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Music Report – July 10, 2019

by Jay Boeding on July 9, 2019

Calexico and Iron and Wine tops the Album chart with Years To Burn. The National and Vampire Weekend stand strong in the top 5, going #2 and #3. The Raconteurs crack the top 5 along with Hot Chip.

Thom Yorke drops a surprise new record, which tops the list of new albums added to DMPulse’s playlist this week. The Black Keys return with Let’s Rock.

The National tops the song charts with “Rylan” while Vampire Weekend adds another top 10 song to their impressive collection off Father Of The Bride. The Harmleighs, Black Keys and Flaming Lips go 3-5 in this week’s chart.

Top Ten Albums of the Week
1. Calexico and Iron And Wine – Years To Burn
2. The National – I Am Easy To Find
3. Vampire Weekend – Father Of The Bride
4. The Raconteurs – Help Us Stranger
5. Hot Chip – A Bath Full Of Ecstasy
6. Yeasayer – Erotic Reruns
7. Bear Hands – Fake Tunes
8. Cate Le Bon – Reward
9. Fruit Bats – Gold Past Life
10. Hatchie – Keepsake

New Albums Added to the Playlist

1. Thom Yorke – Anima (XL/Beggars Group)
2. The Black Keys – Let’s Rock (Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch)
3. Night Moves – Can You Really Find Me (Domino)
4. Jesca Hoop – Stonechild (Memphis Industries)
5. Metz – Automat (Sub Pop)

Top 10 Songs of the Week

1. The National – Rylan
2. Vampire Weekend – Big Blue
3. The Harmaleighs – Sorry, I’m Busy
4. The Black Keys – Go
5. The Flaming Lips – Giant Baby
6. The Raconteurs – Help Me Stranger
7. Cate Le Bon – Daylight Matters
8. Palehound – Worthy
9. Alex Lahey – I Don’t Get Invited To Parties Anymore
10. Middle Kids – Salt Eyes

 

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Music Report – June 19, 2019

by Jay Boeding on June 18, 2019

The National maintains the top spot on our album chart with their “I Am Easy To Find” release. Vampire Weekend stays at #2 and Cate Le Bon holds in third. Middle Kids rises two places to #4 with Broken Social Scene down one place. JR JR debuts in the Top 10.

Calexico and Iron and Wine top the Added Albums chart, with the return of Bad Books and Cat Clyde this week. Four new artists make their DMPulse playlist debuts: Tim Heidecker, Sadgirl, Luxury, and Wanderwild.

Calexico and Iron and Wine also lead the top 10 songs chart. Vampire Weekend, SOAK, Gardens & Villa and Said The Whale go 2-5.

Top Ten Albums of the Week

1. The National – I Am Easy To Find
2. Vampire Weekend – Father Of The Bride
3. Cate Le Bon – Reward
4. Middle Kids – New Songs For Old Problems [EP]
5. Broken Social Scene – Let’s Try The After
6. The Get Up Kids – Problems
7. JR JR – Invocations/Conversations
8. Tacocat – This Mess Is A Place
9. Local Natives – Violet Street
10. Cayucas – Real Life

New Albums Added to the Playlist

1. Calexico and Iron And Wine – Years To Burn (Sub Pop)
2. Tim Heidecker – What The Brokenhearted Do​.​.​. (Jagjaguwar)
3. Sadgirl – Water (Suicide Squeeze)
4. Bad Books – III (Loma Vista/Concord)
5. Luxury – Trophies (Self-Released)
6. Wanderwild – Sleep Tight, Socialite     (Self-Released)
7. Cat Clyde – Hunters Trance (Cinematic)

Top 10 Songs of the Week

1. Calexico & Iron & Wine – Father Mountain
2. Vampire Weekend – Sunflower
3. SOAK – Deja Vu
4. Gardens & Villa – Underneath The Moon
5. Said The Whale – Record Shop
6. JR JR – Big Bear Mountain
7. Cayucas – Alligator
8. Broken Social Scene – Boyfriends
9. FOAMMM – Rollerblades
10. Beck – Saw Lightning

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Music Report – June 12, 2019

by Jay Boeding on June 11, 2019

The National takes over the #1 spot on our Top Ten Albums of the Week chart, knocking off Vampire Weekend. Cate Le Bon was just outside last week’s top ten, and storms into the chart at #3. Broken Social Scene and Tacocat are in at four and five, with The Get Up Kids debuting on the chart at #8.

Palehound, Yeasayer and Crystal Cities all return to the playlist with new music this week. Stef Chura and Slowness are featured on the station for the first time.

Beck moves into the top spot on this week’s Top 10 Songs of the Week chart. Ex Hex comes in at #2 with Vampire Weekend’s “This Life” sliding down to third. Soak and Wintersleep round out the top five with chart debuts from Calexico & Iron & Wine, Karen O & Danger Mouse, FOAMM and Gardens & Villa.

Top Ten Albums of the Week

1. The National – I Am Easy To Find
2. Vampire Weekend – Father Of The Bride
3. Cate Le Bon – Reward
4. Broken Social Scene – Let’s Try The After
5. Tacocat – This Mess Is A Place
6. Middle Kids – New Songs For Old Problems [EP]
7. Cayucas – Real Life
8. The Get Up Kids – Problems (Polyvinyl)
9. Jenny Lewis – On The Line
10. Alex Lahey – The Best of Luck Club

New Albums Added to the Playlist

1. Palehound – Black Friday (Polyvinyl)
2. Yeasayer – Erotic Reruns (Yeasayer)
3. Crystal Cities – Under The Cold Light Of The Moon (Audio Network)
4. Stef Chura – Midnight (Saddle Creek)
5. Slowness – Berths (Schoolkids)

Top 10 Songs of the Week

1. Beck – Saw Lightning
2. Ex Hex – No Reflection
3. Vampire Weekend – This Life
4. SOAK – Knock Me Off My Feet
5. Wintersleep – Never Let You Go
6. Calexico & Iron & Wine – Father Mountain
7. Karen O & Danger Mouse – Turn The Light
8. Gardens & Villa – Underneath The Moon
9. FOAMMM – Rollerblades
10. Vampire Weekend – Unbearably White

 

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Music Report – June 5, 2019

by Jay Boeding on June 5, 2019

Vampire Weekend maintains #1 on the Top Ten Albums chart, with The National moving up to second place and strong showings from Tacocat and Alex Lahey. Middle Kids cracks the top 10.

JR JR leads this week’s New Albums chart. Kishi Bashi returns to the playlist with “Omoiyari”. The rest of the group are all new artists making their debuts on DMPulse!

Vampire Weekend takes the top song spot this week, moving Alex Lahey to #2. Beck moves up one while Cage the Elephant is down to #4 and Middle Kids holds at #5. SOAK cracks the top 10 along with “Unbearably White” from Vampire Weekend.

Top Ten Albums of the Week

1. Vampire Weekend – Father Of The Bride
2. The National – I Am Easy To Find
3. Tacocat – This Mess Is A Place
4. Alex Lahey – The Best of Luck Club
5. Cayucas – Real Life
6. Jenny Lewis – On The Line
7. Craig Finn – I Need A New War
8. Broken Social Scene – Let’s Try The After
9. Local Natives – Violet Street
10. Middle Kids – New Songs For Old Problems [EP]

New Albums Added to the Playlist

1. JR JR – Invocations/Conversations (Love Is EZ)
2. Kishi Bashi – Omoiyari (Joyful Noise)
3. Pip Blom – Boat (Heavenly)
4. The Gotobeds – Debt Begins at 30 (Sub Pop)
5. Sacred Paws – Run Around The Sun (Merge)
6. Flying Lotus – Flamagra (Warp)
7. Repeat Repeat – Glazed (Dangerbird)

Top 10 Songs of the Week

1. Vampire Weekend – This Life
2. Alex Lahey – Don’t Be so Hard on Yourself
3. Beck – Saw Lightning
4. Cage The Elephant – Night Running
5. Middle Kids – Real Thing
6. Cayucas – Real Life
7. Ex Hex – No Reflection
8. SOAK – Knock Me Off My Feet
9. Vampire Weekend – Unbearably White
10. Wintersleep – Never Let You Go

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Music Report – May 29, 2019

by Jay Boeding on May 28, 2019

As mentioned last week, Vampire Weekend was going to be difficult to hold out of the top spot, and this week it climbed over Cayucas to switch places as the #1 Album of the Week on DMPulse. Cage the Elephant, Broken Social Scene stay put at #3 and #4, with Craig Finn cracking the top 5. The National and Alex Lahey go from the New Albums Added chart into the Top Ten Albums chart.

Middle Kids new EP lands the top spot on the New Albums Added to the Playlist chart. Indie veterans Sebadoh return with a rollicking new record while new artists Cold Showers, Faye Webster and Hayden Thorpe premiere on our playlist.

Alex Lahey makes a big drive to #1, moving up seven spots from last week. Cage The Elephant makes a nice move as well, up four spots to land at #2 on the Top 10 Songs of the Week Chart. Vampire Weekend is the highest debut this week, in at #3 with This Life. Beck also debuts on the Top 10 at #4 and Middle Kids rounds out the Top 5.

Top Ten Albums of the Week

1. Vampire Weekend – Father Of The Bride
2. Cayucas – Real Life
3. Cage The Elephant – Social Cues
4. Broken Social Scene – Let’s Try The After
5. Craig Finn – I Need A New War
6. Local Natives – Violet Street
7. Jenny Lewis – On The Line
8. The National – I Am Easy To Find
9. Tacocat – This Mess Is A Place
10. Alex Lahey – The Best of Luck Club

New Albums Added to the Playlist

1. Middle Kids – New Songs For Old Problems [EP] (Domino)
2. Sebadoh – Act Surprised (Dangerbird)
3. Cold Showers – Motionless (Dais)
4. Morrissey – California Sun (BMG)
5. Faye Webster – Atlanta Millionaires Club (Secretly Canadian)
6. Hayden Thorpe – Diviner (Domino)

Top 10 Songs of the Week

1. Alex Lahey – Don’t Be so Hard on Yourself
2. Cage The Elephant – Night Running
3. Vampire Weekend – This Life
4. Beck – Saw Lightning
5. Middle Kids – Real Thing
6. Modest Mouse – Poison the Well
7. Ex Hex – No Reflection
8. Wintersleep – Never Let You Go
9. Cayucas – Real Life
10. Broken Social Scene – All I Want

 

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Music Report – May 22, 2019

May 21, 2019

Cayucas tops the charts with Real Life! Even more impressive is holding off a surging Vampire Weekend record, which goes from #7 to #2. It will be challenging to keep Vampire Weekend out of the top spot next week. A bit forgotten with all the great albums coming out is a strong album from Cage [...]

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Music Report – May 15, 2019

May 14, 2019

Broken Social Scene knocks Jenny Lewis off the top of the album chart. Cayucas continues to climb, coming in at #3 with Cage The Elephant in fourth place and Wintersleep holding at #5. The top debut this week is Craig Finn with I Need A New War, edging out other debuts from Vampire Weekend and [...]

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Music Report – May 8, 2019

May 9, 2019

On The Line from Jenny Lewis stays atop the Top Ten Albums of the Week chart. Broken Social Scene jumps into second place, along with a jump from #10to #3 for Cage The Elephant. The top album debut this week is Real Life from Cayucas. Vampire Weekend is the top new album this week, with [...]

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Music Report – May 1, 2019

April 30, 2019

Jenny Lewis holds on to the #1 spot on the Album Chart, with Strand of Oaks and Ex Hex switching places from last week. The next top records are Top 10 Album Chart debuts, with The Drums entering the Top 10 at #4 and Wintersleep coming in at #5. Other debuts in the Top 10 [...]

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Music Report – April 24, 2019

April 23, 2019

Jenny Lewis tops the album chart with her great new record “On The Line”. Ex Hex loses the top spot, but holds strong at #2 with Strand of Oaks, POND and White Denim going #3-#5. Debuting on the Top 10 Albums Chart are records from Ages and Ages, Du Blonde and Stella Donnelly. DMPulse has [...]

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