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“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 […]

Article by Maura Mayfield Vampire Weekend announced their plans to embark on a North American tour starting in the spring of 2024. This announcement came with the excitement of their upcoming album Only Gods Above Us and the drop of two singles: “Gen-X Cops” and “Capricorn.” These two singles are the first pieces of music […]

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 […]

Corresponsal - Alexia Perruelo | Fotografía - Felicitas Páez  Este 10 y 11 de febrero tomó lugar entre las sierras de Córdoba, un evento que nació el mismo año que quien escribe, en una Argentina en crisis, tal como en sus inicios en 2001. El Cosquín Rock ha sabido ser la voz más nacional de [...]

New Jersey’s own Your Shape Undone performed for an episode of WMSC Unplugged, covering some original songs and fan-favorite covers!

Alternative-Indie artist Ricky Montgomery speaks to Production Director Marissa Thorn and Promotions Director and Assistant DM Director Shannon Daly for an episode of Tunes on Tuesday ahead of his Terminal 5 NYC show.

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 […]

Montclair State University’s own dontbesam performed for an episode of WMSC Unplugged, covering some epic tunes and debuting some originals!

New Jersey’s own Saint Valentine performed for our Spring debut of our live performance show Unplugged!

Terry Dickerson interviews Sammy Rae of Sammy Rae & The Friends in anticipation of their show at Montclair’s Wellmont Theater! Listen in for the full EXTENDED CUT of their interview!

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 […]

Fit For A King and The Devil Wears Prada are currently on their second leg of the Metalcore Dropouts tour across the U.S. Joining them for the second semester are Canadian hardcore band Counterparts and Seattle alternative metal band AVOID. On Sunday, January 28th, Program Director Lara Ziccardi headed down to Starland Ballroom to catch the […]

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 […]

Ten years later, rap rock band From Ashes to New has concluded the Blackout Tour Part 1, starring their new album Blackout. Joining them on the tour are Texas natives Catch Your Breath, metalcore rock group The Word Alive, and DJ rap-rock artist Ekoh. On November 25, 2023, Program Director Lara Ziccardi headed down to […]

Review by Emily Rabeno | January 19, 2024 You may know alternative rock band Cage The Elephant from two of their biggest hits “Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked” and “Cigarette Daydreams.” The Kentucky natives have five studio albums in total, the most recent release being their April 2019 their album Social Cues – That is, until today. […]

Review by Amber Bintliff — Neck Deep released their highly anticipated self-titled fifth album on January 19, 2024. This ten-track record revisits the UK band’s pop-punk roots, while simultaneously looking toward what the future holds for them as a group through a fun and hopeful lens. Despite the obvious influence of their previous works, Neck […]

Welcome to WMSC Music Picks, a collaborative collection of WMSC’s music recommendations and reviews. In this installment, members of our station reflect on the year 2023, and share their favorite projects from the past 365 days! Read below to see what foodie favorites our members have to recommend as highlights of the year!   The […]

Kim Dracula said it first, and I’ll back them up – “This may end up being one of your favorite albums of all time.” Review by Emily “Emol” McCormack –  As music director, I would say it’s safe to say that I consume a lot (a lot) of music… despite living in an age where […]

Review by G.S. Alvarez  For the second year in a row, Lorna Shore announced that they would be hosting a special Christmas show in their home state of New Jersey. This year’s slate included Entheos, Varials, Rivers of Nihil, and Currents—with Lorna Shore serving as the headliner to the mini-festival. The Lorna Shore Christmas show […]

Review by Amber Bintliff  On December 7, 2023, State Champs celebrated the 10 year anniversary of their debut album The Finer Things with the first of three shows at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City. Consisting of lead singer Derek DiScanio, guitarist Tyler Szalkowski, bassist Ryan Scott Graham, and drummer Evan Ambrosio, State Champs have […]

Celebrate the holiday season with a special holiday mixtape, featuring performances by members of WMSC!   “Snow” by JT Untamed and Aly Erario “Last Christmas” performed by Dani Vuono “Naughty List” performed by Allen Macaraeg and Morgan Woodbridge “Not Another Christmas Song” performed by Tara Morgan “Mans Not Hot (Christmas Edition)” performed by Cam Rooster […]

Montclair State’s own girlband performed at the Student Center Info Desk for WMSC’s second ever Info Desk Concert!

New Jersey band Surf Haven performed for an episode of WMSC Unplugged!

New Jersey band Northvale visited our station for a performance of WMSC Unplugged! Listen in for some fan favorites and a special live debut!  

Review By J.F. Tannen It’s not very often you get to write a review for a new Beatles single. Heck, I wasn’t even born the last time that even happened. Personally, I consider it an honor to throw my hat in the ring and add my name to the lengthy list of music journalists talking […]