WEHM’s New Release Tuesdays September 2012

September selections for 92.9 and 96.9 WEHM New Release Tuesdays (airing every Tuesday from 9-10pm) brings together a group of hungry indie rockers making a splash on the music scene.

South Carolina rockers Band of Horses are riding high with their fourth longplayer Mirage Rock and the track “Knock Knock.” The song’s enthusiasm is infectious—the drums tattoo a basic driving beat, the guitars bash out simple chords, vocals are belted out and the result is pure gold.

The newly signed Canadian band The Sheepdogs have just released their eponymous album and the song “The Way It Is.” The track has the badass energy of vintage Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin-like riffing and a tinge of Elvis Presley in the vocals.

The latest release from wildly successful indie rockers The Killers is Battle Born and the leadoff single “Runaways.” The tune is an interesting mix of The Cars and U2, with all the drama inherent in those influences—confident vocals, a catchy chorus, rocking guitars and occasional orchestral stabs.