Rock Charts – Mid September

Did you know that the score to Love & Mercy was inspired by The Beatles’ Revolution 9? Well now you do! Revolution 9 was released almost 47 years ago, but the new Shannon & The Clams album, Gone by the Dawn, was released just this last week! Check out the killer track “Corvette” from their new album below. While you’re at it, listen to Widowspeak’s “Dead Love (So Still)” off of their album, All Yours. 

Top 10:

  1. BEACH HOUSE – Depression Cherry
  2. PANDA BEAR  – Crosswords
  4. WIDOWSPEAK – All Yours
  5. YO LA TENGO – Stuff Like That There
  6. DESTROYER – Poison Season
  7. FIDLAR – Too
  8. DERADOORIAN – The Expanding Flower Planet
  9. LOU BARLOW – Brace The Wave
  10. HINDS – Very Best Of Hinds So Far

Top 5 Adds:

  1. SHANNON & THE CLAMS – Gone by the Dawn
  2. MILD HIGH CLUB – Timeline
  3. YUNG – These Thoughts Are Like Mandatory Chores
  4. DOGS ON ACID – Dogs On Acid
  5. BAIO – The Names

Rock Charts – 2nd Week of July

We’re already a month into KZSC’s summer program schedule, which means numerous new records have graced your ears as you ride off into the summer sunset with The Great 88! This is what has been spinning off of our new releases shelf:

  1. Bully – Feels Like
  2. Walter TV – Blessed
  3. Jaill – Brain Cream
  4. Froth – Bleak
  5. Damaged Bug – Cold Hot Plumbs
  6. J. Fernandez – Many Levels of Laughter
  7. Girlpool – Before The World Was Big
  8. Alabama Shakes – Sound and Color
  9. Leon Bridges – Coming Home
  10. Jack + Eliza – Gentle Warnings

Top 5 Adds:

  1. EZTV – Calling Out
  2. The Velvet Teen – All is Illusory
  3. The Bird and the Bee – Recreational Love
  4. Creeping Pink – Mirror Woods
  5. Yonatan Gat – Director

Groove out to this song by Leon Bridges!

Thee_ Satisfaction_2010 by Christine Taylor.

Rock Charts – Last Week of February

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1. TWERPS – Range Anxiety
2. SLEATER-KINNEY – No Cities To Love
3. VIET CONG – Viet Cong
4. TY SEGALL BAND – Live In San Francisco
5. COLLEEN GREEN – I Want To Grow Up
6. CORNERS – Maxed Out On Distractions
7. SONNY AND THE SUNSETS – Talent Night At The Ashram
8. A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS – Transfixiation
9. KRILL – A Distant Fist Unclenching
10. MOUNT EERIE – Sauna


Top Adds:

screen-shot-2014-12-01-at-10-05-06-am1. THEESATISFACTION – EarthEE
2. DAN DEACON – Gliss Riffer
3. GAL PALS – Velvet Rut








As for adds, I’ve been looking forward to this new THEESatisfaction album for a long time now and it has absolutely lived up to my expectations! Here’s a song that features hip hop legend Ishmael Butler, previously of Digable Planets and presently of Shabazz Palaces.


Rock Charts – Second Week of July

This week we played a whole lot off of the new Antlers record and gave Slumberland’s new release, Proper Ornaments’ Wooden Head, a top add.

Top 10:

FamiliarsAlbumCover1. ANTLERS – Familiars
2. PARQUET COURTS – Sunbathing Animal
3. JACK WHITE – Lazaretto
4. BEACH PARTY – Made In Los Angeles
5. GOLD-BEARS – Dalliance
6. LITTLE DRAGON – Nabuma Rubberband
7. MIRAH – Changing Light
9. TOTAL CONTROL – Typical System
10. HOW TO DRESS WELL – What Is This Heart?


Top 5 Adds:

Wooden-Head1. THE PROPER ORNAMENTS – Wooden Head
2. THE ACID – Liminal
3. WOMAN’S HOUR – Conversations
4. MORRISSEY – World Peace Is None Of Your Business
5. HONEYBLOOD – Honeyblood


Rock Charts – Last Week of May

It may have been a three day weekend but the charts never stop! This week we played Thee Oh Sees endlessly and Perfect Pussy had a huge bump in air-play. I think it’s cause our DJ’s are all really excited for their show in Santa Cruz this week.

Top 10:

ee1edafa8a13824e022e32efb22cdcc4d001b5c21. THEE OH SEES – Drop
2. CHROME SPARKS – Goddess
3. EX-CULT – Midnight Passenger
4. PERFECT PUSSY – Say Yes To Love
5. WOODS – With Light And With Love
6. MIRAH – Changing Light
8. LITTLE DRAGON – Nabuma Rubberband
9. MYSTIC BRAVES – Desert Island
10. LES BIG BYRD – They Worshipped Cats



Top 5 Adds:

images1. GOLD-BEARS – Dalliance
3. YANN TIERSEN – Infinity
4. BABES – Babes [EP]





Gold-Bears new album is some really fun, catchy pop rock off of Slumberland records. The record, entitled Dalliance, is a very logical addition to the Slumberland line up. It’s got great fuzzy, punky guitars with sweet pop-y vocals thrown on top. It goes well as a kind of lighter cousin of the some of the other bands on the Slumberland roster, like Terry Malts or Joanna Gruesome. The album comes out June 3rd, but you’ll likely hear it over the KZSC airwaves throughout this week. I really dig this record. It’s definitely worth checking out!

Here’s a song off of it called For You:



Memorial Day Memorable Rock

Heading into a 3-day weekend and the official start of tourist season in Santa Cruz, here’s what’s hot in new rock on KZSC:

MI00037103041. EX-CULT – Midnight Passenger
2. BADI ASSAD – Between Love And Luck
3. CAETANO VELOSO – Abracaco
4. DYLAN SHEARER – Garagearray
5. LES BIG BYRD – They Worshipped Cats
6. CHROME SPARKS – Goddess
7. THEE OH SEES – Drop
8. MYSTIC BRAVES – Desert Island
9. HETEROTIC – Weird Drift


These have just been unwrapped:

91620421. LA SERA – Hour Of The Dawn Hardly Art
2. SHARON VAN ETTEN – Are We There
3. HERZOG – Boys
4. LITTLE DRAGON – Nabuma Rubberband






Holiday Bonus: a live Ex-Cult video because…they’re pretty cool.