Album Spotlight

WYEP's Joey Spehar and Rosemary Welsch chat about albums they're excited for you to hear. Click on the images below to see each artist and hear their reviews. 

Clem Snide’s new album “Forever Just Beyond” is led by songwriter Eef Barzelay. Clem Snide was formed in the mid-1990s in Boston. They are named after a character who appears in several William S. Burrough's novels including “Naked Lunch”.

In 1999 they were discovered by Seymour Stein who signed them to Sire Records.

Album Spotlight: Forever Just Beyond by Clem Snide


“Sigma Oasis” is the 15th studio album from Phish and the first in a few albums to not be produced by Bob Ezrin. Instead, the album is mostly self-produced with some help from Vance Powell who has worked a lot with Jack White and his various other bands as well as Arctic Monkeys, The Revivalists, and Wolf Mother.

Album Spotlight: Sigma Oasis by Phish


“Expectations” is the debut release from a 26-year-old Katie Pruitt. She's originally from Georgia and is now making her living and her life in Nashville, Tenn.

Album Spotlight: Katie Pruitt


While WYEP's Joey Spehar stays home to practice social-distancing, WYEP's Rosemary Welsch introduces listeners to the new album "Chickaboom!" from New Zealand country star, Tami Neilson.

“Colorado” is the 39th studio album from Neil Young.

This time around, he is once again joined by Crazy Horse. 

The album touches on strong themes like aging, losing loved ones and mortality. 


The Portland-based band Fruition just released a new album, “Broken at the Break of Day.” The release is might seem surprising, since the band just released another album only a few months ago.


Later this month, the Secret Sisters will release their fourth album.

It’s the second one they've made with the help of Brandi Carlile and her collaborators, which is evident throughout the record.

“Her imprint is on this a lot,” says WYEP’s Rosemary Welsch.