Music News and Interviews

DJ Ones’ Five Music Facts from the past week

1. It has been discovered that there are two hidden tracks off of The Dead Weather’s latest album “Sea of Cowards.” The tracks are hidden on the limited edition split color vinyl and are located on the record’s center label. (via Pitchfork)

2. Bonnie “Prince” Billy is releasing a free single through Adult Swim as apart of the Adult Swim Single Series; where each week one artist releases a free single to the public. The series is set to run for a total of 8 weeks. (via Pitchfork)

3. The Roots have enlisted the help of the women of Dirty Projectors with The Roots’ upcoming album “How I Got Over.” The album is set to release June 22nd. (via Pitchfork)

4. For the first time since the tragic death of their drummer !!! has announced details on their upcoming album, and they have released a new tract that accompanies the new release as well. The album entitled “Strange Weather, Isn’t It?” is set to release August 24th. (via Pitchfork)

5. The National stormed the top of the Billboards charts with the release of their latest album “High Violet”. The album opened at number 3 selling 51,000 copies.(via Pitchfork)

Weekly Charts

WKNC’s top 30 albums from the past week

  1. Bowerbirds –Upper Air
  2. Deradoorian –Mind Raft
  3. Magnolia Electric Co. –Josephine
  4. Double Dagger – More
  5. Dirty Projectors –Bitte Orca
  6. You And Your Effects – You And Your Effects
  7. Stardeath And White Dwarfs – The Birth
  8. Invisible Cities – Houses Shine Like Teeth
  9. Mew – No More Stories [EP]
  10. Ha Ha Tonka – Novel Sounds Of The Nouveau South
  11. Cymbals Eat Guitars – Why There Are Mountains
  12. Portland Cello Project – The Thao And Justin Power Sessions
  13. Wilco – Wilco (the Album)
  14. Deer Tick – Born On Flag Day
  15. Megafaun – Gather, Form, And Fly
  16. Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest
  17. Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
  18. Light Pines – The Light Pines [EP]
  19. Tomahawks – Like A Horse On A Beach
  20. Portugal. The Man – The Satanic Satanists
  21. St. Vincent – Actor
  22. Violet Vector And The Lovely Lovelies – EP II [EP]
  23. Bronzed Chorus – I’m The Spring
  24. Sonic Youth – The Eternal
  25. Passion Pit – Manners
  26. Throw Me The Statue – Creaturesque
  27. Talbot Tagora – Lessons In The Woods Or A City
  28. Boogie Boarder – Pizza Hero
  29. Black Moth Super Rainbow – Eating Us
  30. Veelee – Three Sides
  31. Compiled by Daytime Music Director Jenna St. Pierre

Weekly Charts

WKNC’s top 30 albums from the past week

Here are the top 30 records at WKNC from the past week, compiled by Daytime Music Director Jenna St. Pierre:

1. Bowerbirds – Upper Air
2. Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca
3. Deradoorian – Mind Raft
4. Ha Ha Tonka – Novel Sounds Of The Nouveau South
5. Double Dagger – More
6. Stardeath and White Dwarfs – The Birth
7. Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest
8. Mew – No More Stories [EP]
9. Portland Cello Project – The Thao And Justin Power Sessions
10. Invisible Cities – Houses Shine Like Teeth
11. You And Your Effects – You And Your Effects
12. Deer Tick – Born On Flag Day
13. Still Life Still – Pastel [EP]
14. Megafaun – Gather, Form, And Fly
15. Wilco – Wilco (the Album)
16. St. Vincent – Actor
17. Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
18. Black Moth Super Rainbow – Eating Us
19. Lonnie Walker – These Times Old Times
20. Magnolia Electric Co. – Josephine
21. Portugal. The Man – The Satanic Satanists
22. Sonic Youth – The Eternal
23. Passion Pit – Manners
24. Bronzed Chorus – I’m The Spring
25. Veelee – Three Sides
26. Throw Me The Statue – Creaturesque
27. Empire Of The Sun – Walking On A Dream
28. American Folklore – American Folklore
29. Boogie Boarder – Pizza Hero
30. Talbot Tagora – Lessons In The Woods Or A City

The following are albums recently added to our library, which you can look forward to hearing on the air:
Cymbals Eat Guitars – Why There Are Mountains
Yacht – See Mystery Lights

DJ Highlights

WKNC’s picks for top albums of 2009, part one

It’s hard to believe 2009 is half over.

There have been tons of albums out in months one through six that our DJs have released over the airwaves, some of which resulted in countless requests and songs that got stuck in our heads for days on end. It’s hard to narrow them down, but a few of the WKNC music directors have made their picks for the top five albums of the year so far in their respective formats.

Local Music Director Adam Kincaid selected…

1. Bombadil: Tarpits & Canyonlands
2. Colossus: Drunk On Blood
3. The Love Language: The Love Language
4. Lonnie Walker: These Times Old Times
5. Embarrassing Fruits: Community/Exploitation

With honorable mentions for…

Americans in France: Pretzelvania
Hammer No More The Fingers: Looking For Bruce

Disagree with Adam’s picks? Send him an email and let him know which albums you would have chosen.

Daytime Music Director Jenna St. Pierre selected…

1. Cotton Jones: Paranoid Cocoon
2. Dirty Projectors: Bitte Orca
3. Animal Collective: Merriweather Post Pavillion
4. Harlem Shakes: Technicolor Health
5. Screaming Females: Power Move

With honorable mentions for:

Akron/Family: Set ‘Em Wild, Set ‘Em Free
Phoenix: Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

Are there albums you think should have been on the list? Email Jenna to discuss.

Underground Music Director Damion Sledge chose…

Saigon and Statik Selektah: All in a Day’s Work

If you have Underground albums to add to the list, email Damion.

Stay tuned for the next six months of albums on WKNC, and we’ll see which ones come out on top in December!