Collab Playlist: 2017

By Devon Chodzin ‘19

Most people agree that 2016 was a terrible year with an amazing soundtrack. Here’s to hoping that 2017 can be an incredibly good year with a similarly sweet soundtrack. I asked the staff at WKCO to describe what they’re anxiously awaiting this year in New Music, and here’s a snapshot of our Anticipated Releases!

Xiu Xiu's

Devon Chodzin ‘19: XIU XIU- FORGET: “Already, ‘Wondering’ has proven to be wildly entertaining. Xiu Xiu Plays the Music of Twin Peaks was a lot of fun, and I’m always so impressed with Xiu Xiu’s productivity. I can’t get enough!”

At time of publication, the album has been leaked. It was originally set to be released on February 23rd.

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Ryan Adam’s “1989” Falls Short of Original

By Erich J. Kaletka ’18

screen-shot-2015-08-18-at-11-59-28-amOn Sept. 25, Ryan Adams–Indie-Folk singer hailing from North Carolina–dropped the most anticipated cover of the year. Hundreds of tweets, Facebook statuses and Buzzfeed articles preceded the release of the cover of Taylor Swift’s record-breaking album, 1989, in its entirety. The new album traded the synthesized tones, electric guitar rifts, and earth-shattering bass favored by Swift for a more subtle simplicity characterized by acoustic guitar, piano and the occasional snare drum.

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