After a two week break from posting our charts, we’re back with rad new and returning music.
Returning to number one this week is Stolen Jars! Their second LP, Kept, is a beautiful mix of subtly entrancing guitar plucks and delicate vocal harmonies. This return to the top five is a testament to the beauty of this album, and the future that Cody Fitzgerald and Molly Grund have with their project Stolen Jars. Check out a review with Cody and Molly from CMJ Music Marathon 2015 here.
Second on the chart is Youth Lagoon, with Savage Hills Ballroom. Not surprising that this album has garnered success following a fantastic performance at KJHK’s 40th birthday celebration. Number three on the chart this week is Beach House, with Depression Cherry, an album that KJHK already holds near and dear, as evident in it’s long run on our chart. The fourth spot on this week’s chart goes to Delta Saints’ Bones, a country album steeped in psychedelia and blues. This third LP release is another long runner in our top five. And lastly, Circa Waves with their debut LP Young Chasers, a carefree but occasionally complex surf rock follow up their successful spring EP release.
New to our charts this week: Wand with 1,000 Days, Blitzen Trapper with All Across This Land, Kurt Vile with b’lieve i’m goin’ down, The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die with Harmlessness, Sheepdogs with Future Nostalgia, Mammoth Life with Baycation, Neon Indian with Vega Intl. Night School, Wavves with V, and Childbirth with Women’s Rights.
|2||YOUTH LAGOON||Savage Hills Ballroom||Fat Possum|
|3||BEACH HOUSE||Depression Cherry||Sub Pop|
|4||DELTA SAINTS||Bones||Loud and Proud|
|5||CIRCA WAVES||Young Chasers||Virgin|
|6||SMALL BLACK||Best Blues||Jagjaguwar|
|7||WIDOWSPEAK||All Yours||Captured Tracks|
|9||BEIRUT||No No No||4AD|
|10||WAND||1,000 Days||Drag City|
|11||FOALS||What Went Down||Warner|
|14||BLITZEN TRAPPER||All Across This Land||Vagrant|
|15||KURT VILE||B’lieve I’m Goin Down…||Matador|
|16||WORLD IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE AND I AM NO LONGER AFRAID TO DIE||Harmlessness||Epitaph|
|17||SHEEPDOGS||Future Nostalgia||Dine Alone|
|18||PETITE NOIR||La Vie Est Belle/Life Is Beautiful||Domino|
|20||LIANNE LA HAVAS||Blood||Nonesuch|
|21||FRESH AND ONLYS||Early Years Anthology||Castle Face|
|22||DERADOORIAN||The Expanding Flower Planet||Anticon|
|23||MAMMOTH LIFE||Baycation [EP]|
|24||NEON INDIAN||Vega Intl Night School||Mom And Pop|
|26||ALEX G||Beach Music||Domino|
|28||SHANNON AND THE CLAMS||Gone By Dawn||Hardly Art|
|29||CHILDBIRTH||Women’s Rights||Suicide Squeeze|
|30||HERMITUDE||Dark Night Sweet Light||Nettwerk|
Our top five adds this week are exceptional.
Lettuce is returning to the funk game with a smooth, hip-hop influenced sound on their fourth LP, Crush. With their ridiculously expansive live three disc release It’s Great To Be Alive!, Drive-By Truckers is keeping gritty nitty rock n’ roll alive. Product 3 is an infectious, percussion driven electro pop album from the Seattle based Beat Connection. Denver based group, The Yawpers, bring about reminiscent sentiments with their driving rock album American Man. Lastly, Sugar Now, a genre hopping album from UK group Cristobal and the Sea that flows from Americana to Bossanova seamlessly.
|2||DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS||It’s Great To Be Alive!||ATO|
|3||BEAT CONNECTION||Product 3||Anti|
|5||CRISTOBAL AND THE SEA||Sugar Now||City Slang|