Here are the Top 5 Albums added to the new music rack at 89.1 FM KHOL for the week of July 22nd, 2014. Tune into 89.1FM KHOL to hear tracks from these artists and dozens of other albums added to our new music rack every week.
Listen if you like: Best Coast, Camera Obscura, Belle & Sebastian, The Magnetic Fields, Teenage Fanclub, Chad VanGaalen
Canadian quintet Alvvays (pronounced “Always”) burst out of the gates with their self-titled 2014 debut, a brief but bright collection of nine songs of nearly perfect, sugar-coated indie pop. The band call on inspiration from the jangly C-86 movement and bands like the Wedding Present or Talulah Gosh, but also lean on the fuzzy, homespun spirit of early American independent bedroom pop and twee while steeping their tunes in a languid dreaminess borrowed from Teenage Fanclub at their most wistful. – All Music
Flume – Deluxe Edition
Listen if you like: Pretty Lights, Chet Faker, Autre Ne Veut, How To Dress Well
Just in case you missed it the first time around, check out the follow up mixtape to Flume’s self titled, debut album. The ‘Deluxe Edition’ brings together some of the best cuts from the LP, like “Holdin On”, “Space Cadet”, “Stay Close” and “Sleepless”, with features by with from Killer Mike, How to Dress Well and Autre Ne Veut. – Co Sign
The Mother Hips
Listen if you like: The Black Cowes, The Jayhawks, Buffalo Springfield
Chronicle Man is a new record of unearthed songs recorded between 1994 -1997, newly mixed and mastered in 2014 from the original analog 2-inch tapes. The album contains 11 gems that were recorded during an especially prolific time period for the Hips which wouldn’t fit on their records at that time and have now been compiled to form a rocker of a record! Chronicle Man will appeal to both old and new fans alike.
Whoop Dee Do
Listen if you like: The Pixies, Guantanamo Baywatch & Cheap Time
The year 2013 was a bit of a roller coaster for Kim Shattuck; she was hired to play bass with the Pixies in July, only to be given her pink slip the following November, apparently because she was a bit too demonstrative on-stage for their tastes. But the silver lining is Shattuck’s higher profile will likely encourage more people to check Whoop Dee Doo, her first new album in ten years with the Muffs, the band she’s been leading since 1991, and this long-player shows she’s better suited to running her own show than playing second fiddle in someone else’s (even if the latter pays better). Whoop Dee Doo doesn’t break much new ground for the Muffs, but it also plays to their inarguable strengths — Shattuck can reliably write a mean hook, and her lyrics are witty with a goofy undertow that never descends into the silly (and on occasion can float up into the poignant), while her vocals are a playful growl that’s tough, musical, and charming all at once. – All Music
For The Recently Found Innocent
Listen if you like: Foxygen, Woods, The Kinks, Thee Oh Sees & Ariel Pink
The sixth White Fence album from LA’s Tim Presley is the first recorded in an actual studio and also the first to feature a live drummer. Produced by Ty Segall, the album is a more focused, polished and melodic take on Presley’s jangly, ‘60s-steeped blend of garage-rock, psych-pop and folk-rock. – Don Yates, KEXP