Here are the favorite new releases our music and air teams have been enjoying.
From Inessa Anderson, Music Director
I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground & Nico – Various Artists
“Verve Records has announced I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground and Nico (Sept. 24), a star-studded covers compilation featuring Iggy Pop & Matt Sweeney, St. Vincent & Thomas Bartlett, R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe, Sharon Van Etten & Angel Olsen, The National’s Matt Berninger, Courtney Barnett and more offering their renditions of each track from the band’s all-timer of a 1967 debut album.” – Paste Magazine (Check out Kurt Vile’s rendition of “Run Run Run”)
Kye Kye – Arya
The Portland based, Estonian-born siblings Olga and Timothy Yagolnikov, released Arya earlier this summer, nearly 7 years after their successful LP Fantasize. The album offers 16 tracks that weave through indie pop and lush electronica sounds and feature beautifully haunting vocals of Olga.
Tora – A Force Majeure
Tora – the four-member band out of Byron Bay, Australia has been teasing their new album since early 2021, with beautiful singles, including “Why Won’t You Wait”, which came out in the spring. The band is the epitome of genre-less sound, with their alt R&B/indie pop & electronic vibe.
fanclubwallet – Hurt is Boring
“Featuring Judge’s signature vocal style and guitar-driven melodies, fanclubwallet is very much in the singer/songwriter vein of alt-superstars like Soccer Mommy. I think fanclubwallet has that potential. Hurt is Boring tackles intense topics such as heartbreak, queer love, and boredom. The pandemic has been wrought with isolation and boredom and Judge tackles the issue perfectly.”- Altrevue
From Veronica Bisesti – Artist Liaison, Host of Subculture
Documentary: Todd Haynes – The Velvet Underground