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12/10/14 » Vol. IX, Iss. 44

Well here it is, the final reporting week of 2014! It has been a fantastic year for new music. Sure, there are plenty of year-end “Top Whatever” lists, but KKBB is giving voice to Specialty show hosts across the country. And, to make the selection process a bit more grueling we’ve limited picks to…

THE TOP THREE ALBUMS OF 2014!

KACV/Amarillo

Cynder - Indie Show

OK Go - "Hungry Ghosts"

Kongos - "Lunatic"

Bleachers - "Strange Desire"

KACV/Amarillo

Michael - Under The Radar

Young The Giant - "Mind Over Matter"

Cage The Elephant - "Melophobia"

Coldplay - "Ghost Stories"

KBRE/Merced

Chris Mareno - The Garage

OFF! - "Wasted Years"

Cloud Nothings - "Here and Nowhere Else"

Pink Floyd - "The Endless River"

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KBZT/San Diego

Jeremy Pritchard - New Music Discovery

Phantogram – "Voices"
Royal Blood – "Royal Blood"
George Ezra – "Wanted on Voyage"

KCRW/Los Angeles

Chris Douridas

Beck - "Morning Phase"

alt-j - "This Is All Yours"

Paolo Nutini - "Caustic Love"

KCRW/Los Angeles

Chuck P

Total Control - "Typical System"

Sleaford Mods - "Divide & Exit"

Swans - "To Be Kind"

KDGE/Dallas

Mark - Adventure Club

Future Islands - "Singles"

Spoon - "They Want My Soul"

The War on Drugs - "Lost in the Dream"

KFMA/Tucson

Emil ‘Wonderboy’ Richardson

Mac Demarco - "Salad Days"

Conor Oberst - "Upside Down Mountain"

Parquet Courts  - "Sunbathing Animal"

KFMG/Des Moines

Brian Joens - Dirt Road Radio

King Tuff – "Black Moon Spell"

Bob Mould – "Beauty & Ruin"

Reigning Sound - "Shattered"

KGNU/Boulder

Andrew Zicklin - The Show

Leonard Cohen - "Live in Dublin"

Ex-Hex - "Rip"

Timber Timbre - "Hot Dreams"

KJEE/Santa Barbara

Haaris Ahmed - New Noize

Goat - "Commune"

Flying Lotus - "You're Dead"

Le Butcherettes - "Cry Is for the Flies"

KMYT/Temecula

Dwight Arnold - Sunday Night Music Meeting

Kasabian - "48:13"

Kooks - "Listen"

Jello Biafra

& the Guantanamo School of Medicine

- "White People and the Damage Done"

KROQ/Los Angeles

Kat Corbett - Locals Only

Spoon – "They Want My Soul"

The War on Drugs – "Lost in the Dream"

Young The Giant – "Mind Over Matter"

KROX/Austin

Trevin - Xposure

Spoon - "They Want My Soul"

Fucked Up - "Glass Boys"

(Tie) Glass Animals – "Zaba"; alt-j - "This Is All Yours"

KRZQ/Reno

Chris Payne - New Music Show

Foo Fighters - "Sonic Highways"

Crosses - "Crosses"

Royal Blood - "Royal Blood"

KXTE/Las Vegas

Pauly Kover - X-Effect

Foo Fighters - "Sonic Highways"

alt-j - "This Is All Yours"

Tiny Victories - "Haunts"

KYSR/Los Angeles

Kade - Music Discovery

Future Islands - "Singles"

Spoon - "They Want My Soul"

St. Vincent - "St. Vincent"

WRIF/RIFF/Detroit

Jade Springart - Undercover Sound System

Jack White - "Lazaretto"

Hozier - "Hozier"

Benjamin Booker - "Benjamin Booker"

U.N.C.L.E Promo

Marc Kordelos/Agent 001

Pixies- "Indie Cindy"

The Strypes- "Snapshot"

Broncho - "Just Enough Hip to Be Woman"

U.N.C.L.E. Promo

Dead Air Dave/Agent0013

The Strypes - "Snapshot"

Pixies - "Indie Cindy"

OK Go - "Hungry Ghosts"

U.N.C.L.E. Promo

G/Agent 00567

alt-j - "This Is All Yours"

Broncho - "Just Enough Hip to Be Woman"

First Aid Kit - "Stay Gold"

U.N.C.L.E. Promo

Tim Pyles/Agent 0019

Death From Above 1979 - "The Physical World"

The Horrors - "Luminous"

The Strypes - "Snapshot"

U.N.C.L.E. Promo

Fred Huang/Agent 00143

St. Vincent - "St. Vincent"

Timber Timbre - "Hot Dreams"

Dr. Dog - "B-Room"

WAXQ/New York City

Jonathan Clarke - Out Of The Box

Interpol - "El Pintor"

AC/DC - "Rock or Bust"

U2 - "Songs of Innocence"

WBJB/Adelphia

Sean Carolan - Altrok Radio Showcase

Dum Dum Girls - "Too True"

Drowners - "Drowners"

Kaiser Chiefs - "Education, Education, Education & War"

WCNR/Charlottesville

Jeff Sweatman - Brighten the Corners

First Aid Kit - "Stay Gold"

The New Basement Tapes - "Lost on the River"

(Tie) Spoon - "They Want My Soul"; TV on the Radio - "Seeds"

WCYY/Portland

Mark Curdo - Spinout

The Lees of Memory - "Sisyphus Says"

Skaters - "Manhattan"

Violent Soho - "Hungry Ghost"

(honorable mention is a tie…)

Against Me! - "Transgender Dysphoria Blues"

Johnny Marr - "Playland"

WEZZ/Birmingham

Scott Register - Reg’s Coffee House

Spoon - "They Want My Soul"

Spanish Gold - "South of Nowhere"

Chet Faker - "Built on Glass"

WFPK/Louisville

Kyle Meredith - The Weekly Feed

St. Vincent - "St. Vincent"

Tune-Yards - "Nikki Nack"

My Brightest Diamond - "This Is My Hand"

WKQX/Chicago

Walt Flakus - Queued Up

Meg Myers - "Make a Shadow"

Death From Above 1979 - "The Physical World"

TV On The Radio - "Seeds"

WLKK/Buffalo

Axe - Underground Collective

Interpol - "El Pintor"

The Burning of Rome - "The Year of the Ox"

The Rentals - "Lost in Alphaville"

WMLB/Atlanta

Elliott Garstin - Radio Undefined

Ty Segall - "Manipulator"

Cherry Glazerr - "Haxel Princess"

Run the Jewels - "Jewels 2"

WMLB/Atlanta

Jeff Clark - Stomp and Stammer

Lydia Loveless - "Somewhere Else"

Beach Day - "Native Echoes"

Emma Russack - "You Changed Me"

WNLF/Macomb

Kevin Dean - The Bestest Newestest Music Hour

St. Vincent - "St. Vincent"

The Bots - "Pink Palms"

Jenny Lewis - "The Voyager"

WRXL/ Richmond

Clifford - Underexposed

Cloud Nothings - "Here and Nowhere Else"

The New Pornographers - "Brill Bruisers"

Real Estate - "Atlas"

(Tied/Honorable Mention/Best Newcomer)  Alvvays - "Alvvays"

WTFX/Louisville

Chris Allman - Detour

Primus - "Primus and the Chocolate Factory"

Me First & the Gimme Gimme's - "Are We Not Men? We Are Diva!"

Band of Skulls - "Himalayan"

WWCD/Columbus

Curtis Schieber - Invisible Hits Hour

Bebel Gilberto - "Tudo"

Aphex Twin - "Syro"

Sondre Lerche - "Please"

WWCD/Columbus

Tom Butler - Independent Playground

Ty Segall - "Manipulator"

Goat - "Commune"

Dub Thompson - "9 Songs"

WZNE/Rochester

Gorilla - Music Intervention

Islander - "Violence and Destruction"

Sister Sin - "Black Lotus"

Foo Fighters - "Sonic Highways"

Y-Not Radio/Philadelphia

Josh T. Landow - Future Friday

Thumpers - "Galore"

tUnE-yArDs - "Nikki Nack"

TV On The Radio - "Seeds"

Y-Not/Philadelphia

Matt McGrath - Britspotting

Bombay bicycle club - "So Long See You Tomorrow"

Jungle - "Jungle"

Fear of Men -" Loom"

Lopsided World Of L/Syndicated

Jonathan L

Kate Tempest - "Everybody Down"

The Whereabouts - "I Don't Care"

Ali Ingle - "A Life Unlike Yours"

Passport Approved/Syndicated

Sat Bisla

These Reigning Days - "Opera of Love"

Thomas Azier - "Hylas"

Sheppard - "Bombs Away"

Go Deep /Syndicated

Bruce Rave

Temples - "Sun Structures"

Jack White - "Lazaretto"

Spoon - "They Want My Soul"

Just Another Menace Sunday/Syndicated

Dennis the Menace

(Among other faves…)

The Strypes - "Snapshot"

The New Pornographers - "Brill Bruisers"

High Hazels - "High Hazels"

We close the year with a few shots from this week’s ALT 98.7 Christmas shindig in the U.N.C.L.E. Photo Album and the Agents wishing you the Happiest of Holidays! We’ll be back to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of U.N.C.L.E. in 2015!

“Merry Christmas to all, and to all Over ’n’ Out!”

Alt987

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Santa made the Alt 98.7 Christmas show...

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AltFitz

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...and was joined by headliners, Fitz and The Tantrums!

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AltGavin

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...with Gavin Rossdale in the roll of Tiny Tim, the evening was complete.

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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang offers our exclusive Tracker Chart to all industry folks with an interest in key chart tracking. For more information on rates and registration, please inquire at info@unclepromo.com.

TOP10 Specialty Artist/Album Chart:

STATISTICS ARTIST AIRPLAY
Rank Overview   12-10-14(TW) 11-26-14(LW) 11-19-14(2W) Total
2W LW TW Peak Weeks   Spins Stations Spins Stations Spins Stations Spins Stations
20 13 1 25 * EX COPS 18 18 5 5 2 2 80 40
5 5 2 29 * SLEATER KINNEY 17 16 13 13 17 17 167 66
7 10 6 * HARTS 17 16 8 8 15 12 79 41
2 2 64 PARQUET COURTS 17 17 17 17 24 23 540 97
13 8 3 16 * COASTS 14 14 10 10 9 9 137 33
8 10 17 * ARIEL PINK 14 13 8 7 14 11 81 36
4 54 * PURITY RING 13 13 162 48
1 1 191 TV ON THE RADIO 13 13 19 19 28 27 1072 166
11 11 6 * BORN CAGES 13 12 7 7 11 11 71 42
13 7 5 188 * SMASHING PUMPKINS 12 11 11 10 9 9 486 115
12 * BOGAN VIA 12 12 38 26
3 10 6 21 * HOOKWORMS 11 11 8 8 19 19 143 65
11 6 185 DECEMBERISTS 11 11 12 12 11 11 892 138
12 72 * BEN KWELLER 11 11 6 5 245 75
15 13 71 * FATHER JOHN MISTY 11 11 5 5 7 7 357 82
16 4 6 HEAD OF THE HERD 11 11 14 14 6 6 42 27
10 4 7 75 TWIN ATLANTIC 10 10 14 14 12 12 258 68
18 15 12 * CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN 10 4 3 3 4 4 80 21
4 12 65 * ROBERT DELONG 10 10 6 6 18 17 249 74
2 * THE KILLING FLOOR 10 10 12 12
4 3 42 JAMIE T 10 10 15 15 18 18 155 81
10 13 8 116 * BELLE AND SEBASTIAN 9 9 5 5 12 12 437 101
19 11 6 * COLD FRONTS 9 9 7 7 3 3 32 26
15 2 * TALK IN TONGUES 9 9 3 3 12 12
21 4 * MARLON ROUDETTE 9 9 1 1 19 10
11 * YAWN 9 9 23 19
21 7 203 INTERPOL 9 9 11 4 1 1 1020 129
15 10 9 6 MAGNETS AND GHOSTS 8 8 8 8 7 7 47 30
13 10 12 VILLAINETTES 8 8 8 8 9 9 74 24
11 * GAVIN JAMES 8 8 86 17
21 * CAPE LION 8 8 28 9
14 10 21 THE FAULTS 8 8 8 8 8 8 125 26
6 4 26 FLIGHT FACILITIES 8 8 14 14 16 16 116 54
10 20 EZRA VINE 8 8 8 8 41 9
12 9 89 ALT J 8 8 9 8 10 10 543 87
26 * LIME CORDIALE 8 8 120 22
14 10 20 PUGGY 8 8 8 8 8 8 62 17
14 5 * JUNIUS MEYVANT 8 8 8 8 40 16
14 10 34 TOM VEK 8 8 8 8 8 8 115 45
14 10 7 CLUB KURU 8 8 8 8 8 8 40 18
56 * TEDDYBEARS 8 8 216 72
14 19 * KAITLIN RIEGEL 8 8 8 8 112 26
47 * THOMAS AZIER 8 8 141 29
20 17 51 * DIGITALISM 8 8 1 1 2 2 92 46
14 10 6 CUT 8 8 8 8 8 8 48 16
14 10 17 BUFFALO SUNN 8 8 8 8 8 8 131 28
1 D LITTLE INDIA 8 8 8 8
14 27 * ALFRED HALL 8 8 8 8 119 24
1 D SECRET COMPANY 8 8 8 8
14 * SOMEKINDAWONDERFUL 8 8 32 19
10 4 SEINABO SEY 8 8 8 8 26 9
14 10 6 STICKY FINGERS 8 8 8 8 8 8 112 24
9 5 MICHAEL SCHULTE 8 8 9 9 97 17
14 10 14 ELIZA AND THE BEAR 8 8 8 8 8 8 42 18
2 * MALKY 8 8 16 8
14 10 67 BLUE VAN 8 8 8 8 8 8 292 70
14 10 50 THESE REIGNING DAYS 8 8 8 8 8 8 172 33
14 10 5 TOVE STYRKE 8 8 8 8 8 8 40 16
16 10 29 GEMINI CLUB 8 8 8 8 6 6 118 42
20 15 10 10 * ODESZA 7 7 3 3 2 2 34 17
17 3 6 WILHELM TELL ME 7 7 15 15 5 5 49 30
14 13 76 * KING TUFF 7 7 5 5 8 8 360 65
20 16 33 * VANCE JOY 7 7 2 2 2 2 82 23
43 * TITLE FIGHT 7 7 108 28
11 6 74 CHVRCHES 7 7 12 12 11 10 545 81
13 11 4 FLAKE MUSIC 7 7 7 7 9 8 32 26
39 * UNTIL THE RIBBON BREAKS 7 7 93 31
15 15 206 * COLD WAR KIDS 7 7 3 3 7 7 968 153
19 16 18 * MILKY CHANCE 7 7 2 2 3 3 123 24
18 17 33 * FUTURE ISLANDS 7 7 1 1 4 4 204 59

TOP10 Specialty Singles Chart:

STATISTICS SONG ARTIST AIRPLAY
Rank Overview     12-10-14(TW) 11-26-14(LW) 11-19-14(2W) Total
2W LW TW Peak Weeks     Spins Stations Spins Stations Spins Stations Spins Stations
34 28 1 5 * BLACK SOAP EX COPS 14 14 2 2 2 2 29 17
27 20 2 6 A RUSH OF BLOOD COASTS 13 13 10 10 9 9 41 14
3 1 D PUSH PULL PURITY RING 12 12 12 12
34 25 4 6 WOLVES DREAMERS 11 11 5 5 2 2 116 52
25 23 6 ROLLING DOWN THE HILL BORN CAGES 11 11 7 7 11 11 55 30
24 19 4 THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKING PARQUET COURTS 11 11 11 11 12 12 46 30
1 * MADLY BOGAN VIA 11 11 19 13
5 2 * CORRUPTION CAPITAL THE KILLING FLOOR 10 10 12 12
22 19 6 5 BURY OUR FRIENDS SLEATER KINNEY 9 9 11 11 16 16 77 36
22 7 8 SHERMAN (ANIMALS IN THE JUNGLE) TOM VEK 8 8 8 8 37 18
2 * I WANNA BE IN LOVE BUFFALO SUNN 8 8 72 16
1 D OOLA LITTLE INDIA 8 8 8 8
28 4 * COLOR DECAY JUNIUS MEYVANT 8 8 8 8 24 8
1 * SEESAW CLUB KURU 8 8 16 16
1 D SYSTEM KAITLIN RIEGEL 8 8 8 8
15 * ANGELENE THOMAS AZIER 8 8 86 18
31 18 5 BY THIS TIME TOMORROW HEAD OF THE HERD 8 8 12 12 5 5 31 19
21 4 LET'S GO CUT 8 8 9 9 211 68
28 22 4 IT GETS COLD ELIZA AND THE BEAR 8 8 8 8 8 8 25 9
4 * TEK IT DOWN TEDDYBEARS 8 8 11 10
28 5 * MOVE ON PUGGY 8 8 8 8 87 34
6 * ILLUSION BLUE VAN 8 8 87 22
22 5 DIAMONDS VILLAINETTES 8 8 8 8 146 57
1 * THE BOOK OF LOVE GAVIN JAMES 8 8 12 12
17 * JENNIE CAPE LION 8 8 24 9
28 22 4 BORDERLINE TOVE STYRKE 8 8 8 8 8 8 60 30
28 22 21 ALEXANDER THE FAULTS 8 8 8 8 8 8 146 37
1 D LEAVN IT ALL BEHIND HARTS 8 7 8 7
1 * AMERICA MARLON ROUDETTE 8 8 80 45
3 * BRAVER THAN MOST EZRA VINE 8 8 16 8
6 * THRONES THESE REIGNING DAYS 8 8 88 22
22 3 PISTOLS AT DAWN SEINABO SEY 8 8 8 8 16 8
6 * JUST FOR YOU STICKY FINGERS 8 8 81 17
26 21 5 HOLD ON TWIN ATLANTIC 8 8 9 9 10 10 37 19
5 * THE MAZE MICHAEL SCHULTE 8 8 72 16
21 * SLEEPING AT YOUR DOOR LIME CORDIALE 8 8 100 21
3 * SAFE AND SOUND ALFRED HALL 8 8 121 35
35 14 * REVERSE SOMEKINDAWONDERFUL 8 8 1 1 65 36
1 D SAVIOUR SECRET COMPANY 8 8 8 8
2 * HISTORY OF BROKEN HEARTS MALKY 8 8 16 8
23 24 6 LONG WAY DOWN ROBERT DELONG 8 8 6 6 13 12 66 35
31 26 5 * PUT YOUR NUMBER IN MY PHONE ARIEL PINK 8 8 4 4 5 5 35 18
26 19 5 MAKE YOU BETTER DECEMBERISTS 8 8 11 11 10 10 59 33
30 24 4 EMPTY BED GEMINI CLUB 8 8 6 6 6 6 28 18
34 29 8 4 * MESS IS MINE VANCE JOY 7 7 1 1 2 2 11 8
27 26 5 * THE PARTY LINE BELLE AND SEBASTIAN 7 7 4 4 9 9 50 26
1 D SURFACE ENVY SLEATER KINNEY 7 7 7 7
33 23 5 HIT ME COLD FRONTS 7 7 7 7 3 3 103 42
30 22 6 GLORY DAYS CARL BARAT AND THE JACKALS 7 7 8 8 6 6 40 23
31 29 9 6 * RADIO TOKYO HOOKWORMS 6 6 1 1 5 5 20 13
29 2 * IT AIN’T CHRISTMAS YET BEN KWELLER 6 6 1 1 7 7
30 25 5 THE WOLFPACK ANGELS AND AIRWAVES 6 6 5 5 6 6 25 8
1 * PATIENCE WHITE PRISM 6 6 17 12
2 D FLYTRAP YAWN 6 6 6 6
3 * A TASTE OF SILVER UNTIL THE RIBBON BREAKS 6 6 10 7
35 28 6 * SAY MY NAME ODESZA 6 6 2 2 1 1 27 15
1 D CHLORINE TITLE FIGHT 6 6 6 6
31 28 10 7 * BAD HABIT THE KOOKS 5 5 2 2 5 5 68 23
1 D DEAD ROACH RIVERBOAT GAMBLERS 5 5 5 5
34 29 6 * ALL THIS COULD BE YOURS COLD WAR KIDS 5 5 1 1 2 2 28 8
30 25 13 GOOEY GLASS ANIMALS 5 5 5 5 6 6 55 26
32 27 5 * I FEEL EVERYTHING WATERS 5 5 3 3 4 4 16 8
31 27 5 * HOLLOW TUNE BRICK + MORTAR 5 5 3 3 5 5 23 7
31 26 5 * LOOK IN VAIN NEW BUILD 5 5 4 4 5 5 17 13
33 26 5 * DA VINCI WEEZER 5 5 4 4 3 3 17 9
33 28 5 * FLASHED JUNK MIND MILKY CHANCE 5 5 2 2 3 3 11 8
32 26 5 * ONE AND ALL SMASHING PUMPKINS 5 5 4 4 4 4 18 9
34 9 * SEASONS (WAITING ON YOU) FUTURE ISLANDS 5 5 2 2 31 9
30 24 5 DRUG MONEY MAGNETS AND GHOSTS 5 5 6 6 6 6 33 21
23 23 6 RED AND BLUE HARTS 5 5 7 7 13 10 44 21
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