Charts & Adds: Week of 5/5 – 5/12

Well folks, this is it… my official last Charts & Adds post before I pass on the music director mantle. Despite everything wacky that has happened this year, I have so enjoyed writing these weekly posts — not-so-funny introductions and all. I hope they have brought some of you out there the same amount of joy. Without further ado, here is our final(s week) edition of C&A for spring 2020.

Top 5 Charts:

1.) Peach Pit – You and Your Friends

Peach Pit get emotional throughout the album with a sad-pop spin over bubblegum-surf rock melodies. Every song acts as an individual story with an individual world. Whether they’re detailing heartbreak, social distancing, or companionship, Peach Pit remain meticulous and descriptive.

Heaven To A Tortured Mind

2.) Yves Tumor – Heaven to a Tortured Mind

Few projects at the forefront of contemporary art truly push visceral sonic boundaries in the way that Yves Tumor does on Heaven To A Tortured Mind. Yves has steered the project into a whole new realm; piercing through contradiction, redefining expression through song, and catapulting the project into the next phase of illusion and evolution.

3.) Thundercat – It Is What It Is

One funky dude, Thundercat has created another deliriously groovy and hilarious odyssey of funk, R&B, jazz and hip hop, featuring Steve Lacy, Flying Lotus, Childish Gambino and more.

4.) Anna Burch – If You’re Dreaming

With recurring themes of isolation, weariness and longing, Anna Burch’s songs deliver an emotional arc with a delicate but uncompromising execution. Burch’s intrinsically catchy songwriting dials down the urgency of her debut a notch, taking a turn towards airy, jazz-voiced chords, floating reverb and an expansion of the sonic palate with unexpected instrumentation.

5.) Music Band – Celebration

The trust built between Music Band members Harry Kagan, Lee Putney, and Duncan Shea comes from a bond of friendship that feels rare among young rock and roll bands. They spent years self-booking, self-recording and self-promoting, creating an invaluable work ethic. And perhaps the most important factor is that je ne sais quoi: a mixture of sincerity and never taking themselves too seriously.

Top 30 Charts

1Peach PitYou and Your FriendsColumbia
2Yves TumorHeaven to a Tortured MindWarp
3ThundercatIt Is What It IsBrainfeeder
4Anna BurchIf You’re DreamingPolyvinyl
5Music BandCelebrationDine Alone
7Buttertones, TheJazzhoundInnovative Leisure
8Methyl EthelHurts to Laugh [EP]Dot Dash
9Why BonnieVoice Box [EP]Fat Possum
10Purity RingWOMBCrystal Math/4AD/Beggars
11Laura MarlingSong for Our DaughterChrysalis/Partisan
12VlossomMy Friend [EP]Etc Etc
13San CiscoFlaws [EP]Nettwerk
14M. WardMigration StoriesAnti-
15Ultimate FakebookThe Preserving MachineSonic Ritual
16Lila BlueLeave Me BeSelf-Released
17ThurlowoodDiscontinue Normal ProgramDay Before
18Trace MountainsLost in the CountryLame-O
19Fiona AppleFetch the Bolt CuttersEpic
21Sweet CrudeOfficiel//ArtificielVerve Forecast
22JauntAll in OneSelf-Released
23Stay InsideViewingsNo Sleep
25JFDRNew DreamsWhite Sun
26Alex NicolAll for NadaMichel/Anniversary
27Once and Future BandDeleted ScenesCastle Face
28Day WaveCrush [EP]PIAS
29BugsSelf HelpSelf-Released
30Zelma StoneDreamland [EP]Self-Released

Top 3 Adds:

Future Past Life

1.) STRFKR – Future Past Life

Recommended if you like: of Montreal, Neon Indian, Broken Bells, Phantogram

2.) Laser Background – Evergreen Legend

Recommended if you like: Ariel Pink, Part Time, Banny Grove, Locate S,1

3.) Nation of Language – Introduction, Presence

Recommended if you like: Video Age, Black Marble, Petrichor

Top 10 Adds

1STRFKRFuture Past LifePolyvinyl
2Laser BackgroundEvergreen LegendSelf-Released
3Nation of LanguageIntroduction, PresenceSelf-Released
4Tijuana PanthersPull the Chute [EP]Innovative Leisure
5GleemerDown ThroughOther People
6Pure XPure XFire Talk
8Annie HamiltonAnnie Hamilton [EP]Inertia/PIAS
9LindsayASMR Love Letters [EP]Self-Released
10Arlo Parks“Black Dog” [Single]PIAS