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WCBN Music Department

3.28.2016

wcbn fm chart march 28, 2016

WCBN just presented a free concert by Eugene Chadbourne at Encore Records here in Ann Arbor. That.... was a concert. It was acoustic, so he didn't bring his electric rake, but it was as unpredictably eclectic as he's ever been. He pulls out so many covers of songs I thought I never needed to hear again, but he just pulls them apart and makes them his own. Especially when he changes the lyrics so that they're making fun of Donald Trump or whoever. Amazing set.
-paul

wcbn fm chart march 28, 2016 "creepy beepy"
1. Charles Bradley "Changes" Daptone
2. Animal Collective "Painting With" Domino
3. Thao & the Get Down Stay Down "A Man Alive" Ribbon Music
4. M. Ward "More Rain" Merge
5. Dear Darkness "Be Nice Honey" self-released
6. Poliça "United Crushers" Mom+Pop
7. Fatima Al Qadiri "Brute" Hyperdub
8. Lesley Flanigan "Hedera" Physical Editions
9. Solar Bears "Advancement" Sunday Best
10. Wild Nothing "Life of Pause" Captured Tracks
11. Alternative Ulster "Rebellion!" Poe Records
12. Howes "3.5 Degrees" Melodic
13. Ingrid Racine "Concentric Circles" self-released
14. Billowing "Modifications D'éclairage" Life Like
15. Chris Bathgate "Old Factory" Quite Scientific
16. Magas "Heads Plus" Midwich Productions
17. Feels "s/t" Castle Face
18. The Body "No One Deserves Happiness" Thrill Jockey
19. Jan St. Werner "Felder" Thrill Jockey
20. My Robot Friend "Open the Book" Worried Rainbow
21. Orson Hentschel "Feed the Tape" Denovali
22. Momus "Glyptothek" American Patchwork
23. Clark "The Last Panthers" Warp
24. Sarah Neufeld "The Ridge" Paper Bag
25. International Contemporary Ensemble "On the Nature of Thingness" Starkland
26. Deardarkhead "Strange Weather" Saint Marie Records
27. NZCA Lines "Infinite Summer" Memphis Industries
28. Ramleh "Circular Time" Crucial Blast
29. Le Matos "Chronicles of the Wasteland" Fantome
30. Hunter/Game "Adaptation" Kompakt
31. Magnus International "Echo to Echo" Full Pupp
32. Odetta Hartman "222" Northern Spy
33. Sonar "Black Light" Cuneiform
34. Final Cop "Castaway Lakota" Dub Ditch Picnic
35. Kalipo "Wanderer" Audiolith
36. Dressy Bessy "Kingsized" Yep Roc
37. Skin Lies "Stimulus Regression" FM Dust
38. The Fall "Wise Ol' Man" Cherry Red
39. Sunwatchers "s/t" Castle Face
40. Holy Wave "Freaks of Nurture" Reverberation Appreciation Society
41. Beacon "Escapements" Ghostly International
42. Crater "Talk to Me So I Can Fall Asleep" Help Yourself
43. Glenn Jones "Fleeting" Thrill Jockey
44. Unloved "Guilty of Love" self-released
45. VT100 "Strangle Quiet Sunset" self-released
46. Faex Optim "Tris-kai-dek-a-pho-bi-a" Carpe Sonum Records
47. TEEN "Love Yes" Carpark
48. v/a "Pzyk Vol. 1" Liverpool Psych Fest
49. Deep Throats "Good Bad Pretty" Castle Face/Effeminate
50. Låpsley "Long Way Home" XL
Adds:
Bombino "Azel" Partisan
Explosions in the Sky "The Wilderness" Temporary Residence
The Range "Potential" Domino
Tacocat "Lost Time" Hardly Art
Bleached "Welcome the Worms" Dead Oceans

3.21.2016

wcbn fm chart march 21, 2016

wcbn fm chart march 21, 2016 "which one is the president again?"
1. Feels "s/t" Castle Face
2. Animal Collective "Painting With" Domino
3. Thao & the Get Down Stay Down "A Man Alive" Ribbon Music
4. The Body "No One Deserves Happiness" Thrill Jockey
5. Jan St. Werner "Felder" Thrill Jockey
6. My Robot Friend "Open the Book" Worried Rainbow
7. Multicast Dynamics "Outer Envelopes" Denovali
8. Faex Optim "Tris-kai-dek-a-pho-bi-a" Carpe Sonum Records
9. Ingrid Racine "Concentric Circles" self-released
10. Billowing "Modifications D'éclairage" Life Like
11. Viands "Temporal Relics" Midwich Productions
12. Matmos "Ultimate Care II" Thrill Jockey
13. Holy Wave "Freaks of Nurture" Reverberation Appreciation Society
14. Charles Bradley "Changes" Daptone
15. International Contemporary Ensemble "On the Nature of Thingness" Starkland
16. NZCA Lines "Infinite Summer" Memphis Industries
17. Poliça "United Crushers" Mom+Pop
18. Fatima Al Qadiri "Brute" Hyperdub
19. VT100 "Strangle Quiet Sunset" self-released
20. The Silence "Hark the Silence" Drag City
21. The Fall "Wise Ol' Man" Cherry Red
22. Skin Lies "Stimulus Regression" FM Dust
23. Deepchord "Ultraviolet Music" Soma
24. Dear Darkness "Be Nice Honey" self-released
25. Mary Lattimore "At the Dam" Ghostly International
26. Thug Entrancer "Arcology" Software
27. Unloved "Guilty of Love" self-released
28. Santigold "99¢" Atlantic
29. Momus "Glyptothek" American Patchwork
30. Ty Segall "Emotional Mugger" Drag City
31. The Jezabels "Synthia" MGM
32. Beacon "Escapements" Ghostly International
33. Lesley Flanigan "Hedera" Physical Editions
34. TEEN "Love Yes" Carpark
35. David Bowie "Blackstar" Columbia
36. v/a "Pzyk Vol. 1" Liverpool Psych Fest
37. Crater "Talk to Me So I Can Fall Asleep" Help Yourself
38. Deep Throats "Good Bad Pretty" Castle Face/Effeminate
39. Glenn Jones "Fleeting" Thrill Jockey
40. Nonkeen "The Gamble" R&S
41. Liima "ii" 4AD
42. Låpsley "Long Way Home" XL
43. Guido Gamboa "Saturday's Notes" Pentiments
44. Breakbot "Still Waters" Ed Banger/Because Music
45. Kangding Ray "Cory Arcane" Raster-Noton
46. Half Japanese "Perfect" Joyful Noise
47. Tricky "Skilled Mechanics" !K7
48. Keys N Krates "Midnite Mass" Dim Mak
49. Orson Hentschel "Feed the Tape" Denovali
50. Quilt "Plaza" Mexican Summer
Adds:
Iggy Pop "Post Pop Depression" Concord/Loma Vista
Black Mountain "IV" Jagjaguwar
The Heavy "Hurt and the Merciless" Bad Son
Sunwatchers "s/t" Castle Face
Bob Mould "Patch the Sky" Merge

3.14.2016

wcbn fm chart march 14, 2016

Hey all, thanks for all the responses to my email a few days ago. Looks like everything seems to be going well with this new email system, I didn't get one annoyed "stop bothering me" email, so that's a great thing. Having said that, if you still don't want to receive these emails every week, just tell me (nicely!) and I'll make sure you're removed. Likewise, if you need me to switch contacts or email addresses, I'll take care of that too.
We're a little backlogged as far as processing recent new CDs, there's a few packages that we haven't gotten to yet and a few things that still need to be reviewed or come back from music review, so it might take a few weeks for things to show up on the charts, but we're getting to it. I'll try to get back to everyone about tracking on a more regular basis, I promise! 
No SXSW for me, but this week is the Ann Arbor Film Festival, which is always a big deal around these parts, especially since some of our DJs are heavily involved in the festival. So that might also delay things a bit on my end...

Anyway thanks again, will talk soon,
-paul

wcbn fm chart march 14, 2016 "when your phone stops ringing, you're on the air… DON'T SAY HELLO"
1. Magas "Heads Plus" Midwich Productions
2. Prince Rama "Xtreme Now" Carpark
3. Ingrid Racine "Concentric Circles" self-released
4. Moon Pool & Dead Band "MEQ" Midwich Productions
5. Mary Lattimore "At the Dam" Ghostly International
6. Thug Entrancer "Arcology" Software
7. Santigold "99¢" Atlantic
8. Essaie pas "Demain est une autre nuit" DFA
9. v/a "µ20 – 20 Years of Planet Mu" Planet Mu
10. Extreme Noise Terror "s/t" Willowtip
11. Clay Rendering "Snowthorn" Hospital Productions
12. Viands "Temporal Relics" Midwich Productions
13. Jimbo Easter "s/t [EP]" Terror Trash
14. Mick Travis "Face Disappears After Interrogation" Midwich Productions
15. Momus "Glyptothek" American Patchwork
16. Matmos "Ultimate Care II" Thrill Jockey
17. DIIV "Is The Is Are" Captured Tracks
18. Ty Segall "Emotional Mugger" Drag City
19. Porches "Pool" Domino
20. The Body "No One Deserves Happiness" Thrill Jockey
21. Glenn Jones "Fleeting" Thrill Jockey
22. TEEN "Love Yes" Carpark
23. VT100 "Strangle Quiet Sunset" self-released
24. v/a "Fixture Records Sampler 4" self-released
25. Damien Jurado "Visions of Us on the Land" Secretly Canadian
26. David Bowie "Blackstar" Columbia
27. v/a "Pzyk Vol. 1" Liverpool Psych Fest
28. The Walking Beat "Introducing…" Quonset Records
29. Dear Darkness "Be Nice Honey" self-released
30. The End Times "We Don't Need the Country [7-inch]" self-released
31. Deepchord "Ultraviolet Music" Soma
32. Beacon "Escapements" Ghostly International
33. Fatima Al Qadiri "Brute" Hyperdub
34. Lesley Flanigan "Hedera" Physical Editions
35. Wild Nothing "Life of Pause" Captured Tracks
36. Venetian Snares "Traditional Synthesizer Music" Timesig
37. The Jezabels "Synthia" MGM
38. Benny Boeldt "8 of Cups" Carpark
39. Hinds "Leave Me Alone" Mom+Pop
40. NZCA Lines "Infinite Summer" Memphis Industries
41. Charles Bradley "Changes" Daptone
42. Nonkeen "The Gamble" R&S
43. Dan Weiss "16: Drummers Suite" Pi
44. Dubcon "Martian Dub Beacon" Metropolis/Subconscious Communications
45. The James Hunter Six "Hold On!" Daptone
46. James Supercave "Better Strange" Fairfax
47. Violent Femmes "We Can Do Anything" PIAS
48. Poliça "United Crushers" Mom+Pop
49. Le Matos "Chronicles of the Wasteland" Fantome
50. Daughter "Not to Disappear" Glassnote
Adds:
DJ Katapila "Trotro" Awesome Tapes From Africa
Feels "s/t" Castle Face
Holy Wave "Freaks of Nurture" Reverberation Appreciation Society
Cullen Omori "New Misery" Sub Pop
Orson Hentschel "Feed the Tape" Denovali

3.11.2016

New WCBN weekly chart email list + wcbn fm chart march 7, 2016

Hey, this is Paul Simpson, one of the music directors (along with Don Lyons) of WCBN FM Ann Arbor, Michigan. I haven't sent out charts the past few weeks because our station's chart email group expired and deactivated. So we had to start a new one. I went through the contacts list and tried to weed out old/outdated/inaccurate/irrelevant names/emails and replace them with current/up-to-date contacts as necessary.

If you aren't interested in receiving these emails, please tell me and I'll get your email removed from the list.
If I need to replace or update your contact information, or switch your email with a different email account or contact for a different person, or anything else, please let me know and I'll make sure it gets updated.

If you DO want to receive these weekly emails, let me know too! It's good to know who's out there!

I'll try to get back on the ball as far as email tracking, I've just been too busy to answer every email, but I can't really do phone tracking because I work during the day, so I need to make sure I keep in touch via email.

Anyway, I'll leave you with last week's chart. 
Thanks!
-paul

wcbn fm chart march 7, 2016 "shop as usual… and avoid panic buying"
1. Ingrid Racine "Concentric Circles" self-released
2. Tortoise "The Catastrophist" Thrill Jockey
3. Half Japanese "Perfect" Joyful Noise
4. Porches "Pool" Domino
5. The Body "No One Deserves Happiness" Thrill Jockey
6. Hinds "Leave Me Alone" Mom+Pop
7. Moon Pool & Dead Band "MEQ" Midwich Productions
8. Magas "Heads Plus" Midwich Productions
9. Pumice "Puddles" Soft Abuse
10. Beacon "Escapements" Ghostly International
11. NZCA Lines "Infinite Summer" Memphis Industries
12. Momus "Glyptothek" American Patchwork
13. Matmos "Ultimate Care II" Thrill Jockey
14. Rangda "The Heretic's Bargain" Drag City
15. Ulrich Krieger "/RAW/Re:Space/" XI Records
16. Death Index "s/t" Deathwish Inc.
17. Wild Nothing "Life of Pause" Captured Tracks
18. Applesauce Tears "Alpha Drift" Black Cottage
19. Emily Wells "Promise" Thesis & Instinct
20. Adrian Younge "Something About April II" Linear Labs
21. Mount Moriah "How to Dance" Merge
22. Sven Kacirek "Songs From Okinawa" Pingipung
23. Il Civetto "s/t" Eastblok
24. Craw "'93-'97" Northern Spy
25. Adam Rudolph/Go: Organic Guitar Orchestra "Turning Towards the Light" Cuneiform
26. Billowing "Modifications D'éclairage" Life Like
27. Clay Rendering "Snowthorn" Hospital Productions
28. Viands "Temporal Relics" Midwich Productions
29. Cyrano Jones "Trials and Tribulations" Arbco
30. Dear Darkness "Be Nice Honey" self-released
31. Satan Face "Satanic Love in the Trench of Uranus" self-released
32. Mary Lattimore "At the Dam" Ghostly International
33. Mick Travis "Face Disappears After Interrogation" Midwich Productions
34. Ty Segall "Emotional Mugger" Drag City
35. Ryan Huber "Kanab" Inam Records
36. C Duncan "Architect" FatCat
37. Venetian Snares "Traditional Synthesizer Music" Timesig
38. The Jezabels "Synthia" MGM
39. DIIV "Is The Is Are" Captured Tracks
40. Benny Boeldt "8 of Cups" Carpark
41. Radiation City "Synesthetica" Polyvinyl
42. Final Cop "Castaway Lakota" Dub Ditch Picnic
43. Mavis Staples "Living On a High Note" Anti-
44. Thug Entrancer "Arcology" Software
45. v/a "µ20 – 20 Years of Planet Mu" Planet Mu
46. So Pitted "Neo" Sub Pop
47. Crater "Talk to Me So I Can Fall Asleep" Help Yourself
48. Cross Record "Wabi Sabi" Ba Da Bing
49. TEEN "Love Yes" Carpark
50. Glenn Jones "Fleeting" Thrill Jockey
Adds:
Prince Rama "Xtreme Now" Carpark
La Sera "Music For Listening To Music To" Polyvinyl
Thao & the Get Down Stay Down "A Man Alive" Ribbon Music
Fatima Al Qadiri "Brute" Hyperdub
Lesley Flanigan "Hedera" Physical Editions