The Quivers

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Each week the CMJ staff sifts through thousands of radio playlists that contribute to the weekly CMJ charts. In the Chart Discovery column, we highlight exciting artists, albums and songs brought to our attention by the charts of our reporting panel of college and non-commercial radio stations. This round’s favorites come to us via KDVS in Davis, CA, KJHK in Lawrence, KS, and WRUV in Burlington, VT. This week, we journey from quiet to loud.

Jerry Paper on WRUV

He’s had a few records out before (previously supported by WNYU), but WRUV has turned us on to Jerry Paper’s latest, The Now Sound For Today’s Lovers, which charted at No. 3 on the Burlington station. It’s about as cool-lounge as the title suggests, only the ones doing the lounging are Birkenstock-clad mud monsters.

The Quivers on KJHK

The Quivers play a rowdy bit of Kansas City rock’n’roll culled from the bygone days of pomade and sock hops. And their March release, Hot Young Mess, is No. 16 on Lawrence, Kanasas’s KJHK’s chart.

Babes on KDVS

Babes are not mellow. Babes are raucous NOLA punk. Babes are your new favorite boy band. Babes’ self-titled debut is No. 7 on KDVS. Babes must be turned up to 10, right now. Seriously.