Top 30 new albums for week ending May 24 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 The Felice Brothers Undress Yep Roc
2 Big Thief U.F.O.F. 4AD
3 Illiterate Light Sweet Beast – EP self-released
4 Southern Avenue Keep On Concord
5 Gothic Lizard Creeping Out of the Dark Cold Vision Inc.
6 Durand Jones & The Indications American Love Call Dead Oceans
7 Carlton Jumel Smith 1634 Lexington Avenue (feat. Cold Diamond & Mink) Timmion
8 Balkan Taksim Zalina – Single self-released
9 Haybaby They Get There Tiny Engines
10 Minor Poet The Good News – EP Sub Pop
11 Benjamin Shepherd Hold the Line self-released
12 FRENSHIP Vacation Counter
13 Alex Lahey The Best of Luck Club Dead Oceans
14 Cate Le Bon Reward Mexican Summer
15 Model Zero Model Zero Slovenly
16 Johnathan Rice The Long Game Mano Walker
17 POW! Shift Castle Face
18 Pottery No.1 Pod / Inertia
19 Jamila Woods LEGACY! LEGACY! Jagjaguwar
20 Nots 3 Goner
21 Drahla Useless Coordinates Captured Tracks
22 Ona Full Moon, Heavy Light Hickman Holler
23 Tacocat This Mess Is a Place Sub Pop
24 Aldous Harding Designer 4AD
25 The Yawpers Human Question Bloodshot
26 PUP Morbid Stuff Rise
27 Damien Jurado In the Shape of a Storm Loose
28 Patio Essentials Fire Talk
29 Lee Fields & the Expressions It Rains Love Big Crown
30 Orville Peck Pony Sub Pop

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7 May 25th, 2019

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Metal Box presents:

“METAL BOX” presents score from fantasy/sci-fi movie “AEON FLUX”…plus showcasing brand new albums by ANGEL METRO (VA) dark synth-pop/synth-wave/witch house artist and THE GASPING (NC) electronic/experimental darkwave/post industrial. Also… showcasing VELVET VEGA (Italy) a darkwave/post-punk group, SINE (TX) alternative rock/electronic band…and MOTHERMARY (NY) darkwave/electro-pop group. It’s going to be a electric thriller night of killer women singers and synthy circuits on 🔥 fire!!! Friday morning 1am to 3am eastern standard time…The future is NOW!!! Or just a memory…

214 January 18th, 2019

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Tonight I will be playing 80’s and 90’s heavy metal music tonight!!! It’s going to be a killer wicked night of old school metal!!! HELLRAISER AND THE THING score music!!! Happy holidays!!!

214 November 23rd, 2018

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   I’ll be playing a ton of Horror movie scores and lots of heavy metal, industrial, and goth music tonight!!!

214 October 26th, 2018

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TONIGHT I will be playing a bunch of Horror movie theme scores from different movies. I will also be playing a bunch of 80’s and 90’s heavy metal music!!! Let’s get spooky together and make it a fun night!!!

214 October 19th, 2018

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Tonight I will be playing score from new horror movie “HALLOWEEN” (2018) composed by John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies. Also showcasing Chicago, IL industrial/goth electro solo artist I YA TOYAH, death metal/black metal band GRUESOME, Baltimore, MD darkwave/industrial rock band EGO LIKENESS and local RVA hard rock/heavy metal band HEWOLF. It’s going to be a killer wicked and stormy night of spooky music!!! Join me tonight for an early Halloween!!! HAHA!!!

214 October 12th, 2018

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Metal Box presents:

Tonight on METAL BOX, I will be playing score from action/anti-hero movie VENOM! Also showcasing metal/black metal band NECROSEXUAL(PA), Canadian black metal band IDOLATRY, dark pop duo band REMAINS TO BE SEEN(KS),and Alaskan goth/death rock duo band CLIFF AND IVY. Get ready for a killer wicked time!!! 1am to  3am eastern standard time! !!

214 October 5th, 2018

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Tonight I am playing scores from fantasy movie LEGEND composed by Tangerine Dream and Jerry Goldsmith. ..plus Death Ship soundtrack and Showcasing dark electronic band HOT PINK SATAN(PA)and post-punk/dark pop/goth/shoegaze group AUTUMN(MN)…plus Gothic Cruise 2018 bands THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE, DIARY OF DREAMS, iVardensphere, STONEBURNER, and THE RAIN WITHIN!!! Going to be a dark and spooky night along with still heavy metal!!!

214 September 21st, 2018

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Tonight on “METAL BOX” I will be playing score from horror movie soundtrack Sleepwalkers composed by Nicholas Pike…along with showcasing local Virginia bands, Angel Metro and Widow Rings. Plus Goodnight Cairo, Street Fever and Panic Lift. Tonight is more of electro-industrial, goth rock, darkwave, post-punk, dark synthwave and heavy metal. Get ready for the cats to come running! !!

214 September 7th, 2018

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Tonight on “METAL BOX” score from HORROR movie “THE BEAST WITHIN” composed by LES Baxter. Also showcasing tonight deathrock/goth band SHADOW IMAGE, black metal/goth band DARK REVERENCE, industrial band Chmcl Str8jckt, darkwave/minimal wave band Milliken Chamber, death meatal band JUNGLE ROT, and hard rock/heavy metal band September Mourning. ..

214 August 24th, 2018

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