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Sunday December 5th

WTSR New Noise

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This week, WTSR Music Director Brian Marino highlights some of the best new music that the College’s own radio station, 91.3 FM WTSR, puts into its weekly rotation. Band Name: The Kooks

Album Name: Let’s Go Sunshine

Release Number: 6

Hailing From: London

Genre: Dreamy British Pop-Rock

Label: AWAL Recordings

The band has shifted gears to enter a more mellow rock route. The group inserts catchy choruses, with melodic verses in every song, which has given the album a holistic nonchalance feel. In terms of the lyrics, there are ideas of love, independence and rebellion throughout. Mid album, it dips down into a song, Fractured and Dazed, which has an echo-y intro and is a bit softer than the rest. The whole album is encompassed by feel-good, daydream kind of rock that’s easy to listen to when you want something simple in the background.

Must Hear: “All The Time,” “Tesco Disco” and “No Pressure”

Band Name: Dilly Dally

Album Name: Heaven

Release Number: 2

Hailing From: Toronto, Ontario

Genre: Heavy rock

Label: Partisan Records

Dilly Dally’s second album is a revival. The group’s songs are uplifting with a mix of raspy vocals and the lyrics send messages of breaking out of your shell. It is perfect music for blasting out of your dorm room. The deep contrast of Dilly Dally’s album does not shy away from anything. The mix of distorted guitars, counter melodies and heavy drum lines create a calming album.

Must Hear: “I Feel Free,” “Heaven,” “Pretty Cold” and “Doom”


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