WTSR New Noise

This week, WTSR’s Music Director 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: Centennials

Album Name: Fin

Release Number: 2

Hailing From: North Brunswick, New Jersey

Genre: Indie

Rock Label: Independent

The Centennials are another prime example of New Jersey’s distinct indie music scene. Self produced and mixed, the groups latest EP features an interesting blend of heavy drums and chord progression that put you in a trance. Each one of the melodies whisks you away into a focused state of mind. It’s the type of album to leave on in the background while doing some studying spending a nice relaxing day at home. However, I feel like their lycial craft leaves much to desire and often feels overbearing during the songs’ progressions. While they’re currently on hiatus to work on a full length album, I am interested to see what’s next for the group

Band Name: Interpol

Album Name: Marauder

Release Number: 6

Genre: Alternative, 2000s

Rock Label: Matador

With the release of Marauder, Interpol further solidifies its influence on the alternative rock scene. This album is able to adapt and improve upon its 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 alternative sound of the early 2000s. Fortunately, Interpol does not follow the trend of declining quality that haunts many other 2000s alternative bands; rather, Interpol sticks to its guns and is able to create a well produced album.

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