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01/10/2024

New on the radio and the playlist this week are: Lana Del Rey with Bleachers "Margaret", "Wasted Summers", a great song from a new artist who goes by juju

01/01/2024

"Not Strong Enough" by boygenius is WBRU's #1 Song of 2023. Links to the WBRU Top 100 of 2023 Spotify playlist and Crownnote chart are in the comments below.

We'll be ringing in the new year by counting down the top 100 songs of 2023 starting tonight at 6PM ET. You can listen o...
12/31/2023

We'll be ringing in the new year by counting down the top 100 songs of 2023 starting tonight at 6PM ET. You can listen on the WBRU app or website.

10/13/2023

There are 3 additions to the playlist this week. "Conceited" is a bop from Lola Young, a new artist from London. "Nothing Works" is the first single from Declan McKenna's forthcoming album -- his "Brazil" was a big WBRU hit awhile back. Finally, we've pulled another track from Ci******es After S*x this one is literally "Sweet". We hope you like them.

10/04/2023

We've got a new song this week from Blink-182 ONE MORE TIME, which finds them in a mellower mood. We hope you like it on the radio and/or the Today's Top Indie playlist. Links in the comments below.

09/27/2023

This week's music meeting saw us add the rave up new single from Bleachers, Modern Girl to the radio and Spotify playlist. We also pulled another song from VACATIONS Telelphones. WBRU listeners have been enjoying their song Young for many weeks now. We hope you enjoy. See links in the comments.

09/19/2023

Mitski's new album, THE LAND IS INHOSPITABLE AND SO ARE WE, dropped this week and we're spinning "My Love Mine All Mine" on the radio, in addition to the lead single "Bug Like an Angel". We've also added "Bathroom" from Montell Fish, whose song "Hotel" was a big WBRU song earlier in the year. Videos and the Spotify playlist and Crownnote chart links are in the comments.

09/12/2023

New this week on the playlist is a great retro sounding jam from the British electronic band Jungle - "Back on 74". It's from their new album VOLCANO. Also, new (to us) this week is "Duvet" from Bôa, which anime fans may know as the theme song from Serial Experiments Lain. See the comments for links to the Spotify playlist, our chart, and the videos for these songs.

09/05/2023

New on the radio and the playlist this week is another song from Faye Webster whose "I Know You" emerged as a big hit late this summer. "Kingston" is an earlier song of hers and a good one. Links are in the comments.

08/29/2023

Haim's song "Home" from, of all things, BARBIE THE ALBUM is new on the radio and our playlist this week. It's a solid song and we hope you like it.

08/22/2023

New this week on the radio and our Spotify playlist Today's Top Indie is a beautiful new song from Sufjan Stevens. "So You Are Tired" is from his upcoming album JAVELIN. We also pulled another cut of Noah Kahan's STICK SEASON album. It's "Northern Attitude". Videos and a link to the playlist are in the comments. We hope you like.

08/14/2023

This was another week where the new songs are not actually so new. First up is "Moonlight on the River" from Mac DeMarco which dates back to 2017 (how did we miss it before?). Also new is from Roar whose song "Christmas Kids" caught us this year. This song is the title track from that album "I Can't Handle Change". Videos and links to the Spotify playlist follow in the comments. We hope you enjoy.

08/08/2023

New this week on the radio is a song from The Japanese House "Touching Yourself", finding her in a place familiar to Wet Leg and The Divinyls. Also new (to us) is the dreamy, psychedelic "Mrs Magic" from the artist known as Strawberry Guy. We hope you like. Links below in the comments to the videos and our Today's Top Indie Spotify playlist.

08/01/2023

There's a real range of new songs this week on the radio and our companion Spotify playlist. First, is "Bug Like an Angel" the quiet lead track from Mitski's new album THE LAND IS INHOSPITABLE AND SO ARE WE. Second is the great, folky "I Know You" from Faye Webster which is going viral now. Third is a new single from WBRU faves Big Thief called "Vampire Empire". Finally, we picked "What Was I Made For?" from Billie Eilish, a surprisingly meaningful song from the surprisingly meaningful Barbie movie. Links to the playlist and chart are in the comments.

07/25/2023

Sorting through the songs to add this week on the radio and to our Spotify playlist we picked a sweet, brand new song from the awesome beabadoobee "the way things go" and an indie jam that missed us originally when it came out but got our attention more recently "Young" from Vacations, a band from Newcastle, Australia. Links to the playlist and chart are in the comments below. Enjoy!

07/18/2023

Steve Lacy's breakthrough with "Bad Habit" has led to a lot of rediscovery of his earlier work, like "Infrunami" which we added to the playlist this week. We've also added the new uptempo rocker "Overcome" from Nothing But Thieves. We hope you enjoy. The links to the Spotify playlist and our chart are in the comments below.

07/10/2023

One of the interesting things about music lately is a lot of songs that are not new seem to be finding a new audience. Two of them are new to the radio (and our Today's Top Indie playlist on Spotify) this week: "Radio" from Lana Del Rey and "Christmas Kids" from Roar. See the Spotify playlist and the complete chart in the comments below. We hope you like.

06/28/2023

New this week on the radio and our Spotify playlist are "Satellite" a mid tempo jam from Harry Styles and "Candle Flame" a bop from Jungle -- check it out at the link in the comments

New this week on the radio and our Spotify playlist are "Let The Light In" from Lana Del Rey with Father John Misty and ...
06/21/2023

New this week on the radio and our Spotify playlist are "Let The Light In" from Lana Del Rey with Father John Misty and an older track from Steve Lacy "Some" that just caught up with us this week. Check them out on the radio, Spotify playlist Today's Top Indie, or, for those who dig a chart, check out the link here.

A Crownnote chart by WBRU, listing their favorite songs from June 20, 2023, featuring “i was all over her” at #1.

Finally out—Now Here This: Loose Ends.” This project by Now Here This, Brown’s creative audio storytelling collective, f...
02/02/2023

Finally out—Now Here This: Loose Ends.” This project by Now Here This, Brown’s creative audio storytelling collective, features audio pieces from current producers and archival stories by NHT alumni. In the issue, we explore the what ifs? If thens? And then whats? Who was that ex you never got closure with? That childhood dream that never quite came true? What about the ghost that supposedly haunted your high school auditorium? In this issue, we answer our burning questions and leave you with more. Check out the link below or in our bio.

https://www.thisnowhere.com/

Team member Spotlight:  Angelina is our lovely editorial director. She’s a sophomore concentrating in Education Studies ...
12/11/2022

Team member Spotlight:

Angelina is our lovely editorial director. She’s a sophomore concentrating in Education Studies and Social Analysis & Research. She is a huge part of our team and makes all our articles happen!

Favorite album: Rather Ripped by Sonic Youth

Favorite song: LA Woman by The Doors

Honorable mentions: Superdrag, LCD Soundsystem, Linda Ronstadt, Talking Heads, Beastie Boys

Fun fact: Angelina was named after Angelina Jolie

Our new live session is up!  is an up and coming artist in the Hip-Hop/Pop/Rap R&B/Soul community and a student at Brown...
12/05/2022

Our new live session is up! is an up and coming artist in the Hip-Hop/Pop/Rap R&B/Soul community and a student at Brown University. He describes his music as a “tightrope walk the line between rapping and singing.” Go check out his music and click here to watch the full live session 👉 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pj_Lab6jKR8

Our newest article “Sloppy Jane at Brighton Music Hall” is up! Read the full concert review on our website. “After signi...
11/22/2022

Our newest article “Sloppy Jane at Brighton Music Hall” is up! Read the full concert review on our website.

“After signing with Saddest Factory Records in 2021, Sloppy Jane quickly released their critically-acclaimed sophomore album Madison. Recorded two-hundred feet underground in Lewisburg, West Virginia’s Lost World Caverns, Madison touts a sonic richness unmatched by any of its indie bedfellows. Without its characteristic echoes and drips, the Madison Tour didn’t fail to disappoint live in Brighton this October.”

👉 https://www.wbru.com/Sloppy-Jane-at-Brighton-Music-Hall

Words: Kian Braulik

PODCAST ALERT! In the podcast “Helga: Conversations with Extraordinary people” host Helga Davis explores the intimate li...
11/18/2022

PODCAST ALERT!

In the podcast “Helga: Conversations with Extraordinary people” host Helga Davis explores the intimate lives of creative people as they share the steps they’ve taken along their path. Whether already famous or rising talents, the podcasts guest include a variety of cultural change-makers.

The newest season of Helga is a co-production of WNYC Studios and the Brown Arts Institute at Brown University featuring an incredible guest list of authors, musicians, cinematographers, painters, professors, and more. Check out the new season on the link in bio and on our story.

Our newest Article, “Sad Girling 101: Inner Turmoil and Benefits of the Void” explores female artists openly performing ...
11/15/2022

Our newest Article, “Sad Girling 101: Inner Turmoil and Benefits of the Void” explores female artists openly performing about personal disappointments, vulnerability, and internally falling apart is not a new concept. However, in recent years they’ve undergone a boom in popularity—finding significant ground on social media platforms like TikTok and Twitter. Listeners who resonate with the music written by those deemed “Sad Girls” are able to create parasocial connections and communities surrounding this categorization of music, typically shelved under indie rock.

Full article linked in bio ➡️

Words: Willow Stewart
November 13, 2022

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