Weekly Charts

WKNC 88.1 FM Radio 200/Indie Rock Charts 2/14/17

1 DEHD Fire Of Love – Infinity Cat
2 HALASAN BAZAR Burns – Requiem pour un Twister
3 BLAU BLAU Kiss Kiss – Self-released
4 THE OBSESSIVES The Obsessives – Lame-O
5 GRANDADDY Last Place – 30th Century/Columbia
6 PISSED JEANS Why Love Now – Sub Pop
7 MEATBODIES Alice – In The Red
8 STRANGE LOT Gods & Clods – Strange Lot
9 DEL PAXTON All Day, Every Day, All Night – Topshelf
10 DRAB MAJESTY The Demonstration – Dais
11 DOMINIC  Goodnight, Doggies –  Lame-O
12 LOUISE BURNS Young Mopes  – Light Organ
14 COCO HAMES Coco Hames – Merge
15 TENNIS Yours Conditionally  – Mutually Detrimental
16 NEAUX Fell Off The Deep End – Iron Pier
17 CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH The Tourist – Wichita
18 THE FEELIES  In Between – Bar/None
19 CHERRY GLAZERR Apocalipstick – Secretly Canadian
20 DREAM EATERS We Are A Curse – Sonic Dynasty
21 AQUARIAN BLOOD Last Night In  Paradise – Goner
22 TEMPLES Volcano  – Fat Possum
23 XIU XIU Forget – Polyvinyl
24 VINCENT KIRCHER Am I Ghost – Vinnie’s House Of Doom
25 ORCHIN Orchin – Self-released
26 IDLE BLOOM Little Deaths – Fraternity as Vanity
27 MOLLY BURCH Please Be Mine – Captured Tracks
28 JENN GRANT Paradise – Outside
29 EMEL  Ensen – Partisan
30 TIM DARCY Saturday Night – Jagjaguwar

Top Adds

1  THE BUTTERTONES GravediggingInnovative – Leisure
2  COCO HAMES  Coco Hames – Merge
3 GOLDFRAPP Silver Eye – Mute
4 HICCUP Imaginary Enemies – Father/Daughter
5 NANA GRIZOL Ursa Minor – Orange Twin
6 SHOW ME THE BODY Corpus I  – Loma Vista
7 SORORITY NOISE You’re Not As____As You Think – Triple Crown
8 TREMENTINA  810 – Burger

New Album Review

New Daytime Music

Angel Olsen // Burn Your Fire For No Witness

To my ears this release is a lil’ more upbeat than previous AO releases, some of the songs almost have a punky feel, but if you have intense personal demons or a dark heart, Angel will speak sweet nothings to your inner void.

Juan Wauters // N.A.P. North American Poetry

This is put out by Captured Tracks, which means it’s laid-back guitar jams. Way less reverb on this then like Mac Demarco/Beach Fossils/Wild Nothing, so I think it finds a niche of being catchy acoustic music without being overly derivative of other CT bands.

Bleeding Rainbow // Interrupt

Upbeat shoegaze jams from Philly’s Bleeding Rainbow!! This album is so much fun and an improvement from their last one in my opinion.

Speedy Ortiz // Real Hair

Another release from 90’s acolytes Speedy Ortiz. If you like them, you know what to expect: 1995 vibes that sound exactly like Helium. In fact, if you like Speedy Ortiz, go listen to Helium, and you’ll be getting the authentic 90’s experience.

Warpaint // S/T

Female-fronted space-rock goodness from a band who’s brand of psych I’ve admired for a while. Very ethereal, and by ethereal I mean any other word that means ethereal because that word gets used a ton, damn

Dog Bite // Tranquilizers

Silky PBR&B from Toro y Moi’s labelmate Dog Bite. Very smooth.

Habibi // Habibi

I feel like my parents would dig this record, but in a good way…? This is an all-female Burger Records (well-known Cali garage rock label) band that updates the sounds of 60’s girl-pop with modern punk and post-punk tropes, yet manages to avoid sounding like Best Coast. Omg remember Best Coast?

Orthy // Emily EP

A slightly older release, but re-released by the industry in anticipation of new music..? Anyway, this album feels like someone dumping a big box of Polaroids on your head. Very chill.

XIU XIU // Angel Guts: Red Classroom

If you’ve ever listened to a Xiu Xiu record you know what kind of dark vibes to expect. This is a band that has an album called Dear God, I Hate Myself. Does that put you in the right mindset? Anyway, this is dark post-punk synthy music with lyrics that are really dark, even for this milieu. Not entirely my thing, but hopefully this finds the right people.

Together Pangea // Badillac

More Burger Records royalty. Super fun and upbeat, if you dig Wavves and Fidlar and all that surfy garage stuff, this is along the same lines.

Marissa Nadler // July

Marissa’s first album for Sacred Bones, this sounds at place on that usually-dark label, as this is an album of solid dusky folk music. Also the cover has good typography, because it’s a Sacred Bones release, duh.


4th Annual Lump Gallery Benefit

First Friday is coming this week, and if you are heading down that way, then you should feel obligated to stop and see some amazing local and national musicians, get some local beer, and support a local art gallery.

Lump Gallery in downtown Raleigh is having its 4th annual benefit party for only $10 ($5 with a student I.D.) and features plenty of entertainment and refreshments alongside the artwork. Carolina Brewing Company will be providing beer and there will be raffle tickets  for prizes available (for a suggested donation) for Duck & Dumpling, The Pit, jeans by Denim Raleigh, Holly Aiken hand bags, Askew Taylor’s art supplies, and artwork!

In addition, Chapel Hill band Organos will be playing along with a deejay set by Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu. Neil Prewitt of Yuxtapongo will be featuring a video and performance as well.

Lump is located at 505 S. Blount Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27601.

It all starts at 7 p.m.!

Music News and Interviews

DJ Ones’ Five Music Facts from the past week

1. Record Store Day 2010 broke records (get it?) as being the biggest one yet. Stores across the country reported their biggest sales dates of the year. (via Pitchfork)

2. Xiu Xiu wants your hair. Yes, the art-pop band wants locks of your hair for their upcoming music video. The idea is that you hand them locks of your hair at shows and get some swag from the band. Currently the band is planning on filming themselves lighting the hair on fire while saying the name of the person who the hair had belonged to and inhaling the smoke. Yep. (via Pitchfork)

3. The Kills report that they are three-fourths of the way complete with their follow-up with to 2008’s “Midnight Boom.” The band is planning on completing the album when Alison Mosshart finishes up touring with The Dead Weather. (via NME)

4. Guitarist Johnny Marr has unveiled plans to compose the soundtrack to the upcoming film by Tony Kratz, “The Big Bang.” (via NME)

5. Front man of The Decemberists, Colin Meloy, is set to expand his writing career with a new deal with Harper-Collins. He is set to write three novels that are intended for a adolencent audience, much like his previous work books. (via Pitchfork)