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Charts & Adds: Week of 3/5 – 3/12

It’s spring break over here at KU, but we’re still keeping things fresh in our new music rotation. Whether you’re chilling on a beach, lodging in the mountains, or simply enjoying the end of a rather brutal winter here in Kansas, there’s sure to be an album to match the mood in our top charts & adds.

 

Top 5 Charts:

1.) Hand Habits – placeholder

Meg Duffy’s guitar work has garnered major acclaim on collaborations with artists such as The War on Drugs, Mega Bog, William Tyler, among many others. With Duffy’s second album placeholder there’s an undefinable tenderness that echoes with every line sung and every note played.

 

2.) FEELS – Post Earth

(From previous week) “Punk” is a wide ranging umbrella term, but most fans of almost any related sub-genre should find something to love throughout the 11 tracks that make up Post Earth. The album features a variety of themes surrounding infectious combinations of melodic noise and post-punk, and strikes a perfect balance between the two.

 

3.) Anemone – Beat My Distance

Anemone is the brainchild of Montreal Native, Chloé Soldevila. Soldevila is a classically trained jazz musician, although she leads the four-piece band through high energy, spontaneous tracks bursting with influences of krautrock, surf pop, and new wave.

 

4.) Cartwheel – Best Days

(From previous week) Best Days is the debut EP from the Wichita three-piece, Cartwheel. Kristyn Chapman’s emotive lyricism & vocal abilities are pieced together perfectly by mixtures of gentle and fervent instrumentation. The six songs come together naturally to explore a narrative packed with personal and interpersonal reflections.

 

5.) Y La Bamba – Mujeres

Mujeres is the newest release from singer-songwriter Luz Elena Mendoza, also known as Y La Bamba. The album is a moving and profound exploration of Mendoza’s Latinx identity and how it has influenced their experiences, upbringing, and most of all spirituality.

 

Top 30 Charts

Rank Artist Record Label
1 Hand Habits placeholder Saddle Creek
2 FEELS Post Earth Wichita
3 Anemone Beat My Distance Luminelle
4 Cartwheel Best Days Self-Released
5 Y La Bamba Mujeres Tender Loving Empire
6 Cherry Glazerr Stuffed & Ready Secretly Canadian
7 N0v3l Novel [EP] Flemish Eye
8 Chain Wallet No Ritual Jansen
9 Girlpool What Chaos Is Imaginary Anti-
10 Julia Jacklin Crushing Polyvinyl
11 Durand Jones & The Indications American Love Call Dead Oceans
12 Hot Flash Heat Wave Mood Ring Empire
13 OK O’Clock Parental Guidance Self-Released
14 Better Oblivion Community Center Better Oblivion Community Center Dead Oceans
15 Lomelda M For Empathy DDW
16 Helado Negro This Is How You Smile RVNG Intl.
17 Benny Sings City Pop Stones Throw
18 SPELLLING Mazy Fly Sacred Bones
19 HOMESHAKE Helium Sinderlyn
20 Primer Novelty Young Heavy Souls
21 Sir Babygirl Crush On Me Father/Daughter
22 Bad Bad Hats Lightning Round Afternoon
23 Living Hour Softer Faces Kanine
24 Abjects Never Give Up Yippee Ki Yay
25 Happy Nothing Happy Nothing [EP] Self-Released
26 Ladytron Ladytron !K7
27 Cass McCombs Tip Of The Sphere Anti-
28 Lucy Arnell Anyways Any Self-Released
29 Sneaks Highway Hypnosis Merge
30 Jessica Pratt Quiet Signs Mexican Summer

 

This week is a big one for adds! Check out what’s new:


Top 3 Adds


1.) SASAMI – SASAMI

Recommended if you like: Broadcast, Lala Lala, Japanese Breakfast

 

2.) Stella Donnelly – Beware of the Dogs

Recommended if you like: Courtney Barnett, Miya Folick, Molly Burch

 

3.) Leggy –  Let Me Know Your Moon

Recommended if you like: Daddy Issues, Remember Sports, Swearin’

 

Top 10 Adds

Rank Artist Record Label
1 SASAMI SASAMI Domino
2 Stella Donnelly Beware Of The Dogs Dead Oceans
3 Leggy Let Me Know Your Moon Sheer Luck
4 The Wild Reeds Cheers Dualtone
5 Justus Proffit L.A.’s Got Me Down Bar/None
6 girl in red fell in love in october [Sampler] Self-Released
7 Dirt Buyer Dirt Buyer Danger Collective
8 The Coathangers The Devil You Know Suicide Squeeze
9 Dido Still On My Mind BMG
10 Jetty Bones Hyphen [EP] Take This To Heart