Top 30 Chart Update, 7/16/13: Have you heard Speedy Ortiz yet?

by on July 16, 2013

Posted in: Music

Although all of us at WRMC are definitely still jamming to all of our favorite records from last week — including Wise Blood’s id, Lorde’s The Love Club, Smith Westerns’ Soft Will, San Fermin’s San Fermin EP, and Lightning Dust’s Fantasy — this week sees our chart topped by yet another debut. That’s Speedy Ortiz’s first full-length album, Major Arcana. If you haven’t heard this record yet, you need to! We’re obsessed with it. Although it pays heavy tribute to alternative rock of the 1990s, from Malkmus and Cobain to Hanna and Phair, Speedy Ortiz have a distinctive personality all their own: tough, hilarious, and very weird (the album’s a concept record about black magic). Also in our Top 10 this week are Was Dead, by Vermont’s own King Tuff, and Run The Jewels, a wildly anticipated collaboration between rappers Killer Mike and El-P.

Many records that debuted on our charts last week are still around: Daughn Gibson, Jon Hopkins, Hooded Fang, Mood Rings, We Barbarians, SoKo, Booker T, the True Blood soundtrack are still being played regularly by WRMC’s summer DJs. Newcomers include the new album from U.K. new wavers Editors; electronic act CFCF’s Music For Objects; the new EP from Gambles; When Saints Go Machine’s Infinity Pools; and psych-metal outfit Heliotropes’ intense, brooding A Constant Sea. It’s all good, exciting stuff! Of course, we love a good solid standby as much as the next college station, so Daft Punk, Boards Of Canada, Vampire Weekend, Classixx, Portugal. The Man, Dungeonesse, and Bastille all appear for the fourth week in a row!

View the Top 30 for this week here.