Charts & Adds: Week of 4/16 – 4/23

We’ve reached that time of week again! KJHK has another new set of charts & adds full of a wide range of jams to fit any occasion. Dig in to what our DJs have been loving below:

Top 5 Charts:

1.) Nilüfer Yanya – Miss Universe

“In the past two years, British artist Nilüfer Yanya has released two different EP’s, Plant Feed and Small Crimes. She continues her “cool girl” aesthetic in her debut album Miss Universe, which is a concept album that switches between elevator music with omniscient, fuzzy voiceovers and some seriously cool jams, all revolving around relatable feelings of loneliness and defeat. ” Read the full review written by Sasha Artaega HERE.

2.) Mess – Learning How To Talk

[From previous week] This Kansas City quartet has its roots in a KU dorm room, where Allison Gliesman started recording music on an iPhone. The group takes real struggles and gives them a real spin that will not only make these topics digestible, but enjoyable. Prepare to get swallowed in the beauty that is pain.

3.) Patio – Essentials

The current era of post-punk is constantly progressing the genre in both instrumentation and songwriting, although the Brooklyn trio Patio take a more minimalist and back to the basics approach on their debut LP Essentials. The chemistry of the members can be heard on the tight arrangements of instrumentation as well as the powerful vocal deliveries. Essentials is full of themes surrounding conflicting emotional forces, and the band does a fantastic job of translating these forces into a cohesive collection of songs.

4.) Priests – The Seduction of Kansas

A punk band from Washington DC with today’s governmental leadership is undoubtedly going to have some politically charged lyrics. Priests has absolutely seduced our lovely mid-western state with beautifully blended elements of dance and punk on songs cleverly written to reflect on what exactly comprises the current definition of American identity.

5.) PUP – Morbid Stuff

Stefan Babcock, vocalist for the Toronto punk outfit PUP, has a unique ability to carry songs gleefully through negative, nihilistic, and self-depreciating lyrics over booming and cathartic punk melodies. Describing Morbid Stuff as either fun or depressing wouldn’t do it justice, and right in the middle of that juxtaposition is exactly where the band thrives.

Top 30 Charts

1Nilufer YanyaMiss UniverseATO
2MessLearning How To TalkSelf-Released
3PatioEssentialsFire Talk
4PriestsThe Seduction of KansasSister Polygon
5PUPMorbid StuffLittle Dipper/Rise
6Jenny LewisOn The LineWarner Bros.
7Ages & AgesMe You They WeNeedle And Thread
8Fontaines DCDogrelPartisan
9Y god Y Y god YHigh Dive
10Weyes BloodTitanic RisingSub Pop
11Drugdealer Raw HoneyMexican Summer
12The DrumsBrutalismAnti-
14Shana ClevelandNight Of The Worm MoonHardly Art
15Emily ReoOnly You Can See ItCarpark
17Karen O & Danger MouseLux PrimaBMG
18Frankie CosmosHaunted Items [EP]Sub Pop
19Broken Social SceneLet’s Try The AfterArts & Crafts
20Field MedicFade Into The DawnRun For Cover
21Sonny & The SunsetsHairdressers From HeavenRocks In Your Head
22Angel Du$tPretty BuffRoadrunner
23Chris Cohen Chris CohenCaptured Tracks
24Michelle BladesVisitorMidnight Special
25Boy HarsherCarefulNude Club
26SaltlickUntil Next TimeCommunity Radio Tapes
27Camp CounselorScabs [EP]It Takes Time
28Kill VargasLaugh it OffSelf-Released
29Little SimzGREY AreaAGE 101/AWAL
30Club NightWhat LifeTiny Engines

Top 3 Adds

1.)  Grace Ives – 2nd

Recommended if you like: Sir Babygirl, Lala Lala, Yaeji

2.) The Mountain Goats – In League With Dragons

Recommended if you like: Okkervil River, They Might Be Giants, Wilco

3.) WAND – Laughing Matter

Recommended if you like: Chastity Belt, Mothers, White Fence

Top 10 Adds

1Grace Ives2ndDots Per Inch
2The Mountain GoatsIn League With DragonsMerge
3WANDLaughing MatterDrag City
4Gus DappertonWhere Polly People Go To ReadGus Dapperton/AWAL
5CayucasReal LifePark The Van
6Frankie ValetStop ApologizingIt Takes Time
7Jackie MendozaLuvHz [EP]Luminelle
9Kim GrayPlastic MemoryBuzz
10Eve MaretNo More RunningBanana Tapes