Archive for February, 2016

Whitney Get No Woman


Whitney, the band formed two Smith Westerns members (one of them was also Unknown Music Orchestra) are this week’s #1 in our loop with ‘No Woman’, a sweet folk-rock number that could stand up proudly in any playlist next to Bon Iver or Woods.

Highest debut of the week is James Blake‘s magnificent comeback, followed by the latest from Junior Boys; Jeff Buckley covering The Smiths; Rhain; Purling Hiss; Kevin Gates; Beyoncé; Adam Green; Cat’s Eyes and Arca’s new collaboration with Shayne Oliver under the moniker Wench.

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Smoking Cuban Cigars With WALL


New York’s coolest new band, WALL, hit the top of our loop with ‘Cuban Cigars’, a standout moment off their No Wave infused self-titled debut EP.

Highest debut of the week is a new song by Sound of 2016 Rober Award winners, Philadelphian rockers Sheer Mag. They are followed by new offerings from the likes of Dawn Richard​ ; Parquet Courts ; Animal Collective ; Porches ; Bunji Garlin; Drake ; Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and the notable collaboration between Aussie electronic producer Flume and Vince Staples.

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PJ Harvey Wheels Our Loop

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PJ Harvey‘s spectacular comeback track ‘The Wheel’ rockets to our loop’s #1 this week, paving the way for one of the most anticipated albums of 2016, ‘The Hope Six Demolition Project’.

Our chart’s format is changing. There will be less songs on it, but hopefully, will still contain a good selection of the best new music around. The highest entry this week is the first collaboration between Kanye West & Kendrick Lamar; followed by new tracks from Four Tet with Champion; Father John Misty; Archy Marshall; Kedr Livanskiy; Liime; Gun Outfit; Alice Cohen; Jessy Lanza; Whitey, the return of Iggy Pop and the Tortoise/Yo La Tengo connection.

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