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Rock Charts – 2nd Week of June

This week Parquet Courts moved to #1 on the KZSC charts and #2 on CMJ’s national charts and we added a new record by the Antlers and a great EP by the Front Bottoms.

Top 10:

images1. PARQUET COURTS – Sunbathing Animal
2. FUCKED UP – Glass Boys
3. THEE OH SEES – Drop
4. WOODS – With Light And With Love
5. PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART – Days Of Abandon
6. GOLD-BEARS – Dalliance
7. PINS – Girls Like Us
8. ORWELLS – Disgraceland
9. TIJUANA PANTHERS – Wayne Interest
10. LITTLE DRAGON – Nabuma Rubberband

 

 

Top 5 Adds:

imgres1. ANTLERS – Familiars
2. FRONT BOTTOMS – Rose
3. WHITE LUNG – Deep Fantasy
4. GREYS – If Anything
5. FELICE BROTHERS – Favorite Waitress

 

 

 

 

While I am very excited that the Antlers released a new record, it is nowhere near as amazing as their last two. Their previous records, Hospice and Burst Apart, set a very high bar for Familiars. While there are plenty of good songs on the record it is not as consistently great of an album as fans of the Antlers have come to expect from them. Here is one of the stand out tracks, Surrender.

Ambrose Akinmusire at Ronnie Scott’s for the London jazz festival

Jazz Charts and Adds: Second week of June

All is swell at Great 88 here in the Jazz/Blues department.  Your new Jazz/Blues Director to happy to report her first official adds and top played tracks from the Great 88′s Jazz/Blues Department. I know many here are particularly excited to add José James’s new album While Your Were Sleeping.

Charts

1 HIROMI Alive Telarc
2 CAMILLE THURMAN Origins
3 JULIET GREEN Think About That Self-Released
4 AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint Blue Note
5 ALFREDO RODRIGUEZ The Invasion Parade Mack Avenue
6 BAD PLUS The Rite Of Spring Sony Masterworks
7 BRIAN BLADE AND THE FELLOWSHIP BAND Landmarks Blue Note
8 JEFF BALLARD TRIO Time’s Tale OKeh
9 PETER EPSTEIN QUARTET Polarities Songlines
10 STRUNZ AND FARAH Moods And Visions

Adds:

1 JOSE JAMES While You Were Sleeping Blue Note
2 PETER LERNER Continuation Origin
3 BOBBY SELVAGGIO Short Stories Origin
4 STEVE KALDESTAD Straight Up Cellar Live
5 JERRY VIVINO Back East Blujazz

To get a sneak peak at José Jame’s new album, see the video below off the debut single “EveryLittle Thing” from his album.

Ambrose Akinmusire at Ronnie Scott’s for the London jazz festival
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RPM Charts – 2nd Week in June

Top 10:

1. CHROMEO – White Women / Atlantic
2. VARIOUS ARTISTS – Hyperdub 10.1 / Hyperdub
3. BADBADNOTGOOD – III / Innovative Leisure
4. TOURIST – Patterns / Monday
5. HETEROTIC – Weird Drift / Planet Mu
6. PARKINSON WHITE AND KYLE COOK – Sapphire [EP] / Terrorhythm
7. DEADMAU5 – “Avaritia” B/w “SeeYa” [7-Inch] / mau5trap-Astralwerks
8. NADUS – Broke City [EP] / Pelican Fly
9. PANTHER GOD – Golden Changes / Outside
10. QUANTIC – Magnetica / Tru Thoughts

Top 5 Adds:

1. TAYLOR MCFERRIN – Early Riser / Brainfeeder
2. WHITE HEX – Gold Nights / Felte
3. MUX MOOL – Appetite For Production [EP] / Super Best
4. DIAMOND VERSION – CI / Mute
5. ELECTRIC WIRE HUSTLE – If These Are The Last Days / Okayplayer

Here’s a couple of my favorites as of late; a cut from Norwegian producer Lido’s new EP, “I Love You”…

…and Parkinson White and Kyle Cook’s new EP, “Sapphire,” out on Terrorhythm:

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Rock Charts – 1st Week of June

Happy June, everyone! This week we kept on playing Thee Oh Sees and gave the new Parquet Courts album a top add.

Top 10:

ee1edafa8a13824e022e32efb22cdcc4d001b5c21. THEE OH SEES – Drop
2. DYLAN SHEARER – Garagearray
3. WOODS – With Light And With Love
4. LITTLE DRAGON – Nabuma Rubberband
5. LA SERA – Hour Of The Dawn
6. EX-CULT – Midnight Passenger
7. PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART – Days Of Abandon
8. AMEN DUNES – Love
9. TUNE-YARDS – Nikki Nack
10. MYSTIC BRAVES – Desert Island

 

Top 5 Adds:

images1. PARQUET COURTS – Sunbathing Animal
2. DUB THOMPSON – 9 Songs
3. MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO – Comet, Come To Me
4. FUCKED UP – Glass Boys
5. HAUNTED HEARTS – Initiation

 

 

 

 

I’m really excited about this new Parquet Courts album. It is a great followup to the ep they put out late last year entitled Tally All The Things That You Broke. I think this is a going to be a breakthrough album for this band and I’m looking forward to hearing it more on KZSC.

 

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Record Review: Glass Boys

Listen with caution! One listen through of this album may leave you couch-locked as a result of your mind being fully blown. Fucked Up’s latest Matador release, Glass Boys, is nothing short of a juggernaut of an album. The band’s first full length LP since 2011’s David Comes to Life, Glass Boys shows just how far Fucked Up has come in terms of musical mastery. It’s melodic, yet ear piercing; polished rock, yet still hardcore. Like many of their previous releases the album starts off soft and gentle, only to unexpectedly lurch into a furious punk rock maelstrom. Track one (Echo Boomer) begins with 27 seconds of new age wind chimes, leaving one with a deep feeling of wonder as to what the hell is about to happen next. A bass drum pounding bars later, a wall of wailing guitars appears wildly to pimp-slap your expectations across the face. With the familiar screaming of Damian “Pink Eyes” Abraham, the album begins in earnest, combining the pure, unfiltered rage of their earlier work with some (but not TOO many) of the softer, “prettier” tendencies of their last two albums. Fucked Up channel the latest installment of their trademark melodic hardcore in a manner we have both come to expect and admire. Pink Eyes’ vocals sound like he may just be poised to kill you, a feeling strongly backed up by high-pitched wailing guitars, pounding drums, vocal harmonies, and overall furious musical intensity. An extremely polished piece of work, Glass Boys is truly a gem, as evidenced by such epic tracks as “Sun Glass” and “Paper the House”. Despite having achieved huge success within the mainstream, Fucked Up use this album to prove that they are no less furiously awesome than they have always been. Released June 2nd, Glass Boys is sure to blast some young, impressionable ear drums in the near future.

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Newest World Releases

Time for fresh World Music on your multicultural plate! Still lovin’ that twisty new bossa nova from Thievery Corporation and desert rock from Tinariwen. Add La Misa Negra to the list! An old school style Cumbria group from Oakland with a kick. As hard as it is to stop playing these three on repeat mode, here are some other worthy new World Music releases:

  1. SEUN KUTI AND EGYPT 80 A Long Way To The Beginning
  2. ALSARAH AND THE NUBATONES Silt
  3. CAETANO VELOSO Abracaco [Nonesuch]
  4. MALAWI MOUSE BOYS Dirt Is Good
  5. HAFEZ NAZERI Rumi Symphony Project Untold
  6. FAREED HAQUE Trance Hypothesis
  7. RODRIGO Y GABRIELA 9 Dead Alive
  8. JEFFERSON ROSE BAND Feel Like Dancing
  9. YOLANDA DUKE Te Llevo Bajo La Piel
  10. TOUMANI DIABATE AND SIDIKI DIABATE Toumani And Sidiki

And just in time for Father’s Day, check out the new album from father-and-son collaboration, Toumani & Sidiki Diabate

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ0c4Pq2pQI