This week, WTSR Music Director Dylan Lembo highlights some of the best new music that the College’s own radio station, 91.3 FM WTSR, puts into its weekly rotation.
King Krule – Man Alive
If I could describe how King Krule’s music makes me feel, it would be the type of overwhelming sensation you get when you’re in a crowded place but feel dreadfully alone. The one thing about King Krule, otherwise known as Archie Marshall, is that he never fails to convey this sense of uneasiness. Listening to this record is like walking through an English alleyway at dusk, with nothing but the noise of the city and the thoughts in your own internal monologue to keep you company. It’s an atmospheric album without a doubt. I recommend listening through in a single sitting.
Black Lips – Sing In A World That’s Falling Apart
The band is back and better than ever! Following the instrumentally lush release of 2017’s “Satan’s Graffiti or God’s Art,” The Black Lips return with “Sing In A World That’s Falling Apart” is surprisingly a much twangier take on garage rock — so twangy, that’s it’s not even garage rock anymore. This is a straight up country LP. “Rumbler” makes me want to hoot and holler at the saloon. “Angola Rodeo” made me audibly Yeehaw during my first listen. From someone who has an aversion to country, this record is genuinely enjoyable and puts a smile on my cowboy face.