This week, WTSR Music Director Brian Marino highlights some of the best new music that the College’s own radio station, 91.3 FM WTSR, puts into its weekly rotation.
Band Name: Dirty Projectors
Album Name: Lamp Lit Prose
Release Number: 8
Hailing From: Brooklyn, New York
Genre: Edgy rock
Label: Domino Recording Company
The singer’s raw, personal emotions are on full display in this album. The group makes tempo the key point in its boundary-pushing record. The orchestrational background and intricately-placed harmonies make these rockers stand out as quality musicians. The band has moved past its early days of very stereotypical indie music and has taken the musical bull by the horn, driving the sound straight into the realm of soulful power ballads with truly prose-like lyrics.
Must Hear: “Breakthru,”“That’s a Lifestyle” and “She’s a Caveman”
Artist Name: Joyce Manor
Album Title: Million Dollars to Kill Me
Release Number: 5
Hailing From: Torrance, California
Genre: Emo pop
Label: Epitaph Records
Joyce Manor’s new album is filled with contradictions. Despite covering sadder topics in his lyrics, the instrumentals are continuously upbeat and sound happier than the songs’ topics really are. The album has a summery vibe that could be played at a party, during a workout or just for fun in the car. This album make you simultaneously sad and excited about life and its ups and downs.
Must Hear: “Silly Games,” “Wildflowers”and “Up the Punx”