Hello all, and welcome back! I'm excited for another year of sharing some of my favorite releases with all of you lovely WNJR listeners. To get us started, here are a few of my favorite alternative releases form September:
Bastille - "Wild World"
I saw Bastille for the first time two days before I graduated high school, and I'm pretty sure I enjoyed that concert more than I enjoyed my graduation. Since then, I've seen Bastille in Cincinnati, in Columbus, and twice in Chicago - all during tours on the same album and the album's re-release. "Bad Blood" is an essential album for today's alternative music fan, and "Wild World" is certainly just as impressive. There are a few songs on "Wild World" I already knew word-for-word upon the album's release because Bastille had performed them for years prior to releasing them - "Blame" and "Campus." There are a few songs I learned just from seeing Bastille twice over the summer leading up the the album's release - "Lethargy," "Power," and "Send Them Off!" And of course, I knew "Good Grief," the first single released from the new album. However, I was still ridiculously excited for the album's official release because every Bastille song has an entirely unique personality created by the lyrics, the emotion in Dan Smith's voice, and the incredible instrumentals from the rest of the band. "Wild World" is an album you don't want to sleep on - go have a listen if you haven't already!
Grouplove - "Big Mess"
Listen To: "Don't Stop Making It Happen," "Welcome to Your Life," and "Enlighten Me."
Young the Giant - "Home of the Strange"
Listen To: "Silvertounge," "Amerika," "Something to Believe In"
To hear some of these songs and more of our favorite alternative and electronic jams, tune in to WNJR Mondays at 9 PM for "Bad Dance Moves!"