Album of the Week

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Arcade Fire "Reflektor"

Arcade Fire changes direction with a danceable album that matches rock and funk influences from the 1970s with a new interest in global music.When the Canadian indie-rock band Arcade Fire won the...

Paul McCartney, "New"

Over the past couple of decades while his detractors have been dismissing McCartney as the "Silly Love Songs" peddler of sappy pop, the ex-Beatle has been building up a terrific "oeuvre" of late-...

Avett Brothers - Magpie & The Dandelion

Dr. Dog "The B-Room"

Blitzen Trapper "VII"

 Blitzen Trapper brew up a mix of funky appalachian rock with lots of hunting metaphors.If funk grooves and country twang decided to have a throw-down, each tearing across an open field to...

Elvis Costello & The Roots "Wise Up Ghost

Summer is over.  I hate to be the one to break it to you, but Sweater Season made its grand arrival this weekend.  The time for feel-good, cheery pop songs and page-turning beach novels is...

Jack Johnson "From Here To Now To You"

Jack Johnson's latest is a valentine to his happy family life.Jack Johnson is both a happy and very private guy. He’s been with his high school sweetheart for twenty years and is father to three...

Mayer Hawthorne "Where Does This Door Go?"

Neo-soul singer, Mayer Hawthorne, has a great sense of humor about himself and he delivers the goods smoothly on his latest album, Where Does This Door Go? The record opens with a titillating make-...

Neko Case "The Worse Things Get The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight The More I Love You"

Neko Case offers a brutally aggressive examination of loss and depressionEveryone experiences traumas that tilt your axis, throwing your personal orbit off kilter - divorce, death, the loss of a job...

Laura Veirs "Warp and Weft"

 Laura Veirs balances the joys and concerns of motherhood while expanding her musical palate.Laura Veirs’ last three albums represent an arch in parenthood. 2010’s July Flame used summer as a...

Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion "Wassaic Way"

Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion team with members of Wilco to tread a broader musical path.Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion have been honing their combined sound through several records. Their...

Michael Franti and Spearhead "All People

Michael Franti collaborates with new partners for a joyous celebration of lifeMichael Franti’s career is a study in evolution, beginning with his recordings as a member of the punk band The Beatnigs...

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Self-titled

A new summer of love dawns thanks to Edward Sharpes' jangling folk-rock, and love and peace messages.You would be forgiven if you mistook the self-titled album from Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic...

John Fogerty "Wrote A Song For Everyone"

John Fogerty revisits old songs adding new twists and star guest performers. Some rockers rest on their laurels. They take to the road with a list of golden nuggets, performing them in mellower...

She and Him "Volume 3"

M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel offer eleven original songs and three covers of happy summertime pop. Effervescent, bubbly, perky, gamin, madcap, are a few of the descriptor’s attached to Zooey...

Edie Brickell and Steve Martin "Love Has Come For You"

Bluegrass, pop, and rural folk mix seamlessly on an album that celebrates love.Steve Martin has established his credentials as both an astute banjo player and songwriter. He’s recorded several albums...

Jason Isbell "Southeastern"

Sobriety and new found love inspire twelve beautifully crafted songs of redemption.There’s nothing like sobriety to set off a singer/songwriter’s creative juices. Jason Isbell sets the agenda...

The Olms "The Olms"

Pete Yorn and JD King craft sunny songs that reflect 1960 and '70 era inspirationCreating a refuge away from the crazy world is one way to maintain one’s sanity, and replenish the creative wellspring...

The National: "Trouble Will Find Me"

Matt Berninger examines regret and mortality in another dark masterpiece from the masters of intense indie rockIn the liner notes for Trouble Will Find Me The National dedicates the album to their...

Laura Marling "Once I Was An Eagle"

British folk artist Laura Marling offers a dark, intense, and ambitious journey through love.Ambition is about purpose and not abundance or excess. British folk artist Laura Marling sticks to this...

Phoenix "Bankrupt"

The French indie rock band follow up their massively successful Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix.For its fifth studio album the French indie rock group has decided to, as band member put it, create something...

Patty Griffin "American Kid"

Patty Griffin offers a poignant memorial to her late fatherAnyone who has lost a close relative, particularly a parent, knows the ambivalent emotions that can whirl in the heart after a loss....

Fitz & The Tantrums - More Than Just A Dream

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Live & Direct Vol. 15

Pick up a copy of Live & Direct Vol. 15 with your membership to WYEP today.  All of the songs on this CD were recorded live at the WYEP Community Broadcast Center.Track Listing1. Punch...

Junip - Junip

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