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Charts & Adds: Week of 9/24 – 10/1

October is finally here, but so far, the spookiest thing about this month is that it’s still 80 degrees outside. What is up with that? Here at KJHK, we have some big events coming up that we are super excited about; stay tuned! Until then, check out what we’ve been spinning.

Top 5 Charts:

1.) Jay Som – Anak Ko

Though Jay Som’s previous album, Everybody Works, is a tough record to top, the artist has continued to gain momentum with Anak Ko. As the indie music scene becomes more and more dominated by powerful, talented women, Jay Som is undoubtedly one of the leading forces. Read our review of the album here!

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2.) (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.

3.) Steve Lacy – Apollo XXI

Following a highly-acclaimed series of demos/singles and features with bands the likes of Vampire Weekend, Blood Orange, and Mac Miller, The Internet’s Steve Lacy finally steps into the music scene with debut album Apollo XXI. An interesting mix of bedroom pop and hip-hop, the record is an interesting progression in Lacy’s musical career.

4.) BROCKHAMPTON – Ginger

BROCKHAMPTON’s Ginger is somehow both raw and mature, a bit more melancholy than many of their previous works. The record is vulnerable, painting a picture of many of the very real issues the band’s members have personally experienced.

5.) 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.

Top 30 Charts

RankArtistRecordLabel
1Jay SomAnak KoPolyvinyl
2Sandy (Alex G)House Of SugarDomino Recording Co.
3Steve LacyApollo XXI3qtr/awal
4BROCKHAMPTONGingerQuestion Everything/rca
5Bon Iveri,iJagjaguwar/secretly Group
6Surf CurseHeaven Surrounds YouDanger Collective
7Freddie Gibbs, MadlibBandanaMadlib Invazion
8ClairoImmunityFader
9Frankie CosmosClose It QuietlySub Pop
10Devendra BanhartMaNonesuch
11BodywashComforterLuminelle
12Black Belt Eagle ScoutAt The Party With My Brown FriendsSaddle Creek
13The Babe RainbowToday30th Century
14Peach PyramidBright BlueOscar St
15girl in redbeginningsSelf-released
16Chastity BeltChastity BeltHardly Art
17Low HumRoom To BreatheLast Gang
18CONESPictures Of PicturesDangerbird
19ShikosweBack In The Tall GrassSelf-released
20Queen Of JeansIf You’re Not Afraid, I’m Not AfraidTopshelf
21Boy ScoutsFree CompanyAnti-
22Common Holly“Joshua Snakes” / “Central Booking” [Single]Barsuk
23Dear BoyThe Strawberry [EP]Easy Hell
24Lower DensThe CompetitionDomino
25MallratDriving Music [EP]Nettwerk
26Molly SarleKaraoke AngelPartisan
27Pet FangsUltra DeluxeSelf-released
28Mean JeansGigantic SikeFat Wreck Chords
29WhitneyForever Turned AroundSecretly Canadian
30FRANKIIEForget Your HeadPaper Bag

Top 3 Adds:

1.) Devarrow – Devarrow

Recommended if you like: Yoke Lore, Shakey Graves, Dr. Dog, Deer Tick, Mt. Joy

2.) Safia Nolin – xX3m0 $0ng$ 2 $!nG @L0nG 2Xx 

Recommended if you like: Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus, Julien Baker, Julia Jacklin, Lomelda, Snail Mail

3.) Will Johnson – Wire Mountain

Recommended if you like: Jason Molina, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Jeff Tweedy

Top 10 Adds

RankArtistRecordLabel
1DevarrowDevarrowPaper Bag
2Safia NolinxX3m0 $0ng$ 2 $!Ng @L0ng 2Xx [EP]Bonsound
3Will JohnsonWire MountainKeeled Scales
4Levitation RoomHeadspaceGreenway
5JPEGMAFIAAll My Heroes Are CornballsEqt
6Rituals Of MineSleeper Hold [EP]Carpark
7ChampsThe Hard InterchangeBmg
8Brittany HowardJaimeAto
9CataldoLiterally Main StreetSelf-released
10Winnebago VacationCamp SomewhereLonely Ghost