Each week the CMJ staff sifts through thousands of radio playlists that contribute to our weekly 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 week’s favorites come from WZBC in Newton, MA and CJSW in Calgary, AB.


 

Hello Moth on CJSW

Coming in at No. 5 on Calgary’s CJSW is Infinitely Repeated from the one-man orchestra known as Hello Moth. Despite being comprised of one person, Hello Moth’s sound embraces elaborate layered patterns spanning a massive sonic landscape of didgeridoos, warm and harmonious vocals, and the lo-fi, icy chill of a ’80s Casio VL-1 digital synth. Together those elements create something that is melodic and calming but still slightly creepy. Infinitely Repeated features eight original songs and a haunting, tribal electro cover of the traditional bluegrass tune “Rain and Snow.”
 

 

Absinthe Rose on WZBC

The More That We Learn, The More That We Learn We’re Wrong the newest full length from Boston’s Absinthe Rose came to our attention after appearing at the seventeenth spot on WZBC’s playlist this week. The female-fronted group’s sound is straight-forward and grimy folk punk, nearing on gothic country. Fierce, growling vocals take on a smoky quality when mixed with the banjo, acoustic guitar, and gnarled electric guitars.