Chart Show success vs. chart success - The Chart Show, May 2, 2013


Vampire Weekend
Vampire Weekend (John Vettese / WXPN)
The Chart Show for May 2, 2013
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After the great reception our audience has given Vampire Weekend and the high profile gigs they have been getting with Steve Buscemi filming their show, it will be interesting to see where they chart when the album comes out. Spin makes the point of comparing how the alternative pop bands like Phoenix are doing in the sales charts alongside Rihanna and company.

French superstars Daft Punk went straight to #1 in the UK last week for the very first time and are our highest new entry.

It was a good week for local music and you can read about the contemporary scene's roots in City Pages this week, highlighting how important record stores and bars are to the process! They also reviewed Cloud Cult's sold out show over the weekend. Apparently they decided to play "1X1X1" when they were told that it had been inducted into the Chart Hall of Fame!

Speaking of... Macklemore gets his second song in the HOF. Locals Polica and Dessa come in to replace superstars David Bowie, Cold War Kids, and Little Green Cars. And the superstar with local roots (hence the name Har Mar) is back in town this week at The Turf.

TWLWWksThe Current Chart Show

116Vampire WeekendDiane Young
247Tame ImpalaFeels Like We Only Go Backwards
428Yeah Yeah YeahsSacrilege
569Iron and WineLovers' Revolution
678DawesFrom A Window Seat
7123Cloud CultGood Friend
8112Alt-JDissolve Me
9142Thao and the Get Down Stay DownWe The Common
10165Jim JamesA New Life
11512Macklemore and Ryan LewisThrift Shop
12X1Daft PunkGet Lucky
13104Atlas GeniusIf So
1496Divine FitsLike Ice Cream
151311EelsNew Alphabet
16192Har Mar SuperstarLady, You Shot Me
18158The Postal ServiceA Tattered Line Of String
19174JunipLine Of Fire