Charts & Adds: Week of 1/28 – 2/4

A lot has happened in the past few days. Mr. Peanut, who died in a fiery Peanutmobile crash, was reborn into the terrifying, cartoonish “Baby Nut.” Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow. The Chiefs won the first Super Bowl in 50 years. Shakira… Shakira. And who could forget the Iowa caucus debacle that is still unresolved as we speak? But, despite all the craziness happening elsewhere, KJHK got some boppin’ new tunes in the mail. Check them out here!

Top 5 Charts:

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1.) Termination Dust – Growing Down

Despite its members hailing from all the way up in Alaska, Termination Dust’s debut album emerges seamlessly into the young alternative scene, straddling the bounds between dream pop and emo. Much of the album was recorded long-distance after two members relocated to Minnesota, making the final product all the more impressive.

2.) of Montreal – UR FUN

The next chapter of of Montreal lead Kevin Barnes’ musical autobiography, UR FUN, describes the “staying in love” portion of his romance with Christina Schneider. At times cheesy, but always full of heart, UR FUN layers emotionally complex lyrics over upbeat melodies.

Week of Charm

3.) Fern Mayo – Week of Charm

Kate Capri of Fern Mayo “wants to help you see in the dark” in this record. The tracks of Week of Charm are a bit disorienting, ethereal and dreamy. Over this backdrop, Capri confronts herself and the choices she has made.

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4.) Field Music – Making a New World

This 19-track record is a poignant analysis of the after-effects of World War I, how the entire world had to learn to rebuild itself and heal. It’s not an album about the war but rather about the art, science, and social changes that it brought about.

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5.) glass beach – the first glass beach album

When glass beach set out to create their first album, they went in hard: each song was recorded and re-recorded, experimentally, until the album reached its chaotic, spectacular final form. glass beach sits in a sweet spot somewhere between the absurdity of Animal Collective and 100 gecs and the refined post-emo sounds of groups like American Pleasure Club.

Top 30 Charts

1Termination DustGrowing DownGlacial Pace
2of MontrealUR FUNPolyvinyl
3Fern MayoWeek Of CharmSelf-released
4Field MusicMaking a New WorldMemphis Industries
5glass beachthe first glass beach albumRun For Cover
6Hollow CovesMomentsNettwerk
7Will SamsonParalanguageSelf-released
8Little MonarchGrains [EP]Super Bloom
9The Small CalamitiesDesigner Heartache.Self-released
10The SheltersJupiter SidecarWarner
11Maggie Rogers“Love You For A Long Time” [Single]Capitol
12Bombay Bicycle ClubEverything Else Has Gone WrongMmm…
13Anna AshL.A. FlameSelf-released
14Marcus KingEl DoradoFantasy/Concord
15CheerleaderAlmost ForeverBright Antenna
16Soccer MommyColor Theory [Advance Tracks]Loma Vista
17dj poolboiForever Yours [EP]Self-released
18Emily YacinaRemember The SilverSelf-released
19Thundercat“Black Qualls” [Single]Brainfeeder
20The Turning Original Motion Picture SoundtrackVarious ArtistsKro/SONY
21Alexandra SaviorThe Archer30th Century
22TORRESSilver TongueMerge
23BambaraStrayWharf Cat
24Dave Mooney and The Viewers Like YouPress Start [EP]Mint 400
25Frankie CosmosClose It QuietlySub Pop
26Queen Of JeansIf You’re Not Afraid, I’m Not AfraidTopshelf
27PalaceLife AfterAvenue A/Fiction
28DesertaBlack Aura My SunFelte
29Wolf ParadeThin MindSub Pop
30Elliot MossA Change In DietGrand Jury

Top 3 Adds:

I Was Born Swimming

1.) Squirrel Flower – I Was Born Swimming

Recommended if you like: Mitski, Cate le Bon, Jay Som, Palehound

2.) POLIÇA – When We Stay Alive

Recommended if you like: Feist, Phantogram, Caroline Polachek, Warpaint, Tune-Yards

Mystic Familiar

3.) Dan Deacon – Mystic Familiar

Recommended if you like: Animal Collective, Holy F*ck, Dirty Projectors, Panda Bear

Top 10 Adds

1Squirrel FlowerI Was Born SwimmingPolyvinyl
2POLIÇAWhen We Stay AliveMemphis Industries
3Dan DeaconMystic FamiliarDomino
4Ezra FurmanSex Education Original SoundtrackBella Union/Pias
5SløtfaceSorry For The Late ReplyNettwerk
6Wild NothingLaughing Gas [EP]Captured Tracks
7The No. 44Reflexive // RepeaterDonut Sounds
8FloodlightsBackyard [EP]Self-released
9Baba AliThis House [EP]30th Century
10DestroyerHave We MetMerge