The Year in Review with CMJ and Distiller!

What a year 2013 was for Distiller and CMJ charting! Nerd out with us and see how our artists fared at various formats…

CMJ TOP 200:
009.  Local Natives - Hummingbird (Frenchkiss)
026.  Ra Ra Riot - Beta Love (Barsuk)
033.  Black Angels - Indigo Meadow (Blue Horizon)
040.  Charles Bradley - Victim Of Love (Dunham)
042.  Deer Tick - Negativity (Partisan)
048.  Junip - Junip (Mute)
057.  Growlers - Hung At Heart (Everloving)
064.  Pissed Jeans - Honeys (Sub Pop) [Highest ranking Loud Rock album at Top 200]
071.  Low - The Invisible Way (Sub Pop)
075.  Ruby Suns - Christopher (Sub Pop)
076.  Postal Service - Give Up: Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition (Sub Pop)
077.  Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside - Untamed Beast (Partisan)
093.  Dismemberment Plan - Uncanney Valley (Partisan)
098.  Islands - Ski Mask (Manque)
102.  Still Corners - Strange Pleasures (Sub Pop
108.  Cass McCombs - Big Wheel And Others (Domino)
110.  Kate Nash - Girl Talk (Have 10p)
115.  Blood Orange - Cupid Deluxe (Domino) [Made the list w/ only 4 weeks on the chart this year)
142.  CSS - Planta (SQE)
150.  Goldfrapp - Tales Of Us (Mute)
161.  Mudhoney - Vanishing Point (Sub Pop)
167.  Robyn Hitchcock - Love From London (Yep Roc)
171.  Pure Bathing Culture - Moon Tides (Partisan)
176.  Phantogram - Phantogram (Barsuk-Republic)
185.  Gold Fields - Black Sun (Astralwerks)
190.  Jon Hopkins - Immunity (Domino)
192.  Midlake - Antiphon (ATO)

CMJ WORLD:
01.  Vieux Farka Toure - Mon Pays (Six Degrees)
03.  Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend Remixed (Tuff Gong-UME-Island)
04.  Femi Kuti - No Place For My Dream (KFR)
06.  Ballake Sissoko - At Peace (Six Degrees)
07.  Chico Trujillo - Gran Pecador (Barbes)
09.  Red Baraat - Shurggy Ji (Sinj)
11.  Dom La Nena - Ela (Six Degrees)
13.  Gipsy Kings - Savor Flamenco (KFR)
14.  Freshlyground - Take Me To The Dance (Wommusic)
16.  William Onyeabor - World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor (Luaka Bop)
17.  Yasmine Hamdan - Ya Nass (Crammed)
18.  Anoushka Shankar - Traces Of You (Deutsche Grammaphon)
25.  Various Artists - Red Hot + Fela (KFR)
27.  Gaudi - In Between Times (Six Degrees)
28.  Omar Souleyman - Wenu Wenu (Ribbon)
32.  Juana Molina - Wed 21 (Crammed Discs)
35.  Bombay Dub Orchestra - Tales From The Grand Bazaar (Six Degrees)
39.  Azam Ali & Loga Ramin Torkian - The Lamentation of Swans (Self-Released)
43.  Silvana Kane - La Jardinera (Six Degrees)
44.  David Starfire - Ascend (Six Degrees)
47.  Egyptian Project - Ya Amar (Six Degrees)
48.  Tim Maia - World Psychedlic Classics 4: Nobody Can Live Forever… (Luaka Bop)
50.  Kaleidoscope Jukebox - Infinite Reflection (Rhythm & Culture)


CMJ RPM:
24.  Jon Hopkins - Immunity (Domino)
37.  Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend Remixed (Tuff Gong-UME-Island)
40.  David Starfire - Ascend (Six Degrees)
46.  Javelin - Hi Beams (Luaka Bop)

CMJ AAA:
18.  Charles Bradley - Victim Of Love (Dunham)
25.  Junip - Junip (Mute)
26.  Toro Y Moi - Anything In Return (Carpark)
30.  Local Natives - Hummingbird (Frenchkiss)
37.  Low - The Invisible Way (Sub Pop)
50.  Deer Tick - Negativity (Partisan)


CMJ LOUD ROCK
28.  Pissed Jeans = Honeys (Sub Pop)


CMJ HIP HOP:
29.  Danny Brown - Old (Fool’s Gold)

Best of 2013: Distiller style

CAROLINE’S LIST: “With honorable mentions, duh.”

FAVORITE ALBUMS

1. Speedy Ortiz – Major Arcana (Carpark)

2. The Blow – The Blow (Kanine)

3. Heliotropes – A Constant Sea (Manimal)

4. Chastity Belt – No Regerts (Help Yourself)

5. Pure Bathing Culture – Moon Tides (Partisan)

6. Blood Orange – Cupid Deluxe (Domino)

7. Junip – Junip (Mute)

8. Those Darlins – Blur The Line (Oh Wow Dang)

9. Still Corners – Strange Pleasures (Sub Pop)

10. The Growlers – Hung At Heart (Everloving)

11. Kate Nash – Girl Talk (Have 10p)

12. Deer Tick – Negativity (Partisan)

13. The Julie Ruin – Run Fast (Dischord-TJR)

14. Charles Bradley – Victim Of Love (Daptone)

15. Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside – Untamed Beast (Partisan)

16. The Baptist Generals – Jackleg Devotional To The Heart (Sub Pop)

17. La Luz – It’s Alive (Hardly Art)

18. Diane Coffee – My Friend Fish (Western Vinyl)

19. Lovers – A Friend In The World (Badlands)

20. Ra Ra Riot – Beta Love (Barsuk)

Honorable mentions, duh: Juana Molina – Wed 21 (Crammed Discs), Javelin – Hi Beams (Luaka Bop), Phosphorescent - Muchacho (Dead Oceans), Washed Out – Paracosm (Sub Pop), Local Natives – Hummingbird (Frenchkiss), The Ruby Suns – Christopher (Sub Pop), Upset – She’s Gone (Don Giovanni).

FAVORITE SONGS

1. Still Corners “Berlin Lovers”

2. Naughty Boy feat. Sam Smith “La La La”

3. Phantogram “Black Out Days”

4. Speedy Ortiz “No Below”

5. Blood Orange “It Is What It Is”

6. John Grant “GMF”

7. The Blow “Hey”

8. Diane Coffee “Wwwoman”

9. Jon Hopkins feat. Purity Ring “Breathe This Air”

10. Kate Nash “Sister”

Honorable mentions, duh: Dungeonesse “Drive You Crazy,” Phosphorescent “Song for Zula,” Javelin “Nnormal,” The Ruby Suns “Kingfisher Call Me,” Ra Ra Riot “Angel Please,” Deer Tick “The Rock,” Those Darlins ” Western Sky,” J. Roddy Walston & The Business “Take It As It Comes,” Brazos “Charm,” Cub Sport “Pool!,” Soko “I just want to make it with you,” The Black Angels “Don’t Play With Guns.”

FAVORITE EPS: Tie between Phantogram + Bad Cop

FAVORITE COVER SONGS

Ebony Bones feat. The London Children’s Choir “What Difference Does It Make” (originally by The Smiths)

Ane Brun feat Linnea Olsson “Halo” (originally by Beyonce)

Upside Drown “Please Believe Me” (originally by Art Neville)

Low “Stay” (originally by Rihanna)

High Highs “A Real Hero” (originally by College)

Best of 2013: Distiller Style

CHRISTINE’S LIST: “Because brevity isn’t really my thing, here is a top 30 and some other honorable mentions.”

1.  Blood Orange - Cupid Deluxe (Domino)
2.  Diane Coffee - My Friend Fish (Western Vinyl)
3.  Phosphorescent - Muchacho (Dead Oceans)
4.  Low - The Invisible Way (Sub Pop)
5.  John Grant - Pale Green Ghosts (Partisan)
6.  Local Natives - Hummingbird (French Kiss)
7.  Jon Hopkins - Immunity (Domino)
8.  Deer Tick - Negativity (Partisan)
9.  Bill Callahan - Dream River (Drag City)
10.  Junip - Junip (Mute)
11.  Midlake - Antiphon (ATO)
12.  Dungeonesse - Dungeonesse (Secretly Canadian)
13.  Juana Molina - Wed 21 (Crammed Discs)
14.  Cass McCombs - Big Wheel And Others (Domino)
15.  Heliotropes - A Constant Sea (Manimal)
16.  Botany - Lava Diviner (Truestory) (Western Vinyl)
17.  Pure Bathing Culture - Moon Tides (Partisan)
18.  Deerhunter - Monomania (4AD)
19.  Of Montreal - lousy with sylvianbriar (Polyvinyl)
20.  Julia Holter - Loud City Song (Domino)
21.  Lumerians - The High Frontier (Partisan)
22.  La Luz - It’s Alive (Hardly Art)
23.  Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside - Untamed Beast (Partisan)
24.  FIDLAR - FIDLAR (Mom + Pop)
25.  Foxygen - We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic (Jagjaguwar)
26.  Black Angels - Indigo Meadow (Blue Horizon)
27.  Villagers - {Awayland} (Domino)
28.  Ra Ra Riot - Beta Love (Barsuk)
29.  Omar Souleyman - Wenu Wenu (Ribbon)
30.  Toro Y Moi - Anything In Return (Carpark)

Favorite Cover: Low - “Stay” (Originally by Rihanna)

Favorite Reissue: William Onyeabor - Who Is William Onyeabor? (Luaka Bop)

Favorite “come back” album: The Dismemberment Plan - Uncanney Valley (Partisan)

Check out Ra Ra Riot’s new video for “Binary Mind” via NPR’s First Watch!

Check out Ra Ra Riot’s new video for “Binary Mind” via NPR’s First Watch!

(Source: NPR)

Check out OpenAir’s “Best 2013 listener choices” list! Distiller artists such as Charles Bradley, The Growlers, CSS, Junip, John Grant, Low, Local Natives, The Black Angels, Ra Ra Riot, and Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside are featured!

Check out OpenAir’s “Best 2013 listener choices” list! Distiller artists such as Charles Bradley, The Growlers, CSS, Junip, John Grant, Low, Local Natives, The Black Angels, Ra Ra Riot, and Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside are featured!

Mother Jones posted an amazing portrait series of artists at SXSW. Jacob Blickenstaff, the photographer, got a bunch of Distiller artists to participate, and we’re posting one portrait each day until we run out! Today’s portrait is of Ra Ra Riot!
Watch out for the band on tour!

Mother Jones posted an amazing portrait series of artists at SXSW. Jacob Blickenstaff, the photographer, got a bunch of Distiller artists to participate, and we’re posting one portrait each day until we run out! Today’s portrait is of Ra Ra Riot!

Watch out for the band on tour!

Live session with Ra Ra Riot on KEXP starts NOW! Are you spinning Beta Love? Because… you should be.

Live session with Ra Ra Riot on KEXP starts NOW! Are you spinning Beta Love? Because… you should be.

(Source: kexp.org)

Ever wonder what Ra Ra Riot has to say about Delicate Steve? Um, us too. Check out this feature in Magnet Magazine, From The Desk Of Ra Ra Riot’s Mathieu Santos: Delicate Steve’s Positive Force. And here’s a taste… “Steve embodied everything we love about music—immediacy, honesty, openness and beauty.” Read on, and don’t forget to chart Beta Love this week!

Ever wonder what Ra Ra Riot has to say about Delicate Steve? Um, us too. Check out this feature in Magnet Magazine, From The Desk Of Ra Ra Riot’s Mathieu Santos: Delicate Steve’s Positive Force. And here’s a taste… “Steve embodied everything we love about music—immediacy, honesty, openness and beauty.” Read on, and don’t forget to chart Beta Love this week!

Will you be joining us for Ra Ra Riot at Music Hall Of Williamsburg tonight? If not, enjoy a stream of the show via The Bowery Presents Live channel on YouTube. Also check out their video for “I Shut Off” right here right now.

(Source: musichallofwilliamsburg.com)

Did you hear that amazing Ra Ra Riot interview on Y-Not Radio just now? If not, it re-airs tonight at 10pm!

Did you hear that amazing Ra Ra Riot interview on Y-Not Radio just now? If not, it re-airs tonight at 10pm!

Some great love from KCRW this week:
KCRW TOP 50 FOR WEEK OF 01/14/20131.  Toro Y Moi - Anything In Return (Carpark)2.  Ra Ra Riot - Beta Love (Barsuk)
Thanks for the love, guys!

Some great love from KCRW this week:

KCRW TOP 50 FOR WEEK OF 01/14/2013
1.  Toro Y Moi - Anything In Return (Carpark)
2.  Ra Ra Riot - Beta Love (Barsuk)

Thanks for the love, guys!

Going for ADDS 1.15

To download, stream, or get more info on the releases below, visit www.distillerpromo.com.


Blue Foundation - In My Mind I Am Free Reconstructed (Dead People’s Choice)

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Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside - “Party Kids” (Partisan)

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The Growlers - Hung At Heart (Everloving)

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Midnight Spin - Don’t Let Me Sleep (Self-Released)

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Ra Ra Riot - Beta Love (Barsuk)

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Toro Y Moi - “Say That” (Carpark)

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Did you miss Sirius XMU’s world premiere of the new Ra Ra Riot album last night? Yeah? Then you’re in luck! Sirius XMU is rebroadcasting the premiere of Beta Love today at 10am EST (that means in about 15 minutes).
Enjoy the album, and don’t forget to ADD Beta Love next week!

Did you miss Sirius XMU’s world premiere of the new Ra Ra Riot album last night? Yeah? Then you’re in luck! Sirius XMU is rebroadcasting the premiere of Beta Love today at 10am EST (that means in about 15 minutes).

Enjoy the album, and don’t forget to ADD Beta Love next week!

Ra Ra Riot’s new album, Beta Love, goes for ADDS next week! Get ready!
If you just can’t wait until then to hear it, tune into Sirius XMU tonight at 8:00pm EST. Wes and Mathieu are visiting the station for the album’s world premiere.
Can’t listen tonight? Don’t worry. Sirius XM will rebroadcast the premiere a number of times over the week (Wed and Thurs at 10:00am EST, Sat at 3:00pm EST, and Sunday at 8:00am EST).
After you listen to the premiere, make sure you add Beta Love next week!

Ra Ra Riot’s new album, Beta Love, goes for ADDS next week! Get ready!

If you just can’t wait until then to hear it, tune into Sirius XMU tonight at 8:00pm EST. Wes and Mathieu are visiting the station for the album’s world premiere.

Can’t listen tonight? Don’t worry. Sirius XM will rebroadcast the premiere a number of times over the week (Wed and Thurs at 10:00am EST, Sat at 3:00pm EST, and Sunday at 8:00am EST).

After you listen to the premiere, make sure you add Beta Love next week!

January’s CMJ Mixtape has the latest from Ra Ra Riot (adding 1/15), Thorcraft Cobra (adding 1/8), and more!

January’s CMJ Mixtape has the latest from Ra Ra Riot (adding 1/15), Thorcraft Cobra (adding 1/8), and more!

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