This week, WTSR staff members Sarah Rogers and EJ Paras highlights some of the best new albums that the College’s own radio station, 91.3 FM WTSR, puts into its weekly rotation.
Band: Savoir Adore
Album: "The Love That Remains"
Release Number: 3rd
Hailing From: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Genre: Hipster Synthpop
After the dissolution of the partnership between Paul Hammer and Deidre Muro, the two founding members of Savoir Adore, one might have questioned if the band’s third album could stand amongst the two previous releases. However, with the assistance of new partners such as Leah Hayes, Lauren Zettler and Winslow Bright, Hammer is able to craft a truly beautiful third album after a two-year break from releasing new music. The album is a dreamy, imaginative journey through the trials of life that leaves a powerful impact and proves that Savoir Adore is only improving in their experiment with indie-rock synthpop.
Must Hear: “Giants,” “Lover’s Wake,” “Paradise Gold” and “Savages”
Album: “High in Place”
Release Number: 2nd
Hailing From: New York City
Genre: Jangly Power Pop
Label: Captured Tracks
This band has the idea of “guitar pop” down to a science. This album was recorded on a tape machine bought from a Lower East Side studio going out of business in New York City — how resourceful, and so indie. The lead singer has a bittersweet tone to his voice. This creates an airy atmosphere that you can get lost in. “High in Place” is such a laid back album filled with guitar licks and light drum fills.
Must Hear: “High Flying Faith,” “Reason to Run” and “Hammock”