My Exit: Era Bushati

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Tonight's My Exit DJ, Era Bushati.

It's Monday -- time to add to your music collection, or at least connect over music you already love, on WEXT's My Exit. Once a week Exit 97.7 gives an hour of airtime over to a listener to share some of their favorite music.

More on this week's listener and the local and national acts she'd like to see get more attention, after the jump.

Who?
Hey there, I'm Era. I'm a journalism student at UAlbany and intern at Metroland. I'm originally from Albania in Europe and I've lived in Albany for almost three years now. This is my first time being a DJ for WEXT. My playlist tonight doesn't have a particular theme. I simply chose some of my favorite songs from great bands I think deserve more attention.

How would you describe your taste in music?
My go-to answer for this question is usually that I like any genre with the exception of country and metal -- but even a few songs from those genres have found their way into my music playlists. Generally, I tend to always lean towards anything indie, rock, and alternative.

A few songs from Era's My Exit:

"Restless" by Langhorne Slim
Langhorne Slim was the very first show I went to in Albany and the first time I stepped foot at Valentine's. He's an amazing live performer. His acoustic sets are just as electrifying as his boot-stomping, alt-folk dance anthems.

"Low Frames" by Titanics
Titanics is a great local band whom I know you've already heard of by now. "Low Frames" is one of my favorites from their Soft Treasure album. This song is infectious. I never tire of hearing it.

"I Was A Fool" by Tegan and Sara
Nearly seven years ago, my best friend introduced me to Tegan and Sara's music and I've been a fan ever since. This song is from their latest and seventh album, Heartthrob, which has a 80s pop feel to it. It's a big stray from their indie roots but regardless the change is a welcome and very successful step in their career.

"Day Dreams" by Midi Matilda
Midi Matilda is a band from the San Francisco Bay Area. They describe themselves as indie-electro-pop and this song created a mini sensation on YouTube and music blogs in 2011 when it came out. If you ever have a chance to see them live, don't pass it up. They put on a fun and energetic show.

"It Never Stops" by Bad Books
I saw Bad Books live at The Hollow back when it was still called Bayou Café. This duo has beautiful songs. I can't decide what I like more -- their lyrics or their music. Bad Books is Kevin Devine and Andy Hull from indie rock band Manchester Orchestra.

You can hear Era's My Exit show Monday night at 11pm on 97.7, Saturday at 8 am, or at exit977.org.

Here's how to schedule your own My Exit show on WEXT.

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