About Claire Schroeder

(Web Director) Hey, my name is Claire and I’ve been at WPGU since 2012. I like baseball, food, and reading alone in a dimly lit and slightly chilly room.

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My Morning Jacket- The Waterfall (Review)

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I had fairly high expectations going into My Morning Jacket’s new album, The Waterfall. Z, Evil Urges, and Circuital are some of my favorite albums of all time, so I have come to hold the band to pretty high standards whenever they release new music. That said, these first few listens to The Waterfall have […]

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Monday Mixer

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1. Titus Andronicus- “Dimed Out” It was recently announced that Titus Andronicus will release a new album this summer. The album supposedly will be over an hour and a half long, which is great news for fans of these disillusioned and aggressive thinkers/musicians. Here is the first song they have released from their forthcoming follow-up […]

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Remember Whensday- Robert Smith

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This week we wish a happy 56th birthday to Robert Smith. In his decades-long rock career, Smith has collaborated with tons of artists, like Siouxsie and the Banshees, Blink-182, Billy Corgan, Korn, Crystal Castles, and many others, but he is most widely known as the frontman for the Cure. In addition to being a guitarist […]

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Modest Mouse – Strangers To Ourselves (Review)

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Modest Mouse’s Strangers to Ourselves, their sixth studio album and their first since 2007’s We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, is certainly an album many music fans across genres have been anticipating with hopeful skepticism. The current band lineup is noticeably different from the original group, with the two only real constants being […]

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Discs From The Desk

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Cesspool – Ten Dead Birds in a Toilet or the Failure of a Family Business I really wanted to hate Cesspool. Their cover art is disturbing and their album title is downright depressing. After giving them some time, though, it has become clear that their music is not gratuitously awful for the sake of being […]

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Monday Mixer

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1. King Khan & The Shrines – “Luckiest Man” I was a little late to the party with King Khan & the Shrines, and only started listening to them within the last year. But lately, I’ve been binge-listening to their music, as well as that of Arish Ahmad Khan’s other projects. They strike a nice […]

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