WTSR New Noise

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: Marissa Nadler

Album Name: For My Crimes

Release Number: 8

Hailing From: Boston

Genre: Indie

Label: Sacred Bones Records

This album is about failed relationships, but it comes from a dark and somber place, rather than a place of rage or resentment. The pain and heartbreak Nadler has been through is shown through her emotional voice, which is often coupled with equally beautiful harmonies. The album’s instrumentation is very simple — most songs just feature vocals, guitar and some strings in the background. This simplicity leads to a very real and more emotionally-driven album.

Must Hear: “For My Crimes” and “Blue Vapor”

Band Name: Advance Base

Album Name: Animal Companionship

Release Number: 4

Hailing From: Chicago

Genre: Synth Pop

Label: Ordinal Records U.S.A.

The new album “Animal Companionship” combines a strong, spacey synth with intimate lyrics about relationships between pets and humans. This album flows together seamlessly from track to track, making it feel like a complete story from beginning to end. The beauty of this album is that the more you listen, the more you fall in love.

Must Hear: “True Love Death Dream,” “Rabbits,” “You, Me, & The Moon” and “Christmas in Nightmare City”

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