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RPM Charts – April 29th

Top 10:

1. CONRAD CLIFTON – Picture In Picture / Self-Released
2. TENSNAKE – Glow / Astralwerks
3. PANTHER GOD – Golden Changes / Outside
4. EVIAN CHRIST – Waterfall [EP] / Tri Angle
5. SUPER DUPER – Diamonds And Doubt [EP] / Apothecary
6. 813 – XOXO [EP] / Jeffree’s (Mad Decent)
7. RYAN HEMSWORTH – Guilt Trips / Last Gang
8. SAINT TIIMBRE – Power / Little Friend
9. DISCLOSURE – Settle / Cherrytree-Interscope
10. TYCHO – Awake / Ghostly

Top 5 Adds:

1. TOURIST – Patterns / Monday
2. FM BELFAST – Brighter Days / Self-Released
3. JEF BARBARA – Soft To The Touch / Club Roll
4. MARK E – Product Of Industry / Spectral Sound
5. ANTHONY VALADEZ – In Search Of / Plug Research

Check out the title track from 813’s explosive new EP “XOXO” below:

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Rock Charts – 3rd Week of April

Top 10:

SaladDays_zps35431c2b1. MAC DEMARCO – Salad Days
2. BIG SCARY – Not Art
3. FUTURE ISLANDS – Singles
4. DENNEY AND THE JETS – Mexican Coke
5. PINS – Girls Like Us
6. BLACK ANGELS – Clear Lake Forest
7. CLOUD NOTHINGS – Here And Nowhere Else
8. TWEENS – Tweens
9. PERFECT PUSSY – Say Yes To Love
10. NATURAL CHILD – Dancin’ With Wolves

 

 

 

Top 5 Adds:

CVG_ShrinkDustLPJacket_Working1. CHAD VANGAALEN – Shrink Dust
2. DYLAN SHEARER – Garagearray
3. WOODS – With Light And With Love
4. PINK MOUNTAINTOPS – Get Back
5. CHET FAKER – Built On Glass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a ridiculous Mac DeMarco promo video for his new album Salad Days. It’s #1 at KZSC!

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The Jazz Charts: End of April

As we barrel towards summer, don’t let the heat get to your head, hepcats. Stay cool and enjoy what’s swinging high this week in KZSC’s Jazz Department.

TOP TEN CHARTS:

1    ALFREDO RODRIGUEZ    The Invasion Parade    Mack Avenue
2    LISA HILTON    Kaleidoscope    Self-Released
3    KRIS BOWERS    Heroes + Misfits    Concord Jazz
4    BAD PLUS    The Rite Of Spring    Sony Masterworks
5    IAN CAREY AND BEN STOLOROW    Duocracy    Kabocha
6    BRAD MEHLDAU AND MARK GUILIANA    Mehliana: Taming The Dragon    Nonesuch
7    JANICE BORLA GROUP    Promises To Burn
8    RUDY ROYSTON    303    Greenleaf
9    ULYSSES OWENS    Onward And Upward    D-Clef
10    AMY CERVINI    Jazz Country    Anzic

ADDS THIS WEEK:

brianblade_thefellowshipband_landmarks1    BRIAN BLADE AND THE FELLOWSHIP BAND    Landmarks    Blue Note
2    MO’FONE    Fonology    Evander
3    JESSICA WILLIAMS    With Love    Origin
4    LENNY MARCUS TRIO    Second Set    Self-Released
5    REGINALD CYNTJE    Elements Of Life    Self-Released

Brian Blade and his fellowship of virtuosos returns with the Brian Blade Fellowship Band’s fourth studio album to date, entitled Landmarks. It’s a pensive, dramatic collection of tasteful compositions – from spatial, spiritual ballads to furious out-bop concourses – with Blade’s dynamic  drum-work that will blast you into aural outer-space. Featuring an instrumentation rarely heard in this capacity, get ready for some Eric Dolphy-esque rips on the bass clarinet and soprano saxophone – courtesy of Myron Walden and Melvin Butler. If I’m not convincing enough, check it out yourself in stores or hear it extensively on Stirrin’ the Soup, Wednesdays 2-4pm. Until then, here’s the Brian Blade Fellowship laying it down at New York’s Village Vanguard last year. This guy sure loves to play.

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New RPM Music For April’s End

The spinning doesn’t stop in April…here’s a hot list of new electronic dance music playing on KZSC:

1. CONRAD CLIFTON – Picture In Picture / Self-Released
2. TENSNAKE – Glow / Astralwerks
3. PANTHER GOD – Golden Changes / Outside
4. EVIAN CHRIST – Waterfall [EP] / Tri Angle
5. SUPER DUPER – Diamonds & Doubt – EP / Apothecary
6. DISCLOSURE – Settle / Cherrytree-Interscope
7. RYAN HEMSWORTH – Guilt Trips / Last Gang
8. SAINT TIIMBRE – Power / Little Friend
9. MACHINEDRUM – Fenris District [EP] / Ninja Tune
10. KI:THEORY – Kitty Hawk Deluxe / Kringer

Other news: great beats & textures on Super Duper’s new EP “Diamonds & Doubt”; Illum Sphere’s new release “Spectre Vex” features remixes from the album “Ghosts of Then and Now” and Dillion Francis headlines UCSC’s first Edge Of Eden Outdoor Festival Saturday, May 10th.

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Bay Area Black Metal Band Cormorant Streaming New Album “Earth Diver”

Cormorant, a little known but massively talented quartet from the Bay Area, have just released their newest album “Earth Diver”, and Metal Sucks has an exclusive full album stream of the incredible record!

In case you’ve never heard of Cormorant, here’s how they describe themselves via their Bandcamp page:

 

“Cormorant play a unique form of progressive black metal, rooted in folk music and 70s hard rock. They have released an EP “The Last Tree” and a full-length “Metazoa.” In late 2011, they unleashed their second full-length album “Dwellings,” which promised a darker, more nuanced sound. The band is a 100% self-funded labor of love.”

I personally saw them open for jazz-metal band Shining (who are awesome in their own right) last year in San Francisco, and I was simply blown away. These guys kick some serious ass.

If you feel the need to support this band (which you totally should), you can buy their album and merch on their Bandcamp page, or simply “like” their Facebook page.