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WKNC DJs’ Top Albums of 2016!

The year of realizing things has almost come to a close. We asked our DJs what their favorite albums from this tumultuous year were and they responded! Thanks for sticking with us through this year and we’ll see you all for an amazing 2017.

DJ Casserole – Daytime
(In no particular order)

  1. MY WOMAN by Angel Olsen
  2. Geode by ELEL
  3. Jurassic Punk by T-Rextasy
  4. Shall We by Goth Babe
  5. Pile by A Giant Dog

DJ Short Stride – Daytime

  1. Shall We by Goth Babe
  2. Buds by Surf Curse
  3. Puberty 2 by Mitski
  4. So Long, See You Tomorrow by Bombay Bicycle Club
  5. Bashful Creatures by Hippo Campus

Chuck Afterhours & Indie Rock

  1. Boronia by Hockey Dad
  2. Human Energy by Machinedrum 
  3. Sleeptalking by Travelers
  4. Temple by Matthew and the Atlas
  5. Pink Gum by Magic Potion

angel by shaggy – Specialty (Post Service)

  1. Demon City by Elysia Crampton
  2. Tempo by Olga Bell
  3. Blood Bitch by Jenny Hval
  4. A Seat At The Table by Solange
  5. Wildflower by The Avalanches

DJ VU Daytime/Specialty (That 80s Show)

  1. Human Ceremony by Sunflower Bean
  2. Year of the Rabbit by Eskimeaux
  3. Eating in Bed by Del Sure
  4. Pool by Porches
  5. It’s The Big Joyous Occasion, Let’s Stir the Honeypot by Teen Suicide

Cmd Shift Q Specialty (Rub-a-Dub Dub)
(In no particular order)

  1. Face Always Towards the Sun by Blithe Field
  2. Deluxe by Omni
  3. Homeworlding by Fraternal Twin
  4. It’s The Big Joyous Occasion, Let’s Stir the Honeypot by Teen Suicide
  5. Resolutionary by Vivien Goldman

galpal – Daytime

  1. Blood Bitch by Jenny Hval
  2. Warmth Equation by Infinity Crush
  3. Gymnastics by Sneaks
  4. Lamentations by Moses Sumney
  5. Cosmetic by Nots

DJGU3 Afterhours

  1. It’s Hard For Me to Say I’m Sorry by Christian Fennesz & Jim O’Rourke 
  2. Elseq 1-5 by Autechre
  3. Love Streams by Tim Hecker
  4. Ultimate Care II by Matmos
  5. Capsule’s Pride by Bwana

DJ Mac Daytime

  1. The Ride by Catfish and the Bottlemen
  2. A/B by Kaleo
  3. Sunlit Youth by Local Natives
  4. How to Be A Human Being by Glass Animals
  5. Dissapear Here by Bad Suns

DJ2 –  Chainsaw

  1. Imperial by Denzel Curry
  2. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  3. The Stage by Avenged Sevenfold
  4. Terminal Redux by Vektor
  5. The Whole of the Law by Anaal Nathrakh

The Captain Specialty (That Emo Show & Two Dads, A Lot of Genres)

  1. Cardinal by Pinegrove
  2. Goodness by The Hotelier
  3. Promise Everything by Basement
  4. Versace Summer by JANK
  5. Laugh Tracks by Knocked Loose

Goldi Afterhours, Specialty (Lowkey R&B)

  1. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  2. American Boyfriend by Kevin Abstract
  3. Puberty 2 by Mitski
  4. We got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your service by A Tribe Called Quest
  5. Oh No by Jesse Lanza

Big Fat Sac Specialty (Both Kinds Radio)

  1. Nonagon Infinity by King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard 
  2. Midwest Farer’s Daughter by Margo Price
  3. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West 
  4. A Sailor’s Guide to Earth by Sturgill Simpson 
  5. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead

Case Sensitive – Afterhours

  1. Who Really Cares by TV Girl
  2. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  3. Coconut Oil EP by Lizzo
  4. Malibu by Anderson .Paak
  5. Freetown Sound by Blood Orange

DJ Iron Mic Underground

  1. Blank Face by Schoolboy Q
  2. Atrocity Exhibition by Danny Brown
  3. Learning to Live In A Day by P.A.T. Junior
  4. Take Notes by Professor Toon
  5. The Way I’m Living Makes My Mother Nervous by Well$

Double Duchess Daytime
(in no particular order)

  1. Emotion B-Sides by Carly Rae Jepsen
  2. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  3. Lemonade by Beyonce
  4. Fun Christmastime Record Compilation by Quinton’s Fun Records
  5. Puberty 2 by Mitski

DJ JoshyPoshy Daytime

  1. Long Walk Home by Scenic Route to Alaska
  2. New by The Wldlfe
  3. Cinder by Cinder
  4. I Think You Too Much of Me by Eden
  5. Girl, Say by Vacation Manor

The Fuzz Specialty (NO DUDES PWR HR)

  1. Out of the Garden by Tancred
  2. Live in Nashville by Guerilla Toss
  3. Psychopomp by Japanese Breakfast
  4. Fell Off the Deep End by Neaux
  5. For Young Hearts by Soccer Mommy

mc-haela – Daytime

  1. Sunlit Youth by Local Natives
  2. Georgica Pond by Johnnyswim
  3. Absolute Loser by Fruit Bats
  4. Fools by Wild Child
  5. The Party by Andy Shauf

JB Daytime

  1. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  2. 99.9% by Kaytranada
  3. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  4. Yes Lawd! by NxWorries
  5. Wildflower by The Avalanches

The Mattador Daytime

  1. Cardinal by Pinegrove
  2. Talking Quietly of Anything With You by Free Cake For Every Creature
  3. Return to Love by LVL UP
  4. Puberty 2 by Mitski
  5. Teens of Denial by Car Seat Headrest

ncsu-guest Afterhours

  1. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  2. Freetown Sound by Blood Orange
  3. When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired by Mothers
  4. Anti by Rihanna
  5. A Seat At the Table by Solange

DJ Whatsherface – Daytime

  1. Not to Disappear by Daughter
  2. Skip A Sinking Stone by Mutual Benefit
  3. Masterpiece by Big Thief
  4. Friends Share Lovers by And The Kids
  5. When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired by Mothers

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Our Recurring Favorites!
Blonde by Frank Ocean
Puberty 2 by Mitski
The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
Cardinal by Pinegrove
Blood Bitch by Jenny Hval

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Weekly Charts

WKNC 88.1 FM Radio 200/Indie Rock Charts 5/24/16

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1 MODERN BASEBALL Holy Ghost- Run For Cover
2 A GIANT DOG Pile- Merge
3 FREE CAKE FOR EVERY CREATURE Talking Quietly Of Anything With You -Double Double Whammy
4 ESKIMEAUX Year Of The Rabbit- Double Double Whammy
5 PITY SEX White Hot Moon Run- For Cover
6 KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD Nonagon Infinity- ATO
7 FRANKIE COSMOS Next Thing -Bayonet
8 PARQUET COURTS Human Performance- Rough Trade
9 LITTLE SCREAM Cult Following- Merge
10 TWIN PEAKS Down In Heaven- Grand Jury
11 MOTHERS When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired- Grand Jury
12 TEEN SUICIDE It’s The Big Joyous Celebration, Let’s Stir The Honeypot- Run For Cover
13 MUSEUM MOUTH Popcorn Fish Guinea Pig -Equal Vision-Rory
14 HAMMOCK Everything And Nothing- Self-Released
15 JESSY LANZA Oh No- Hyperdub
16 B BOYS No Worry No Mind- Captured Tracks
17 WOODS City Sun Eater In The River Of Light- Woodsist
18 YAK Alas Salvation- Kobalt
19 EAGULLS Ullages- Partisan
20 TOMEMITSU Loaf Eye- Chill Mega Chill
21 SLINGSHOT DAKOTA Break- Topshelf
22 OSCAR Cut And Paste- Wichita
23 JAMES BLAKE The Colour In Anything- Republic
24 LUH Spiritual Songs For Lovers To Sing- Mute
25 AND THE KIDS Friends Share Lovers- Signature Sounds
26 NOTHING Tired Of Tomorrow- Relapse
27 SUMMER TWINS Limbo- Burger
28 TACOCAT Lost Time- Hardly Art
29 HIGHER AUTHORITIES Neptune- Domino
30 SORORITY NOISE It Kindly Stopped For Me- Topshelf

Top 5 Adds 

1 CAR SEAT HEADREST “Vincent” [Single]
2 YOUNG MAGIC Still Life- Carpark
3 SONNY AND THE SUNSETS Moods Baby Moods- Polyvinyl
4 THE VELVETEINS A Hot Second With The Velveteins- Self-Released
5 BRODKA Clashes- Pias

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Weekly Charts

WKNC 88.1 FM Radio 200/Indie Rock Charts 5/10/16

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1 FREE CAKE FOR EVERY CREATURE – Talking Quietly Of Anything With You

Double Double Whammy
2 FRANKIE COSMOS

Next Thing

Bayonet
3 PARQUET COURTS

Human Performance

Rough Trade
4 TEEN SUICIDE

It’s The Big Joyous Celebration, Let’s Stir The Honeypot

Run For Cover
5 ESKIMEAUX

Year Of The Rabbit

Double Double Whammy
6 B BOYS

No Worry No Mind

Captured Tracks
7 WOODS

City Sun Eater In The River Of Light

Woodsist
8 MOTHERS

When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired

Grand Jury
9 HAMMOCK

Everything And Nothing

Self-Released
10 SLINGSHOT DAKOTA

Break

Topshelf
11 A GIANT DOG

Pile

Merge
12 AUDACITY

Hyper Vessels

Suicide Squeeze
13 DEAKIN

Sleep Cycle

My Animal Home
14 SOLIDS

Else

Topshelf
15 KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD

Nonagon Infinity

ATO
16 PITY SEX

White Hot Moon

Run For Cover
17 CULLEN OMORI

New Misery

SUB POP
18 INTO IT. OVER IT.

Standards

Triple Crown
19 LITTLE SCREAM

Cult Following

Merge
20 SUN DAYS

Album

Run For Cover
21 TACOCAT

Lost Time

Hardly Art
22 EAGULLS

Ullages

Partisan
23 SUMMER TWINS

Limbo

Burger
24 LA SERA

Music For Listening To Music To

Polyvinyl
25 MUSEUM MOUTH

Popcorn Fish Guinea Pig

Equal Vision-Rory
26 HIGHER AUTHORITIES

Neptune

Domino
27 SORORITY NOISE

It Kindly Stopped For Me

Topshelf
28 NOTHING

Tired Of Tomorrow

Relapse
29 LAURA GIBSON

Empire Builder

Barsuk
30 SOUND OF CERES

Nostalgia For Infinity

Joyful Noise

Top Five Adds:

1 A GIANT DOG

Pile

Merge
2 LITTLE SCREAM

Cult

Following Merge
3 PITY SEX

White Hot Moon

Run For Cover
4 EAGULLS

Ullages

Partisan
5 MUSEUM MOUTH

Popcorn Fish Guinea Pig

Equal Vision-Rory

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Weekly Charts

WKNC 88.1 FM Radio 200/Indie Rock Charts 5/3/16

1 FREE CAKE FOR EVERY CREATURE – Talking Quietly Of Anything With You

Double Double Whammy
2 PARQUET COURTS

Human Performance

Rough Trade
3 TEEN SUICIDE

It’s The Big Joyous Celebration, Let’s Stir The Honeypot

Run For Cover
4 FRANKIE COSMOS

Next Thing

Bayonet
5 B BOYS

No Worry No Mind

Captured Tracks
6 HAMMOCK

Everything And Nothing

Self-Released
7 WOODS

City Sun Eater In The River Of Light

Woodsist
8 TANCRED

Out Of The Garden

Polyvinyl
9 SLINGSHOT DAKOTA

Break

Topshelf
10 MOTHERS

When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired

Grand Jury
11 DEAKIN

Sleep Cycle

My Animal Home
12 SOLIDS

Else

Topshelf
13 AUDACITY

Hyper Vessels

Suicide Squeeze
14 TACOCAT

Lost Time

Hardly Art
15 CULLEN OMORI

New Misery

SUB POP
16 KEVIN MORBY

Singing Saw

Dead Oceans
17 INTO IT. OVER IT.

Standards

Triple Crown
18 SUN DAYS

Album

Run For Cover
19 LA SERA

Music For Listening To Music To

Polyvinyl
20 PINEGROVE

Cardinal

Run For Cover
21 POOKIE AND THE POODLEZ

Young Adult

SouthPaw
22 MUSEYROOM

Pearly Whites

Grind Select
23 BLEACHED

Welcome The Worms

Dead Oceans
24 SUMMER TWINS

Limbo

Burger
25 HIGHER AUTHORITIES

Neptune

Domino
26 LIONLIMB

Shoo

Bayonet
27 EERIE WANDA

Hum

BBIB
28 SOUND OF CERES

Nostalgia For Infinity

Joyful Noise
29 SUUNS

Hold/Still

Secretly Canadian
30 LAURA GIBSON

Empire Builder

Barsuk

Top Five Adds This Week:

1 NOTHING

Tired Of Tomorrow

Relapse
2 SORORITY NOISE

It Kindly Stopped For Me

Topshelf
3 CATE LE BON

Crab Day

Drag City
4 PLUSH

Please

Father/Daughter
5 KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD

Nonagon Infinity

ATO

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Music News and Interviews

WKNC’s The Lounge Presents – Free Cake for Every Creature

WKNC’s The Lounge Presents – Free Cake for Every Creature 

Lo-fi twee gang Free Cake For Every Creature played a quick session in The Lounge before their show at Slim’s on August 30th, 2014. The stop in Raleigh was the very last date of their extensive tour that led them from their home in New York to the west coast and eventually the lower Atlantic. One of the stops included the actual feminist book store featured in Portlandia. 

You can see what Stereogum said about the tape FCFEC released on dbldblwhmmy records here or just get lost in some of those songs the band performed in the Lounge on our youtube channel