Divine Paiste

Divine Paiste

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 from France, via KSUA, Fairbanks, AK, and 3WK in St. Louis, MO.


Halting and haunting with beat-tape blips and clipped samples, Parisian producer NVTHLSS pays tribute to his home city on the My Paris.EP, which has traversed half the globe to land at No. 1 on KSUA’s chart.

Divine Paiste on 3WK

Hailing from Tours in France’s wine country, Divine Paiste’s Crystal Waves On A Frozen Lake has landed at No. 26 on 3WK’s chart this week. The post rock album is both an aural and visual tour de force; the band has created an accompanying film that can be watched in full on YouTube, and you can watch Native Echoes below.