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Music Report – September 18, 2019

by Jay Boeding on September 16, 2019

Sleater-Kinney rules the Album chart, overtaking The Hold Steady, who fall one place to runner-up status. Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster of Water Liars is in 3rd with Jay Som and Ra Ra Riot completing the top five. Frankie Cosmos, Twin Peaks, Bon Iver and Death Cab all make their Top 10 Album Chart debuts with new releases.

The mighty Pixies lead a big group of albums added to our airwaves this week. (Sandy) Alex G and Metronomy return to our playlist with new tunes, along with familiar names Alex Cameron and Belle and Sebastian.

Bishop Briggs tops the Songs Chart, with Two Door Cinema Club as the runner up. Sleater-Kinney with a strong debut on the top 10, with JR JR and Generationals rounding out the top five.

Top Ten Albums of the Week

1. Sleater-Kinney – The Center Won’t Hold
2. The Hold Steady – Thrashing Thru The Passion
3. Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster
4. Jay Som – Anak Ko
5. Ra Ra Riot – Superbloom
5. Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster – Take Heart, Take Care
6. Dude York – Falling
7. Frankie Cosmos – Close It Quietly
8. Twin Peaks – Lookout Low
9. Bon Iver – i,i
10. Death Cab for Cutie – The Blue EP

New Albums Added to the Playlist

1. Pixies – Beneath the Eyrie (BMG)
2. (Sandy) Alex G – House of Sugar (Domino)
3. Metronomy – Metronomy Forever (Because Music)
4. Alex Cameron – Miami Memory (Secretly Canadian)
5. Belle and Sebastian – Days of the Bagnold Summer (Matador)
6. The Rubinoos – From Home (Yep Roc)
7. Steve Lacy – Apollo XXI (3QTR / AWAL)
8. Devendra Banhart – Ma (Nonesuch)

Top 10 Songs of the Week

1. Bishop Briggs – Champion
2. Two Door Cinema Club – Once
3. Sleater-Kinney – Can I Go On
4. JR JR – Dumb Myself Down
5. Generationals – A List of the Virtues
6. Twin Peaks – Dance Through It
7. The New Pornographers – Falling Down The Stairs Of Your Smile
8. Purple Mountains – All My Happiness Is Gone
9. Clairo – Bags
10. The Black Keys – Walk Across the Water

 

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Music Report – September 11, 2019

by Jay Boeding on September 9, 2019

The Hold Steady and Sleater-Kinney remain atop our album chart for the second week. Two album chart debuts are next with Ra Ra Riot and Jay Som. Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster, best known as singer and contributing songwriter for Water Liars, debuts at #5. Why? also debuts in the top 10 this week.

Twin Peaks leads to full chart of 10 albums added this week. DMPulse veterans Lower Dens, Bon Iver and Death Cab for Cutie chart alongside new artists, Husky Loops, Miss June and girl in red.

Twin Peaks also tops the Songs Chart, with as “Dance Through It” launches up five spots to take #1 this week. Purple Mountains climbs to #2 with chart debuts from Bishop Briggs and Clairo going #3 and #4. The Black Keys drops down off the top rung to round out the top five songs of the week.

Top Ten Albums of the Week

1. The Hold Steady – Thrashing Thru The Passion
2. Sleater-Kinney – The Center Won’t Hold
3. Ra Ra Riot – Superbloom
4. Jay Som – Anak Ko
5. Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster – Take Heart, Take Care
6. Dude York – Falling
7. Why? – AOKOHIO
8. Black Belt Eagle Scout – At The Party With My Brown Friends
9. Goon – Heaven Is Humming
10. Purple Mountains – Purple Mountains

New Albums Added to the Playlist
1. Twin Peaks – Lookout Low (Grand Jury)
2. Lower Dens – The Competition (Domino)
3. Bon Iver – i,i (Jagjaguwar)
4. Death Cab for Cutie – The Blue EP (Atlantic)
5. Barns Courtney – 404 (Capital)
6. Bat For Lashes – Lost Girls (AWAL)
7. The Safes – Winning Combination (Action Weekend-Bickerton)
8. Husky Loops – I Can’t Even Speak English (30th Century)
9. Miss June – Bad Luck Party (Frenchkiss)
10. girl in red – Beginnings

Top 10 Songs of the Week

1. Twin Peaks – Dance Through It
2. Purple Mountains – All My Happiness Is Gone
3. Bishop Briggs – Champion
4. Clairo – Bags
5. The Black Keys – Walk Across the Water
6. Fruit Bats – The Bottom Of It
7. Two Door Cinema Club – Once
8. Palehound – Killer
9. Hunny – Saturday Night (feat. Bleached)
10. Bleached – Daydream

 

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Music Report – September 4, 2019

by Jay Boeding on September 3, 2019

The Hold Steady rockets to #1 on the Album Chart this week, with Sleater-Kinney debuting the top 10 at #2. Dude York remains strong with Goon and Purple Mountains all in the Top 5.

Whitney returns to DMPulse with a new record Forever Turned Around, topping our New Albums list. The Futureheads, Frankie Cosmos are returners this week, with several new artists making their debuts on the station this week.

The Black Keys maintains the top spot on the songs chart, with #2 held down by Bleached this week as well. Wilco moves up one with Love Is Everywhere (Beware). Manchester Orchestra and Villagers round out the top five songs.

Top Ten Albums of the Week

1. The Hold Steady – Thrashing Thru The Passion
2. Sleater-Kinney – The Center Won’t Hold
3. Dude York – Falling
4. Goon – Heaven Is Humming
5. Purple Mountains – Purple Mountains
6. Imperial Teen – Now We Are Timeless
7. Kyle Craft – Showboat Honey
8. Generationals – Reader As Detective
9. Tiny Changes – A Tribute to Frightened Rabbit
10. Black Belt Eagle Scout – At The Party With My Brown Friends

New Albums Added to the Playlist

1. Whitney – Forever Turned Around (Secretly Canadian)
2. The Futureheads – Powers (Nul/Megaforce)
3. Frankie Cosmos – Close It Quietly (Sub Pop)
4. Boy Scouts – Free Company (Anti-)
5. Scoville Unit – Scoville Unit (Ernest Jenning)
6. Queen of Jeans – If You’re Not Afraid, I’m Not Afraid (Topshelf)
7. CHK CHK CHK – Wallop (Warp)
8. Babe Rainbow – Today (30th Century)
9. Velvet Negroni – Neon Brown (4AD/Beggars Group)

Top 10 Songs of the Week

1. The Black Keys – Walk Across the Water
2. Bleached – Daydream
3. Wilco – Love Is Everywhere (Beware)
4. Manchester Orchestra – My Backwards Walk
5. Villagers – Summer’s Song
6. Twin Peaks – Dance Through It
7. Purple Mountains – All My Happiness Is Gone
8. Fruit Bats – The Bottom Of It
9. Ben Gibbard Keep Yourself Warm
10. The Black Keys – Shine a Little Light

 

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Music Report – August 28, 2019

by Jay Boeding on August 27, 2019

Tiny Changes – A Tribute to Frightened Rabbit is our top album this week. It’s a fantastic collection of covers from artists like Craig Finn, Ben Gibbard and Manchester Orchestra. Generationals slips to #2 and Purple Mountains, Thom Yorke go three and four with Imperial Teen cracking the top 5.

Lead singer and songwriter from The Water Liars, Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster returns with a solo record Take Heart, Take Care. New music from Ra Ra Riot, Jay Som, Field Mouse and Ezra Fuhrman round out the Top 5.

The Black Keys jump from #5 last week to capture the top of the Song Chart this week. Bleached climbs to the second spot with top tracks from our top album of the week, Tiny Changes, with covers of Frightened Rabbit from Ben Gibbard and Manchester Orchestra.

Top Ten Albums of the Week

1. Tiny Changes – A Tribute to Frightened Rabbit
2. Generationals – Reader As Detective
3. Purple Mountains – Purple Mountains
4. Thom Yorke – Anima
5. Imperial Teen – Now We Are Timeless
6. Kyle Craft – Showboat Honey
7. Goon – Heaven Is Humming
8. Dude York – Falling
9. Bleached – Don’t You Think You’ve Had Enough?
10. The Hold Steady – Thrashing Thru The Passion

 

New Albums Added to the Playlist

1. Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster – Take Heart, Take Care (Big Legal Mess)
2. Ra Ra Riot – Superbloom (Rob The Rich/Caroline)
3. Jay Som – Anak Ko (Polyvinyl)
4. Field Mouse – Meaning (Topshelf)
5. Ezra Furman – Twelve Nudes (Bella Union)
6. CRX – Peek (MDDN)
7. Ceremony – In The Spirit World Now (Relapse)
8. Shannon Lay – August    (Sub Pop)

 

Top 10 Songs of the Week

1. The Black Keys – Walk Across the Water
2. Bleached – Daydream
3. Ben Gibbard – Keep Yourself Warm
4. Wilco – Love Is Everywhere (Beware)
5. Manchester Orchestra – My Backwards Walk
6. Thom Yorke – Dawn Chorus
7. The Regrettes – I Dare You
8. Belle and Sebastian – Sister Buddha
9. Cage The Elephant – Social Cues
10. Villagers – Summer’s Song

 

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Music Report – August 21, 2019

by Jay Boeding on August 19, 2019

Generationals moves up three to top the crown as the top album this week on DMPulse. Last week’s top album from Purple Mountains bumps to #3 and Thom Yorke’s “Anima” holds at #2. Imperial Teen, Goon and Bear Hands all make their Top 10 Albums chart debuts.

The Hold Steady leads the New Albums chart. Listen for new tracks from Black Belt Eagle Scout, Ride and Slothrust.

Thom Yorke maintains hold of the Top 10 Songs chart, spending his second week at #1. Cage The Elephant is the top debut of the week, landing at #4 with “Social Cues.” The Black Keys also has a debut in the top 5.

Top Ten Albums of the Week

1. Generationals – Reader As Detective
2. Thom Yorke – Anima
3. Purple Mountains – Purple Mountains
4. Tiny Changes – A Tribute to Frightened Rabbit
5. Kyle Craft – Showboat Honey
6. Imperial Teen – Now We Are Timeless
7. Goon – Heaven Is Humming
8. The Black Keys – Let’s Rock
9. Bear Hands – Fake Tunes
10. Bleached – Don’t You Think You’ve Had Enough?

New Albums Added to the Playlist

1. The Hold Steady – Thrashing Thru The Passion (Frenchkiss)
2. Black Belt Eagle Scout – At The Party With My Brown Friends (Saddle Creek)
3. Ride – This Is Not A Safe Place (Wichita)
4. Slothrust – Pact (Dangerbird)

Top 10 Songs of the Week

1. Thom Yorke – Dawn Chorus
2. JR JR – NYC
3. The Regrettes – I Dare You
4. Cage The Elephant – Social Cues
5. The Black Keys – Walk Across the Water
6. Hatchie – Unwanted Guest
7. Spoon – No Bullets Spent
8. Mannequin Pussy – Drunk II
9. Cold War Kids – Complainer
10. Calexico and Iron & Wine – Midnight Sun

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Music Report – August 14, 2019

August 13, 2019

Purple Mountains climbs five to take the top spot on the Top Ten Albums chart. In the wake of the passing of lyricist and singer David Berman, DMPulse joins the indie music community in highlighting the incredible songs he shared. Thom Yorke moves down one as does Bleached. Generationals trades places with The Black Keys [...]

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Music Report – August 7, 2019

August 6, 2019

Thom Yorke dethrones Calexico and Iron and Wine, grabbing the top of the chart this week. An impressive move for Bleached, with a jump seven spots to #2. The Black Keys inch up to fourth place and Generationals cracks the top 5 for the first time with new album Reader As Detective. The Harmaleighs lead [...]

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Music Report – July 31, 2019

July 30, 2019

Calexico and Iron & Wine continue to maintain the top spot on our album chart. JR JR moves up two places to #2 and Thom Yorke, Hatchie and The Black Keys go #3-#5. Dude York returns to DMPulse with a new record Falling, which debuts on the Added Albums chart this week. Hibou, The Rocket [...]

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Music Report – July 24, 2019

July 22, 2019

Calexico and Iron and Wine hold onto the top spot with Years To Burn. The Black Keys and Thom Yorke go #2 and #3, with JR JR and Palehound rounding out the top 5. Generationals return to our playlist with a new record Reader As Detective. Imperial Teen and Goon also have new music on [...]

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Music Report – July 10, 2019

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 [...]

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