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The Kooks Go In A New Direction For Their Fourth Studio Album

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 by Lauren Puleo

Listen_The_Kooks_cover The Kooks: Listen

Release Date: 9/8/14

Rating: 8/10

Well, well, well, it looks like the Kooks are gettin’ kind of funky here. Listen has been described as having some ska and even hip-hop influences from this traditionally indie rock band from Britain. This is such a deviation from their norm that if Luke Prichard didn’t have such a unique voice, this album wouldn’t even be recognizable as the Kooks. Because of that, this newest release rubs some people the wrong way, but personally I can dig it. (more…)



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What Is The WLOY Staff Listening To?

Thursday, April 24th, 2014 by Billy Dries

hqdefaultRachel Stoczko – Hozier – From Eden EP – 

This newly released EP from Irish artist, Hozier, has been on repeat since I discovered it last week. I first heard Hozier on Teen Wolf, judge me, with his work from his first EP, and his second certainly does not disappoint. I cannot stop listening to the hauntingly beautiful tones and intricate lyrics of all four songs off the new EP. Give it a listen and melo out.
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Top 20 Tracks 4.20.14

Thursday, April 24th, 2014 by Billy Dries

Jamie-xx-Girl-300x150This week we have the highly anticipated “Girl” topping our chart. The xx producer/percussionist released his fourth solo single earlier this week, and it’s thumping bass and reverb vocal makes dancing to this track almost irresistible. Also on our chart is another cut off of Mac DeMarco’s Salad Days, as well as tUnE-yArDs’ “Water Fountain” which received an extremely psychedelic music video this week (check it out here). And more important than all of that, check back every week for our updated Top 20!
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What Is The WLOY Staff Listening To? 4.6.14

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 by Billy Dries

Miri_Ben-Ari_with_Violin_47b_Jordan Hernandez – Miri Ben-Ari – Hip Hop Medley

This past weekend I had the chance to see the legendary hip hop violinist Miri Ben-Ari. Words cannot describe the talent this girl has and how she has changed the face of music. You’ve probably heard her in the background of your favorite hip hop beats and don’t even know it. Check her out and prepare for your mind to be blown!

 
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Top 20 Tracks 4.6.14

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 by Billy Dries

Screen-Shot-2014-03-18-at-11-25-18-AM-600x400This weeks Top 20 is not too different from last week, but there’s some great new music from Cloud Nothings on all of our charts this week. Plus we still can’t stop dancing tUnE-yArDs single “Water Fountain”. Check back every week for all of our updated charts.

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Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 by Billy Dries

XcrgqNMGRachel Stoczko – Nalani and Sarina – Lessons Learned – 

This fierce, fabulous duo graced Loyola at WLOY’s Late Night on March 27th. They are simply amazing. They both play a multitude of instruments and sing like angels. Plus they’re twins and super adorable and fun to watch. Check out their full studio album, Lessons Learned, which features incredibly talented artists such as Leni Stern, Will Lee and Tom “Bones” Malone. Their music will make you tap you feet and feel good!


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Loyola alum, Maria Dontas, impresses with this original song. The lyrics are whimsical and incredibly relatable. Coupled with superb instrumentals, the song is an instant classic.

 

 


az_B3420_Bringing Down the Horse_The WallflowersKait Connaughton – The Wallflowers – “One Headlight” – 

This week, I’m throwing it back to a lovely little song I’ve been car jamming to since the ripe age of 4 years old. When did my fantastic taste in music begin? I’d like to believe it begin this nostalgia-packed 90s tune. Warms my heart with thoughts of old school nickelodeon, neon scrunchies, and the sweet sound of noise makers on the spokes of my bright pink bike through Flushing Meadows Park. Ah, the 90s.


Billy Dries – Mac DeMarco – Salad Days – 

So you’re just sittin’ there right? And boooooom queue up the DeMarco, man. VICEROYYYYYY, you know? Bow wow ow wow, I shred on my axe all the time, bro.

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6bdc5341Kathleen McKeveny – Cloud Nothings- Here and Nowhere Else – 

Just in case you were under the impression, as I (regrettably) was , that you could outgrow punk, Dylan Baldi reminds us it is not that kind of thing. 32 minutes of forward-leaning punk, Here and Nowhere Else, is catchy even when Baldi screams things like, “I can feel your pain/ and I feel alright about it”.  This is the irresistably anthemic quality of Cloud Nothings. It’s just so good, I can’t help myself. So I won’t, errrrrrriiiigggghhhttt?

Bikini Bottom: Here and Nowhere Else is the resolution to a crisis I didn’t even know I had.



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Top 20 Tracks 3.30.14

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 by Billy Dries

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Check out this week’s top 20! With a track from Mac DeMarco‘s new album, Salad Days, and a new single, “Sleep Sound”, by Jamie xx the top 5 is pretty stacked this week. Other songs to check out this week include “Water Fountain”, the new single from tUnE-yArDs, and “Words I Don’t Remember”, the fantastic first single from How To Dress Well‘s upcoming album. Check back every week for our updated top 20!

 

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Top 30 Albums of 3.23.14

Thursday, March 27th, 2014 by Billy Dries

Pitchfork War on Drugs 7-1This weeks top 30 is as good as down home cooking, or something. It’s like really good is the what I’m trying to get across, so read it , then check back every week for an updated list of our favorite albums.
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Top 20 Tracks 3.27.14

Thursday, March 27th, 2014 by Billy Dries

tuneyards_2014-500x813This week we have a new tUnE-yArDs single and a a new track by Frankie Rose‘s new band Beverly rushing up the chart and into the top 5. Also charting this week is Mac DeMarco‘s “Brother”, and White Lung‘s “Down With The Monster”. Check back every week for an updated list of our favorite tracks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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What Is The WLOY Staff Listening To?

Thursday, March 20th, 2014 by Billy Dries

031414-fashion-beauty-pharrell-williams-fragranceKat O’Brien – Pharrell Williams – GIRL – 

This album is sure to make you “Happy” (apologies for the heinous pun). Pharrell impresses with his newest album. He collaborates with Justin Timberlake, Daft Punk and Miley Cyrus. It’s classic Pharrell with a new spin. 

 

 
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