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 picks come via Bagel Radio in Forest Hills, NY, and WVIA in Pittston, PA.
Diet Cig on Bagel Radio
Diet Cig describe themselves as “two homies just making tunes and eggs on the regz,” an attitude embodied by the endearing and carefree nature of their debut EP. Front-woman Alex Luciano wrote these songs before ever meeting Noah Bowman (Earl Boykins), but after joining forces, the songs manifested themselves into the unavoidably catchy tunes that caught our attention on Bagel Radio’s chart this week.