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Charts & Adds: Week of 8/13 – 8/20

Rumor has it the temperature is supposed to decrease over the next few weeks. Whether or not that’s true, you can always cool down with some fantastic tunes on KJHK. Check out this week’s newest additions!

Top 5 Charts:

1.) Blood Orange – Angel’s Pulse

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

2.) 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).

3.) Guache – A People’s History of Gauche

Gauche features members previously known for their work in groups like Priests and Downtown Boys. A People’s History of Gauche, the group’s first EP, is described as a mixture of “70’s sax solos, 80’s synth, and 90’s power punk.”

4.) 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.

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5.) Purple Mountains – Purple Mountains

David Berman of Silver Jews returned after a lengthy hiatus during which he spent a great deal of time reading and reflecting. Written following a series of strained personal relationships and the death of his mother, Purple Mountains is a study in grief, resentment, and quiet introspection. Sadly, Berman passed away shortly after the release of his album.

Top 30 Charts

RankArtistRecordLabel
1Blood OrangeAngel’s PulseDomino
2Drab MajestyModern MirrorDais
3GaucheA People’s History Of GaucheMerge
4Night MovesCan You Really Find MeDomino
5Purple MountainsPurple MountainsDrag City
6Soft Cavalry, TheThe Soft CavalryBella Union/pias
7Sarah Bethe NelsonWeird GlowBurger
8Bea1991Brand New AdultSelf-released
9Prince Daddy And The HyenaCosmic Thrill SeekersCounter Intuitive
10ViviiViviiDumont Dumont
11GrizfolkRarest Of BirdsNettwerk
12Mal BlumPity BoyDon Giovanni
13Curse Of Lono4am And Counting (Live At Toe Rag Studios)Submarine Cat
14NeckingCut Your TeethMint
15Thick PaintA Perennial Approach To Free TimeSelf-released
16New WestCall Me When You Hear This Song [Ep]Self-released
17Hippo CampusDemos IiGrand Jury
18Jonah YanoNervous [Ep]Innovative Leisure
19Magdalena BayMini Mix Vol. 1 [Ep]Luminelle
20What In Your Heart Can Put You In A TranceWe Got A Lot Of LoveTen Dollar
21Joanna SternbergThen I Try Some MoreTeam Love
22FloristEmily AloneDouble Double Whammy
23Ada LeaWhat We Say In PrivateSaddle Creek
24GenerationalsReader As DetectivePolyvinyl
25Dorian ElectraFlamboyantSelf-released
26B BoysDuduCaptured Tracks
27Penelope IslesUntil The Tide Creeps InBella Union/pias
28Teen BodyDreamoBroken Circles
29Plastic PicnicVistaliteSelf-released
30Nathan BajarPlayroomIn Real Life

Top 3 Adds:

1.) Black Belt Eagle Scout – At the Party With My Brown Friends

Recommended if you like: Julia Jacklin, Snail Mail, Big Thief, Tomberlin

2.) Patrick Park – Here/Gone

Recommended if you like: Iron & Wine, Andrew Bird, Elliot Smith

3.) Ride This Is Not a Safe Place

Recommended if you like: Lush, Slowdive, My Blood Valentine

Top 10 Adds

RankArtistRecordLabel
1Black Belt Eagle ScoutAt The Party With My Brown FriendsSaddle Creek
2Patrick ParkHere/goneSelf-released
3RideThis Is Not A Safe PlaceWichita
4Lina TullgrenFree CellCaptured Tracks
5Becky NinkovicWoePaper Bag
6Off With Their HeadsBe GoodEpitaph
7ShikosweBack In The Tall GrassSelf-released
8Lunch DuchessCrying For FunHeavy Meadow
9Super DopplerSuper DopplerSweet Brother
10Pet FangsUltra DeluxeSelf-released