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New World Music

On the way to Memorial Day weekend, our world music “repeat plays” go to electronic group Thievery Corporation with their fantastic twist on classic bossa nova, Tuareg musicians Tinariwen’s newest album and the latest psychedelic tropicália from Caetano Veloso. Here’s the Top Ten:

1 THIEVERY CORPORATION-Saudade
2 TINARIWEN – Emmaar
3 CAETANO VELOSO –  Abracaco
4 LA MISA NEGRA – Misa De Medianoche
5 ALSARAH AND THE NUBATONES- Silt
6 HAFEZ NAZERI- Rumi Symphony Project Untold
7 OMAR SOULEYMAN- Wenu Wenu
8 SAN LAZARO- Serendipity
9 ANA TIJOUX- Vengo
10 FAREED HAQUE- Trance Hypothesis

imageIf you’re shopping for new world music, keep an eye out for KALI MUTSA- Souvenace, ILHAN ERSAHIN’S WONDERLAND- The Other Side and BADI ASSAD-Between Love And Luck.

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Rock Charts – Second Week of May

Top 10:

1095281. LES BIG BYRD – They Worshipped Cats
2. MYSTIC BRAVES – Desert Island Self-Released
3. THEE OH SEES – Drop Castleface
4. CLOUD NOTHINGS – Here And Nowhere Else Carpark-Mom And Pop
5. CHAD VANGAALEN – Shrink Dust SUB POP
6. DYLAN SHEARER – Garagearray Castleface-Empty Cellar
7. WYE OAK – Shriek Merge
8. SYLVAN ESSO – Sylvan Esso Partisan
9. AFGHAN WHIGS – Do To The Beast SUB POP
10. THIEVERY CORPORATION – Saudade ESL

 

 

 

 

Top 5 Adds:

000717791. AMEN DUNES – Love
2. GUIDED BY VOICES – Cool Planet
3. PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART – Days Of Abandon
4. GERONIMO – Cheap Trick
5. SWANS – To Be Kind

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am really excited about this new Amen Dunes record. It’s another great release from Sacred Bones Records.

 

 

 

 

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Early May New RPM

Lots of new electronic dance/RPM music coming through the door at KZSC. Here’s ten for starters:

1. CONRAD CLIFTON – Picture In Picture / Self-Released
2. HETEROTIC – Weird Drift / Planet Mu
3. RYAN HEMSWORTH – Guilt Trips / Last Gang
4. CHROME SPARKS – Goddess / Future Classic
5. EVIAN CHRIST – Waterfall [EP] / Tri Angle
6. 813 – XOXO [EP] / Jeffree’s
7. PANTHER GOD – Golden Changes / Outside
8. MACHINEDRUM – Fenris District [EP] / Ninja Tune
9. BURIAL – Rival Dealer / Hyperdub
10. SAINT TIIMBRE – Power / Little Friend

Also new & worth a listen: BADBADNOTGOOD – III / Innovative Leisure, FTSE – Love Un LTD / Lucky Number, MR. SCRUFF – Friendly Bacteria, Ninja Tune “DJ Sampler”, MOVEMENT – Movement [EP] / Modular and ENO-HYDE – Someday World / Warp. Here’s one of my favorite cuts from Heterotic’s Weird Drift:  https://soundcloud.com/selftitledmag/sultana

While BBNG’s new album, III, isn’t strictly electronic, the trio definitely knows how to get down with this TNGHT-esque instrumental: https://soundcloud.com/innovativeleisure/badbadnotgood-cant-leave-the

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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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