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Charts & Adds: Week of 8/14-8/21

Well, it’s the dawn of a new school year here at KU, and while we’re excited what new music fall of 2018 will bring us here at KJHK, we’ve had the wheels spinning nonstop this summer with lots of fresh new music from all across the board. We’ve had plenty of albums in and out of our top 30 most played, but for this first charts & adds of the semester we’ll start off with the top 5 albums from the last week of summer:

Top 5 Charts:

1.) Tanukichan – Sundays

Topping our charts for the 2nd week in a row we have the debut album from Company Record’s Tanukichan. Sundays is a relaxing and reflective blend of shoe-gaze and dream pop that is perfect for any summer setting.

2.) Pllush – Stranger to the Pain

Stranger to the Pain is the fantastic debut from San Francisco band Pllush on Father/Daughter Records, which was released in June & has been heavy on our airwaves ever since. It’s powerful, moving indie rock with lyrics that are sure to stir up some emotions.

3.) Ovlov – TRU

Connecticut outfit Ovlov returned with their first album in almost 5 years with Tru. “Tru is boundless beauty, gentle rock with an edge. The misty riffs mixed with clever lyrics draw you in in a way that live music often does. The noise is still there, just presented in a more structured way.”

4.) The Internet – Hive Mind

The Internet’s 4th studio album is definitely their best work and one of the highlights from this year “Hive Mind presents The Internet fans know and love, but the growth is apparent. This record has no guest appearances and no outside production allowing the vocals to shine. The album floats by on waves of soul-infused punk”

5.) Employer – The Fax of Life

This summer has brought a number of notable emo releases out of Lawrence and Kansas City, but at the number 5 spot we have Employer with their 7 song project The Fax of Life. There are plenty of moments throughout powerful enough to get you to stop what you’re doing and just listen, and they are amplified by lyrics that stick with a quality similar to that of Pedro the Lion or early Death Cab for Cutie.

 

Top 30 Charts

Rank Artist Record Label
1 Tanukichan Sundays Company
2 Pllush Stranger to the Pain Father/Daughter
3 Ovlov Tru Exploding In Sound
4 The Internet Hive Mind Columbia
5 Employer The Fax Of Life Self-Released
6 Night Class Dusk To Dawn Self-Released
7 Sales Forever & Ever Self-Released
8 Snail Mail Lush Matador
9 Basement Revolver Heavy Eyes Sonic Unyon
10 Thin Lips Chosen Family Lame-O
11 Calicoco Float Dadstache
12 Astronauts, Etc. Stranger to the Pain Father/Daughter
13 Foxing Nearer My God Triple Crown
14 Phantastic Ferniture Phantastic Ferniture Polyvinyl
15 Kevin Krauter Toss Up Bayonet
16 Flasher Constant Image Domino
17 Emmaline Twist Dissimulation Black Site
18 Jenn Champion Single Rider Hardly Art
19 Free Cake For Every Creature The Bluest Star Double Double Whammy
20 Momma Interloper Danger Collective
21 The Beths Future Me Hates Me Carpark
22 Boy Willows Woods At Night [EP] Self-Released
23 Vicktor Taiwo Joy Comes In Spirit Innovative Leisure
24 Still Corners Slow Air Wrecking Light
25 Ross From Friends Family Portrait Brainfeeder
26 Tomberlin At Weddings Saddle Creek
27 Hana Vu How Many Times Have You Driven By [EP] Luminelle
28 Fog Lake Captain Self-Released
29 Shy Boys Bell House Polyvinyl
30 Julian Real Distance Fire Talk

 

Kicking off the semester we have some awesome new adds this week as well! Here are the top 3:

 

Top 3 Adds

1.) Mitski – Be The Cowboy

Recommended if you like: Angel Olsen, Phoebe Bridgers, being emotional

2.) Ohmme – Parts

Recommended if you like: Palm, Dirty Projectors, St. Vincent

3.) Whitney Ballen – You’re a Shooting Star, I’m a Sinking Ship

Recommended if you like: Yowler, Joanna Newsom, Julien Baker

 

Top 10 Adds

Rank Artist Record Label
1 Mitski Be The Cowboy Dead Oceans
2 Ohmme Parts Joyful Noise
3 Whitney Ballen You’re A Shooting Star, I’m A Sinking Ship Father/Daughter
4 Trevor Powers Mulberry Violence Baby Halo
5 Conner Youngblood Cheyenne Counter
6 Devon Welsh Dream Songs You Are Accepted
7 Dragon Inn 3 Double Line American Laundromat
8 Dizzy Baby Teeth Royal Mountain
9 Dorian Concept The Nature Of Imitation Brainfeeder
10 White Denim Performance City Slang