Thursday, December 29, 2016

Top 10 Albums of 2016

WUMB listeners and members weighed in with their picks for the best albums of 2016 and we created a Top 10 list with the results! 

Here's the list:

10. Tedeschi Trucks Band – Let Me Get By

9.     Samantha Farrell – September Sun

8.     The Avett Brothers – True Sadness

7.     Joan Baez – 75th Birthday Celebration

6.    Aoife O’Donovan – In the Magic Hour

5.    Bonnie Raitt – Dig In Deep

4.    Lake Street Dive – Side Pony

3.     The Stray Birds – Magic Fire

2.    Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker

1.    Lori McKenna - The Bird and the Rifle

Thursday, July 14, 2016

New at WUMB

We're loving this collaboration of Neko Case, k.d. lang and Laura Veirs! lang invited Case and Veirs to make this album three years ago in a one-line email, and what they've made is fantastic.

"case/lang/veirs, their first album together, feels like something ... substantial and exciting: a worthy extension of three tremendous catalogs, in which three great singer-songwriters sound enhanced and invigorated by the challenge of living up to each other's legacies."
 -- Stephen Thompson, NPR Music

Eric D. Johnson's group Fruit Bats is getting attention for their recent album Absolute Loser. After a five-year hiatus, Fruit Bats' new record is a great renewal of their old sound. Says Eric Swedlund of Paste Magazine, "anyone who’s tapped feet or nodded along to Fruit Bats in the past will find plenty to embrace with this new batch of familiar, comfortable tunes."

 Esmé Patterson's song "No River" comes off her album We Were Wild. Check out the music video, and see why she's one of our favorite new artists here at WUMB!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

New on WUMB

We've recently been playing the new Paul Simon single "Wristband" from the forthcoming album Stranger to Stranger. The album comes out June 3rd.

Stranger to Stranger is a set of songs that crack jokes and ponder questions about love, death, spirituality, baseball, economic inequality, brain chemistry and music itself. It’s the latest ambitious, tuneful installment in…an exceptionally long career.”

 – Jon Pareles / The New York Times

We've been loving the new Lumineers album Cleopatra! They haven't put out an album since their debut in 2012.

"The number of fans we have blows us away. I don’t care about the number of records we sell, I’m just happy that the music connects with people."

-Wesley Schultz   guitarist/singer

 Have you heard the Eli Paperboy Reed cover of the Johnny Cash tune "Cut Ya Down"?


Check out more new music we've been playing HERE.