KCRW's Top 30: Freakout for new Hot Chip, Kate Bollinger, The Lazy Eyes, and more

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Hot Chip, straight to the top. Photo by Matilda Hill-Jenkins.

Hot Chip are back in a big, big way. The indie-dance stalwarts delivered shockwaves of euphoria through weekend one of Coachella. Fortunately for those of us who skipped the desert pilgrimage this year, we were still able to bask in the glow of Hot Chip’s return thanks to the full throttle single  “Down,” and its gloriously unhinged music video directed by Pulp’s Steve Mackey and former Jesus and Mary Chain member Douglas Hart. Press play, and get pumped for the August delivery of their new album “Freakout/Release.”

There’s a lot more on this week’s chart to get pumped about. KCRW DJs far and wide are enthralled with Kate Bolliger’s jazz-folk charms, landing her exquisite new EP “Look at it in the Light” at number four. And definitely don’t sleep on Sydney-based quartet The Lazy Eyes. Their fizzy/fuzzy, psyched out/blissed out, long awaited debut full length “SongBook” is currently exceeding all of our sky-high expectations.

1 Hot Chip Freakout/Release
2 Wet Leg Wet Leg
3 Braxe & Falcon Step By Step / Creative Source [Single]
4 Kate Bollinger Look At It In The Light
6 King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Omnium Gatherum
7 Omar Apollo Ivory
8 strongboi fool around [Single]
9 Hiatus Kaiyote Mood Variant
10 Toro y Moi MAHAL
11 Syd Broken Hearts Club
12 Jamie XX LET'S DO IT AGAIN [Single]
13 The Lazy Eyes SongBook
14 Automatic Excess
15 King Garbage Heavy Metal Greasy Love
16 Sunni Colón JúJú & The Flowerbug
17 The Smile A Light For Attracting Attention
18 Paul Bender How to Forget
19 Jerry Paper Free Time
20 Lisa LeBlanc Chiac Disco
21 Jazzanova Strata Records (The Sound of Detroit Reimagined)
22 Lil Silva & Sampha Backwards [Single]
23 Ruth Radelet Crimes [Single]
24 Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul Tropical Dancer
25 Supershy Happy Music b/w Something On My Mind [Single]
26 Carrtoons Homegrown
27 Ibibio Sound Machine Electricity
28 Nikki Nair & Nala The World Is Always Ending
29 Spiritualized Everything Was Beautiful
30 Wilma Vritra Grotto