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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

Rank Artist Record Label
1 Mess Learning How To Talk Self-Released
2 Broken Social Scene Let’s Try The After Arts & Crafts
3 Priests The Seduction Of Kansas Sister Polygon
4 Bibio Ribbons Warp
5 Fontaines D.C. Dogrel Partisan
6 Drugdealer Raw Honey Mexican Summer
7 Shana Cleveland Night Of The Worm Moon Hardly Art
8 Frankie Cosmos Haunted Item [EP] Sub Pop
9 Emily Reo Only You Can See It Carpark
10 The Drums Brutalism Anti-
11 Y god Y Y god Y High Dive
12 Grace Ives 2nd Dots Per Inch
13 PUP Morbid Stuff Little Dipper/Rise
14 Ages And Ages Me You They We Needle And Thread
15 Camp Counselor Scabs [EP] It Takes Time
16 Field Medic Fade Into The Dawn Run For Cover
17 Nilufer Yanya Miss Universe ATO
18 Frankie Valet Stop Apologizing It Takes Time
19 Lady Lamb Even In The Tremor Ba Da Bing
20 Saltlick Until Next Time Community Radio Tapes
21 Kill Vargas Laugh It Off Self-Released
22 Ellis The Fuzz [EP] Fat Possum
23 Jenny Lewis On The Line Warner
24 The Mountain Goats In League With Dragons Merge
25 Damien Jurado In The Shape Of A Storm Mama Bird
26 Gus Dapperton Where Polly People Go To Read AWAL
27 The Cavves Venture Out Self-Released
28 Patio Essentials Fire Talk
29 Cartwheel Best Days Self-Released
30 WAND Laughing Matter Drag 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

Rank Artist Record Label
1 Kevin Morby Oh My God Dead Oceans
2 Soak Grim Town Rough Trade/Beggars
3 Aldous Harding Designer 4AD/Beggars
4 Local Natives Violet Street Loma Vista/Concord
5 Kedr Livanskiy Your Need 2MR
6 Reptaliens Valis Captured Tracks
7 Truth Club Not An Exit Tiny Engines
8 Tacocat This Mess Is A Place Sub Pop
9 Matt Surfin’ & Friends Matt Surfin’ & Friends Muscle Beach/Community
10 Craig Finn I Need A New War Partisan