Håkon Stene

Håkon Stene

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 Chapel Hill, NC and St. Johns, NF. This week we rock hard, then we chill even harder.


Gen Gorman on CHMR

With it’s old-school indie leanings, Toronto singer/songwriter Gen Gorman’s rockin’ debut EP Big Serf traveled half a continent to hit No. 22 on CHMR’s chart.

Håkon Stene on WXYC

Simple, calming. The subtle sounds from this Oslo classical percussionist have lulled us into a nighttime chill trance. His minimal album, Lush Laments For Lazy Mammal, hit No. 23 on WXYC’s chart.