Album of the Week

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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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Dawes "Stories Don't End

 Dawes takes their southern California rock sound to Asheville N.C. for a change of pace.Google the band Dawes and read the reviews. Count how many time Laurel Canyon, CCN, and Jackson Browne...

The James Hunter Six "Minute By Minute"

The James Hunter Six create music that is both modern and nostalgicJames Hunter is a loyal guy. He’s stuck by the music he’s loved since a kid, mostly rhythm and blues and rock and roll of the 1950s...

Madeleine Peyroux "The Blue Room"

Madeleine Peyroux borrows inspiration from a Ray Charles concept album for a pensive, gorgeous record. In 1962 Ray Charles released his seminal album Modern Sounds In Country and Western Music....

David Bowie - The Next Day

David Bowie – The Next Day (Columbia) He’s been called Ziggy.  He’s been called the Thin White Duke.  But, for the last decade, most have called David Bowie something along the lines of...

Son Volt "Honky Tonk"

Jay Farrar and Son Volt create another country music influenced album. Old music doesn’t die; it gets resurrected and reconstructed by a new generation of musicians. Young audiences, eager for...

Josh Ritter "The Beast In Its Tracks

Josh Ritter produces a stark, raw, and ultimately uplifting rendering of the heartbreak, struggles and survival of divorce. Divorce can be a killer, sometimes almost literally. In the liner...

Carrie Rodriguez "Give Me All You Got"

Carrie Rodriguez's 5th album highlights her evolution as a singer, songwriter, and fiddler. Watching Carrie Rodriguez’s career develop is a lesson in how a musician evolves. From her days at...

Richard Thompson "Electric"

In a promotional video for his new album Richard Thompson points out that the distance between personal style and personal cliché is razor thin. How does one avoid not repeating himself, even if he...

Cody Chesnutt "Landing On A Hundred"

Cody ChesnuTT isn’t a man taken to small ideas. His 2002 debut, the double LP release The Headphone Masterpiece, set the bar high both in the audacity of its title and in the conceptual sweep of the...

"Pedestrian Verse"

Pedestrian Verse marks the fourth full-length release from the Scottish band Frightened Rabbit and their first on a major label. This time around, they’ve turned it up to 11 and put the self-...

The Mavericks "In Time"

The Mavericks reunion album is a celebration of Cuban rhythms, Tex-Mex rockers, and the roots of rock and roll. Have you ever imagined Raul Malo, a rose clenched tight between his teeth, slinking...

Gary Clark Jr. "Blak and Blu"

It’s a classic image, that of the bluesman standing at the crossroads, endeavoring to make a decision. For his debut release Gary Clark Jr. had the choice to follow the path of becoming his...

Erin McKeown "Manifestra"

Erin McKeown has been an intriguing artist since the inception of her career. Her music inauguration began in earnest following her graduation from Brown University with a degree in Ethnomusicology....

From The Top Of Willamette Mountain

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Cat Power - Sun

Cat Power brightens her sound with syncopated rhythms and a new sense of hope. Some artists work for many years before they emerge with an album that finally captures their full potential. Chan...

Van Morrison "Born To Sing: No Plan B"

The title chosen by Van Morrison for his 35th solo studio album would seem to be evident, but by selecting it Morrison makes a point. Music and singing is still the very relevant passion in the man’s...

Calexico "Algiers"

Calexico mix indie rock, Amerciana folk, and Tex Mex as backdrop for songs capturing the immigrant experience. Joey Burns and John Convertino are the heart and soul of the Tucson-based band...

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