Weekly Charts

WKNC 88.1 FM CHARTS: March 10, 2015


1. KRILL – A Distant Fist Unclenching – Exploding In Sound-Double Double Whammy 
2. MOUNT EERIE – Sauna – P.W. Elverum And Sun
3. SCREAMING FEMALES – Rose Mountain – Don Giovanni

4. DAN DEACON – Gliss Riffer – Domino
5. SONNY AND THE SUNSETS – Talent Night At The Ashram – Polyvinyl
6. TITLE FIGHT- Hyperview – Anti

7. COLLEEN GREEN – I Want To Grow Up – Hardly Art

8. EX-CULT – Cigarette Machine – Castle Face

9. NATALIE PRASS – Natalie Prass – Startime-Spacebomb

10. FATHER JOHN MISTY – I Love You, Honeybear – Sub Pop

11. RADICAL DADS – Universal Coolers – Old Flame

12. AMAZING – Picture You – Partisan
13. ELVIS PERKINS – I Aubade – Mir Image

14. NICK NICELY – Space Of A Second – Self-Released

15. JOSE GONZALEZ – Vestiges And Claws – Mute
16. JESSICA PRATT – On Your Own Love Again – Drag City
17. EULA – Wool Sucking – Self-Released

18. JAKE XERXES FUSSELL – Jake Xerxes Fussell – Paradise of Bachelors

19. ANDY SHAUF – The Bearer Of Bad News – Tender Loving Empire-Party Damage

20.  A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS – Transfixiation – Dead Oceans

21. KEATH MEAD – Sunday Dinner – Company

22. JEFF ROSENSTOCK – We Cool? – SideOneDummy

23. MOURN – Mourn – Captured Tracks 
24. MATTHEW E. WHITE – Fresh Blood – Domino

25. HOT SUGAR – God’s Hand – Break World

26. ETERNAL DEATH – Eternal Death – Labrador

27. PURITY RING – Another Eternity – 4AD

28. MOON DUO – Shadow Of The Sun – Sacred Bones

29. CATHEDRALS – Cathedrals [EP] – Neon Gold

30. SNOW GHOSTS – A Wrecking – Houndstooth

Music News and Interviews

A few hours before Boston rockers Krill played to a packed King’s Barcade at Hopscotch, they dropped by our live broadcast table for an interview.

They chatted about the Boston music scene, how it compares to the Triangle scene, whether or not it’s fair to compare music scenes, the new video for their song ‘Turd,’ and where their lyrics fit into the canon of the band Pile. They also divulged some details on their upcoming album, and the positive new direction Krill’s headed in.

For a taste of the future of Krill and the hottest eyewear fashions, look no further than this interview.

Festival Coverage

Hopscotch Music Fest is almost here!

Hopscotch Music Fest is almost here! 

As usual the staff is incredibly excited to see some of the best new and lesser-known musical acts 2014 has to offer. As part of WKNC’s unique coverage of the festival we’ve created this video playlist of all the Lounge artists playing this year. Discover the lineup’s hidden gems by watching the playlist!

Two Lounge alumni featured in this playlist, Krill and Palehound, will be performing at WKNC’s Hopscotch Day party at Nice Price Books on Hillsborough Street along with Black Santa, Y’all, and Matt Kivel! Friday September 5th. (We’ve heard there’ll be pizza)

Music News and Interviews

Krill Interview

Krill is a Boston trio comprised of three friends Jonah Furman (bass/vocals), Luke Pyenson (drums), and Aaron Ratoff (guitar). They just recently released their second full-length Lucky Leaves in June of this year.

The trio was born out of the same DIY scene that spawned bands such as Speedy Ortiz and Pile. Like their counterparts, they have an innovative take on the world of indie music that has begun to garner national attention from the likes of Pitchfork and Consequence of Sound. Their frenetic brand of emotive experimental indie rock brings to mind the early days of Modest Mouse and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. The heavy weight of the dark music paired with the emotional, self-deprecating lyrics are carried across by Luke’s spastic drums, Jonah’s flooring bass, and Aaron’s driving, piercing guitar. The play between musicians coupled with the interesting time signatures and syncopated rhythms set this band apart from the rest.

Krill just recently set out on their month long east coast tour and hit up The Mattress Fort here in Raleigh for a Post Hopscotch Show. I caught up with Krill the next morning and you can check out their interview below as well as on iTunes on our podcast.

Listen here.