Music News

Moving Units: Radio-Active Records' Top 5 Sellers for August 31 - September 6

In our Moving Units column, Mike Ramirez at Fort Lauderdale's Radio-Active Records

graciously keeps us up-to-date and comments on the current releases

flying out of his store each week.

The members of !!! (sometimes pronounced chk chk chk) had to be kind of pissed about two years ago when a whole bunch of bands too crummy to mention here started jacking their left-of-center updates on funk and dance music -- and actually gaining traction. Ultimately, good musicianship wins out, and "AM/FM" from Strange Weather, Isn't It? comes at the perfect time to provide another feel-good hit for the fall. And if that reference falls dead, it's definitely time to bone up on this band.

Radio-Active Records' Top 5 Sellers for August 31 - September 6

1. Black Crowes - Croweology (Silver Arrow)

2. !!! - Strange Weather, Isn't It? (Warp)

3. Street Dogs - Street Dogs (Hellcat)

4. Jenny and Johnny - I'm Having Fun Now (Warner Bros.)

5. Land of Talk - Cloak and Cipher (Saddle Creek)

Which albums will we be discussing next week?
"Next week, be on the lookout for the long-awaited, self-titled Interpol release (Matador), plus Megadeth's Rust In Peace Live (Shout Factory!), the Thermals' Personal Life (Kill Rock Stars), Deerhunter's Halcyon Digest (4AD), and more! Lots of buzz coming around the corner for Blonde Redhead's Penny Sparkle (4AD), the Drums' self-titled album (Downtown), Robert Plant's Band of Joy (Rounder), the Walkmen's Lisbon (Fat Possum), Swans' My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky (Young God), and others. Stay tuned!"

KEEP NEW TIMES BROWARD-PALM BEACH FREE... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Reed Fischer
Contact: Reed Fischer