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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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Rock Charts – Second Week of April

Top 10:

blackdenney1. DENNEY AND THE JETS – Mexican Coke
2. MAC DEMARCO – Salad Days
3. PERFECT PUSSY – Say Yes To Love
4. COATHANGERS – Suck My Shirt
5. BLACK LIPS – Underneath The Rainbow
6. WAR ON DRUGS – Lost In The Dream
7. PINS – Girls Like Us
8. CLOUD NOTHINGS – Here And Nowhere Else
9. WARM SODA – Young Reckless Hearts
10. AVEY TARE’S SLASHER FLICKS – Enter The Slasher House

 

 

Top 5 Adds:

Wye Oak1. WYE OAK – Shriek
2. DEATH – III
3. SWF – Let It Be Told
4. BLACK ANGELS – Clear Lake Forest
5. SPITS – Kill The Kool

 

 

 

 

I’m incredibly excited about the new release from Death. It’s a remastering and debut of some of their recordings made in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Their last releases on Drag City have been really great. I’m hoping you’ll be hearing of lot of this record on KZSC in the next few weeks! Here’s a great song from their last release.

 

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Rock Charts – 25th of March

Top 10:

imgres1. NATURAL CHILD – Dancin’ With Wolves
2. ST. VINCENT – St. Vincent
3. AVA LUNA – Electric Balloon
4. BLACK LIPS – Underneath The Rainbow
5. JESUS SONS – Jesus Sons
6. TACOCAT – NVM
7. PERFECT PUSSY – Say Yes To Love
8. WAR ON DRUGS – Lost In The Dream
9. WARM SODA – Young Reckless Hearts
10. NOTHING – Guilty Of Everything

 

Top 5 Adds:

images1. TYCHO – Awake
2. PURE X – Angel
3. S. CAREY – Range Of Light
4. OWLS – Two
5. BURNT ONES – Gift

 

 

 

 

I am loving the new Ava Luna album. It’s soooo groovy. It’s like Prince, the Talking Heads, and the Dirty Projectors all thrown into one amazing album. Here’s one of my favorite tracks called Crown. It’s got a great neo-soul kind of vibe.

 

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New RPM in Mid-January

How are you doing with 2014 so far? Here’s how new releases look in electronic/RPM music at KZSC:

1 MACHINEDRUM Vapor City Ninja Tune
2 POLICY Postscript 100% Silk
3 BURIAL Rival Dealer Hyperdub
4 SPECIAL REQUEST Soul Music Houndstooth
5 DAEDELUS Drown Out Anticon
6 CASHMERE CAT “With Me” [Single]
7 IMAMI Madhouse [EP]
8 MAT ZO Damage Control Astralwerks
9 CRYSTAL METHOD The Crystal Method Tiny E
10 GESAFFELSTEIN Aleph Bromance

A “Fast 5″ to watch for:

1 CRYSTAL METHOD The Crystal Method Tiny E
2 PROSPERO Between Spinning Nothing
3 BLIND SCUBA DIVERS Blind Scuba Divers [EP] Lava
4 BURIAL Rival Dealer Hyperdub
5 VARIOUS ARTISTS Nublu Sound 2 Nublu
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End of 2013: Hot Jazz

I’d like to personally congratulate Northern California for surviving the Third Ice Age. Big cold front just passed through Santa Cruz, which made for ideal conditions to sit inside and listen to records all day. Here’s what’s happening in jazz during the end of a frozen December at KZSC:

  1. OUTER BRIDGE ENSEMBLE Determined (OBM)
  2. PINK MARTINI Get Happy (Heinz)
  3. COREY CHRISTIANSEN Lone Prairie (Origin)
  4. GEORGE COLLIGAN The Endless Mysteries (Origin)
  5. BOBBY WATSON Check Cashing Day (Lafiya)
  6. CRAIG YAREMKO Organ Trio  
  7. DAVID BECKER TRIBUNE Distance Travel (Acoustic Music)
  8. SERGIO GALVAO Phantom Fish (Pimenta)
  9. KENNY GARRETT Pushing The World Away (Mack Avenue)
  10. GEORGE COTSIRILOS TRIO Variations (oa2

Last minute…new releases worth sticking in your ears: JOHN CLAYTON Parlor Series; HOWARD ALDEN/ANDY BROWN QUARTET Heavy Artillery; ELEC TET Shiny Metal Objects; JASON LEE BRUNS JAZZ COLLECTIVE Live At Catalina Jazz Club.

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November RPM Charts

Top 10:

1 MACHINEDRUM Vapor City Ninja Tune
2 RANGE Nonfiction Donky Pitch
3 BOOKA SHADE Eve Embassy Of Music
4 MOUNT KIMBIE CSFLY Remixes [EP] Warp
5 DECO Timescales Deceast
6 SPECIAL REQUEST Soul Music Houndstooth
7 SHIGETO No Better Time Than Now Ghostly
8 ALUNAGEORGE Body Music Vagrant
9 JAMES BLAKE Overgrown Republic
10 ALLUXE Nomad Electronic Creatives

Top 5 Adds:

1 GESAFFELSTEIN Aleph Bromance
2 KRAAK AND SMAAK Chrome Waves Jalapeno
3 ELIZABETH ROSE EP2 Inertia
4 SON LUX Lanterns Joyful Noise
5 RECONDITE Hinterland Ghostly