by Maddy Goodhart on March 7, 2017
Posted in: Music
Hey radioheads! This week we wanted to teach you a little bit about what adds are in the world of college radio. Each week we submit WRMC’s charts and adds to CMJ (or whichever reporting service will soon replace them) so that record labels and promoters can see what new music our station is digging. Adds serve as a starting point for a record, and as a way for music directors to predict what will do well at a station. We hope you guys enjoy these records as much as we do!
Maddy and Jeff
Temples – Volcano (Fat Possum)
This experimental psychedelic pop group uses catchy refrains to maintain a strong energy throughout the entire album. Volcano is a trippy jam.
RIYL: Tame Impala, STRFKR
Fav Tracks: 1, 3, 10, 12
Jay Som – Everybody Works (Polyvinyl)
Jay Som’s hazy bedroom pop is equally beautiful and relatable. Her 2016 debut album, Turn Into, received a lot of airplay at WRMC this fall, and we’re loving this new record even more.
RIYL: Alex G, Japanese Breakfast, Mitski
Fav Tracks: 4, 6
Diet Cig – Barf Day (single) (Frenchkiss)
Barf Day is a soft alt rock anthem about 21st birthdays and the struggle of growing up. WRMC has loved Diet Cig’s music in the past, and they performed in the Gamut Room this past November.
RIYL: Frankie Cosmos, Chastity Belt, Adult Mom
Fav Tracks: there is only one track ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Tennis – Yours Conditionally (Mutually Detrimental)
Back with their fourth full length album, indie pop duo Tennis continues to deliver. Yours Conditionally maintains the beachy hooks and vintage feel that made us fall in love with Tennis’ previous releases.
RIYL: Cults, Best Coast, La Sera
Fav Tracks: 1, 2
Why? – Moh Lhean (Joyful Noise)
Though they are primarily an indie rock outfit, Why? makes music that crosses genres. Moh Lhean is the band’s first fully home-recorded album. Psychedelic and spoken word influences mix to make this release both captivating and hard to describe.
RIYL: Hymie’s Basement, Animal Collective, Harlem Shakes
Fav Tracks: 1, 2, 7