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New Music Adds 4/19/23

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Oh boy, have we got some new album reviews for you all! See you next week... right?

What's For Breakfast album cover. Dent May sitting at a table in the center of the frame with various breakfast foods sprawled out in front of him

Dent May- What's for Breakfast

Label: Carpark
Genre: Indie Pop
Reviewed by: Amir Lahoud
May's newest album airs on the side of whimsy with fun lyrics and quirky guitars. Although masked with sounds of whimsy, What's For Breakfast can't help but sound like an album begging you to get your shit together. Or maybe the first track It's Time For Breakfast really just means its time for breakfast. Later tracks in the album focus on giving different components time in the spotlight, back seating the drums and guitars to make space for May's vocals and maracas.

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New Music Adds 4/11/23

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We missed you, hopefully you missed us!

Bright Future album cover. Adrianne Lenker's face centered in the frame wearing a white cowboy hat

Adrianne Lenker- Bright Future

Label: 4AD
Genre: Indie Rock/Folk
For Fans Of: Big Thief, Diane Cluck
Reviewed by: Payton Williams
A consummate performance by one of the best songwriters working today. Not only does Adrianne Lenker have the poetic ability to write affecting lyrics, but her arrangements are constantly complex and powerful. A once-in-a-generation artist. Some of these songs are as close as art can come to conveying the pure feeling of love and longing. A real masterpiece.

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From Recovery to Radio: Exploring the Role of Music in Overcoming Addiction

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Appalachian Vibes show cover." ROANOKE LOCAL AND LIFELONG MUSICIAN, AMANDA BOCCHI, tells her story of battling opioid addiction and navigating motherhood. As a fierce recovery advocate, Amanda has not allowed her traumatic experiences to consume her, but rather transformed her past into artwork that lends hope to the future. Her graceful lyrics provide insight into the tragedies of grief, the intricacies of falling in love, and both the pain and triumphs of overcoming an addiction.

An interview by Meredith Lane of Students for Sensible Drug Policy @ Virginia Tech

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New Music Adds 4/4/23

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Another Thursday, another roundup of new music. I just can't wait!

Friends Vol. 1 album cover. Green background with a medium sized frame in the center, with a cartoon rendition of Bob Junior holding both thumbs up at the camera.

Bob Junior - Friends Vol. 1

Label: 777
Genre: Indie Pop
For Fans Of: Mac DeMarco, Judah Just Kidding, GAL
Reviewed by: Conner Arthur
Bob Junior delivers us our first taste of his introduction to the indie pop scene with his debut album, Friends Vol. 1. This album provides artists an opportunity to shine, as well as hear some very fun production choices from Mr. Junior such as 8-bit drum patterns and slidewhistles. Overall, a very pleasant record to listen to!

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New Music Adds 3/28/2024

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The only thing I love about Thursdays is WUVT's new music reviews!

I Got Heaven album cover. A blue sky with the top quarter of an animals face in the lower left of the frame. Only the eye and a majority of the fur are visible.

Mannequin Pussy - I Got Heaven

Label: Epitaph
Genre: Grrrl / Alt / Punk
For Fans Of: Bikini Kill, Wednesday, Sleater-Kinney, Chastity Belt Reviewed by: Kate Stanko
Truly raw and beautiful album that questions love and femininity and abandonment. Tracks 3, 4, 7, and 10 are softer, whereas FCC are hardest, and leftovers are a good mix. I DO NOT recommend saying this band name on air, although it's so fucking awesome. Try a fun substitute, like Mannequin Kitty, Mannequin Vagina, Mannequin P-Word, etc. Some tracks remind me of Turnstile pacing and riffs (track 9), and of course there's some obvious riot grrrl influence too. Def listen to FCCs and front to back on your own time!

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