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: Alkaline Trio
Album Name: Is This Thing Cursed?
Release Number: 9
Hailing From: Illinois
Genre: Dark Punk Rock
Label: Epitaph Records
This album sounds just as great as the band’s older music. The groups low-tone vocals and occasional dark lyrics lead to an overall darker tone, but their choruses bring a positive-sounding tone that is easy to sing along with. Energy-wise, they’re relaxed when compared with most punk bands, but they definitely wouldn’t be considered a slow or calm band. If you’re looking for music that has that punk rock kick but without the harsh vocals and fast tempo heard in a lot of punk, this is the album for you.
Must Hear: “Blackbird”
Band Name: Interpol
Album Name: Marauder
Release Number: 6
Genre: Alternative Rock
This album is able to adapt and improve upon the classic Interpol elements. Like other Interpol songs, tracks such as “If You Really Love Nothing” and “The Rover” contain simplistic yet memorable guitar riffs that encapsulate the early 2000’s alternative sound. Interpol sticks to its guns in this album and is able to create a well produced album with Marauder.
Must Hear: “If You Really Love Nothing,” “The Rover,” “Flight of Fancy,” “Stay In Touch” and “Party’s Over”