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Charts & Adds: Week of 8/6 – 8/13

With only two short weeks before the first day of the fall semester, now is the perfect time to chill and listen to some radical new tunes before us college kids get back into the swing of things! Here are some of our current favorites at KJHK.

Top 5 Charts:

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1.) Blood Orange – Angel’s Pulse

Angel’s Pulse tops the KJHK charts for a second week. Diverging in several senses from previous works, like Negro Swan, Angel’s Pulse is an eclectic “mix-tape” of sorts, featuring a plethora of collaborators.

2.) Night Moves – Can You Really Find Me

This third album from Minneapolis group Night Moves is perhaps their most dazzling work yet. The dim, neon-illuminated room on the cover of Can You Really Find Me echoes the dreamy, soulful quality of the songs within.

3.) Hippo Campus – Demos II

Birthed during the summer of 2017 and winter of 2018, Demos II is a rough draft of sorts, containing several songs which did not make it onto the album Bambi. Even if they didn’t make the cut, however, these songs hold the same Hippo Campus charm that fans have come to know and love.

4.) Drab Majesty – Modern Mirror

Described as a “Gothic-New Wave” duo, Drab Majesty crafts shimmery synth pop tracks that seem to transcend time and genre. Listening to Modern Mirror is like having an fever dream set in the 80’s (in the best way possible).

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5.) Purple Mountains – Purple Mountains

We here at KJHK would like to take a moment to remember the life of David Berman, who passed away last week. Berman was previously a member of Silver Jews and most recently known for his work under the title Purple Mountains. His work meant a great deal to his many fans, and he will be missed.

Top 30 Charts

RankArtistRecordLabel
1Blood OrangeAngel’s PulseDomino
2Night MovesCan You Really Find MeDomino
3Hippo CampusDemos IIGrand Jury
4Drab MajestyModern MirrorDais
5Purple MountainsPurple MountainsDrag City
6FloristEmily AloneDouble Double Whammy
7GenerationalsReader As DetectivePolyvinyl
8Nathan BajarPlayroomIn Real Life
9Ada LeaWhat We Say In PrivateSaddle Creek
10Bea1991Brand New AdultSelf-released
11Penelope IslesUntil The Tide Creeps InBella Union/pias
12ViviiViviiDumont Dumont
13Curse Of Lono4am And Counting (Live At Toe Rag Studios)Submarine Cat
14Dorian ElectraFlamboyantSelf-released
15GaucheA People’s History Of GaucheMerge
16Magdalena BayMini Mix Vol. 1 [Ep]Luminelle
17Mannequin P*ssyPatienceEpitaph
18BrijeanWalkie TalkieNative Cat
19Prince Daddy And The HyenaCosmic Thrill SeekersCounter Intuitive
20Sarah Bethe NelsonWeird GlowBurger
21Teen BodyDreamoBroken Circles
22Roselit BoneCrisis ActorGet Loud
23Joanna SternbergThen I Try Some MoreTeam Love
24The Soft CavalryThe Soft CavalryBella Union/pias
25Jonah YanoNervous [Ep]Innovative Leisure
26Mal BlumPity BoyDon Giovanni
27Horse Jumper Of LoveSo DivineRun For Cover
28GrizfolkRarest Of BirdsNettwerk
29Thick PaintA Perennial Approach To Free TimeSelf-released
30Kyle CraftShowboat HoneySub Pop

Top 3 Adds:

1.) Infinity Crush – Virtual Heaven

Recommended if you like: Katie Dey, American Pleasure Club, Alex G, Sun Kil Moon

2.) Hēran Soun – Cambridge [EP]

Recommended if you like: Bon Iver, Burial, James Blake

3.) Marika Hackman – Any Human Friend

Recommended if you like: Courtney Barnett, Big Thief, Julia Jacklin

Top 10 Adds

RankArtistRecordLabel
1Infinity CrushVirtual HeavenJoy Void
2Heran SounCambridge [Ep]Self-released
3Marika HackmanAny Human FriendSub Pop
4Blanco White“On The Other Side” [Single]Yucatan
5SofteeSlow Melt [Ep]Self-released
6Slum SociableLifLiberation
7Lea PorcelainLove Is Not An EmpireSelf-released
8Happy Just To See YouHappy Just To See YouMidnight Werewolf
9PeaerA Healthy EarthTiny Engines
10Gena Rose BruceCan’t Make You Love MeDot Dash Recordings