New Music on WUSO This Week!

The WUSO CD Review Committee (Kent, Andrew, Nate, Caity, Joe, and Rory) have their picks from our new music this week. Their favorites are starred, and we’ve listed clips of some of the highlights. Tune into WUSO to hear more from these albums!

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*Big Tree- This New Year*
Mix with: The Dirty Projectors
Caity says: “Jazz rhythms and time signature with a pop base and colorful harmonies, strong female vocals.”

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah- Hysterical
Mix with: Handsome Furs, Wolf Parade, The Rapture, Girls
Nate says: “A really fun mix of indie rock and indie pop. Vocals take some getting used to, but are still solid.”

Cut Off Your Hangs- Hollow
Mix with: Red Distribution
Nate says: “Jangly guitars and a driving pulse offset the band’s somber lyrics to create a very indie rock sound.”

*Dawes- Nothing is Wrong*
Mix with: Drive by Truckers, Old 97s, Deer Tick, Wilco
Kent says: “Good rock band with country and folk influences. Great harmonies, nice mid-tempo tunes.”

A Little Bit of Everything:

Dreamers of me Ghetto- Enemy/Lover
Mix with: The xx, U2
Nate says: “Dark, atmospheric rock. Some good trucks mixed in with some filler.”

The Drums- Portamento
Mix with: Surfer Bood, The Vaccines, Cults, Bombay Bicycle Club
Nate says: “A fun mixture of Brit-pop and surf rock with occasional dips into the falsetto.”

What You Were:

*Feist-How Comes You Never Go There (Single)*< Mix with: Cat Power, Dan Auerbach Caity says: "Smooth female vocals, occasionally horse and black keys-esque guitar."

Gary Clark Jr.- The Bright Lights EP
Mix with: Black Keys, Jimi Hendrix, Lenny Kravitz, Jimi Hendrix
Andrew says: “Straight modern blues. Lo-fi vocals and breezy guitar.”

Jens Lekman- An Argument with Myself
Mix with: Joseph Arthur, Belle & Sebastian
Caity says: “Simple male vocals with Belle & Sebastian feel; road trip themed, sometimes added instruments (horns, strings).”

*Pujol- Nasty, Brutish, and Short*
Mix with: The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, Ramones
Andrew says: “Pretty catchy, poppy, alt-rock. A lot of lo-fi vocals. Very playable for college radio. Some cool interesting guitar rifs.”

S.C.U.M.- Again into the Eyes
Mix with: Explosions in the Sky, WULYF, Bon Iver
Kent says: “Really ambient and spacey… not really my kind of music, but worth a shot.”

Shivering Timbers- We All Started in the Same Place
Mix with: Iron and Wine, The Black Keys
Nate says: “A completely original sound that mixes elements from folk, blues, indie, and country to create an eclectic record that requires several full listens through the appreciate.”

Sun Wizard- Positively 4th Avenue
Mix with: My Morning Jacket, The Strokes, Elvis Costello, R.E.M., Wilco
Andrew says: “Wilco/Bob Dylan-esque edge vocals. Very nice, colorful, indie guitar lines. Great start to the album, a little less interesting towards the end.”

We Were Promised Jet Packs- In the Pit of the Stomach
Mix with: Manchester Orchestra, We Are Augustines
Kent says: “Heavier rock music with a few really good tunes. Definitely check out if into punk/hard rock.”

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