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Monday Monday… though this day is usually accompanied by heavy feet and a desire to hop back into bed, fear not, good reader, for I have some excellent new music to report to you! Thankfully, our newest releases from Japandroid, Sleigh Bells, and La Sera (to name a few groups) are getting plenty of spins on the air and our Top 30 chart this week features just about every genre.

Our number one artist this week, Japandroids, seem to come roaring out of the speakers with music that is just plain awesome and exciting. Imagine if Springsteen eloped with The Gaslight Anthem and hired Dave Grohl as a nanny to raise their rambunctious baby, maybe then the child would sound like Japandroids. That’s the best description I can come up with, listen for yourself!


TOP 30

1          Japandroids      Celebration Rock         Polyvinyl

2          Sleigh Bells       Reign of Terror Mom & Pop

3          La Sera            Sees the Light   Hardly Art

4          The She’s         Then it Starts to Feel Like Summer       Self-Released

5          The Walkmen   Heaven Fat Possum

6          Comet Gain      Howl of the Lonely Crowd       What’s Your Rupture

7          Crocodiles        Endless Flowers           Frenchkiss Records

8          Dirty Ghosts     Metal Moon     Last Gang Records Inc.

9          Grimes Visions 4AD

10        I Octane           Crying to the Nation     VP Records

11        Lymie Murray   Deeper Roots   I Dwell Records

12        Terry Malts      Killing Time      Slumberland

13        Veronica Falls  Veronica Falls  Slumberland

14        Alabama Shakes           Boys & Girls    ATO Records

15        Beach Fossils   “Shallow/Lessons 7″””   Captured Tracks

16        Body Language            Social Studies   Om Records

17        Brownout         Oozy    Nat Geo Music

18        Carla Morrison Mientras Tu Dormias    Cosmica Records

19        Dunes   Noctiluca          PPM

20        The Men          Open Your Heart         Sacred Bones

21        The Mynabirds Generals           Saddle Creek

22        Radar Eyes       Radar Eyes       HoZac Records

23        Screaming Females       Ugly     Don Giovanni

24        Thee Oh Sees   Carrion Crawler/The Dream     In the Red

25        Various Artists  The Sultans of Soul       Wind Hit

26        Kenny Garrett  Seeds from the Underground    Mack Ave

27        Hunx & His Punx          Hairdresser Blues         Hardly Art

28        The Feeling of Love      Dissolve Me     Kill Shaman

29        The Mallard      Yes On Blood  Castle Face

30        Curtis Fuller      Down Home     Capri Records



1          Grimes Visions 4AD

2          Body Language            Social Studies   Om Records

3          Bear In Heaven            “I Love You, It’s Cool” Dead Oceans/Hometapes

4          Black Dice       Mr. Impossible Ribbon Music

5          Canyons           Keep Your Dreams      Modular Records

6          David Lynch     Crazy Clown Time        Sunday Best

7          Die Zorros        Future  Voo Doo Rhythm

8          Geographer      Myth    Modern Art

9          Gonjasufi          MU.ZZ.LE       WARP

10        High Places      Original Colors Thrill Jockey Records