet, Mudhoney has released their eighth studio album, Vanishing Point. The record marks their first release in […]

Artist of the Week: Shout Out Louds

Artist of the Week: Shout Out Louds

This week, WERS is featuring Shout Out Louds as our artist of the Week! Stockholm’s own Shout Out Louds was formed in the early 2000′s by childhood friends Adam Olenius, Ted Malmros, and Carl von Arbin.  In 2001 drummer Eric Edman and keyboardist Bebban Stenborg were added to the lineup and the band got to […]

“What the Brothers Sang” Dawn McCarthy

“What the Brothers Sang” Dawn McCarthy

It can be concerning when younger bands attempt to pay tribute to an influential artist and then completely fail to do them any justice. A cover album is a deceptively difficult project to tackle because it gives the artist the unique task of representing not just their own musical vision but also the musical vision […]

New Live Video From Walk The Moon

New Live Video From Walk The Moon

Walk The Moon has been one of my favorite bands of the year with their release of their debut album, Walk the Moon in June of 2012. The album is full of hits like “Anna Sun” and “Tightrope.” The band has been touring in the United Kingdom and Europe for a while now and has […]

Phoenix Kicks Off Tour

Phoenix Kicks Off Tour

After a two year break, Phoenix finally kicked off their Bankrupt! tour with a string of west coast shows. Opening the tour at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, the band played the entirety of both their new album, Bankrupt!, and 2009’s Grammy-winning, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. This segment of the tour acts as a warm-up […]

Vampire Weekend Video Sparks Controversy

Vampire Weekend Video Sparks Controversy

Indie rockers and baroque poppers Vampire Weekend have recently pushed back the release date for their third album, titled Modern Vampires of the City, from May 7th to May 14th. While this announcement garnered some negative attention, the band is receiving major criticism over their recent music video for the single “Diane Young.” In this […]

Excision Live at House of Blues

Excision Live at House of Blues

Dubstep superstar Excision stopped by Boston’s House of Blues on Friday night as his latest stop on his “Execution Tour.” Don’t be worried by this menacing label; it merely refers to a 28 foot wide, 15 foot tall video mapped masterpiece that displays a proud 420 square feet of 3D video screen mapping and of […]

“Muchacho” by Phosphorescent

“Muchacho” by Phosphorescent

Phosphorescent, the pseudonym for the recording project of Alabama raised, Brooklyn based musician Matthew Houck, has been recording music under this name since 2001. Stylistically, his music is habitually hard to pin down, and his latest release, Muchacho, is no exception. Houck explores elements of folk, country, synth-pop, and experimental music all held together with […]

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