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Top Played Artists 5/19-5/23

1 MAC DEMARCO: Salad Days
2 CLOUD NOTHINGS: Here And Nowhere Else
3 TWEENS: Tweens
4 MENZINGERS: Rented World
5 GUIDED BY VOICES: Cool Planet
6 WYE OAK: Shriek
7 ST. VINCENT: St. Vincent
8 CHAD VANGAALEN: Shrink Dust
9 PINK MOUNTAINTOPS: Get Back
10 THEE OH SEES: Drop
11 ONLY REAL: Cadillac Girl [EP]
12 CHEAP GIRLS: Famous Graves
13 DAMON ALBARN: Everyday Robots
14 CHET FAKER: Built On Glass
15 JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD: Make My Head Sing
16 S. CAREY: Range Of Light
17 MO: No Mythologies To Follow
18 SYLVAN ESSO: Sylvan Esso
19 CHEATAHS: Cheatahs
20 BLEEDING RAINBOW: Interrupt
21 CHROMEO: White Women
22 BLACK LIPS: Underneath The Rainbow
23 SEAHAVEN: Reverie Lagoon: Music For Escapism Only
24 LIARS: Mess
25 TUNE-YARDS: Nikki Nack
26 KISHI BASHI: Lightght
27 TYCHO: Awake
28 AVA LUNA: Electric Balloon
29 PROTOMARTYR: Under Color Of Official Right
30 OWLS: Two

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by | May 27, 2014 · 1:13 pm

Top Played Artists 5/12-5/19

1 FUTURE ISLANDS: Singles
2 MAC DEMARCO: Salad Days
3 AVEY TARE’S SLASHER FLICKS: Enter The Slasher House
4 CLOUD NOTHINGS: Here And Nowhere Else
5 TWEENS: Tweens
6 WYE OAK: Shriek
7 CHET FAKER: Built On Glass
8 PINK MOUNTAINTOPS: Get Back
9 ST. VINCENT: St. Vincent
10 THEE OH SEES: Drop
11 ONLY REAL: Cadillac Girl [EP]
12 MENZINGERS: Rented World
13 DAMON ALBARN: Everyday Robots
14 BLEEDING RAINBOW: Interrupt
15 S. CAREY: Range Of Light
16 JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD: Make My Head Sing
17 Mø: No Mythologies To Follow
18 TACOCAT: NVM
19 CHEATAHS: Cheatahs
20 CHEAP GIRLS: Famous Graves
21 CHROMEO: White Women
22 BLACK LIPS: Underneath The Rainbow
23 SEAHAVEN: Reverie Lagoon: Music For Escapism Only
24 LIARS: Mess
25 SYLVAN ESSO: Sylvan Esso
26 CHAD VANGAALEN: Shrink Dust
27 TYCHO: Awake
28 AVA LUNA: Electric Balloon
29 PROTOMARTYR: Under Color Of Official Right
30 OWLS: Two

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by | May 21, 2014 · 2:07 pm

Review: King Krule at Johnny Brenda’s 12/7/13

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by Kirsten Becker

I could be the biggest King Krule fan I know. Since discovering him in 2011 I have been completely obsessed with his completely unique brand of music. King Krule is largely a “love it or hate it” kind of artist, but there’s no denying his incredible talent. Archy Marshall, the 19-year old mastermind behind the project has created a sound all his own. His thick South East London accent doused in heavy reverb combined with hip hop beats and minimalist guitar riffs creates an almost dream-like kind of music. For someone so young, it’s almost astounding how intricately crafted each song on his debut LP 6 Feet Beneath the Moon really is.

Marshall’s December 7th stop in Philadelphia at Johnny Brenda’s was part of his first headlining tour in America, so it was obviously something I had been looking forward to for sometime. To add to the excitement, the show sold out months beforehand.

TOPS opened the show with their 60s-inspired indie rock sound. The Montreal band features ethereal and breathy vocals from Jane Penny over punchy pop guitars and drums. They played songs off of their first full length album, Tender Opposites, which came out last year.

Entering the stage at a little past 11 PM, King Krule took control with their moody brand of indie rock. The band played most of their songs from 6 Feet Beneath the Moon as well as some tracks from their 2011 self-titled EP, most notably the single “The Noose of Jah City.” The dim lighting added to the band’s dark aesthetic and Marshall’s frantic dance moves were a sight to see.

What really shone through was the talent of the band overall. Each member had fine tuned each riff and melody, everything just seemed to click. The show was definitely one of my favorites that I have yet to see. It is looking like things can only get better for King Krule, the wild success of his first album has catapulted him into the spotlight for sure.

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by | January 20, 2014 · 12:19 pm

Top Played Artists 1/7-1/13

1 DUCKTAILS – Wish Hotel
2 TENNIS – Small Sound
3 CULTS – Static
4 WOODEN SHJIPS – Back To Land
5 LOS CAMPESINOS! – No Blues
6 YUCK – Glow And Behold
7 GRIZZLY BEAR – Shields: Expanded
8 GRINGO STAR – Floating Out To See
9 PARQUET COURTS – Tally All The Things That You Broke
10 OF MONTREAL – Lousy With Sylvianbriar
11 DALE EARNHARDT JR. JR. – The Speed Of Things
12 MARIJUANA DEATHSQUADS – Oh My Sexy Lord
13 WHITE FENCE – Live In San Francisco
14 BLOOD ORANGE – Cupid Deluxe
15 HEAD AND THE HEART – Let’s Be Still
16 GRISWOLDS – Heart Of A Lion
17 ANTHONY GREEN – Young Legs
18 WHITE DENIM – Corsicana Lemonade
19 CUT COPY – Free Your Mind
20 TITLE FIGHT – Spring Songs
21 DARKSIDE – Psychic
22 THEE OH SEES – Singles Collection, Volume 3
23 SHY GIRLS – Timeshare
24 SALLIE FORD AND THE SOUND OUTSIDE – Summer
25 GROSS GHOST – Public Housing
26 PIXIES – EP-1
27 ALBERT HAMMOND JR. – AHJ
28 POLICA – Shulamith
29 LA LUZ – It’s Alive
30 CHEAP TIME – Exit Smiles

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by | January 20, 2014 · 11:52 am

Resurrecting the Art of the Mixtape

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Check out this article the Drexel News Blog wrote about our new live comp mixtape!

Originally posted on Drexel News Blog:

Twenty years ago, cassette tapes were being replaced by CDs, Drexel’s student-run radio station WKDU 91.7 FM released its last compilation album and some Drexel University students weren’t even born. Now, the student organization will release the newest compilation, “WKDU Live!!!!,”on cassette and digital download on Dec. 14.

WKDU members will unleash never-before-heard sessions with local and national bands by selling 100 limited edition cassette tapes at the R5 Productions Punk Rock Flea Market on Dec. 14 and 15.

As Philadelphia’s only free-format, non-commercial FM station, WKDU hosts radio shows that play all types of music from reggae and jazz to punk and indie. So of course the compilation album has a similar eclectic set of artists, including national acts Deer Tick and Bomb the Music Industry! and local groups like Spraynard and Restorations.  Some of the artists who recorded sessions with WKDU also have a history of releasing…

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by | December 15, 2013 · 10:08 am

Top Played Artists 11/4 – 11/11

1 OF MONTREAL: Lousy With Sylvianbriar
2 BELLE AND SEBASTIAN: The Third Eye Centre
3 DEER TICK: Negativity
4 DIANE COFFEE: My Friend Fish
5 DR. DOG: B-Room
6 KEVIN DEVINE: Bubblegum
7 KING KRULE: 6 Feet Beneath The Moon
8 DUCKTAILS: Wish Hotel [EP]
9 YUCK: Glow And Behold
10 POLICA: Shulamith
11 PARQUET COURTS: Tally All The Things That You Broke [EP]
12 FUZZ: Fuzz
13 SLEIGH BELLS: Bitter Rivals
14 THOSE DARLINS: Blur The Line
15 THE BLOW: The Blow
16 TENNIS: Small Sound [EP]
17 MINOR ALPS: Get There
18 JESSE WOODS: Get Your Burdens Lifted
19 HEAD AND THE HEART: Let’s Be Still
20 DALE EARNHARDT JR. JR.: The Speed Of Things
21 COURTNEY BARNETT: The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas
22 BEST COAST: Fade Away
23 FRANKIE ROSE: Herein Wild
24 MAN MAN: On Oni Pond
25 PHANTOGRAM: Phantogram [EP]
26 CASS MCCOMBS: Big Wheel And Others
27 RUBBLEBUCKET: Save Charlie [EP]
28 DISMEMBERMENT PLAN: Uncanney Valley
29 MAZZY STAR: Seasons Of Your Day
30 LA LUZ: It’s Alive

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by | November 12, 2013 · 2:38 pm

Top Played Artists 10/28/2013 – 11/4/2013

1 OF MONTREAL Lousy With Sylvianbriar
2 DR. DOG B-Room
3 DEER TICK Negativity
4 YUCK Glow And Behold
5 KING KRULE 6 Feet Beneath The Moon
6 PARQUET COURTS Tally All The Things That You Broke [EP]
7 KEVIN DEVINE Bubblegum
8 BELLE AND SEBASTIAN The Third Eye Centre
9 THOSE DARLINS Blur The Line
10 FUZZ Fuzz
11 SLEIGH BELLS Bitter Rivals
12 POLICA Shulamith
13 DALE EARNHARDT JR. JR. The Speed Of Things
14 HAIM Days Are Gone
15 MAN MAN On Oni Pond
16 FRANKIE ROSE Herein Wild
17 PHANTOGRAM Phantogram [EP]
18 THE BLOW The Blow
19 BEST COAST Fade Away
20 UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA Blue Record [EP]
21 CHVRCHES The Bones Of What You Believe
22 HEAD AND THE HEART Let’s Be Still
23 RUBBLEBUCKET Save Charlie [EP]
24 OBITS Bed And Bugs
25 MAZZY STAR Seasons Of Your Day
26 CHELSEA WOLFE Pain Is Beauty
27 DISMEMBERMENT PLAN Uncanney Valley
28 COURTNEY BARNETT The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas
29 ALBERT HAMMOND JR. AHJ
30 VOLCANO CHOIR Repave

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by | November 5, 2013 · 2:00 pm