New Music Thursday!

WUSO CD Review Committee (Kent, Andrew, Nate, Caity, Joe, and Rory) offers their expert opinions on the new music this week. Favorites albums are starred, as usual… there were a lot of great music this week! Tune into WUSO to hear more from these albums.


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The Beets- Let the Poison Out

Mix with: Sic Alps, Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall
Nate says: “A mixture of psychedelic and garage rock. Lots of reverb, acoustic guitar, and gang vocals.”

*Gringo Star- Count Yer Lucky Stars
Mix with: The Doors, The Animals, The Killers, The Stroke, The Arctic Monkeys
Joe says: “Awesome indie rock with bluey classic rock notes mixed in. Fun vocals, good driving music.”
*Group Love- Never Trust a Happy Song
Mix with: Tokyo Police Club, Two Door Cinema Club
Nate says: “Authentic and energetic indie pop. Very catchy; not a low moment in the album.”

Colours (Live at SXSW 2011):


*Have Gun Will Travel- Mergers & Acquisitions 
Mix with: Old 97s, Low Anthem, Avett Brothers, Langhorneslim
Kent says: “Good mix of bluegrass, country, and rock. A bit redundant at times, but some really cool modern country rock on here.”
The Loose Hinges- The Loose Hinges
Mix with: The Shins, Sleater-Kinny
Joe says: “Light beats w synth. Vocals are nice. Lyrics are simple. Background/elevator music.”
*M83- HurryUp,We’reDreaming.
Mix with: Neon Indian
Kent says: “Synthy indie pop, a lot of electronics but some really cool spacey songs here too!”

Midnight City:

The Rapture- In the Grace of Your Love
Mix with: Metronomy, Holy Ghost, Friendly Fires, LCD Soundsystem
Nate says: “A seamless blend of dance, indie pop, and port-punk influences.”
*Tom Waits- Bad as Me
Mix with: Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Leonard Cohen
Kent says: “Really gravelly voice, lots of experimental instrumentation but some good rockers and ballads hidden beneath.”


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