RPM Charts First Week of September

Once again, we see Moderat at the top of the charts, with Disclosure and Zomby still popular! That Jon Hopkins single featuring vocals from Purity Ring is also climbing the charts.

1 MODERAT II Mute
2 FOREST SWORDS Engravings Tri Angle
3 DISCLOSURE Settle Cherrytree-Interscope
4 DAFT PUNK Random Access Memories Columbia
5 ZOMBY With Love 4AD
6 GOLD PANDA Half Of Where You Live Ghostly
7 OLYMPIC AYRES Episode III Self-Released
8 JON HOPKINS Immunity Domino
9 JON HOPKINS “Breathe This Air” [Single] Domino
10 PRETTY LIGHTS Color Map From The Sun 8 Minutes 20 Seconds

We also received some great releases this week, from Jackson and His Computerband’s unique take on French electronica to AlunaGeorge’s soulful take on deep house.

1 JACKSON AND HIS COMPUTER BAND Glow Warp
2 INFINITY SHRED Sanctuary Paracadute
3 LORN Debris [EP] Ninja Tune
4 ATROPOLIS Transitions Cumba Mela
5 ALUNAGEORGE Body Music Vagrant

Also of note is that KZSC’s electronic music department now has it’s very own Twitter account: @kzscrpm ! Follow for the latest and greatest from electronic music at the Great 88!

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Rock Charts First Week of Spetember

Top 10:

images1. NO AGE – An Object
2. TY SEGALL – Sleeper
3. COKE WEED – Back To Soft
4. MALLARD – Finding Meaning In Deference
5. JACUZZI BOYS – Jacuzzi Boys
6. HUNX AND HIS PUNX – Street Punk
7. DIARRHEA PLANET – I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
8. DODOS – Carrier
9. KITTEN FOREVER – Pressure
10. SALVIA PLATH – The Bardo Story

 

Top 5 Adds:

images-11. KING KHAN AND THE SHRINES – Idle No More
2. COACHWHIPS – Hands On The Controls
3. MEAT MARKET – Too Tired
4. JOANNA GRUESOME – Weird Sister
5. GROWLERS – Humdrum Blues

 

 

 

 

This week No Age’s new album, An Object, is topping our charts. I really love this album.  Here is the one of my favorites singles from it called An Impression:

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New Jazz for September

Our jazz department at The Great 88 has received some great new music, especially the latest release from Derrick Hodge. Here’s what’s happening in early September:

  1. DERRICK HODGE Live Today (Blue Note)
  2. APERTURISTIC TRIO Truth And Actuality (Inner Circle)
  3. CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE TRIO Out Here (Mack Avenue)
  4. CHICK COREA The Vigil (Concord Music Group)
  5. JAMES ZOLLAR It’s All Good People (JZAZ)
  6. WARREN WOLF Wolfgang (Mack Avenue)
  7. HARRIS GROUP Errands (RTH)
  8. GLENN CASHMANS SOUTHLAND NONET Music Without Borders (Primrose Lane)
  9. BEAT FUNKTION Moon Town (Do Music)
  10. DAN ROSE/CLAUDINE FRANCOIS Oasis (Enja)

Also worth checking out: LEONARD THOMPSON Wayfare (Self-Released), LEO GENOVESE Seeds (Palmetto), CLARK SOMMERS BASH (Origin), NASHAZ (Self-Released) and FRED FRIED AND CORE Core (Bacharach)

Rock Charts Last Week of August

Top 10:

images1. COOL GHOULS – Cool Ghouls
2. TY SEGALL – Sleeper
3. NO AGE – An Object
4. THE MALLARD – Finding Meaning In Deference
5. COKE WEED – Back To Soft
6. HUNX AND HIS PUNX – Street Punk
7. DIARRHEA PLANET – I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
8. MEDICINE – To The Happy Few
9. BASS DRUM OF DEATH – Bass Drum Of Death
10. GOGOL BORDELLO – Pura Vida Conspiracy

Adds:

images-21. JACUZZI BOYS – Jacuzzi Boys
2. DODOS – Carrier
3. DENT MAY – Warm Blanket
4. THE ORWELLS – Who Needs You [EP]
5. OKKERVIL RIVER – The Silver Gymnasium

 

 

 

This week Cool Ghouls are back on top and we’ve got great adds from Jacuzzi Boys and the Dodos.  Here’s a track of the Jacuzzi Boy’s new self titled album:

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September’s New RPM

This month begins with “Body Music”, great new RPM/electronic music from AlunaGeorge (of Disclosure collaboration fame) as well as a new Tiesto! Here are some of the latest late night sounds you’ll be hearing on KZSC:

  1.  MODERAT: II (Mute)
  2. ZOMBAY: With Love (4AD)
  3. DISCLOSURE: SETTLE (Cherrytree-Interscope)
  4. GOLD PANDA: Half Of Where You Live (Ghostly)
  5. JON HOPKINS: Immunity (Domino)
  6. DAFT PUNK: Random Access Memories (Columbia)
  7. FLWRS AND MARALISA: Muddy Your Feet [EP] (Belgian Man)
  8. TECLA: We Are The Lucky Ones (Mayimba)
  9. EMPIRE OF THE SUN: Ice On The Dune (Astralwerks)
  10. MAJOR LAZER: Free The Universe (Secretly Canadian)

Also: Olympic Ayres “Episode III” and Etienne De Crecy “Beats ‘n’ Cubes Vol. 2″. Enjoy your end of summer everyone and keep rockin’ out to the Great 88!

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Keeping Tabs on Ty Segall

2013 has already been an extremely exciting year for fans of the Bay-Area rock god Ty Segall. Not only have we been given the Sabbath-inspired powerhouse trio that is FUZZ, but we have also been gifted with a brand new solo album that shines the spotlight on a whole new Ty that we haven’t seen in previous releases. Sleeper is out now via Drag City and it showcases a more melancholic and mostly acoustic Segall, a first for fuzzed-out rocker. Sleeper was written shortly after Ty’s adopted father’s death and the event has a strong and obvious influence on the album. Songs are sadder and deal with mostly acoustic, minor chords layered with heart-wrenching strings which can be heard on the first track, “Sleeper”. Even the less despondent songs seem to have something off about them, a certain unsettling tone that hasn’t been heard in his other albums. The seemingly playful “Crazy” with it’s major chord melody has a darkness surrounding it that comes out through Segall’s new personal lyricism. We hear these improvements in songs like “The Keepers” where Segall paints a portrait of a distant land where The Sleepers, Keepers, and Dreamers all coexist in a alternate deserted reality. While there are many changes in Ty’s songwriting and instrumentation, we are still given a lick or two of the raw distorted power that we are accustomed to with him in the end of “The Man Man”. NPR interviewed Segall and asked him about touring in support of his new album and the mostly acoustic set up that is the exact opposite of his new band FUZZ who seem to have been touring for most of 2o13. In his answer, Segall gives a shout out to the fans that came out to see him on August 1st at the Catalyst:

“I’ve always had a good time, not necessarily messing with people but doing stuff different each time and its fun to push it. And if people would want to listen this way then that’s really great and I’m honored that they could be that thoughtful to not need the giant amplifiers, you know? Those shows went so great. We were really freaked out and it was really cool. In Santa Cruz people were stage diving to an acoustic set. It was ridiculous and super fun.”

No surprise there. Santa Cruz can’t get enough of Ty and that remains the same with the release of Sleeper. From the beautiful strings and heartfelt lyrics of “She Don’t Care” to the slide-guitar powered jam “6th Street”, Segall has yet again made another prolific album start to finish.

Hear a track from Sleeper below, along with a cut from Ty’s new band FUZZ’s self titled out October 1st:

Sleeper:

Fuzz:

Hear these songs and more on the Great 88 for the rest of the summer quarter and on into fall.

 

-Brandon of the PRC