Off the Beaten Track
Here's something new: WHUS is a proud part of the CMJ, the College Music Journal, which has us send in our top added records each week, which would be cool to talk about! Hot, new records coming at your face along with other current events from around the station.
1. Franz Ferdinand – Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
Remember “Take Me Out?” Well the Scottish band has returned for a new album and boy-howdy is it going to rock your boxes off the shelves. There aren’t any insane, hooky, Top 40 radio hits on here, but instead groovy experimentation with electro-house sounds as well as nu-disco to be combined with their streamlined indie rock sound. Check this one out for sure!
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2. Okkervil River – The Silver Gymnasium
Indie folk-rock standouts Okkervil River have released a follow-up to their underwhelming 2011 album “I Am Very Far” that is a definitive statement to all the haters out there: Okkervil River can still make a sweet album full of HUGE, CLIMACTIC moments and choruses packed with piano, horns and inspirational guitar as well as keeping the tempo down and sensual. For fans of The Hold Steady, Sunset Rubdown, and Wolf Parade.
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3. Alunageorge – Body Music
Are you at all a fan of inescapably catchy pop music that most of the world hasn’t heard of yet? I know I am, so using my ability to rule out all other opinions, you’ll definitely love this record. Blooming global pop stars Alunageorge have finally released their debut album after a few delicious singles and great music videos and boy is it worth it. Capturing sounds of the present state of dance music and taking similar sounds to the 90s pop scene, Alunageorge has made an album that is a bit cheesy in points, but overall an amazingly catchy, sweet, and fun to listen to album.
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4. Jacuzzi Boys – Jacuzzi Boys
Three dudes, just jamming away at their instruments and having fun. What more do you want in an album? Packed with garage rock flair and fun around every corner, Jacuzzi Boys’ latest full-length is a journey into the mind of a chilled out yet glammy bro-band from Miami that takes all the muggy, humid weather from the swamps in Florida and converts them into some refreshing rock n roll that’s equally as fun to dance to as it is to relax to.
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5. Deer Tick – Negativity
Alt-Country dudes from Providence create a moodier, darker but rockier album that has a guest spot by Vanessa Carlton. Woah. This album is just rock-pop-country mumbo-jumbo that could definitely get you into the band, since they have such an impressive back catalog.
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