Top 30 new albums for week ending Aug 10 presents:

The weekly chart reflects the diversity of programming on WRIR. In an average week, WRIR DJs play approximately 1,200 albums (and EPs and singles).

To make it on the list, an album must be released in the past year. Local bands and albums played by more than one DJ are given priority in the rankings.

Below the chart is a list of new albums added to the music library once that information has been compiled.  Check back later if it’s not there yet

Rank Artist Album Label
1 Spooky Cool Every Thing Ever – EP Citrus City
2 Manzara Hello My Name Is … Friend Nosy Pants
3 Beach House 7 Sub Pop
4 Bad Magic what’s wrong with my eyes? self-released
5 Piranha Rama Piranha Rama Trrrash
6 Kenneka Cook Moonchild American Paradox
7 Manatree Engines self-released
8 Estrons You Say I’m Too Much, I Say You’re Not Enough Gofod
9 The Hare and Hoofe Voyager – EP self-released
10 Guerilla Toss Twisted Crystal DFA
11 Murder by Death The Other Shore Bloodshot
12 Eliza Gilkyson Secularia Red House
13 Shannon & the Clams Onion Easy Eye Sound
14 La Luz Floating Features Hardly Art
15 Gabbie Rotts Pink Drink Season self-released
16 Young Scum Young Scum Citrus City
17 Saw Black Water Tower Crystal Pistol
18 Natalie Prass The Future and the Past ATO
19 Andy Jenkins Sweet Bunch Liberator Music / Spacebomb
20 Marcus Tenney Quartet Moment – EP American Paradox
21 Jason Jenkins Quartet Live @ The Barrel Thief self-released
22 Ollen Home Less self-released
23 Windhand Eternal Return Relapse
24 Nickelus F Stuck AGM
25 Free Cake For Every Creature The Bluest Star Double Double Whammy
26 Lemon Bucket Orkestra If I Had The Strength Six Degrees
27 Lucero Among the Ghosts Liberator Music
28 Denzel Curry TA13OO Loma Vista
29 Echo Courts Room with a View Refresh
30 Mariel Buckley Driving in the Dark self-released

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7 August 11th, 2018

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Monday Breakfast Blend presents:

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7 August 6th, 2018

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Friday Clock Out presents:

Jim White

Static on the Radio

Jim White

Three A.M. I’m awakened
By a sweet summer rain
Distant howling of a passing Southbound coal train
Was I dreaming
Or was there someone just lying here Beside me in this bed?
Am I hearing things?
Or in the next room
Did a long forgotten music box just start playing?
And I know (it’s a sin putting words in the mouths of the dead)
And I know (it’s a crime to weave your wishes into what they said)
And I know (only fools venture where them spirits tread)
Cause I know (every word, every sound bouncing ’round my head)
Is just static on the radio
(Everything I think I know is just static on the radio)
Now there’s a church house
About a stone’s throw down
From this place where I been staying
It’s Sunday morning
And I’m sittin’ in my truck
Listening to my neighbor sing
Ten years ago I might have joined in
But don’t time change those inclined
To think less of what is written
Than what’s wrote between the lines?
Cause I know (dreams are for those who are asleep in bed)
And I know (it’s a sin putting words in the mouths of the dead)
Cause I know (for all my ruminations I can’t change a thing
Still I hope (there’s others out there who are listening)
To the static on the radio
(Everything I think I know is just static on the radio
Static on the radio
(Ain’t praying for miracles, I’m just down on my knees)
Static on the radio
(Listening for the song behind everything I think I know)
Static on the radio
(Everything I think I know is just static on the radio)

Songwriters: Michael Pratt
Static on the Radio lyrics © BMG Rights Management US, LLC

149 June 22nd, 2018

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Monday Breakfast Blend presents:

…and we’re back! Back to your regularly scheduled Monday morning programming, for at least a few more months. That is, unless something unexpected occurs. Thanks again to DJ Ginger for last week’s switcheroo!

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7 June 18th, 2018

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Monday Breakfast Blend presents:

St. Vincent is playing at the National on Wednesday, and I’ve got two tickets to give away. Keep your dial locked, your ears open, and your fingers ready to dial.

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7 May 21st, 2018

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