top 30 new albums for Jun 15 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.

1 Gruff Rhys Seeking New Gods Rough Trade
2 black midi Cavalcade Rough Trade
3 Clinic Fine Dining – Single Domino
4 Peter Rosenberg Real Late Real Late
5 Dry Cleaning New Long Leg 4AD
6 Prabir Trio Haanji self-released
7 Pj Sykes Fuzz Cherub
8 Book of Wyrms Occult New Age Desert
9 naomiisaac letters from richmond self-released
10 DarkTwaine_ Esoteric Jam self-released
11 Butcher Brown ENCORE – EP Concord Jazz
12 Reptile Tile Drop the Lead – EP Picky Choosie
13 Dust~ Bravado – EP self-released
14 MF Tomlinson Strange Time self-released
15 N0V3L NON-FICTION Flemish Eye
16 Japanese Breakfast Jubilee Dead Oceans
17 Night Beats Outlaw R&B Fuzz Club
18 Jenny Don’t And The Spurs Fire on the Ridge Fluff and Gravy
19 Tristen Aquatic Flowers Mama Bird
20 Robin Bienemann Animal Communicator self-released
21 CHAI WINK Sub Pop
22 Lula Wiles Shame and Sedition Smithsonian Folkways
23 Mannequin Pussy Perfect – EP Epitaph
24 Lord Huron Long Lost Republic
25 Sons of Raphael Full-Throated Messianic Homage Because
26 Fly Pan Am Frontera Constellation
27 AUDREY NUNA a liquid breakfast Arista
28 Kipp Stone Faygo Baby Closed Sessions
29 Pardoner Came Down Different Bar/None
30 Squid Bright Green Field Warp

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    June 15th, 2021

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Friday Clock Out presents:

Dry Cleaning
Today, L.J. will be hosting Friday Clock Out!
Says LJ:
The debut album from South London’s Dry Cleaning was released by 4AD records back in April. I gave their album a listen on the recommendation of one of my closest music friends. When I heard the detached chilly spoken-word vocals on the first track, I thought “man, it would be great if this were the whole album.” And, it is!
I’ve been the alternate host for Phil for a while now, in part because there is a lot of sympatico between our music tastes. If I had to guess what new releases Phil was digging, I would have guessed the Dry Cleaning debut. It looks like I called that one. Phil has been spinning tracks from the record since it came out. And I will as well.
I’ll also play a couple of unexpectedly prog-rock oriented songs from the new Matt Sweeney & Bonnie Prince Billy album, Superwolves, a follow-up 16 years in the offing from their first.

    Friday Clock Out    May 21st, 2021

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top 30 new albums for May 4 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.

1 Dry Cleaning New Long Leg 4AD
2 JP Harris’ Dreadful Wind and Rain Don’t You Marry No Railroad Man Free Dirt
3 Beth Snapp Something to Prove – Single self-released
4 Downhaul Proof Refresh
5 JuJu Live at 131 Prince Street Strut
6 Lucy Dacus Home Video Matador
7 PJ Sykes Fuzz Cherub
8 Mary Greer Mudiku Black Love Alive Again Black Fire
9 Charles Owens Trio 10 Years La Reserve
10 Sour Widows Crossing Over – EP Exploding In Sound
11 Luminous Kid at the end of the dream The Satchi Six
12 Raf Rundell O.M. Days Heavenly
13 Flock of Dimes Head of Roses Sub Pop
14 Michael Beach Dream Violence Goner
15 Denzel Curry x Kenny Beats UNLOCKED 1.5 Loma Vista
16 Genesis Owusu Smiling with No Teeth House Anxiety / Ourness
17 Cloud Nothings The Shadow I Remember Carpark
18 Brijean Feelings Ghostly International
19 Goat Girl On All Fours Rough Trade
20 Tele Novella Merlynn Belle Kill Rock Stars
21 The Weather Station Ignorance Fat Possum
22 Black Country, New Road For the First Time Ninja Tune
23 Cheekface Emphatically No. New Professor Music
24 Cassandra Jenkins An Overview on Phenomenal Nature Ba Da Bing!
25 Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio I Told You So Colemine
26 Cannibal Corpse Violence Unimagined Metal Blade
27 Rhiannon Giddens They’re Calling Me Home (with Francesco Turrisi) Nonesuch
28 Crypta Echoes of the Soul Napalm
29 Ayuune Sule Putoo Katare Yire Rebel Up
30 Jon Batiste WE ARE Verve

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    May 4th, 2021

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top 30 new albums for Apr 13 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.

1 Dry Cleaning New Long Leg 4AD
2 Jon Batiste WE ARE Verve
3 Lucy Dacus Thumbs – Single Matador
4 Drug Store Romeos The World Within Our Bedrooms Fiction
5 Dinosaur Jr. Sweep It Into Space Jagjaguwar
6 Floating Points & Pharoah Sanders Promises (feat. London Symphony Orchestra) Luaka Bop
7 Goat Girl On All Fours Rough Trade
8 Various Artists Griselda & BSF: Conflicted (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Griselda
9 Mogwai As the Love Continues Temporary Residence
10 Pink Siifu & Fly Anakin $mokebreak Lex
11 Illa Styles Top Down Living Monsta
12 Dazy The Crowded Mind self-released
13 Ohbliv Rugged Tranquility Vols. 1 & 2 Paxico
14 Book of Wyrms Occult New Age Desert
15 PJ Sykes Fuzz Cherub
16 Matthew E. White & Lonnie Holley Broken Mirror: A Selfie Reflection Spacebomb
17 Gusher Bleed Out Gusher1312
18 Fruit Bats The Pet Parade Sub Pop
19 Flock of Dimes Head of Roses Sub Pop
20 Godspeed You! Black Emperor G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END! Constellation
21 Fake Fruit Fake Fruit Rocks In Your Head
22 Yeek Valencia AWAL
23 Tune-Yards sketchy. 4AD
24 Xiu Xiu OH NO Polyvinyl
25 Lo Talker A Comedy Of Errors Arts & Crafts México
26 Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno Free Dirt
27 Corvair Corvair Paper Walls
28 Genesis Owusu Smiling with No Teeth House Anxiety / Ourness
29 Altın Gün Yol ATO
30 Menahan Street Band The Exciting Sounds of Menahan Street Band Daptone

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    April 13th, 2021

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