This week, WTSR’s 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: Carl Broemel
Album Name: Wished Out
Release Number: 3
Hailing From: Nashville, Tennessee
Genre: Psychedelic Rock
Label: Stocks In Asia Records
Carl Broemel is best known as the guitarist of the modern psychedelic rock band My Morning Jacket. In his third solo album “Wished Out,” Broemel brings these same musical sensibilities he has brought to his other projects. This album is both an introspective and existential conversation of a veteran musician and middle-aged man questioning his time on Earth and the short blip of time it covers within the universe. Despite the heavy topics, the music is actually pretty groovy, with an emphasis on jangly to fuzzy guitar work and sometimes a driving piano. Wished Out is a breezy soundtrack to listen to while walking around campus.
Must Hear: “Dark Matter,” Malibu Shadow” and “Starting From Scratch”
Band Name: Advance Base
Album Name: Animal Companionship
Release Number: 4
Hailing From: Chicago, Illinois
Genre: Synth Pop
Label: Ordinal Records U.S.A.
Singer-songwriter Owen Ashworth recently released his fourth full-length album as a part of Advance Base. “Animal Companionship” combines spacey synth with intimate lyrics about human and pet relationships, The beauty of this album is in the way it works in its entirety. The more you listen, the more you fall in love. This album flows seamlessly together from track to track, making it feel like a complete story from beginning to end.
Must Hear: “Rabbits” and “True Love Death Dream”