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 Senior Living, Fenton Hardy 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.
Senior Living is a punk and shoegaze band from Albany, NY. Like the best of both worlds, their music is meant to be listened to with the volume cranked all the way up (their Instagram bio makes note of this, simply stating “bring earplugs yo”). On Senior Living’s debut album, Anniversaries, they combine both genres with ease, offering a plausible answer to how Green Day might sound covering My Bloody Valentine, or vice versa. The best tracks to showcase this fusion are the album’s shortest and longest tracks: opener “Carousel,” and penultimate song “Sourir.”
Fenton Hardy’s five-minute “Morose” is much sunnier than its title suggests. The opening track from his EP, The Ghost, it references those Mondays where we don’t feel like getting out of bed: “Friday, you taste like honey / Oh Monday, like tequila and regret.” Nevertheless, it encourages the listener to face the day ahead. The keyboard and bass have lots to do here, acting as the intro and outro respectively.
Vermont singer-songwriter Sarah King puts a feminist spin on folk ballads with her EP, The Hour. She describes “Poison” as “a soul-country anthem inspired by [Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez] and her strength dealing with men belittling her.” The title stems from the lyric, “I gave you a taste of your own medicine, and you say I poisoned you.” Each of The Hour’s five songs approach feminism, empowerment and trauma from a different angle, including a cover of Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs.” The EP was produced by Simone Felice (The Lumineers, Jade Bird), who was impressed after King cold-emailed him.