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Charts n’ Adds: 9/1/2015 – 9/8/2015

R-7233278-1436759957-1476.jpegMagnifique from Ratatat is at the top of the chart, moving from it’s number 5 spot last week; Tame Impala’s intrinsically insightful Currents is at number 2; Surfer Blood’s sunny surf rock EP 1000 Palms makes a resurge from the lower half of the charts to take number 3; Alpine’s Yuck holds the number 4 position for a second week; lastly, Mac DeMarco’s polished, jazzy, but genuinely raw Another One enters into the top 5 for the first time.

Notable newcomers to the charts include Lou Barlow (a personal favorite of mine, think Elliott Smith with less nihilism), Nattali Rize and Notis, and Boss Moxi, all very impressive new releases perfect for a spot on the KJHK charts.

Rank Artist Recording Label
1 RATATAT Magnifique XL
2 TAME IMPALA Currents Interscope
3 SURFER BLOOD 1000 Palms Joyful Noise
4 ALPINE Yuck Votiv
5 MAC DEMARCO Another One Captured Tracks
6 LEON BRIDGES Coming Home Columbia
7 BULLY Feels Like Startime
8 PALE HONEY Pale Honey Instant
9 CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (10th Anniversary Edition) Self-Released
10 GIRLPOOL Before The World Was Big Wichita
11 SHAMIR Ratchet XL
12 WHITE REAPER White Reaper Does It Again Polyvinyl
13 LOU BARLOW Brace The Wave Joyful Noise
14 JAILL Brain Cream Burger
15 NATTALI RIZE AND NOTIS New Era Frequency One Rebel Creative
16 WILCO Star Wars dBpm
17 GOLDEN EELS Periscopes In The Air Self-Released
18 RENNY WILSON Punk Explosion Extension Mint
19 SHANA CLEVELAND AND THE SANDCASTLES Oh Man, Cover The Ground Suicide Squeeze
20 EZRA FURMAN Perpetual Motion People Bella Union
21 THUNDERCAT The Beyond/Where The Giants Roam Brainfeeder
22 UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA Multi-Love Jagjaguwar
23 THEE OH SEES Mutilator Defeated At Last Castle Face
24 PAUL DOFFING Songs From The (Quaking) Heart
25 ROBERT GLASPER TRIO Covered Blue Note
26 DU BLONDE Welcome Back To Milk Mute
27 BOSS MOXI Oddball Bedlam
28 EZTV Calling Out Captured Tracks
29 CHEMICAL BROTHERS Born In The Echoes Astralwerks
30 JACK AND ELIZA Gentle Warnings Yebo

This is a solid, solid week for adds. We’ve got the chaotic space jazz of Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, the 2nd LP from the LA punk group FIDLAR, beautiful and somewhat unclassifiable improv solo work from Yoathan Gat, ambient chamber pop that hits close to the soul from S. Carey, and gentle, sweet folk tunes from The Mae Trio.

1 JACOB FRED JAZZ ODYSSEY The Battle For Earth Royal Potato Family
2 FIDLAR Too Mom And Pop
3 YONATAN GAT Physical Copy Joyful Noise
4 S. CAREY Supermoon Jagjaguwar
5 MAE TRIO Housewarming Self-Released