Fall is here and, more importantly, spooky season is right around the corner! We’ve got plenty of great things spinning at the station, so make sure to keep reading for a recap of our latest and greatest records.
Top 5 Charts:
1.) Clairo – Immunity
Clairo holds down the number one spot for the fifth consecutive week, although this will (unfortunately) be her last week eligible for the KJHK charts. Debut album Immunity marks a clear maturation in this young artist’s sound; she doesn’t shy away from hard topics, relying more heavily on her vocals than ever before to pack the tracks with emotion. Read our review of the album here!
2.) Joy Again – Piano [EP]
Despite the band’s sunny name, the tracks Joy Again puts forth on the new Piano EP toy with topics which range from morbid to heart-breaking. The band’s signature heavy implementation of distortion doesn’t prevent them from toeing genre lines.
3.) Bon Iver – i,i
According to Justin Vernon, each Bon Iver album thus far has been tied to a certain season. i,i, the fourth album, rounds out the cycle with a sweeping representation of autumn. Bon Iver, as always, artfully treads the line between pre-established sound and musical innovation.
4.) Cuco – Para Mí
After surviving a near-fatal car crash, the members of Cuco realized that they had lost most of the files containing the music which would have become their debut album. Para Mí was born as the group metaphorically rose from the ashes, a cathartic, healing project that sounds more cheerful than one might expect.
5.) (Sandy) Alex G – House of Sugar
Though House of Sugar may be Alex G’s ninth album, the artist has not lost any momentum — far from it. This highly-anticipated record is perhaps his most cohesive work yet, somehow both starkly relatable and whimsically fantastic.
Top 30 Charts
(Sandy) Alex G
House Of Sugar
Slow Melt [EP]
A Healthy Earth
Black Belt Eagle Scout
At The Party With My Brown Friends
Ra Ra Riot
Rob The Rich/caroline
Tropical F*ck Storm
Close It Quietly
Back In The Tall Grass
Forever Turned Around
Phil And The Osophers
From The Rise Of Fall
Driving Music [EP]
Queen Of Jeans
If You’re Not Afraid, I’m Not Afraid
This Is Not A Safe Place
Girl In Red
Heaven Surrounds You
Any Human Friend
Top 3 Adds:
1.) Chastity Belt – Chastity Belt
Recommended if you like: IAN SWEET, Snail Mail, Lala Lala, Forth Wanderers
2.) Peach Pyramid – Bright Blue
Recommended if you like: Lucy Dacus, Hand Habits, Caroline Says, Bridal Party
3.) Dear Boy – The Strawberry [EP]
Recommended if you like: Snail Mail, Tomberlin, Mitski, Jay Som, Phoebe Bridgers, Black Belt Eagle Scout