Each Sunday evening from 7-9pm you’ll find EQXposure on WEQX, featuring two hours of local music from up and coming artists. Tune into WEQX.com this Sunday night to hear new music from Next Station, Swamp Baby and many more!
WEQX has long been the preeminent independent station in the Capital Region of New York, broadcasting from Southern VT to an ever-expanding listening audience. NYS Music brings you a preview of artists to discover each week, just a taste of the talent waiting to be discovered by fans like you.
Next Station, an Upstate NY band founded in 2010, released their album The Flow on May 5. The title track is as cool and confident as its name suggests, like an auditory lazy river. “The Flow” deserves to be longer than its runtime of three and a half minutes, and sounds even better on repeat.
Albany chamber pop band Swamp Baby is known for their atmospheric ballads. “Identified Submerged Object,” the opener of their 2020 album Water Gods, converts the northern lights on the cover into sound form. The track reaches a crescendo at the halfway point, when its vocals are overtaken by a sweeping piano and string instrumental. Water Gods follows Swamp Baby’s first two LPs, All Fours (2010) and For Baby’s Babies (2012).
E.R.I.E., an indie pop-punk quartet from Albany, uses the tagline “Not yer Dad’s dad-rock.” Based on its title, their song “The Dirt Inside Your Soul” seems to tease a bitter breakup jam, but it’s actually the opposite. Frontman T.J. King vows to love the song’s subject not just in spite of their flaws, but because of them.