Discumentary

A Discumentary is an in-depth exploration of an essential album from the WYEP music library. Whether focused on a classic release from the 1960s or important album from the past decade, Discumentary gives you a sense of its backstory, impact, and above all, music from that album. Hosted by Brian Siewiorek.

Discumentary: The Shins "Wincing the Night Away"

 
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The Shins 3rd album was released in 2007, just a few years after Natalie Portman declared that The Shins "...will change your life" in the film "Garden State".

Discumentary: David Bowie "Heroes"

 
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"Heroes" was David Bowie's second release of 1977, it was also the second installment of his collaborations with Brian Eno known as the "Berlin Trilogy". Recorded in a studio in West Berlin that overlooked The Wall, the album is influenced by German bands of the time like Kraftwerk and Neu!

Discumentary: Josh Ritter "Hello Starling"

 
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When Josh Ritter's third album was released in 2003 he was still fairly unknown in the United States, yet the album debuted at #2 in Ireland. "Hello Starling" showcased Ritter's gift for songwriting and paved the way for his later success.

Discumentary: The Pogues "If I Should Fall From Grace With God"

 
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Discumentary: Depeche Mode "Violator"

 
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Discumentary: Elton John "Tumbleweed Connection"

 
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Discumentary: XTC "Skylarking"

 
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Discumentary: The Avett Brothers "Emotionalism"

 
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Discumentary: "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" Soundtrack

 
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Discumentary: Blur "Parklife"

 
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