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Charts & Adds: Week of 4/23 – 4/30

It seems as though every week we are flooded with exciting new music from artists big and small, with even more releases on the horizon. Our DJs know what’s what, so here’s everything we’ve been spinning the most over the last seven days.

Top 5 Charts:

1.) 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.

2.) Broken Social Scene –Let’s Try The After Vol. 1 & 2

“Bigger than the sum of it’s parts” is a phrase that fits Broken Social Scene in many ways. It rings true for their album releases spanning 15+ years, the many talented musicians that make up the band, and most of all the subtle melodies that come together in all of their songs that truly make them one of a kind. Let’s Try The After is a collection of 2 EPs released this year, and shows the band pushing themselves to both new heights and sounds.

3.) Priests – The Seduction of Kansas

[From previous week] 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.

4.) Bibio – Ribbons

Stephen Wilkinson, the self-taught multi-instrumentalist behind Bibio, is back with a follow up to the 2016 album, A Mineral Love. The album is a special combination of homages to 60’s and 70’s folk, psychedelia, and soul music from across the globe. It’d be unfair to simply categorize Ribbons in its entirety as just an homage, as Wilkinson’s organic touch brings all of these sounds together to create something truly unique, and truly beautiful.

5.) Fontaines D.C. –Dogrel

Punk music in many forms is inherently tied to the place where the sounds are created. Whether those sounds are a product of disdain, disgust, or dissatisfaction, you can learn a lot about the surroundings and upbringing of a band based on what they have to say about the place they live. In the case of Fontaines D.C., this place is Dublin, Ireland. The themes on this album go far beyond just criticism of the town and country however, as frontman Grian Chatten goes on to express just how important the act of self-preservation is in today’s society.

Top 30 Charts

RankArtistRecordLabel
1MessLearning How To TalkSelf-Released
2Broken Social Scene Let’s Try The After Arts & Crafts
3Priests
The Seduction Of Kansas

Sister Polygon
4BibioRibbons Warp
5Fontaines D.C. Dogrel Partisan
6DrugdealerRaw HoneyMexican Summer
7Shana Cleveland Night Of The Worm Moon Hardly Art
8Frankie CosmosHaunted Item [EP]Sub Pop
9Emily ReoOnly You Can See ItCarpark
10The DrumsBrutalismAnti-
11Y god YY god YHigh Dive
12Grace Ives2ndDots Per Inch
13PUPMorbid Stuff
Little Dipper/Rise
14Ages And AgesMe You They WeNeedle And Thread
15Camp CounselorScabs [EP]It Takes Time
16Field MedicFade Into The DawnRun For Cover
17Nilufer YanyaMiss UniverseATO
18Frankie ValetStop ApologizingIt Takes Time
19Lady LambEven In The TremorBa Da Bing
20SaltlickUntil Next TimeCommunity Radio Tapes
21Kill VargasLaugh It OffSelf-Released
22Ellis The Fuzz [EP] Fat Possum
23Jenny LewisOn The LineWarner
24The Mountain GoatsIn League With DragonsMerge
25Damien JuradoIn The Shape Of A StormMama Bird
26 Gus Dapperton Where Polly People Go To Read AWAL
27The CavvesVenture OutSelf-Released
28Patio EssentialsFire Talk
29CartwheelBest DaysSelf-Released
30WANDLaughing MatterDrag City

Top 3 Adds

1.)  Kevin Morby – Oh My God

Recommended if you like: Hand Habits, Whitney, Bonny Doon

2.) SOAK – Grim Town

Recommended if you like: Stella Donnelly, Ex:Re, Miya Folick

3.) Aldous Harding – Designer

Recommended if you like: Haley Heyndericks, Bedouine, Lucy Dacus

Top 10 Adds

RankArtistRecordLabel
1Kevin MorbyOh My GodDead Oceans
2Soak Grim Town Rough Trade/Beggars
3Aldous Harding Designer 4AD/Beggars
4Local Natives Violet Street Loma Vista/Concord
5Kedr LivanskiyYour Need2MR
6ReptaliensValisCaptured Tracks
7Truth ClubNot An ExitTiny Engines
8TacocatThis Mess Is A PlaceSub Pop
9Matt Surfin’ & FriendsMatt Surfin’ & FriendsMuscle Beach/Community
10Craig FinnI Need A New WarPartisan