Music Review

Review by Amber Bintliff- After a six year wait since their last record, The Story So Far have returned with their highly anticipated fifth album, I Want To Disappear. The four-piece has solidified themselves as one of the best bands to emerge from the early 2010s pop-punk scene over the years. This album reaffirms that […]

Review by Gurleen Kaur –    Singer/songwriter Zayn Malik released his fourth studio album “Room Under the Stairs” on May 17, 2024. This release contains fifteen songs in total and was released under Mercury and Republic Records. The production was done by Malik, most commonly known simply as Zayn, alongside Dave Cobb. While this album […]

Review by Emily Rabeno –    If you know the songs “Cigarette Daydreams” (2013) and “Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked” (2008), then you might know the Kentucky made rock and alternative band Cage The Elephant. Cage The Elephant is made up of six members and has been releasing music since 2006. Their most recent […]

Review by Katherine Garcia –   Billie Eilish released her third studio album “HIT ME HARD AND SOFT” on the 17th of May and it has already hit #1 on the charts in 14 different countries.  The album is a bit shorter than her other two albums with only ten tracks but shows off her talent […]

Review by Amber Bintliff – Bring Me The Horizon finally released their long-awaited sixth studio album POST HUMAN: NeX GEn. Originally scheduled for release in September of last year before its eventual delay, the band announced that the album would be released with not even a 24-hour notice on May 23rd. It serves as the […]

Review by Deepak Sathish – He’s back! Or, rather, they’re back. Joywave, the Rochester indie rock trio consisting of frontman/producer Daniel Armbruster, guitarist Joseph Morinelli, and drummer Paul Brenner, have returned with their fifth studio album, Permanent Pleasure. This record follows up their fourth album, Cleanse, and their first live album, Live, both released two […]

Review by Amber Bintliff – New York City indie-rock band State Street have released their debut full-length album, Lost at Night. Consisting of vocalist Bobby Gioiosa, guitarist Matthew Wikstrom, drummer Stephen Dorris, guitarist Matt Marin, and bassist Jacob Lapidus, Lost at Night is a true testament to the confusing, yet exciting time of navigating through […]

Review by Heidy Carranza Alvarado – Grammy winner for Best Traditional Pop, Vocal Album, Laufey has recently released her new single, alongside a music video “Goddess” starring William Gao. This song is an extension from her upcoming deluxe album Bewitched: The Goddess edition which releases on April 26, 2024, including three new songs. Laufey is […]

Review by Josh Maxi – Almost three months later and if I’m being honest, Mk.gee (pronounced McGee) still has me in a chokehold with his project Two Star & The Dream Police. A very fitting title as well actually because that’s exactly what it sounds like, a dreamlike flashback to the 80s. All the tracks […]

Review by Josh Maxi – Everyone loves a good reunion in the world of music, and Mount Kimbie gave us exactly that on their latest album, The Sunset Violent. Released on April 5, 2024, the band from London, formerly a duo consisting of college friends Kai Campos and Dom Maker, expanded their roster with new […]

Review by Katherine Garcia – Just scrolling through Spotify’s new rock releases, I came across “MIDAS” by Wunderhouse. This is their first single since their debut album back in 2022 so this was a very long wait for fans. On first listen, it struck me as super similar to Julian Casabalanca’s voice and execution which […]

Review by Katherine Garcia – As a Hispanic woman myself, I love to see women shine in places they may not have before. I was at work when I was shuffling through my Spotify and “S!CK” by The Warning came on and from there I dug down the rabbit hole. The Warning is a rock […]

Welcome to WMSC Music Picks, a collaborative collection of WMSC’s music recommendations and reviews. In this installment, we celebrate WMSC’s 57th Anniversary by exploring favorite alternative tracks from the 1960’s to the present!   1960s – “I’ll Be Your Mirror” – The Velvet Underground (1967)  Review by Manda Martinez A sweet love song by The […]

This is ten tracks of all killer, no filler.  Review by Aidan Smith –  I was eleven years old when I first heard about Vampire Weekend, it was on a weekend – I remember well because I was up far too late snacking on microwaveable popcorn watching a live taping of Saturday Night Live. Some [...]
Review by Aidan Smith –  I could write a dissertation on how much the Albany-based emo rock band Prince Daddy & The Hyena has fundamentally changed my life. Having seen them twenty-something times over the last few years, creating life-long memories, and meeting some of my closest friends at their shows, I’ve come to understand [...]

Review by Aidan Smith – When Stay Inside released the lead single off their sophomore album Ferried Away, it took little time to make a huge impact on me – honest lyrics about growing up and growing away from people you were once inseparable from. A killer – I mean killer – horn section transcended “A Backyard” to […]

Article by Emily Rabeno Alternative rock band known for hits like “Cigarette Daydreams” and “Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked,” Cage The Elephant released a new single titled “Out Loud” followed by an album announcement and a tour.  “Out Loud” is one of their slower and very meaningful songs. This song shows many themes of […]

Welcome to WMSC Music Picks, a collaborative collection of WMSC’s music recommendations and reviews. In this installment, members of our station celebrate spring break with their favorite tracks about the journey and the destination!     “Hawaii (Stay Awake)” – Waterparks Review by Amber Bintliff I mean, who wouldn’t want to go to Hawaii for […]

Twenty One Pilots are back at it again – confusing and intriguing fans with vague, cryptic messages throughout the globe with their latest single, “Overcompensate.” Review by Emily McCormack Alongside this new track, Twenty One Pilots announced their upcoming sixth studio album Clancy will be here on May 17, 2024! The music video for the […]

Job For A Cowboy has pushed boundaries with their last album Sun Eater, and Moon Healer not only feels like the natural progression of their sound, but it also feels like a step in the right direction for the metal landscape. Review By GS Alvarez Job for a Cowboy’s long-anticipated return finally came on February […]

“Life is fleeting, therefore it’s precious, and death is the most effective way I know to frame this miracle of living.” – Ryan Guldemond, Lead Vocalist/Guitarist Review by Afsin Rehman Mother Mother released their new album Grief Chapter on February 16th, 2024, following their last album Inside released in 2021. They teased the release with […]

Review by Bailey Thompson Alt-rock band Pearl Jam recently released their latest single “Dark Matter.” Pearl Jam consists of members Eddie Vedder as lead vocalist, who also plays guitar, Jeff Ament on bass guitar, Stone Gossard on rhythm guitar, Matt Cameron on the drums, Boom Gaspar as the bands keyboardist, and lead guitarist Mike McCready. […]

Review by Emily Piccola Grandaddy, an indie rock band hailing from Modesto, California, just released their sixth studio album on February 16, 2024 titled Blu Wav. Grandaddy formed in 1992, releasing Under The Western Freeway (1997) and The Sophtware Slump (2000) along with many other cassettes and combinations before their split in 2006 to focus on solo careers. They reunited […]

Every single song is so raw and authentic and is a masterpiece in its own right. Review By Natasha Borchard I was introduced to hey, nothing in late 2022 after I saw a viral TikTok with a snippet of their single, “Like a Brother.” Hey, nothing is an indie folk-rock band consisting of Tyler Mabry […]

Mark Ambor uses music to tell a beautiful story about love, living life with friends, and experiencing the world. Hopefully, you get to experience it when you hear his music.  Review by Cory Pistol The 23-year-old singer-songwriter Mark Ambor has been producing music for a few years- he is an upcoming star who is changing […]

Welcome to WMSC Music Picks, a collaborative collection of WMSC’s music recommendations and reviews. In this installment, members of our station share their favorite tracks about heartbreak in our annual anti-Valentine’s-Day Valentine’s Day 2024 article!     “San Francisco” – The Driver Era  Review by Rebekkah Dayon I discovered The Driver Era during my junior […]

Paramore manages to combine both their iconic take on the alternative genre with the timeless 80’s style of Stop Making Sense, and create an instant beloved cover. Review by Alyssa Arroyo  From not leaving the house to now burning it down, Paramore has re-entered the music scene with the cover of all covers. Released on […]

It might be a little premature to say this, but I don’t think any 2024 album can top this one for me- this might be the release of the year. Review By Leah Ramrattan | February 2, 2024 The iconic pop punk/punk rock (honestly, who knows) band Green Day is back and just as strong […]

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, garage rock/indie band Deux Visages released their third single “February”- And I am obsessed! Review By Leah Ramrattan | February 2, 2024 Deux Visages is a Miami-based band consisting of lead singer Daphne Hanono, guitarist Jack Chiu, bassist Tony Jouvin, and drummer Antoine Lappin. Though they only have three […]

Never let them know your next move – Palaye Royale yet again switches up the game with grace, and beauty.  Review by Emily “Emol” McCormack | January 24, 2024 The three piece band of brothers have been making music under the title Palaye Royale since 2012. While they have certainly experimented with their sound and […]