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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
10. THIEVERY CORPORATION – Saudade

 

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
5. BO NINGEN – III

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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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 – 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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Loud Rock Charts 4/15

Whats good KZSC metal community? Hope you are all doing splendidly. Here are the charts and adds for this week. So many strong albums!

ADDS
1    GAMMA RAY    Empire Of The Undead    Eagle Rock
2    TRIPTYKON    Melana Chasmata    Century Media
3    CROWBAR    “Walk With Knowledge Wisely” [Single]    eOne
4    BRAINSTORM    Firesoul    AFM
5    BIRDS OF SATAN    The Birds Of Satan    Shanabelle

CHARTS
1    ANIMALS AS LEADERS    The Joy Of Motion    Sumerian
2    ASSASSINS    War Of Aggression    Entertainment One
3    PILGRIM    II: Void Worship    Metal Blade
4    HAMMERCULT    Steelcrusher    SPV
5    SOCKS    The Socks    Small Stone
6    COMEBACK KID    Die Knowing    Victory
7    FLOTSAM AND JETSAM    No Place For Disgrace – 2014    Metal Blade
8    BLACK LABEL SOCIETY    Catacombs Of The Black Vatican    eOne
9    MOUNT SALEM    Endless    Metal Blade
10    STEEL PANTHER    All You Can Eat    Kobalt-Open E

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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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Loud Rock Charts 4-8

Here are this weeks CMJ charts for your viewing pleasure.  I had to give Behemoth number one after seeing them slay on Sunday in San Francisco.ADDS
1    OFF!    Wasted Years    Vice
2    BLACK LABEL SOCIETY    Catacombs Of The Black Vatican    eOne
3    TROLLFEST    Kaptein Kaos    Napalm
4    MOTORHEAD    “Crying Shame” [Single]    UDR
5    CHIODOS    Devil    Razor and Tie

CHARTS
1    BEHEMOTH    The Satanist    Metal Blade
2    ANIMALS AS LEADERS    The Joy Of Motion    Sumerian
3    ASSASSINS    War Of Aggression    Entertainment One
4    HAMMERCULT    Steelcrusher    SPV
5    PILGRIM    II: Void Worship    Metal Blade
6    COMEBACK KID    Die Knowing    Victory
7    SOCKS    The Socks    Small Stone
8    MENACE    Impact Velocity    Season Of Mist
9    OUR LAST ENEMY    Pariah    Eclipse
10    HIRAX    Immortal Legacy    SPV